Although it is sometime ago since my last blog, it does not mean I have not been working on some projects! Currently I am preparing some patchwork bookmarks (using Ami Simms’ double-diamond pattern) as give-away’s for some upcoming trips, using fabric with Dutch flowers (tulips and daphodils).
|Dutch design bookmarks and potholders|
|Bookmarks in Dutch flower design|
Whenever the (future) arrival of a new baby is announced, I immediately feel the urge to start a new project: a baby quilt is always a nice project to work on, it has a clear deadline (the due date) and furthermore it is challenging to work with the colors that the soon-to-be-parents have chosen for their newborn. I remember one Summer during the time that I was working in the pediatric stem cell unit, 5 nurses were pregnant and I made them all a little quilt.
But the last baby quilt I made was different, it was for one of my best friends, and the day the little girl announced it was time to be welcomed in the world, we were online, chatting for about an hour, since she does not not exactly live around the corner! It was very special, and I will never forget these moments, although she was thousands of miles away, it felt if we were in the same room.
The colors she had chosen for her nursery were green and orange, and although I guessed about the exact shades, in the end it seemed to fit pretty well. I choose for typical Dutch symbols in applique, like a mill and tulips combined with the facts of the newborn, composing a small sampler. Another project finished!
|A quilt for Tennyson|