Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A Book Case Quilt


I attended the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair in Maryland this past weekend.

Look what I found in the quilt competition.  Isn't it wonderful?

This quilt won a Blue Ribbon.

I know nothing about quilting and asked if the quilter designed or embroidered the books, and the answer was the books were material added to the quilt.

I thought everyone would enjoy seeing this.




39 comments:

  1. A perfect quilt for book lovers.

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  2. What a beautiful quilt! I love it! I don't sew or quilt or anything either. I'm in awe of this.

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    1. It was VERY impressive in person.

      I have no sewing or quilting talent either. I am in awe at how folks do such beautiful work.

      THANKS for stopping, Kay.

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  3. This is the kind of thing that makes me want to learn how to sew - not that I could do anything like that. It's gorgeous!

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    1. You should have seen some of the other quilts.

      Completely amazing what talent people have.

      Thanks for stopping, Katherine.

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    1. It is a beautiful quilt.

      Thanks for stopping, Lisbeth.

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    1. It was even more beautiful in person.

      Thanks for stopping, holdenj.

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    1. It is amazing.

      Thanks for stopping, Irene.

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  7. Oh, my goodness! It is wonderful. A smaller version would be perfect in a cozy guest room or reading room, or anywhere else for readers. I love it!

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    1. That's a great idea.

      Thanks for stopping, Suko.

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  8. I love bookshelf quilts. I did one for my sister, though it's mostly jars of candy with several books here and there on the shelf. I used titles of real books that pertained to her life. http://www.heatherpearson.com/2013/05/nancys-candy-jar-shelf-quilting-gallery.html

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    1. What a beautiful idea, Heather.

      Thanks for stopping.

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  9. Oh you were in my neck of the woods! This year I didn't attend the fair but I would've liked to see that quilt!
    Trish - tales from trish

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    1. All of the quilts were beautiful, but of course the book one caught my eye.

      I was visiting my sisters and attended the fair.

      Thanks for stopping, Trish.

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  10. Wow! It looks huge too! I really love the zoomed in ones you've really captured the detail. It's beautiful :)

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    1. It was very large and up quite high. Being that I am short, it was difficult to get any closer. :)

      It was a unique idea and very nicely done.

      Thanks for stopping, Amy.

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  11. Amazing talent, those quilters have! It's beautiful.

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    1. It is beautiful....all the quilts were.

      I have NO talent.

      Thanks for stopping, Debbie.

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    1. It is...such talent.

      Thanks for stopping, Andrew.

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  13. That is awesome!! Thanks for showing us.

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    1. You are welcome. I loved it and knew others would too.

      Thanks for stopping, Mary.

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  14. Wow that is GORGEOUS!! I wish I could quilt and make something like that. Unfortunately sewing is not one of my skills :).

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    1. I can't sew or quilt either. :(

      All of the quilts at the show were BEAUTIFUL.

      Thanks for stopping, Colleen.

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  15. It's beautiful. I'd love to have that over me while I sleep. :)

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    1. Wouldn't that be fun to wake up to books piled on top of you? :)

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.

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  16. Wow, that is wonderful! I've done a bit of quilting back in the day pre-kids, but nothing this detailed. I would love to have this to hang on a wall near my bookshelves.

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    1. That is wonderful you tried your hand at quilting.

      I would have no clue where to start nor could I do such a good job.

      Thanks for stopping, OnDBookshelf.

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  17. Wow! That is definitely amazing. I would like a quilt like that:)

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    1. I was so excited when I saw the quilt with books. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Murees.

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  18. I love quilts! This one is just extraordinary!
    Your blog is always filled with such wonderful reviews of books. I so enjoy reading it!

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    1. Why thank you so much, Dorothy.

      I am glad you enjoy my blog. Thanks for stopping today and always.

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  19. That is amazing! I would love something like that to cuddle under on a cold night while reading. Can't you just picture it?

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    1. It would be wonderful to have for cuddling up with a book.

      I can so picture it.

      Thanks for stopping, Judith.

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  20. What a lovely quilt indeed!! Thank you for sharing a photograph of it with us. I know nothing about quilting either, but am always impressed with those that take up crafting type hobbies.

    I have taken up knitting and am becoming quite addicted to my new hobby... I'm always impressed with the skills and finished projects of more skilled knitters.

    As a side note, my yarn stash may soon rival my book collection if I don't watch out. I've also begun a knitting blog of my knitting adventures.

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    1. I have no talent in knitting or quilting.

      Great to hear you now have two passions.

      Thanks for stopping, Capitvated Reader.

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