Monday, July 22, 2013

Zakka 2.0 - Books for Baby Quilt

We are finishing the last project from the kid section and I have to say this one is my favorite so far! I decided to make my quilt as a wall hanging to go in big relish's room above her "library" of books! I pulled fabrics from my scrap stash and my regular stash. Her room is designed around the Ruby collection by Bonnie and Camille so I made sure I used reds and teals.


I also made the center sashing wider than what the book calls for, but I wished I hadn't. Oh well. The center square, border and back is from a yard of fabric I got on the clearance section at Hobby Lobby for $2! Score!



Like her mother, she has a huge love for books! We have read EVERY single one of these books on her shelf 10 fold. I buy books not because she needs more, but I neeeeeed more or I will go nuts reading the same thing over and over. haha! We read every night before bed and then listen to another book on CD in bed. Little relish has her own book shelf that is well on its way to looking like this one.



The books were super fun to paper piece, but a little advice: On the top part that you are suppose to cut off...I switched #1 and #2 (so I did #2 first then #1). It really helped! Also, make sure to leave a 1/4 inch seam allowance on both the top and bottom piece. Either I missed that in the book or it doesn't clarify. I had two practice ones before I got it right. Ellison Lane Quilts also did a great blog post with some tips and tricks on this quilt so be sure to check it out here!




Want to know more about Zakka 2.0 then check out my post here.

Happy Monday and have a great week! Also, I'll pick a winner tomorrow for the Glamping Day Tripper giveaway!

Melissa

Linking this up with all the link parties to the right and Crazy Mom Quilts

12 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea for a quilt, with beautiful colors. I hope it inspires to read!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am thankful that she has such a passion for books at such a young age. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment!

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  2. What a nice addition to her room! I really like the wider sashing, and what a fabulous backing/binding fabric for only $2. Lucky :D Glad you linked up at TGIFF. Keep adding those new books! ;D

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    1. I know...$2!! And I almost talked myself out of it because I was on a fabric diet....GASP!

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  3. This is a fabulous quilt! I love the books.

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    1. Thanks! I'm thinking of making a book bag, too! Make all my book club friends envious. LOL

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    1. I agree! I am so glad I made it for my sweet girl. She love books and quilts!

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  5. Such a great hanging - especially as it celebrates her love of reading/books!!

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    1. absolutely! I am lucky to have a passionate soon-to-be reader! thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a sweet comment! Have a great weekend!

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  6. Darling! Love the book themes and the colors!

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  7. Cute quilt with a great theme! I love the message you wrote for your baby. Thanks so much for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

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