Today I am sharing them in one post.
This was the first, "Hindeloopen". I purchased the kit in Houston from the Petra Prins booth many years ago. It was packaged so lovely! A big bow around the tissue. Later, the pattern was published in the book, "Treasures From Holland". Made entirely of beautiful Dutch chintz. It is machine pieced and hand quilted. The original is backed in red cotton. I didn't know that at the time and mine is backed in a Dutch print.
The antique quilt is included in the book, "A History of Dutch Quilts" by An Moonen.
This quilt was made from fabric charm squares gifted to me. The pattern was included in the package.
It is made from a variety of Dutch chintz prints.
The solid navy is also glazed.
I machine pieced and machine quilted this one.
For the longest time I wasn't going to cut the charm squares. As the fabrics became more readily available in the US I ordered yardage and used the charms.
The Elephant quilt is my small "loose" interpretation (from stash) of an 1800-1825 coverlet from the Netherlands Open Air Museum.
There is a similar pattern in Petra & An's book, "Promenade in a Dutch Garden". I made my interpretation before the pattern book was out.
The antique is also included in An's book, "History of Dutch Quilts".
The antique is backed in red, an unquilted coverlet.
Mine is hand quilted and includes batting.
My next attempt at duplicating a Dutch antique is the back of the Gooische stars quilt.
I decided to make two separate quilts, rather than one two sided quilt.
I changed my border, using a reproduction print from a line licensed from The Metropolitan Museum of Art collection.
I am re-thinking the quilting plan, as I learn how many of these examples are unquilted. Maybe it is time I back one in red?
The pattern can be found in Petra & An's book, "Promenade in a Dutch Garden".
Detail of the center.
I never tire looking at the fabrics.
The piecing was a joy, revisiting all of the beautiful fabrics.
|Fairhaven RJR Fabric by Pat L. Nickols Lapis Green Reproduction Print
Matches a print in the antique cover quilt
More Dutch inspired quilts.
|A bit of the fabric stash
|1.5" diamonds, machine pieced, hand quilted
Should I start another project?