by spendlove 14d ago

You might have been wondering why I haven't posted any projects recently. This is a Snapshot of our Library now finished and hanging on my kitchen wall. It consists of 25 blocks, individually digitised. It is intended to represent the contents of our ten book cases and includes a sample of everything. I haven't had time for much else for the last three weeks!


by airyfairy 11d ago

I just do not know how you come up with these never ending ideas. Love it, love it.

by sandralochran 11d ago


by tinfriend 13d ago

Beautiful - I am busy with a Book Shelf Quilt at the moment - not of my own books but a workshop that I attended! Hope to complete it in the not too distant future! LOL

tinfriend by tinfriend 13d ago

There was the most amazing Book shelf quilt on display at a Quilt Festival here in South Africa a few years ago - The unique thing about it was the play on the book titles - some were so unique and absolutely funny! Must say a lot of people viewing the quilt never realised what the titles actually depicted when they read them! One of the best quilts I have ever seen!

spendlove by spendlove 13d ago

Mine has a few "in jokes" in the titles. For instance, the Complete Works of Shakespeare" has become the Complete Works of Upstart Crow. Upstart Crow was a derogatory name picked up on in a recent (excellent) sit-com about the Shakespeare family which my family all enjoyed very much.

by graceandham 13d ago

I am a book person, too. Does this commemoration mean you are ready to get rid of some of the real books? When Charles (Previous DH) died, he had about 300 sci fi books read on the shelf, and like you, had some turned the other way not yet read - over 100. He loved sci fi so much, and I just didn't get it at all. I found a sci fi fan at work and gave him a great price.

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spendlove by spendlove 13d ago

When we moved to this house we brought 30 boxes of books with us. My daughter told me that only Nazis get rid of books when I tentatively suggested thinning them out!

by shirley124 13d ago

A great art piece. Hugs

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by kustomkuddle 13d ago

A work of art! I can see why it would keep you busy. Very impressive.

by pennifold 13d ago

WOW! Sue this is fantastic and I love that you have included the names of the books. It must be very impressive to look at. 💕 CHRIS

by sonjapotgieter 13d ago

Wow!!Fantastic work done>>>Love it!!!Great work done Sue..So Beautiful!!!

by carolpountney 14d ago

Great stuff

by dragonflyer 14d ago

Interesting reading..I particularly liked The Flavor of Beer!

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spendlove by spendlove 14d ago

That was the title of MIke's dissertation at College!

by crafter2243 Moderator 14d ago

WOW. That was quite a job. Interesting to see all the titles of the books.

by noah 14d ago


by basketkase 14d ago

As always, your work is so fabulous and interesting to look at...I love your library and the nice part is you don't have to dust the books!!

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spendlove by spendlove 14d ago

I have to dust the real ones - and there are a lot of them!

by mops Moderator 14d ago

So lovely. This must have kept you quite busy! Nice label as well.
A quilt group near us made one as a group several years ago - that spread the work over some 40 members. When I saw it I started strips with (hand) embroidery and built in stitches of my sewing machine - still at the very bottom of my UFO box. A few of the blocks represent an encyclopedia - quite obsolete nowadays.

spendlove by spendlove 14d ago

Many of these books are obsolete - but we still keep them!

mops by mops 13d ago

So do we. It's a crime to throw a book out. Which means many of mine end up in the attic when DH buys new ones - he just got 2 ones by post today.

by 02kar Moderator 14d ago

Sue, this is worth waiting to see. I'm glad you posted it and since I love to read, I give it countless thimb's up.

by mrskiki 14d ago

Just beautiful. Hugs. Nan W

by jrob Moderator 14d ago

W O W! I love it. What a wonderful job you have done.