I got Busted…

So I Started making my daughter Haley a library quilt.  She is a total bookworm.  I have been secretly trying to keep it from her.  I even contacted the school librarian to get me a list of books she has checked out.  I have been secretly going in her room and taking pictures of her book shelves so I knew all the titles.  I wanted to make it not just a library quilt, but her library quilt with all her books on it.

Well, the last quilt I finished, she decided needed to be hers.  I kept telling her no.  She

One of my favorite pictures of her.  She usually hides from the camera.

kept giving me that sideways look where she knows I am not telling something.  Then the light bulb went off and she said “OMG you are making me a quilt”.  Then she ran downstairs to look for it.  I ended up telling her it was the LQ (library quilt) box so she did not destroy everything in her path.

Needless to say she is very excited and immediately began writing down other books for me to add.  Now she will continually bug me to get it done.  Wanted me to use it as my one Monthly Goal, which I may do for September, but I needed a couple of other things to do it for this month.  She will have to learn patience.  Sometimes these things take me a really long time.

Happy Sewing

Happy Quilting


33 thoughts on “I got Busted…

  1. Sometimes it is wonderful to surprise someone with a quilt; and sometimes is is very wonderful to experience their anticipation and excitement that a quilt is coming their ways! The library quilt is such a cool idea!

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    1. I bought 8.5 x 11 white fabric that has backing on it. It goes right through the printer. I put all her books titles in excel and it was perfect. The fabric/paper is a bit pricey 3 sheets for about 10$, but worth it for this kind of stuff. Then I ironed on light weight fusible and cut them apart, ironed them on and then appliqued them down. When you are ready, let me know if I can help in any way.

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  2. Making one of these is a goal of mine. I can’t wait to see how yours turns out. I know it’s disappointing that the surprise is spoiled for your daughter, but it’s kind of nice that she can add her input regarding the books that get added to it.

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  3. I agree with Kate and think it’s rather nice your daughter discovered the secret. She’ll enjoy watching you, and nagging you, to get it done ^^

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