08 Jul 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.