vrijdag 9 juli 2010

How dutch can you be?

A Spakenburger Quilttop, a visit to Kinderdijk and orange flags.


Orange (oranje) is our national colour. The dutch Soccer team is playing the World Champion Final on sunday eve. Almost the whole country will be in front of the TV, except for some quilters? (The last final we played was 32 years ago).

Wednesday afternoon I finished my Spakenburger Quilttop. Here are some details: 143 snowball blocks, finished block size: 4,5 x 4,5. Quilttop: 49,5 inch x 59 inch (1m25 x 1m50). The fabrics (beside the red-white fabric) are all dated between 1900 -1940, and where pieces of the traditional costumes, including two antique krablappen (shoulder part), see the picture above.

Nowhere around the world you can find 19 windmills on such a short area. Kinderdijk has been added to the Unesco World Heritage list. And ... it's only a 45 minute drive from The Hague. I think (well I'm rather sure) that our friends Marne and Elaine have seen more of the Netherlands than we have. Isn't that funny, most of the time we only do "tourist things" when we have friends from abroad. So this visit is to catch up with them.

1 opmerking:

Nana's Quilts zei

Lovely, lovely, lovely. Your Spakenberg quilt is great! Beesie is ready on the TV for Sunday. We have our other Dutch flags ready to take in Saskia. Thanks to the Mutsen's. And yes, we think Kinderkijk is quite lovely with that long row of molen. Prima!