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Thread: Do they look like books?

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    Do they look like books?

    I just finished this one yesterday. Not terribly happy with my quilting on it, but I suppose the important things...

    Do they look like stacks of books?

    Charity quilt. I'm sure someone will like it for the design (not the quilting)! I did learn from it, however.

    Oh, and I did use up a few of my 2" strips...just a few, though.

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    It was a free pattern from Windham fabrics...

    http://www.windhamfabrics.net/cgi-bi...?patternID=431

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    I love it, such great fabrics, and yes, it does look like books.

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    Great quilt! You could always write or quilt in some to titles on the spines if you want it to look more like books.

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    That is just gorgeous, simple pattern, but oh so effective, well done.
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    Books and quilts - two of my favorite things. I think they look like stacks of books, as Tartan suggested you could quilt some titles on a few of the spines and that will make it very obvious to all. Is the border a print?? Or are those actually tiny pieced squares?
    Valerie

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhCanada View Post
    Books and quilts - two of my favorite things. I think they look like stacks of books, as Tartan suggested you could quilt some titles on a few of the spines and that will make it very obvious to all. Is the border a print?? Or are those actually tiny pieced squares?
    The border is a print. This one is a charity quilt so I'll decline on the embroidery...

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    Yep! Definitely stacked books.
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    very nice pattern and a good idea for strips.

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    Cute quilt! I think this would be a fun quilt to use some of those salvage edges for book titles. Some of the fabrics have very fun names.

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    Great book quilt. It does look like books. Thank you for the link to that pattern.

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    I love it whether it looks like books or not. It is like the one on the pattern link you sent. Thanks for the link. I also thought selvedges would work well with this pattern. Great quilt you made and whoever gets it will love it!

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    You could use strips from selvages as titles on the books.

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    A very pretty quilt.
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    Selvages would be easy to add to the spines of a few books, scattered throughout. Saved the pattern, thank you.
    Quote Originally Posted by OhCanada View Post
    Books and quilts - two of my favorite things. I think they look like stacks of books, as Tartan suggested you could quilt some titles on a few of the spines and that will make it very obvious to all. Is the border a print?? Or are those actually tiny pieced squares?

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    Some lucky person is going to enjoy this beautiful quilt!!
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    Yes it looks like books and it looks so comfy. I also believe it looks very good. I love your binding!

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    yes indeed they do nice job!!!
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    I like it. It looks cozy. Nice job and great use of those scraps!
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    Looks very good !

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    Another great charity quilt, JFIn... If you decide to do a similar one for a special person as suggested you could use selvage titles. Press Wonder Under or Heat N Bond to the back side and press down.
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    The first thing I thought when I saw the picture, was stacks of books!! I think it looks great & you have out done yourself. Thank you for sharing with all of us!!
    If you see someone without a SMILE, please give them one of yours!!

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    I agree you should place titles on some of them. Good job.

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    Sorry love the pattern but can't see books. If they were in a stack they would be ordered by size and levelled up so they don't topple.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    Sorry love the pattern but can't see books. If they were in a stack they would be ordered by size and levelled up so they don't topple.
    Not my books! Lol! Too "organized" for me. Love the quilt. Poetic license.
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    Very pretty !!
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