This spring has been so busy with a lot of things going on, both in the sewing corner and in life in general.
Blogging has unintentionally been on the back burner, so I have decided to blog a little backwards :-)
Last weekend of May, DH and I went to Amsterdam in the Netherlands, with some friends.
Amsterdam is a lovely town, with a lot to see and experience, and even if DH and I have visited before, we have decided we will go there again some day!
Amsterdam has a lovely quilt shop, and it was on the visit plan for the first day!
Den Haan & Wagenmakers is filled to the brim with inspiration, fabrics and quilts.
My travel company was placed on a pavement restaurant enjoying a glass of beer while I enjoyed the quilt shop. You can see them through the window from the shop's upper storey.
The shop makes lovely kits and they have a good selection of Dutch reproduction chintz fabrics. They are very shiny, but I do love the prints.
I was so lucky to have the very best chat and a lovely time with Elsbeth, who works in the shop :-)
She is a lovely lady and a very skilled quilter - please visit her blog!
Elsbeth told me how (not) to treat the chintz fabrics, to keep the shine.
As said before - I LOVE the prints, the shine not so much……. and they are hard to hand piece when unwashed.
I hope you are not to crossed with me for doing the opposite Elsbeth! Maybe I should duck and run now ??………… ;-)
Last - my fabric treasures from the shop, all the Dutch reproduction fabrics.:-)
I did buy some acrylic templates too. I do have a plan, but it is a little early to reveal it yet!
- Katharine Hepburn.