Thursday, January 07, 2010

One Million Books Quilt : The Book titles border



I got titles on the border of one side and am starting the second side. I'm glad I didn't go any darker with the border fabrics.

8 comments:

Jean Baardsen said...

What a great project! Love the book titles. Hope the kids appreciate all you're doing.

Dana W. Fisher said...

Hi Jean,
Oddly enough, they are excited about it. More than I would have expected for middle schoolers!
Hope your New Year is going well.
All the best,
Dana

quiltcat said...

You've progressed really fast on that! my quilt group made three quilts this summer with kids at the local libraries as part of their "Bee Creative" summer reading program...it was a lot of fun!

Dana W. Fisher said...

Hi Cat,
If I'd had a little more time, I think I would have let the students help me with construction. I always made a quilt with the class when I was doing maternity leave subbing and I love teaching kids to sew. This spring I will do two sets of sewing classes with the Brownies and the Junior Girl Scouts. Lots of fun to come.
Kind regards,
Dana

friedaquilter said...

It's looking so good and of course I had my head to one side to read all the titles, just to make sure I was not missing any titles I haven't read yet!

Dana W. Fisher said...

Hi Frieda,
I have to tell you that one of my sixth grade classes has set themselves a challenge: they are going to try to "read their way around the quilt" during the rest of the year! Their teacher has promised them pizza if they make it.

Hope your temperatures are warming up a little, now.
Kind regards,
Dana

Barbara said...

Up to now I was a silent reader from time to time, but today I want to say a little hello because I was so fascinated by your idea of making a one million books quilt (I am a book "addict").
Greetings from Switzerland,
Barbara

Dana W. Fisher said...

Hello Barbara,
Thank you so much for commenting. My students are so enthusiastic about the quilt. They really like to look at the titles to find ones they have read and they loved getting to sign the back of the quilt.
Kind regards,
Dana