Thank You all so much your encouragement and patience!
What a lovely Bloggity Birth Day I had yesterday...
I have lots of fun pictures and ideas to share with all of you, eventually!
So what are 'Klosjes'? It is the Dutch word for Little Spools. According to An Moonen, a Dutch Textile Historian who has written a lovely book about Traditional Dutch Quilts, Klosjes or Spool quilts are one of the oldest Dutch designs, and in all honesty who could resist?
In Holland there are many Quilters who dedicate Saturdays to making little spools. Thanks to the kind invitation and encouragement of Ingrid I have joined up together with my friend Nadine.
So today is Klosjes-day! Hiep Hiep Hoera!
My Goal is 500 Klosjes and I have made 15! They will be 2.25 inches finished size and they are such a pleasure to hand-stitch.
So it will be awhile...
Due to the overwhelming response to my Klosjes I am adding my measurements here:
As far as I know there is no 'official' pattern. And some Dutch ladies even make them in different sizes. I tweaked my measurements because I saw a lot of them looking too much like bow-ties, until I ended up with a 2 1/4" spool.
My centre square is cut at 1 1/2 inches and the trapezoids are around 1 inch and 1/8th 'from top to bottom'. So these measurements include a 1/4 inch seam-allowance.
But I need to warn you... these are terribly addicting!
I bet you can't just make one in one sitting...