Thursday, May 17, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival, Spring 2012: Double Dutch

If you are here from Amy's Creative Side, welcome! I have been pondering which quilt to showcase for Blogger's Quilt Festival. If you have been following along for the last couple of months, you have seen many pictures of Colorbox, from inception to completion.

So I decided instead to show this quilt.

I first saw it in an issue of American Patchwork and Quilting and fell in love with it. I ordered the fabric (all American Jane--love anything by American Jane!--a kit is still available) and started working on it.

It was originally intended to go to friends who were having a baby. But after I started working on the blocks, which are really large, with a crazy amount of half square triangles, I decided to make an easier quilt for the baby (all American Jane scraps), and give Double Dutch to someone else.

When our  best friends' daughter got married two years ago, this quilt went to live with the newlyweds.

 Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of the Festival!


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Unknown said... #

Oooh Cindy! This one is beauty!

Hope you're having fun at market!!

Anna said... #

Wow how beautiful! My first attempt at half square triangles was not much of a success, I ended up cutting off most of the triangle points. Oh well, guess it's an excuse to practice more. Thanks for sharing!

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Oh that's a pretty one - HSTs are probably my true love!

verykerryberry said... #

I love the white with the colour stripes in the background, so subtle but all those colour changes are beautiful

Terriaw said... #

How funny - how many quilts are you showing today! I love the quilt you chose to feature. I love how big the blocks look, especially with such little pieces to sew together.

Hope you're enjoying being at the actual Quilt Market, as opposed to the rest of us who have to settle for the online version. ;)

Unknown said... #

So many hst! ;)
It looks great, I bet they love it!

elizabeth said... #

Love them all! What a great gift : )

Svetlana said... #

Oh, my!!! This quilt is GORGEOUS!!!! So many HSTs, wow!!!

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

What a beauty!!!! I have the wanties!

CraftyGardenMom - Tanesha said... #

This is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing.

Cindy Sharp said... #


Amy Friend said... #

Very pretty Cindy! What a lovely gift. Are you enjoying quilt market enough for all of us? I hope so!

Katy Cameron said... #

Oh my, you are a far, far better woman than I with all those HSTs! The effect is fab though :o)

CitricSugar said... #

Really pretty, Cindy. The things you do with colour...!

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

WOW Cindy it's beautiful!! I love the vintage feel of the pattern although you kept it really modern with the colours. So stunning and a fabulous gift :)

Michele said... #

Love, love, love it!

LisaAnn said... #

Beautiful quilt!

LisaAnn said... #

Beautiful quilt!

Janine said... #

Lovely quilt!

Mom said... #

Wow, not sure which rainbow quilts I like better. Both are wonderful@!

Check out my blog if you can...

Margaret Gunn

Karen said... #

I just love your Double Dutch quilt. It is such a classically beautiful quilt.

Carla said... #

Beautiful quilt, Cindy! See, you DO finish things!!

felicity said... #

Oh my goodness - such a gorgeous quilt! Fresh and fun. Just like you! :)

Anonymous said... #

this quilt is beautiful

Carla said... #

It's gorgeous! I am sure the happy couple treasure it. The baby quilt is pretty cute too!

Rene' said... #

I love this quilt Cindy!!!! Your double dutch quilt is new to me. What a special gift! Thanks for sharing.

Marit said... #

This is a very beautiful and happy quilt! I do hope you get to see it from time to time, parting with this beauty would hurt a little...

Mama Pea said... #

Just beautiful, Cindy!

OPQuilt said... #

I staggered to the computer this afternoon, after washing camping stuff and feeling generally like I was walking through the middle of a marshmallow all day, and went OH WOW! Blogger Festival! So, because of you, I quickly wrote up a post before the deadline and got it done. Thank heavens for you!


Liv said... #

I love this quilt I have made a lot of American Jane quilts but have yet to make this design I may just be inspired now thanks to you!

Simply Sandy said... #

I remember seeing this quilt in the magazine and thinking how much I loved it. It is beautiful. I don't know how you were able to let it go.

Eileen said... #

really fun quilt. it's sort of dainty in a way with all the small pieces, but fantastic blocks and fun in all the colors! thanks for sharing and have a great day