Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Mischief Managed: A Book Quilt Finish

Today is Day Two of the Wake Up to Kona Blog hop. I am so excited to be sharing my project with you. I have been waiting, at times not so patiently, for this day to come!! A big thank you to Carol and Madame Samm for all your hard work!

+ TWO extra days!


I'm sharing this day with a bunch of fabulous quilters. Hop on over there to check out what they've made too...

January 8

Without further ado here is my project...

I just adore how it turned out.  I used this tutorial for the top but I changed the quote to this fabulous Harry Potter quote that fit the recipient to a T.

I had never done a quilt with all solids before. I always wondered if it would be too plain if you didn't have the right pattern. Typically I've gone for subtle tonal prints that read solid but I was excited to try it out for this quilt. I picked the pattern first and just knew these Kona solids would be perfect!

I did the book blocks first and then made them into their rows. The slanted book was a bit tricky but it was all so fun! I just love the way the solids worked up! They really do look like books! The words are raw-edge appliqued on to the white strips.

It was a gift for my sister-in-law and she thought she might want to hang it at some point so I put on these triangle corners that you just slide a rod into to hang it up. That way it's still good for a snuggle and the hangings don't get in the way if it ends up on a bed, which it did.


Here's the back. LOVE!!! Seriously the little Mischief Managed in the bottom corner of the quilt is one of my favorite parts of the whole thing!

Speaking of favorite parts I also love how crisp the solid mustard binding looks next to the white. Solids are awesome for that!
Finally a close-up of my favorite part!
As it happens this is also one of my Q4 FAL projects (goal post here) so I'll be linking up there too! Woohoo for a multi-tasking quilt.

117 comments:

  1. What a fun quilt…love it!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. This is awesome! We are huge Harry Potter fans. Especially love the 'mischief managed' on the back. Brilliant!

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  3. A GREAT quilt, and the mischief managed is a nice touch, unexpected, on the backing. Thanks for sharing your idea.

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  4. What a fantastic quilt and the wording on the front and back, perfect! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Your quilt is very clever. I really enjoyed the word art

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  6. I love your awesome quilt. Such a fabulous design. Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Britt-Inger in Sweden

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  7. Awesome quilt. Just made me smile to see the text on both the front and back. Stunning.

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  8. this is amazing Julie - such a fun quilt :-)

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  9. Ha ha! I remember this quote! Love how your mustard binding looks. Cudos to you for managing all the wording. (I haven't tried this...yet!) Looks awesome. Fabulous quilt, love the colours; solids are sew much fun!

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  10. You Rock Girl….no wonder you were so excited to show…it is an absolute gem…..whoever will be getting this will no doubt feel the passion of every stitch

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  11. A fun quilt that looks great in solids. Your sister-in-law will adore it.

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  12. Wonderful! I love bookshelf quilts but yours is extra awesome with the two Harry Potter references. That mustard is to die for!

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  13. I totally LOVE it.. While I've never seen a Harry Potter film, or even read the books, I recognize the bookcase just from all the recognition of the book case itself .. The saying is cool to, and my mind went to all the mischief I love to have every day in my life.. so perhaps, I to am up to no good.. hehe :) Really Cool quilt.

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  14. Such a cute quilt with a funny quote! Great job!

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  15. You did a great job on the books! It looks like a fun quilt. The solids really make the books appear real.

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  16. What a wonderful quilt! The corners are a great idea for hanging.

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  17. Fun quilt - thanks for sharing.

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  18. This is a fabulous quilt! A. Just love your colour and quote

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  19. What a creative quilt. I love words on a quilt and putting them on the back is such a great idea. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  20. This is LOVELY!! love the back part

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  21. Love it. I should make that for my grand son. The words fit him perfectly. Nice job.

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  22. What a fabulous quilt! And to have a phrase or saying on it gives it such personality. You did an awesome job and I loved seeing all the pictures. Thanks so much for showing your project!

