Thursday, February 05, 2009

My Staphorst Quilt
- part 3 -

Today the
last part, a bit late because I was in bed with the flu. First of all I like to thank you for your comments, I had fun writing this story! And Caro, you are right, Staphorst is in Overijssel. I always thought so too but changed it after reading a book on traditional costumes.......

Today I show you some blocks with daily wear which is much more colorful.

The next pictures are of some "kraplappen", the upper "kr
aplap" is for a woman, the one beyond is for a girl.

The last picture is of the backside of the quilt, the sleeve is also made from different fabrics.

The quilt is mad
e of 10 rows of 8 blocks of 24 x 24 cm, which is a bit smaller than 10"x 10 ".

It is handsewn and handquilted with kobalt blue cotton quiltyarn.

The name of
the quilt is:
"Blauw en groen, boerenfatsoen",
a litteral translation: blue and green, farmers decency.


subrine said...

really beautiful work, Wilma! fantastic colours too. Glad you're feeling better now.

NormaH said...

Wilma, I've thoroughly enjoyed your journey with this gorgeous quilt. Stay well!

crazyQstitcher said...

I am glad you are over the worst of the flu Wilma.
Your Staphorst quilt is lovely and I am glad of the explanation.
I still have the little sample of Staphorst fabric you sent me, which is so colourful.
I like the museum photo of the young girls with the colourful caps.

Thanks for sharing.

Oddbjørg said...

What a beautiful quilt you have made!
Have a nice weekend!

gocrazywithme said...

Thank you for taking the time to post all the pictures and story of your quilt. It is so beautiful!

Susan said...

Thank you so much for sharing all this with us. I guess the kraplappen are worn over some kind of long dress or shirt?