Six years (!) ago I had the idea to use the museum in my home town, to make a pattern for new quilt ...
The building from 1849 has a large steam engine used to pump water out of the Haarlemmermeer (Lake of Haarlem). So it could be used as dry land to live and farm on it. This picture is from 1904.
It stopped working since 1933 and became the Cruquius museum since. You can read more here at The official Museum website (in English and Dutch).
At the water side it has a beautiful window.
And chose the fabric in the middle as a starting point, the piles in the back are fabrics I collected over the years: folklore fabrics, old and new, quilt fabrics, thrift shop shirts, some fabrics were a gift, others were in my closet for 30 or 40 years!
I used the big window as the center of the quilt
See how big these shapes are at the museum wall?
The quilt is hand quilted with big stitches in white, with number 12 Perle yarn.
The border fabric is one of my most favorite fabric and used now in this project.
The back of the Cruquius museum quilt
After being washed and dried, here on our bed, it shows the quilting a little better.
Size: 2.30m L by 2.25m W (about 90" by 88" )