Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Book Shelf for July QBM

Ah, it's the time for a good summer beach read! In the mood for romance? Mysteries? Or my favorite, Historical Fiction? Come visit my Book Shelf for your next read or for real reading fun, check out Barnes and Noble's 80+ Best Beach Reads 2023.

In case you haven't guessed by now, the Quilt Block Mania theme this month is books. Wouldn't these make a great quilt for a favorite teacher?

Here's the list of where to find all these great book themed blocks - be sure to thank the creators!

Audio Book Quilt Block by Carolina Moore
EAT Cookbook by Patchwork Breeze
Tea and Books by Crafty Staci
Hedwig by Inquiring Quilter
The Library Quilt
Book Shelf by QuiltFabrication
Readers block by brown bird designs
Reading Bear by Colette Belt Designs
By the Book by Happy Hour Stitches
Garden Books
Bookworm by Appliques Quilts and More
Spruce Up Your Reading with a Free Bookmark Quilt Block
Retro Bookcase by Amanda Harris
Adventures of a Burlgar by Sondrasa of Art Quilts by Design
The English Patient by Flowerodg+Co
Under the Apple Tree by Epida Studio
Stack of Books by Oh Kaye Quilting
Read Banned Books by Beth Clifton
Open Book by Manderley Makes
Adventure Awaits
Book Lover by Cristy Fincher

As for my Book Shelf, it's got a mix of paper backs, hard backs, classics and contemporary, maybe even a cookbook. Sure, you can see all that, right??? Imagination aside, these books are pieced using classic piecing techniques, plus a bit of foundation paper piecing for the leaning book. Paper piecing is awesome for helping to get those tough angles a block requires!

The Book Shelf block is listed as for the confident beginner quilter, who has some knowledge of paper piecing. This is a good block to learn on if you're new to the technique. As usual, fat quarters are all that's needed for one block.

Book Shelf is a free download pattern now until August 5. Just click on the download button below for the PDF pattern file.

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  1. Thanks - this is going to be lots of fun. Should make a nice gift for the college bound niece!

  2. Love making a quilt book - nothing better then curling up with both!

  3. Thank you SO much for this lovely block


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