Bee Inspired – (late) Block for Emily

When Emily requested a “book shelf” block with a theme, I knew immediately that mine was going to be a Harry Potter block (unless someone else snapped up the idea first).  Luckily, no one did and I was able to do it.

Als Emily einen “Bücherregal” -Block mit einem Thema anforderte, wusste ich sofort, dass meiner ein Harry-Potter-Block sein würde (es sei denn, jemand anderer hatte die Idee zuerst aufgenommen). Zum Glück war ich die einzige (oder die erste?) die diese Idee hatte….

I decided to print the book spines and then construct each of the books out of a different fabric.  Each book is also a different width (since each of the books has a vastly different number of pages).

Ich beschloss, die Buchrücken zu drucken und dann jedes der Bücher aus einem anderen Stoff zu konstruieren. Jedes Buch hat auch eine andere Breite (da jedes der Bücher eine sehr unterschiedliche Anzahl von Seiten hat).

Designing the book spines was a lot of fun (and also VERY time consuming).  Everything from the font, the colors, the design elements, the positioning of each element or text  became major decisions as I obsessed over them.  I am satisfied with the result, given the limitations of my printer…..I would have liked to incorporate the color of the fabric into my spines, but my printer cannot handle that volume of color saturation on fabric.

Die Gestaltung der Buchrücken hat viel Spaß gemacht (und war auch sehr zeitaufwendig). Alles von der Schriftart, den Farben, den Designelementen, der Positionierung jedes Elements oder Textes waren sehr wichtige Entscheidungen! Ich bin mit dem Ergebnis zufrieden, angesichts der Einschränkungen meines Druckers ….. Ich hätte gerne die Farbe des Stoffes in meine Buchrücken integriert, aber mein Drucker kann diese Menge von Farbsättigung auf Stoff nicht verarbeiten.

I left Emily a little extra fabric on the top and the right side so she can trim the block and make it fit into her quilt.  I do hope she likes it….(and forgives my tardiness)

Ich habe Emily ein wenig extra Stoff oben und auch rechts gelassen, damit sie den Block so zuschneiden kann wie sie ihn braucht. Ich hoffe wirklich, er gefällt ihr und sie vergibt meine Verspätung.

6 thoughts on “Bee Inspired – (late) Block for Emily

  1. What a wonderful block! As a huge Harry Potter fan, I would love a block like this in a library quilt so I’m sure Emily will adore it. The spines turned out perfect and were so worth the time it took to make them. Awesome!

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  2. Good Morning!
    WOW!!!!! This is SO COOL! I love the spines of the books. I want to make one of these library quilts myself, and this is just the perfect touch. I am going to PIN this so that when I’m ready to make the quilt I remember these. Would you please do a post about the process you went though to make the spines? I would love to hear all and more about it! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. Irene, this is AMAZING!!!! I LOVE Harry Potter so this is such a fabulous addition! The spines look like they were so much work! I am so excited about this! Thank you!

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  4. Oh how wonderful, it may be a little late but well worth waiting for. I may just have to ask for a bookshelf block when it’s my turn just for Harry Potter. Absolutely love it.

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