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  23. I love it when you can multi-task with projects and the back is my favorite too :)

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  24. Great quilt! Love the Harry Potter Theme.

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  25. What a wonderful quilt. You have been up tp much mischief. Love words on quilts.

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  26. Oh my gosh, you have made my day! :-) You are speaking directly to my soul! That is absolutely hysterical!

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  27. What a delightful quilt! I'm sure your sil loved it!

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  28. I love your quilt! You did an awesome job on it, too. Being a librarian/teacher by schooling, I love to read and boos in general.

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  29. Just loving it!! I've been wanting to make a book quilt! Yours is inspirational.

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  30. I just can't get over the talents being shown for this hop! Your quilt is whimsical and in no way plain! You ROCKED it!

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  31. It's beautiful! I made a small wall hanging of books for my daughter, who is a librarian, but I hadn't thought of making a big quilt. I love it! Blessings, Marlene

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  32. I LOVE your quilt. Your SIL has to be thrilled with this. I really love the sayings on front and back you've used. What a fun quilt. Beautiful job.

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  33. Such a creative and fun quilt. I'm sure your SIL will love it. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  34. LOL! I LOVE THIS! What a creative idea and great job you did!

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  35. Oh my goodness! I absolutely love it!

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  36. That is fabulous! I love the colors.

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  37. Oh I love your quilt!!!! Very unique and used lots of color. Thanks for doing such a wonderful project!

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  38. Julie, This is definitely a great way to use solid Konas...love it! The saying is too cute along with all the books and that mustard color Kona is awesome. You did a great job! I'm so glad you hopped with us (and that we found the lost "s" so we could all find you.) :O)

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  39. What a smart, creative,and beautiful way to use Kona solids....and what a lucky sister-in-law ! She is going to LOVE it ! !

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  40. Hey, you had quite a lot of work doing this quilt, I like the idea, the colours, well done!

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  41. Oh my, that quilt is so awesome!! Fantastic job that I'm sure will be well received.

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  42. I love bookshelf quilts, and it's awesome that you could customize this one with a quote for your friend. That mustard color is gorgeous; I'd imagine it would coordinate with quite a few fabrics. And, it gives me comfort to know that I'm not the only one who struggled with slanted books while making a bookshelf quilt :-)

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  43. wow this is just fabulous, you did a great job. I love how your put the colors together. It so looks like book shelves with tons of books. Thanks for shairng

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  44. This is fabulous! Love Melisa Corry's patterns and you did a wonderful job with this one! Now I have to give it a try!

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  45. Hahaha, as soon as I saw the title of the post I was all "Harry Potter!" We just watched all 8 movies last week so it was extra fresh in my mind. :) I really enjoy this design, my sister would probably go ga-ga over it, she's a writer in training, so I will have to remember this as a potential quilt for her in the future! Thank you for sharing!

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  46. Great Job! It's a wonderful quilt. I love it!!!

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  47. What a fun project! I love the addition of the words - great job.

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  48. How wonderful! The quote is perfect and the "Mischief " on the back is the icing on the cake.

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  49. What a great quote and it so made me smile this morning. Love it and know your SIL will treasure it. Perfectly wonderful.

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  50. very nice and I do love the quote as well

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  51. Very cool! Love the back! :-)

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  52. Love it! Especially the back:) I so need this book>

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  53. Love...love...love...the quilt.....as a bookstore owner for 30 years.....It is just right down my alley.....beautiful

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  54. Thank you for such a great quilt with humor and style. These hops are amazing and thank you for joining...

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  55. So much fun! Love the quote.
    Barb@Witsend

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  56. Great quilt ... love that you put words on both sides.

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  57. how cute! i know a few people like that! but they don't have their mischief managed.

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  58. First I have to pick up my jaw. Amazing quilt.

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  59. Great quilt. Love the saying, and the back it fabulous!

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  60. I love it! the corner triangle hangers would also be good for hand warming!
    the mischief part is great!

