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Old 12-10-2015, 02:41 AM
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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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Old 12-10-2015, 02:43 AM
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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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awwww, it's beautiful and interesting story that goes along with it. wow.
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