Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mailman brought Goodies today!

The Mailman brought me all these Goodies today!  The book about Toiles is new from the V&A in England.........wonderful study book with detailed closeups of the fabrics.  The "Uncoverings" book is the collection of the research papers read a couple weeks ago at the American Quilt Study Group's annual seminar.....this year in MN.  Next year it will be closer in NJ!  A friend did a paper on "Potholder" quilts so I took the day off (between customers!) and read her paper and looked at all the photos in the Toile book!  On the right are the diamond template and pattern collection #1 from Ann Holte in PA who is doing a reproduction of a quilt made about 1860.  Each block is different and very scrappy!  Read about the quilt in QuiltMania #78!  Hope I can make a practice block tomorrow along with making Applesauce and cooking squash to freeze, work on a Civil War Legacies quilt kit sample, pin-baste two Jo Morton quilts, try to find shelf space to store the new fabrics that have been arriving and maybe even clean a little bit!  Be sure to click on the photo to enlarge it so you can see the PA quilt pattern better!  Clicking twice is even better!!


  1. lucky you!!!!!
    I love that quilt, I am going to go down to the museum in the next week or two to see that quilt in person
    I will take pictures for you if allowed...
    oh that book looks good, where did you buy it from?

  2. Cyndi, thank you for posting about this quilt. I saw it in Quiltmania and thought it was spectacular. A group of my friends are currently working on Nearly Insane and have been looking for additional projects.

    Pat in Texas

  3. Gorgeous Toile book, must race to London :))

    The Ann Holt quilt is gorgeous, a bit to complicated for me but nevertheless wonderful to look at.

  4. I love toiles. They always have an air of romance about them regardless of the colorway.