Tony’s library quilt was quilt stitched on my home sewing machine. The photos and collectibles are backed with sheer weight fusible before blanket stitched onto the top. The books were all chosen by Tony and were placed and stacked randomly. Book titles were machine embroidered using the embroidery module on my machine. The three drawers at the bottom were padded with extra batting to give them added depth. For the photo and collectibles I used Kodak Picture Paper for my inkjet printer. I printed the information on the magazines and encyclopedias with perma pens. The backing is printed fabric of a library.
Machine Quilting (Pictorial (themed quilt))
73.5 x 60.5 x 0.375
Quiltmaker(s) and Credit
The Collectibles Quilt by Wendy Etzel
Official Go Texan Submission
My husband, Tony, is a voracious reader of various genres. He is also a collector of things of nostalgic value, as well as items related to his readings. It was a joy to me to see him sit and watch people admire and comment on his quilt at our guild quilt show.
With no pattern to guide me, I was totally out of my box. Lesson learned: You don’t need a quilt pattern! You just need the deep desire to create a beautiful work of art for a very special person.