Thursday, April 20, 2017

New Dutch projects and upcoming Adventures

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Last week was busy and all about Rabbits & Applique.
This was a beginner Applique' class and first time for these students attempting needle turn reverse applique'. It was such a pleasure to work with these passionate and determined quilters. They completed their blocks in a 3 hour class - impressive and beautiful work!




And then I moved on to Klosjes (spool blocks).
I used a template set from the Netherlands, made by Ingrid of SuperGoof Quilts.
I made 18 of these little blocks that finish at just 2 1/4".
They were made using Dutch fabrics designed by Petra Prins.
(more about these blocks in a later post)

I only made one Dutch Treat block this week - WATER LILY.

But I've got plenty more of them basted and packed into my suitcase.
I'm happy to announce that I will be leaving soon for a very exciting trip with some awesome quilting friends to Holland/Amsterdam/The Netherlands!

We look forward to experiencing the Dutch culture, seeing the tulip gardens, discovering the towns and cities and the opportunity to meet in person with some very special Dutch friends, bloggers and Quilters.

After a lifetime of dreaming and a year of planning, I feel blessed to begin this wonderful Adventure!

every quilt tells a story....

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Welcome Spring - some final shares from March

Meet the Robin Family. Above is a picture of this little Acorn doll family "nesting" atop a bouquet of recently purchased tulips. Just a temporary setting for pictures, they actually prefer to sit under the bouquet (or on their placemat).


Mom & Dad measure approximately 3.5" in height, Brother is 3" tall and Sister, just 2.5". I chose to stitch and embellish their clothing is shades of robin egg blue, creams and tan. Their hair is brownish red wool roving, similar in color to the red breasted Robin.

Just 2 Dutch Treat blocks for the month of March.


And the Botanical block for the month of April - Rose of Sharon.

You can learn more about this block on the SVBAQ Sew Along page here and follow along on facebook here.

every quilt tells a story....

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