Janeice, who has been the director at my library for the last 17 years, retires on June 30. In honor of her years of service and all-around awesomeness, we threw a little soiree for her last Friday. We had a nice meal and took turns talking about how much we'll all miss her. Then, we presented her with gifts. The staff all pitched in to get her a really nice digital frame that was loaded with pictures from the library, but I wanted to do a little something extra too.
Taking inspiration from Ms. Happy Stuff's Common Threads quilt, I made a patchwork bookshelf mini quilt, backed with a happy bit of vintage pillow case that complimented the colors of the patchwork and made me smile to look at.
I tried to pick fabrics that I thought Janeice would like and that I thought would remind her of me and all her years at the library.I bound the quilt with dark brown to emulate the shelving we have at the library and because it set off all the colors so nicely.