Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A catch up post and more photos

Before I left I had some photos ready to post but I ran out of time to get them on my blog.

I finished another block for the Roseville Album quilt.

I love the 2 flowers in the top corners of this block.
Next I plan to start one of the larger side panels.

I made some fabric purchases.

This one just because its quirky and cute, and I can see lots of fussy cutting opportunities.

I managed to find a fat quarter pack of Mary Koval's Baltimore Album fabric collection.
The quilt on which these fabrics were based was made in around 1847. The Chester Country Criswell Quilt was made only 5 years later. so I will be using some of the reds and greens in my blocks.

I have plans for several of the other fabrics also.

I have been looking at chintz fabrics in several places and found some when Purl Soho had a sale. The strips are 4 inches by 60 inches.

Each of the patterned strips has small, medium and large patterns.

Here are a few more photos from our holiday. First some colourful shots from Singapore. The first 2 were taken from the window of a moving bus!

Paris from the Montmatre Hill.

St Malo.


Next post will be books and fabric I found while we were away.


  1. Gorgeous Roseville block and I really like that fabric that you've earmarked for fussy cutting, it's lovely. Isn't Honfleur a pretty town? We stayed there for a couple of nights again this year.

  2. dear miriam,your roseville block is gorgeous,and so nice fabrics you purchased,have a nice week,susi

  3. Your blocks is spectacular. I love the building with the fabulous door and window colors. There should be more buildings like that in the world! Gives me ideas for my retirement home.

  4. Beautiful photos Miriam. And that quilt block is just gorgeous!

  5. your block is gorgeous.
    love that stack of fabric.
    that first building reminds of children's Lego blocks.

  6. Love your Album Block the Gabrics are Gorgeous...
    Lucky You visiting Purl Soho.
    Lovely Pics.

  7. Love seeing all the pictures of your trip and your Roseville block is wonderful.

  8. I'm drooling over those fabrics. Nice travel pics. I'm coveting those fabrics....And there is more?!!