Saturday, June 6, 2009

Mini Modern Dutch Quilt



I think my favorite part of the quilting process is the last few handstitches on the binding. I just loe to finish a project. Especially if I like results :) This was a fun quilt to put together. I enjoyed working with these colors a lot. The reds, oranges, yellows and greens are what spring looks like around here.

I used a pattern from an old American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine and they were copying a full size antique Dutch Quilt. The traditional Dutch pattern was to have a center unit, usually a pieced star surrounded by small repeating blocks, often the hourglass or bowtie. Of course, I had to update the fabrics a bit, hence the "modern" in the title :) I also read that they almost ALWAYS used a red backing and binding. On this I was happy to oblige since red seems to stay at the top of my favorite color list. I used a cotton/linen blend for the setting blocks and Espresso Kona Cotton for the framed corners.

I sure hope my recipient likes it!

5 comments:

Lisa said...

very cute and your quilting is wonderful!

Little Green Doll said...

Very nice quilt! I love the colours!

Betweens said...

this is adorable I am sure the person that receives this delicate mini will very happy

Nancy said...

Hi Kelly, I just received the mini quilt and I LOVE it, thanks so very much. This was my first swap, and will not be my last, it was such fun. Thanks again.

DocSly said...

This is just a beautiful piece. Some lucky individual is going to love it. I grew up in Michigan and I agree it does look like this.