I started working on Dutch Treat earlier this year but found the white I had chosen raveled too much. I hunted around for some off-white batik and got some blue, too. The blocks are reverse appliqued, so the blue is behind the off-white. My three earlier blocks were all sorts of colors which was nice, but I thought I might only do a small number of the blue blocks. Here's what I finished this week.
There are 146 4" blocks in the quilt, much like Dear Jane. Because each block takes at least two hours to do, I don't know how much time I'll devote. I do have four more prepared for applique, and we'll see how I feel after those are done. The batik is easier to needle turn, and I can make much smaller stitches. Not all of the blocks in the book are Dutch-related, but I doubt if I'll have the patience to do them all anyway.
And what will happen to the earlier blocks? I have put them in with the other orphans for projects along the way - potholders? a table runner?