but one of my scrappy partners in crime, Cathy over at Crazy by Design, shared last week or so that she was going to make a Book Shelf quilt. When I asked her about it, she sent me this link to a Craftsy tutorial for making a book shelf block.
Well, that did it! After checking out the tutorial, off I went to my scrap bin to pull out the strips that were needed to make one.
Okay, I made two!
These blocks are fun, and much simpler than I expected. I will definitely be making more of them! After I got started, I began thinking about the different fun things that I could try - like how to make a book that is leaning, or books that are laying down versus standing up. It might be fun to add some other items to the books shelves, too. Maybe a plant or a stuffed animal? (This could get way out of hand!)
I know my blocks need more work - like something that actually looks like a shelf for the books to be sitting on?! - but I'm going to keep having fun trying different things!
For more scrappy
enabling, I mean, fun, be sure to check out Oh Scrap at Quilting is More Fun than Housework today!
And since these blocks definitely represent a "Drop Everything and Make It" moment for me, I'm linking up with Sandra over at mmmquilts for her new DrEAMi link party on Jan 28th!