Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Needlecase

As a Dutch woman I collect Dutch fabrics of different kinds. They are very different as what I'm used to working with. I love the bright look of them. Yesterday I made this needlecase. Look at the lace I used. (Think you have to enlarge the picture).It has such tiny windmills with little farms on it. I love it!

I used a pattern from the book American Doll quilts by Kathleen Tracey







Lucy

41 comments:

minnie said...

So cute!
achaquejour-minnie.blogspot.com

Kathie said...

oh Lucy this is beautiful
it says LUCY when I look at it and love the little dutch girls...and the red plaid inside. Perfect
Kathie

Nadine said...

Oh, Lucy, this is just SO adorable ! I still have that beautiful blue roses piece of fabric, that you kindly sent to me a while ago - guess I was treasuring it for the right moment - and now you give me a lovely idea (is there a web link where I could find some vintage Dutch fabric, with those cute lovers ?).
Hugs & smiles to you,
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Brenda said...

Very fun. I've been meaning to make a needle case too, instead of just sticking them here and there.

vivi said...

it's so pretty,
how long did it take you to finish it? i think i need one too, i also leave my needles just like brenda, here and there!
and thanks for the link! it makes me remember so much to "little house on the praire" my fav tv show, and i guess that's there when i started loving patchwork!

Susan said...

Wow! Perfectly adorable.

karenfae said...

it's cute, you do tiny work so well!
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Leila said...

Ohhh....I didn't know there was such a category as Dutch fabric -- uh oh!!

And if it is all as perfectly charming as what you have here, I'm in trouble!

You highlighted the sweetness perfectly with your little project -- wonderful!

Libby said...

Oh Lucy - it is as sweet as can be. I love the boy and girl on the back . . . he has little patch on his pants *s*

Donna said...

That dutch print is adorable. I love the way you captured the girl with her goose on the front and the little couple on the back. The red lace just perfects it.

Darlene B said...

Being an American woman of Dutch descent, I love all things "Dutch"! This fabric is gorgeous! I hope that someday I will be able to visit the Netherlands.

Nana's Quilts said...

Very cute, Lucy. I have been getting the Dutch Fabrics club from Minewood Quilting for the past couple of years and have all those fabrics. I may just have to make some very similar. Very good use of the fabrics.
Groetjes,
Marne

Paula said...

Very sweet. I love it.

Janet said...

What a fun little needle case! I love the red and white lace trim with the tiny windmills and farms - its wonderful!

rachel griffith said...

oh how cute!!!

p.s. i really like your new blogger header.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The fabric and project are both awesome. I too would like to know if you have any idea where I could get the blue print fabric - I just love it!

Millas hem said...

So cute it is!:)

Camilla

nicolette said...

I’ve never seen the outside fabric before! Love it! Love the needlecase. Soooo cute!!

tami said...

That is just too cute.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh this is soooo beautiful! I LOVE it! Hmm, I've been saving that special fabric you gave me when I saw you in Paducah - maybe that is what it was meant to be!!!! I love yours!

GLÒRIA said...

Lovely needlecase! Precious!
Regards, Gloria.

corinna said...

adorable was what popped into my head immediately
great colors

La Tea Dah said...

Amazing and beautiful!

Gran said...

Thank you - a treat to see.

janet said...

I just love the fabric, I've never seen Dutch fabric before.This was a nice way to us it.

anne bebbington said...

How sweet Lucy - I have some of that fabric bought as a souvenir on my one and only visit to Amsterdam about 5 years ago - I keep saving it to make something special with

Marlene said...

I love the fabric *and* the trim! That's the perfect Needlecase.

Judy said...

Very lovely as usual Lucy!

Threeundertwo said...

What sweet fabric!

sewprimitive karen said...

Lucy, it's just the cutest thing. And to put the darling red trim on it, oh, it's perfect.

limpingalong said...

Interesting! I just used the blue/white Dutch boy and girl fabric to back a baby quilt. It was something someone donated and it was perfect to back the four-patch I made using up fabric scraps. I live in Texas!

hetty said...

I love anything Dutch! Your needle case is lovely.

Moorea said...

That is adorable! You sure do have a knack of putting such sweet things together. I enjoy using the needle case you sent me, it is treasured!

Connie said...

I have been reading your blog for some time. I just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Valentine's Day. Do they have Valentine's Day in the Netherlands?

Renate said...

I always enjoy reading your blog.
It is a beautiful needlecase.
Renate

Bonnie said...

I didn't see this until tonight! It is adorable! I love the dutch girl with the goose on the front....fun!

Bonnie

bep said...

hallo Lucy,wat een mooi blog heb je,ik zet je bij mijn favorieten als je het niet erg vind.
Het gebreide beertje vind ik helemaal geweldig groetjes Bep

Linda said...

100 percent adorable--love it. Love the material.

YankeeQuilter said...

So cute...and I love how you display your project with vintage pieces...

Ravenhill said...

Those fabrics together are just marvelous! And that old spool of thread is a treasure!

Kathie said...

love your new header Lucy
great picture!!!!