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Thread: Library quilt

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    Library quilt

    I made this quilt for a friend’s son for Christmas. I have always wanted to make one of Wendy Etzel’s quilts. I used her books “The Collectible Quilt # 1 & 2”



    I could not come up with a quilt that I thought he would like. His mother told me he loved to read, so I decided to make a quilt of his own library. I used his Encyclopedia set, and books from his favorite authors. Some books about things he is interested in.



    I added a cork board, fish tank, and all kids love video games. I used some photo

    fabric, to make some of the books and things on the cork board.



    I had a lot of fun making this quilt. It took longer to make, because I didn’t have a pattern to follow. I still have to send it to the Quilter.
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    WOW - great quilt! I especially like the bulletin board and the fish tank addition!! Wonderful personal quilt!

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    Super job on this quilt! I love all of the detail. Looks so lifelike! Kudos!
    Helen T.

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    OMGosh, that is totally awesome!!

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    I'm speechless! This is incredible. I'm sure he will love it.

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    What an amazing quilt. It appears real!

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    This is wonderful. You did a beautiful job!
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    That is fantastic! I'm speechless & I'm sure he will love it!

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    What a great idea! Guys quilts are always difficult to find.
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    Very nice quilt, you are so creative. Wonderful job on this.
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    What a fantastic quilt! You did a wonderful job. It looks so life like. I didn't even notice the fish tank until I looked again. He will love it. Beautiful
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    Absolutely incredible!!! Everything about it! Amazing!! The cork board blew me away - It looks like I'm looking at a real cork board with real *things* on it!! What technique did you use to make the stuff on the cork board?

    WOW!

    That is one lucky kid!!
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    That is awesome! What a creative quilt! Well done!

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    Very creative. He should love it. You did a great job on it.
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    Wow! Wonderful quilt. Should get permission to put in show.

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    Hooray An art quilter like me!!!!! This is totally awesome-I like the details-made a 9 patch college/interests themed qquilt for my great neice who went wild overit.l Im sure your recipient will go crazy over such a cool quilt-so many things to seeCongratulations

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    wow it is great love it

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    WOW!!!!!!!! I thought the first picture was a "picture" of your DGS bookcase I have never seen any quilt so realistic!!!!!!!

    DGS is going to love and treasure this quilt! What a wonderful gift of love!!!
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    I kept looking for the quilt - I thought it was hanging on the cupboard. I even had my husband look. What a terrific job and such attention to detail.

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    Love Brutus Buckeye on your quilt! Awesome quilt!

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    This is Wonderful! You did an incredible job. I lov it.

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    Your quilt is so exceptional--what a great talent you have.

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    wonderful...so real...did you embroider titles on books?

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    What a great gift!! All the lettering/labeling is awesome!!

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    what a wonderful quilt that is!!!!
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