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Sunday, 13 June 2010

Dutch Quilt & Klosjes

Whoops I missed the deadline again- my Saturdays just keep rolling into Sundays all for very good reasons which I am not going into .

I have been feeling so rough this week after a summer cold and cough came along and hit me on Monday, I was coughing so much through the night that I thought I was going to die. Needles to say I have survived with the help of cough medicine and am now on decongestant to sort everything else out.

After all this I have managed 6 Klosjes so my total is now 42 , you will also see I have put the dutch quilt together. Although I like it I am not entirely happy with my workmanship on it- I suppose I should have waited until I was feeling tip- top to carry on but you know how some quilts get you and you just want it DONE.

The English countryside and gardens are looking just great right now and I drive past this field on the way to the nursing home 4 times a week, All of a sudden over the last couple of weeks I saw a few red blotches appearing and on Friday the poppies seemed to be in all their glory. It really is such a wonderful sight to gladden your heart.


  1. Isn't this country marvelous. There is always something beautiful to look at within a short distance. I adore poppies. I love the softness of your quilt top Sue and it doesn't really matter if it is perfect or not. The point is that you made it and others will enjoy it too. Glad you are feeling a bit better.

  2. I keep seeing blogs with the Klosjes. Can you tell me where it all started and is there a
    reason so many people are making them? Is there a limit to how many you make and are you making them for a special quilt?
    I'd love to know.

  3. Lovely klosjes and your dutch quilt looks great.

  4. What a great sight, these fields of poppies. It really blows you away doesn't it?
    I like your klosjes a lot...the purple goes sooo well with the brique.
    To me your Dutch quilt looks perfect, but I know that you are closer up ;-)

    Have a nice sunday!

  5. The poppies are very pretty. A nice thing to bring a smile!!
    I like the Dutch quilt and the spool blocks are adding up!! Way to go!

  6. Love all your pics. What are your thoughts about hand quilting your Dutch quilt?

  7. Klosjes look good...Dutch quilt looks great...take care of that as much as you can ...poppies are pretty. hate to waste

  8. I'm sorry that you've been under the weather... those late night coughing spells are scary and I'm glad you are feeling better.

    I love your choices in fabrics on your little klosjes! Right up my alley!

    And the Dutch quilt is truly lovely. We are always hardest on ourselves, and notice every little mistake. Please stop looking for your mistakes and enjoy the beautiful entirety! Because it really is beautiful!

    ~ Ronda

  9. Great Klosjes, Sue, and I love your Dutch quilt, as well!!! Your English countryside is just so must be ahead of us, as our poppies aren't even ready to bloom yet!!!
    Hope you're feeling better soon!

  10. Your Dutch quilt is beautiful Sue. Your Klosjes pile is growing and that field of poppies is gorgeous.

  11. I love how scrappy your klosjes are - wonderful colors. The Dutch is lovely! do you intend to hand quilt it? It is beautiful.
    Love the poppies - so happy looking

  12. Your Dutch quilt is fabulous! Good job bringing it back to life.