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Thread: Bookcase Wallhanging with interesting story

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    Bookcase Wallhanging with interesting story

    Here is a picture of my finished wallhanging that I made for my friend Vicky. She found the picture on Pinterest and asked me to make her one. I went looking for the artist who had created the original bookcase quilt. I did find her - in the Netherlands! Her site was in Dutch, but I guessed at a few things and was able to contact her. Fortunately she did read and write English. Her name is Willeke de la Chambre. I told her that I would be drafting a pattern for the bookcase quilt and I think I will send her a copy when done. Here is Willeke's response (make sure you go to the link as well - it shows the work in progress by the ladies):

    Hello Janice,

    As far as I know, there is no pattern.
    The bookshelf quilt is made bij Marijke.
    She asked us, the participants of a block-swap, to make a block (20x20 cm) by our own design.
    The only thing she asked us, was to use a light fawn fabric as back ground.

    http://www.willekedelachambre.nl/it-giet-oan-1-marijke/

    We were allowed to put some sculptures (or something like that) between. Just as we would do at our shelfs at home
    The cat is a picture of Marijke's cat, printed at fabric.
    It was the block she made herself.
    I also think she designed the clock herself. As did she with the scissors etc.
    After that... she arranged all the blocks, the way she likes it.

    I wish you a lot of succes. Ik hope this is a bit helpful (and that can you understand my 'English')
    Kind regards, Willeke


    Isn't that nice?
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    BTW - I drew and colored in with Crayola crayons the cats in this wallhanging from photos that Vicky sent me. An artist I am NOT....

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    You did a beautiful job on this gorgeous wall hanging.

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    Fabulous wall hanging! I love the cats and other objects you placed among the books.

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    Best bookcase quilt and story ever. Now you have a penpal to boot!
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    Your bookcase quilt turned out beautifully and it was fun to read the story of the quilt that inspired it. Thanks for sharing it.

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    That is so sweet.....thanks for sharing... :-)
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    wonderful quilt

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    very nice!
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    awwww, it's beautiful and interesting story that goes along with it. wow.

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    Great quilt. Love those cats.

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    That is so cool!
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    that is so very pretty!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    Interesting story & beautiful quilt.

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    great quit, love the cats
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    A very cute quilt especially with the addition of the cats.
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

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    Oh my!!! That is lovely. You did a fabulous job. Thanks for showing it.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Thanks for sharing the great quilt and story.

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    You have captured a true bookcase. Your friend will be delighted.

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    I'd say you did a wonderful job. And, thank you for sharing the link to Willeke de la Chambre's Blog. That was really sweet of her to get back with you.
    Last edited by Judith1005; 12-10-2015 at 12:26 PM.
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    You did an excellent job!

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    Sew stinking cute!! Glad you contacted her and got an reply.
    take plenty of pic of family & friends, keep tabs on loved ones but make time for yourself !

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    What a great quilt. It inspired me to take bookcase fabric scraps I have and create a memory quilt with the photos on the shelves. Thanks for sharing!

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    Update - Willeke will be posting the picture of my WH on her blog....

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    Nice bookcase wall hanging. Love the cats.
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