Double Dutch is the name of the quilting/sewing group I regularly attend, we meet about once every three months for a day of chatting and sewing and to show each other our best quilting efforts. So yesterday I travelled to Leiden, a lovely old town in the western part of the Netherlands, to attend our Spring meeting. Despite the fact that I went to uni in Leiden I can never find my way around town. I graduated in 1996 and the town probably didn't change much in the past 18 years but neither has my sense of direction. ;)
I didn't have much to show in the meeting as the last time I worked on a quilt was in January and I'm not exactly the most talented quilter of the group anyway. The other ladies brought some pretty impressive stuff with them though. Muriel (top right) brought a Pippi Longstocking quilt top she and other quilters made in the Cocorico Patchwork Bee. Fabulous theme and all the blocks were so well executed and original. You can check out this and other wonderful patchwork projects in the Cocorico Bee Flickr Group.
Lotje made the 'Everything but the kitchen sink' (which I just found out is actually called 'Funky Garden') quilt on the left which consists of a delightful random collection of different quilt blocks. There was so much to see and admire and we all felt really inspired by Lotje's quilt. So there and then we decided to start a Double Dutch Quilt Along to make a similar (yet different) quilt for ourselves. Everyone is welcome to join in and details will be announced soon!