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Thread: My aunt's bookcase quilt

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    Senior Member neeng's Avatar
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    My aunt's bookcase quilt

    Hi
    With some help from several of you last spring, when I was looking for selvages/fabric with writing, I've finally finished my aunt's bookcase quilt just in time for Christmas. She loves books, plants, birdwatching and her kitties, all of which are represented. My thanks to those of you who contributed fabrics with writing -- I got a wonderful selection, and except for the "set" of books in one shelf, all others are unique.

    The kitties are actual photos of her cats, and the plant on the top right is 3-D. The braided rug was hand-braided during my commute to work.

    It's not perfect, but I really like it (and it's done, just in time for Christmas!).
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    Wonderful!!! Love everything about this spectacular quilt - your aunt will love it - really shows how much you care about her!
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    Thank you! It was so much fun trying things out and coming up with ideas for different ways to use the bits of birds etc that I had....and the board members were so helpful when I needed scraps. I think I like the designing and dreaming better than the execution, but I love the results in the end.
    This fabric would be just perfect for a....

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    Spectacular and unique! Great job and I am sure she will cherish it. How did you do the rug?
    Linda

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    I have a library shelf quilt with plain books. You have given me ideas on how to jazz them up a little.
    Love this quilt. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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    It is beautiful!!!!

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    That is one of the most unique quilts I have ever seen on this site. What a work of art and I am sure she is going to love it. Thanks for sharing the pictures. What a present!
    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

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    What a beautiful labor of love that is. Thanks for sharing.
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    So very cool! I hope she loves it!

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    What an amazing quilt that is a picture of your aunt"s loves so well. I had never heart of a book case quilt but I love what
    you have done! This is sure to make her CHristmas!

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    Wonderful quilt.......very unique. And because you customized it specifically to include all your aunt's favorite things, she will absolutely love it. Great job.
    Diane
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    That's amazing! Never seen anything like it!! How u got it to look like an actual bookcase!! Amazing I'm pretty new at quilting so amazed what ppl make!!

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    Wow! I am just speechless! Fantastik quilt!

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    Truly a treasure.

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    That is absolutely amazing! I can't stop looking at it! Such wonderful work.

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    Terrific and original and so personal for your aunt. Love the cats, and all your details. What a nice piece of work, and such a loving gift! Thanks for sharing with us too!
    KEEP CALM and CARRY ON!!

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    Amazing! Wonderful! You just gave me lots of great ideas!
    Reading, cooking, sewing in retirement! Heaven!
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    So clever! She'll love it!
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    Wow! Your quilt is awesome. Love it.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    It feels like I am sitting in a little library when I look at this. What a wonderful job!

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    it turned out wonderful

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4 View Post
    That is one of the most unique quilts I have ever seen on this site. What a work of art and I am sure she is going to love it. Thanks for sharing the pictures. What a present!
    Ditto! Fabulous!
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    Wonderfully personalized !
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    You sure can tell this was made with love. Love it.

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    I love this quilt. Just love it. Great job that your Aunt will love.

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