The Nancy Drew fabric came in the shop a couple of months ago and I was immediately attracted to it but managed to avoid buying any. I helped a couple of customers design quilts using the fabric but was able to leave it all at the shop. Then I read about the Blog Hop and immediately signed up. I bought the panel first and waited for inspiration to hit. I thought about an iPad cover, a Kindle cover, a tote bag and finally decided to make a small quilt.
I cut apart the panel and put a border around each of four of the book covers. At that point, it needed something else so back to the shop and I bought some white to put a narrow border on and some of the book fabric for the top and bottom. At that point, it still needed something so back to the shop again. I bought black for a final border. I forgot to mention that I had bought a border but of course it didn’t work out so it went on the back. It wasn’t enough so I filled in with one of the tone on tone fabrics in the collection.
I got it quilted Wednesday, just in time to post it. I didn’t get the binding on but it is ready and will be finished tomorrow.
I quilted it with an overall swirl using a multi-colored bright King Tut.
I have such great memories of Nancy Drew books as a child. My aunt Ida had the entire collection and I used to read one or two every time we visited. I recently reread the first book – it was used as a decoration at the shop and was still interesting. I wonder how many of us grew up wanting to be Nancy Drew.
Be sure to check out all of the other Nancy Drew projects today. Here is the list.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Melinda Quilts Etc – me!
Thanks to Carol for managing all of us and to Madame Samm for hosting it.