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Double Dutch Delft

Reverse appliqué and appliqué pattern – instructions for hand applique and machine piecing 

This quilt was inspired by the Delftware china of Holland and my memories.  I was born and raised in Albany, NY, a city originally founded by the Dutch.  I have fond memories of going to the Albany Institute of History and Art with my family and on school field trips through the years. 

One of the highlights for me was the Dutch room.  It had a huge walk in hearth and a built in bed in the corner that was tiny, though for adults, with Blue and white draperies.   The plate rail had lovely Blue and White Delftware plates, and the walls had blue and white Delftware tiles.  I loved the old world elegance, and quaintness of this room. 


Finished dimensions: 56 in x 56 in: created by 9 - 12in blocks, plus a large 8in framed border

Materials required:

  • Fabric for Top and Binding:
    • Deep Blue: 3 yds
    • White: 1 ¾ yds 
    • Light Blue: 1 yd
    • Assorted scraps for Applique: medium to dark blues (equivalent to 3 fat quarters)
  • Backing Fabric: 3 1/2 yds (cut and piece to measure 63in x 63in)