Saturday, July 28, 2007

Echt Hollands Done?!

I think the top is done! My mom brought me back some more fabric from Holland and I was able to complete the top. It measures 42.5 inches square (about 108cm square). I think I will have it professionally machine quilted. I am afraid I will ruin it if I do it myself! Any suggestions on how it should be done. I am partial to wavy circular designs or should it be floral in nature, should they use white thread? Help!

Here are few photos of my mom's trip. My mom is originally from Haarlem, the same city where Lucy lives and here is the store where she works part time. I had specific instructions for my mom to pick up more Dutch fabric for me there. This photo shows my mom, nearest to the door, with my aunt Janny.
What a beautiful shop! Is there any of Lucy's work in the window?

The next couple of photos, I believe, my mom took in Leiden.(oops, no I found out the town is Schagen) There was a parade of people dressed in traditional costumes, even the babies in the antique carriages!

So cute!


Karen said...

Your quilt is so beautiful. I'm afraid to quilt mine, too, if they turn out really nice :-). Just love the pictures of Holland.

atet said...

What great photos and the quilt is wonderful! No suggestions on quilting it, but it is lovely.

Andrea said...

Fabulous quilt -very unusual ! My cousin just moved to Holland - will have to get him to find a quilt shop for me - lol !

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Love the photos of the quilt shop, pram especially!
The quilt looks great,quilting is not my specialty. Tracey

gwen said...

Congratulations on your finished quilt top. It is very nice. I spent a day in Amsterdam last week and I saw some of the fabrics you used in your quilt there! About quilting ideas, well definitely some curves and flowers (tulips of course!) what about enlarging some flowers of one of the patterned fabrics?
I had to smile at your go at paper piecing. First the pattern is very well known in Germany and second I make exactly the same mistakes!
Take care.

Lucy said...

It is so fun to find pictures on your blog from the shop where I work :- )
And I really, really love your dutch quilt

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Finally got a chance to check out your blog..what fun with the Dutch connection.

Wow! Echt Hollands is right. Just LOVE that little quilt. And your pictures of Holland make me long to go husband and I hope to go within the next few years. I really want to go to that quilt shop where Lucy works! I'd better start saving my pennies..I think I will need lots of money LOL.

A friend of mine brought fabrics from Staphorst for me a few years ago, but I haven't had inspiration yet for the right pattern to make with them.

Jacqui in Canada