|One of the doll or crib size projects|
In my opinion the book is a must have!
By combining history, reproduction quilt patterns and beautiful photography An and Petra have created a fabulous book.
Check out the bonnet top cradle in the photo - and mine - I think this will be my first of many projects from the book - pieced on both sides no less!
|Full size - Fabulous border|
It was great fun to dig out my stash of Dutch Chintz and repros I plan to mix. I have some blocks left over from a previous project I just might mix in too....
The book includes a nice variety of large and small projects. At over 250+ pages and rich in color photography I can hardly put it down. Even the cover folds are beautiful!
I love the use of prints - including pillars, chintz, euro inspired printed cottons and silk. An has also given the museum locations of the antique quilts.
|Front Cover - Filled with rich photos inside|
I have made a few Dutch inspired quilts.
(links to the photos below)
If your LQS does not stock the book, ask them to consider carrying the Quilt Mania books and magazines so you can shop local. It is a bit of a 'splurge' book, but I think worth the price. I certainly got my monies worth from Petra's first book, which I think is very hard to find now.
Now...to get a trip to the Netherlands planned....it is on the short list.
I enjoyed meeting so many hand quilters last week - most of my Dutch repros are hand quilted - very hard on polished chintz!
Have a great week! I hope it includes some stitching time.
Petra's Blog HERE
Den Haan & Wagenmakers HERE
William Booth Draper (Chintz) HERE Great prices and service - wide widths
US Resource imported Dutch Chintz - An's Book, Best to call for inventory HERE
Open Air Museum HERE
Quilt Mania HERE
My Completed Dutch Chintz Quilts HERE and HERE and From Petra's first book HERE
Ady's New blog HERE