Summer Reading Block


I was thrilled when Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson decided to do another Splendid Sampler book and even more thrilled when they invited me to join the list of designers. In fact, I can remember years ago Sarah Lawson from Sew Sweetness telling me “If Pat Sloan ever asks you to do something, you should because she is a great gal.”  And I took Sarah’s advice and jumped right in.

Summer Reading Block

My block is titled Summer Reading.  I can imagine no better vacation than one that involves reading for hours on end.  I created a quick little block that looks like a messy stack of books.  You know that I designed an entire collection of fabric based on books and reading, right?  Check out my fabrics here.


Fun news and hot tip.  Each book with back ground finishes at the same width.  You can make books individually and then decide how you want them to stack on top of each other, creating a new order depending on fabric choice or your need to organize.

I was inspired to put a little block dedicated to books in the Splendid Sampler based on my Personal Library Quilt.  I like to imagine everyone’s Splendid Sampler Quilts with cute little bookshelves of their own, sort of like a Free Little Library for your quilt.


Here’s a lil’ photo montage of the interior and exterior of my home plus a free little library in an adjoining neighborhood.  My home has always featured books as a major decorating motif.  So.  Many.  Books.  I hope you find time this summer to grab a book and spend time learning, dreaming, and enjoying reading.  Oh and of course, sewing, too.



Happy Sewing!  And thank you again Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson for inviting me along for the ride.  I cannot wait to see these sweet little blocks in everyone’s quilts.


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