Completed Just Takes 2 Schoolhouse block 19. One more block to go! And the border of flying geese have been sewn along the way, so the quilt should be quick to set.
The patterns in the Dutch Treat quilt are appliqued as reverse applique, so the background is what is actually sewn after cutting it away to reveal the shape. I need something like a batik I think that has a finer weave, however I don’t think the batik would be suitable as the fabric all needs to be soft enough to turn and bend in very very tiny spaces! The author of the book gives no hints as to what she used for the background fabric…just hand dyed indigoes for the one colour, and assorted white on whites for the background. I’ve read that Moda Bella solids is supposed to be very good. I’m going to wait on this till I need a fabric order for some other things, then try a few different fabrics to see what’s best.