Do you do Fall Cleaning? How about Fall Sewing?
FYI: I will be Guest Blogging on Thursday
I'm sharing a fun little quilt block that's all the rage in The Netherlands...Klosjes! Klosjes is the Dutch word for "Little Spools"
|Modern Fabrics for a Traditional Dutch Quilt Block|
May I welcome my visitors from Sew We Quilt!
I feel honored to be Guest Blogger considering I'm not a Designer...nope...no special fabric line...na dah...100's of followers?...nah, just small town here...etsy store owner?..zip zilch...I give all my stuff away.
So why me?? Don't really have a clue, other than Madame Samm likes to involve EVERY type of quilter in this Wonderful World of Quilting. Her heart really is in the right place, y'all. Y'all is an official southern word that just rolls off my tongue...can't help it...it feels as natural as having a needle and thread in my hand or getting giddy over the newest fabric over at Jane's Fabrics
Klosjes and Tablerunners are on my Design Wall for September
This little beauty is winging it's way to a special friend who Stitches by the Lake ...Hmm???...Who could that be???
I made this Table-runner in a class I took back in March
Mountain Quiltfest, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
We used fusible batting in a quilt as you go technique.
However, both me and the instructor agreed my table-runner looked great "just as"
So, I left it just like you see it above, no quilting.
I have the Freedom to make those decisions and that's why I love the creative process involved in quilting!
Now, for some Klosjes!
3 in. Block Klosjes
I took a modern slant on fabric choice with these klosjes. Primitive Fabric is more often chosen in the Netherlands.
I suggest doing a Google search and look at all the fun quilts made from this wonderful little quilt block. I tried different phrases but was most successful with the following:
*spool quilts in the Netherlands*
*little spools or klosjes in the Netherlands*
Guess What? I'm Giving Away 50 of these little Beauties to my fabulous followers!
Starting Thursday, everyone who Comments and Follows on my blog will be placed in the Prize Pull.
Plus, my 100th Follower gets an extra surprise!! Who will it be?
Look at this luscious Halloween fabric...yummy and fun! Have I told you how I love Halloween..hold over from my childhood when Halloween was kitschy and harmless trick or treating fun in the safe neighborhood and small WV town I grew up in.
I'll be turning this into a Tablerunner...not sure what pattern..may use the one in the picture above.
What do you think?
My #1daughter has already laid claim to this fabric for a Table runner.
So I guess #2 (LaLA) will get Tablerunner #2!
Now DIL will have to have one??
AAH, her's fabric for sweet DIL and Tablerunner #3
Now, I want to make some Klosjes in Fall/Halloween fabric..
So...will you join me??
I'll send you Full instructions for the Klosjes. All you have to do is request it in your comment and make sure I have your email address. No Reply Bloggers can go to Sew We Quilt to get instructions cause I don't have a clue!
I'm a VISUAL Learner...so my tutorials lean in that direction. Give me a picture and turn me loose. However, for those of you who need more detailed instructions, the written tutorial with templates and measurements can be emailed to you in just a Clickaroo! Just say so in your comment, OK??
Here is a BRIEF VISUAL TUTORIAL
Here is a BRIEF VISUAL TUTORIAL
It's best to contrast dark fabrics with light fabrics so the spools stand out!