This block is one I designed about 12 years ago for a block-of-the-month program at Patches, Etc, a local shop in St Louis. The quilt was called "Patches of Main" and each block depicted one of the stores in our historic district of St. Charles. We had a cute little book store at the time and so a shelf of books seemed perfect!
I'd been thinking about this block recently with all the wonderful text fabric we have available today and just had to try it updated, bright and happy. My block is called "Read" and is #880.
Wouldn't it look cute on the front of a book bag? Think Summer trips to the library!
My second thought was how adorable it would be in a kid's room - with a very important reminder!
The letters are pieced from a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman - Refrigerator Magnets. They're 3" tall and I added another 2" finished background piece to the top. The borders were cut 4" wide and are wrapped around to the back of the canvas board and stapled in place.
So here's your chance to win a copy of the latest Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks. Leave me a comment and I'll choose a winner on Monday. Have you read a good book lately? I'm always looking for an interesting read!!
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