Yes, it is almost the big day! Sinterklaas comes to everyone's house and leaves a gift behind tomorrow evening. Well, actually he has already been to my house with the help of the Baker Piet. Right Piet??? *grins*
I can now show you the last motif I stitched for Sinterklaas en reveal the little quilt top I made with them. It is the year of the charm quilt for our quilt group. I am trying to keep to that theme this year so I have used a different fabric for each of the log cabin blocks and the rail fence blocks across the top. There are 62 different fabrics in this little quilt measuring 10 inches by 14 inches.
The extra design is a sweet little freebie from Anneke's blog. I knew when she shared this on her blog that I had to add the Sint's steamboat to the rest of the blocks. Thanks Anneke! It is just perfect with the others.
And you may think steamboat? Yes, no reindeer for the Dutch St. Nicolaas. He arrives from Spain mid November by steamboat with his white horse. He rides across the rooftops helped by not his elves but his helpers Zwarte Pieten (black Peters). The gifts are left on the eve of December 5th, lowered from the rooftops in a burlap bag.
This will be the last sets of coasters to be given away as the next giveaway will be a charm pack of the fabrics I have used. It will be a fun thing to use for quilters or stitchers alike.
Here is the first set...
...and the second. Just leave a comment on this blog entry to be eligible for the drawing. If you don't have a blog, you must be willing to give me your email address in order for me to contact you about your win. Good luck to everyone!
For everyone here in Holland.....Een fijne Sinterklaas feest toegewenst!