Yesterday (saturday) I went with my mother to Deventer. Deventer is the town I went to Highschool and it's close to the little village I grew up. So we took our bike, and cycled to the Quiltshop "100 rozen" (http://www.quiltshop100rozen.nl/) in the Walstraat (very nice shopping street).
Somebody told me every quilter once in her life has to make a quilt with roses.
I had to pick out my birthday-gift, so we choose some beautiful rose- fabrics together, so I can start with my "rose-quilt". When I have finished the first 4 blocks (totally 12) we're going again together to choose some new fabrics for the next blocks. I'm really looking forward to it.
The shop had a lovely pattern, with hearts from rose-fabric. And this morning I made a block just to see if I had the right measures in inches. I prefer to work in inches instead of centimetres. The block is 17,5 x 17,5 inch (44,5 cm). The small squares are 4 inch (including seamallowance).