|My Repro Quilt on the wall|
It is machine pieced and hand quilted and hangs on the wall above one of my work spaces.
The original Hindeloopen quilt is dated around 1800-1815.
The reproduced fabrics are only similar in nature and not exact reproductions of the original. Many French fabrics are in the original, including dessin geometrique.
The kits are still available HERE
Similar fabrics in the US HERE
UPDATE: New Petra Prins Repro farbics HERE
This is the zigzag border.
Here you can see more detail in the prints.
This quilt was very hard to hand quilt because of the finish on the chintz. I wanted it to keep the polished finish so it has not been washed.
In the kit, my center border is a tone on tone rust chintz. The pattern on the inner border is hard to see in the photos.
The original is a cream star surrounded in color with a center of a fussy cut or appliqued center.
The binding is twill tape, I purchased from Reproduction Fabrics and hand applied. I love it!!
I'll be sharing a couple more quilts finished this way.
5/2013 UPDATE - Replaced the binding with a knife edge
Photos of the original are in the book:
By An Moonen
(An has beautiful quilts pictured on her website too)
This isn't a pattern book - fabulous history and photos.
More info HERE
I made another Dutch Reproduction - simple pattern - the project is more about the variety of the prints.
I machine quilted this one. I learned my lesson with the chintz...kind of sorry the finish is lost on this one.
I have the Tree Of Life panel and border just waiting for me to get sewing...
Checking my sewing items and look what I found - souvenir pin cushions.
I know ... it's a stretch - but enjoy.
|Grouping of wooden shoe pin cushions|
The curled toe pin cushion is hand painted with a windmill scene and labeled Belgium
|Thimble is stored in the shoe|
This is funny to me - why a wooded shoe souvenir from New Hampshire?
|Labeled: Man of The Mountain Franconia Notch NH|
This is a cute pair - pin cushion and thimble holder are in separate shoes.
For inquiring minds - click HERE for a history of real wooden shoes.
When you travel - do you bring home stitching related souvenirs?
If so what did you bring home?
Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend!!