Dutch Treat Quilt

I was thrilled to see Betz White’s new fabric line “Dutch Treat” for Riley Blake Designs.  I was even more thrilled when I was given the opportunity to make something using these fantastic fabrics.DutchTreat_Collage_72dpi_jpg_400x400_q85

I sketched up a few blocks and finally drew up one that has a bunch of pinwheels … which remind me of windmills so I thought it was fitting for the Dutch Treat theme.

Dutch Treat Quilt Block

I made my original block in two colorways for a total of four blocks.

Dutch Treat Quilt Block

I added a thin sashing between the blocks and then pieced a border to emulate the windmills from the block into the borders.  I used Aurifil thread and my Bernina to free motion quilt the top.  It was the perfect size top  (33” x 33”) to quilt on my home machine.

Dutch Treat Quilt

I had to wait for better weather to photograph the quilt … but I have to say … it was worth the wait!

Dutch Treat Quilt

This might be my favorite shot from that evening.  I haven’t named the quilt yet … or the block.  If you have any thoughts on a good name please leave a comment below!

Thank you to Betz White and Riley Blake for trusting me to make something cool with the Dutch Treat fabrics.  I’m also excited to say that Betz White will be coming to my area this September to teach at the Modern Stitching Affair.  While I’m extremely disappointed that I won’t be able to go myself (apple season) I hope if you can make it work you’ll consider checking it out!  And Betz … perhaps you can take a little road trip to the orchard so we can meet in person!

3 comments:

  1. Windmills in Motion comes to mind. I really like how the large pinwheel moves in one direction and the small ones go the other way. That's what makes it look the "windmills" are moving to me. BTW, I agree with you, the last shot is definitely the best.

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  2. Yay! Thanks so much for making this great little quilt with Dutch Treat! I love seeing how it all came together. Very cute!

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  3. What a perfect idea! Windmills suit the Dutch theme very well. 33" square is about my preferred quilting size too. I'm rooting for you that Betz fancies a trip to the orchard. I'm visiting from Quilting Mod, and saw your CMQ link.

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