A book pillow

Ever since I first saw Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr’s “Book Club” quilt in their book, “The Modern Quilt Workshop” I have wanted to make one.  As with many quilts, it never made it to the top of my list until I wanted to make a retirement gift for my boss.  She is an avid reader so I thought a book pillow would be perfect!

I had a lot of fun making this, although I way overestimated the number of strips needed.  I am very happy with the way it turned out, but if I were to make another one as a pillow, I would alter the scale a little.  The original quilt is designed in rows that are 16″, the same height as my pillow form.

This picture really makes the cream book next to the blue one disappear – it shows up against the background much better in real life :).  I enjoyed adding a hand sewn binding to this pillow.  Usually, I just sew my pillow pieces right sides together and turn them.  I like the way the binding frames the bookshelf and it felt good to add some hand sewing to a gift.

A full quilt would be such a fun way to use a lot of scrap strips.  Maybe, one day, I’ll get around to doing a larger one.

  • Victoria
    Posted at 16:25h, 13 July Reply

    looks wonderful!

  • Joanna
    Posted at 13:23h, 08 July Reply

    Great pillow! And you completed it without fire alarms blazing.

  • Lucinda
    Posted at 13:12h, 08 July Reply

    Very pretty. I think you made a good call on the binding for this pillow…. I usually turn mine inside/out too but this definitely makes this pillow's theme more obvious.

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