Well, here we are again! This last week I had an business appointment in Amsterdam, so when I was finished with work, I paid a visit to Den Haan & Wagenmakers, a small but very well known quilt shop here in The Netherlands. They specialise in reproduction Dutch Chintzes (from the 18th century) and reproduction Civil War fabrics (19th century). It was on my way home, honest! No seriously, the tram I take to get back to the railway station goes literally past the door. Who am I to resist!
I had decided to pay them a visit if I had time for two reasons: I wanted Bill Volckening’s new New York Beauty book, which I knew they would have, and I wanted to add a couple of blues, greens, reds and blacks to my stock of reproduction fabrics. So, I have the book (Yay! Highly recommended, I am ‘reading’ a couple of quilts every evening before going to bed, and for the first time in my life am tempted to make a New York Beauty. That’s what a good quilt book does, in my opinion, makes you want to make one of your own). I also picked up a couple of fat quarters, and almost stuck to my colours….
So then it was time for week 7 of the Gypsy Wife. The block is Indian Hatchet.
I went for warm cherry reds and pinks, with a touch of black.
I managed (not deliberately) not to choose any of the new fabrics from Amsterdam. But that’s okay. They have to mature a little! Next week, I promise!
Because all the cutting was squares, this block went together very fast.
It was also small, just 6″ finished size. So I was done in a jiffy.
And we are seven weeks in….