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  61. lol That is such a cool quilt! Love it, Thanks for sharing! vickise at gmail dot com

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  62. This quilt is the Bomb! I know several nieces and nephews who would love this. As a new quilter, solids are less scary to use. I am loving this hop. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  63. Really like how your letters went with the quilt. And solids do make things so crisp. Thanks for your sharing. K

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  64. Wow, absolutely love your project! What a clever way to use your solids. Thanks for the beautiful pictures of your quilt.

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  65. That mustard was a perfect choice for the backing and binding. Adds a little contrast to those used for most of the books. Adding the hanging pockets was a clever idea! Wonderful job!

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  66. Great quilt! Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  67. What a fun quilt! Well done.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  68. A very special quilt. I am sure the recipient is going to cuddle many hours under it. Solids are fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  69. Looks great. Love all the books.

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  70. Beautiful and unique! You did an awesome job! New follower here!

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  71. This quilt is delightful! Very good work.

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  72. What a neat quilt, great job!

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  73. This is such a lovely quilt,the sayings just add that special touch.

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  74. Words are such great embellishments. love your books.

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  75. Very striking and I love the quote, thanks for sharing

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  76. Mischief Managed.....LOL! Love it. Such a fun quilt. I'll bet your sis-in-law adores it.

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  77. This would be perfect for my youngest niece ... she's JUST like her mom (my sister) .... LOL What fun!!

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  78. This is just so awesome! Love it!

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  79. This is such a fun & unique quilt. I love it. Those books are fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

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  80. I love this pattern and want to make the entire quilt one day. Yours is beautiful. I used a part of the pattern to make a mug rug for my librarian daughter last year--turned out really cute. And, yes, the tilted book was a bit of a challenge. Great job, and I like the quote change.

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  81. What a wonderful quilt! I showed it to my daughter and she said "Harry Potter" and when I showed her the back she said "Marauder's Map"! She's a total fan of HP...I'm a fan of your quilt!

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  82. Awesome quilt. I have two daughters who would think the world of this. They even went to a Harry Potter Convention for a birthday last year in lieu of gifts! Thank you for showing a fun way to use solids.

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  83. Thanks for the fun post, you made me laugh out loud and I so enjoyed your use of Kona Cotton too...

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  84. I want to make this quilt!! I laughed out loud too!

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  85. It looks great! Keeps you out of mischief.

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  86. I love it! I think the back is my favorite.

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  87. I love the quote on the front and also the back. Very nice quilt. I just may have to borrow your idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  88. What a wonderful personalized quilt.

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  89. SUPER WOW!!! I saw this on Pinterest before I ever saw it on your blog. I am in love with the creativity of your quilt.
    Gmama Jane

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  90. Julie, it is amazing!!!! I absolutely love it!!!! It came out fantastic ;) Love, Love Love!!!!

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  91. You rock! Putting Harry Potter (my fav) and a quilt together

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  92. That is wonderful. Love the quotes!!

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  93. GREAT quilt! textilerecycler (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  94. Oh my goodness! As a huge bibliophile and specifically a Harry Potter fan, I'm in love with that quilt!

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  95. Lovely quilt! I too love the mischief managed in the back of the quilt.

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  96. I'm not sure Harry Potter would appreciate me saying," This is so cute".... But it is. Great Job! I'm falling in love with all the solids but have yet to make just a solid fabric quilt . Nice to know another quilter from Iowa :) is following along with the lovely Madame Samm's quilty fun. I live in Oskaloosa. Do you live near Iowa City? I saw one of your Hawkeye Projects on your FAL list. Janita

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  97. What a fun quilt!!! Alot of work for sure!! Grrrreat job!!

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  98. This is so great. I love it! Great job.
    xo jan

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  99. Wow! This is such a fun and fantastic quilt for all of us Harry Potter fans. :o)

    Too clever to add "mischief managed" to the back. Love it!

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  100. I saw your quilt on Pinterest, and had to follow the link. Your quilt is fantastic!

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