Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tuesday Time to Tackle: Reading Quilt Top

I spent many hours in my childhood snuggled up on the couch with my nose in a book.  I love to see children reading.  I hope to pass on the wonders of books to my children and grandchildren.  When I found this pattern for the Reading Quilt, I knew I wanted to make one for my granddaughter, and each future grandchild.

The quilt has columns of open books on the front, and the back has a muslin piece on which to record titles of favorite books.  I have not completed the quilt, but I am done piecing the front.  I like the cheerful colors, but next time, I might see if I can find fabric with characters from children's books. 

This isn't staged well, and I had to climb a stepladder to get this view, but hopefully you get the general idea of what the quilt top looks like.


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Thanks for good books.

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5 comments:

  1. I love this quilt and the idea of putting the names of favorite books on the back!

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  2. Nothing better than books. Well, maybe reading a book under a quilt... Love it!

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  3. Your quilt top is beautiful! I don't quilt but my Mom does and I had never heard of a reading quilt. I think that is just a wonderful idea! If Amara had one the back of it would be full! So glad she loves to read and has learned from example. Grampy and I are big readers and so are her parents so setting a good example does help!

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  4. Love it Kristi and the colors are so vibrant...just like the characters in children's books!

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  5. Such a great idea to encourage children's reading. Nothing better than a snuggle under a quilt with a good book whatever your age. I love to read and I'm happy to say that my three sons also love to read and have passed that love on to their children. Every birthday and Christmas includes a book in the gift pile and I make sure to read to the littles whenever we're together. Example is the best teacher.

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