Translates "Sweet Dutch Doll Quilt"!!
(I can write it, and read it, but can't say it!! Maybe someday!)
I finished up my little quilt that I made from the wonderful scraps that Jeanneke sent me! She had used the fabrics for her house quilt (which is lovely by the way!!)
Each block is 3 inches and the quilt measures about 25" square (I have this thing for square quilts!!) The house blocks are in honor of Jeanneke's house quilt, the pinwheels remind me of the windmills in The Netherlands, the sailboats because Lucy and Rene' have a sailboat and she tells me there is "lots of water in their country!) Of course, when someone mentions Holland, I think of tulips! So had to have a couple of tulip blocks. And the hearts - hearts are universal, but you will notice on any Dutch folk art that there are lots of hearts - so added a couple of heart blocks. But most of all the hearts mean to me the huge generosity of not only the Dutch blogging friends but all of you that continue to inspire and encourage me!!
Many of you know that I finished TWQ flimsy!! (can't post pictures yet, but if you would like to see it, let me know and I'll email you a picture!!)
Well, I was so "pleased" with myself, that I played around in my sewing room and found some UFO's that I had set aside. In that pile, I found 7 vintage flour sack blocks that I had bought off ebay a couple of years ago. So...I sewed them up with some unbleached flour sack fabric setting squares for a table topper! (wow it's not square - just thought about it!! lol)
Aren't these fabrics just priceless!!
A year or so ago, our local grocery store sold flour in flour sacks and I bought a couple thinking that they would make great cup towels - needed new ones, so buy flour get cup towels!! Well, they were really a little small for a towel. But Mandie suggested that I use them for a backing of one of my small quilts - so I did!!
Pretty cute, huh!!!
This will get set aside until I finish quilting TBQ, and then I'll put this in the hoop to be my traveling quilting project - always have a small quilt in the frame that I quilt on when I watch TV, or sit outside on the porch, or travel, or wait on Mike....
Last buy not least, I'm caught up on Randy's Sow-A-Long!! I am so enjoying making these blocks from solid scrap fabrics!! At times I've wanted to go "buy" another color or two, but I'm determined to make these totally from scraps!! I am pleased with how it is turning out. Though the light colors in the blocks might show up as white in the pictures, I am not using any white at all, and I'm really liking that too! A new venture for me!!
And don't forget the FFFF! I will draw a winner on the last day of June!!
here to leave a comment for a chance to win!!
Blessings to each and every one of you!!