Of course you may think, she's being rather conceited about her own quilt, but its not my skill that has added anything to this quilt, nay a mere child could have prit-sticked this quilt together and it would still be a looker. All because of the fabric and one lady, Heather Ross.
HR hoarders the world over will know exactly where I am coming from. If you love this fabric I really think you can do no wrong with it. Which is why I decided to make this quilt as simple as I could, by having no plan other than using as much of my precious stash as I could in the most economical way so as not to waste any of 'my precious'.
These fabrics have been secreted away, slowly added to by little splurges here and there and furtive swaps with good friends that at times felt akin to a drug deal, such was the rarity of the goods I was trying to get my hands on.
I took each piece of HR fabric, trimmed it to be square if it was not, removing only the bare minimum and then set to work framing each piece with random sized strips of other favourite designers until I reached a 12" block. Perhaps that is why I love this quilt so much. It might be simple with no plan other than to use my very favourite fabrics of all. It was painful at times to cut into fabrics held onto for so long. But the pain is worth the immense pleasure I now have of seeing them all together all the time, not hidden in a shoe box for 'one day'.
It seemed only fitting to finish this one off with some hand quilting action! Size finished is 72"x84" and I used a new to me wadding, eco cloud, a 70/30 blend from The Fabric Guild and I really liked it.
I have decided to make this quilt my very first entry into the Bloggers Quilt Fesitval because just perhaps if I love it someone else may too! So I have entered it into the large quilt category and i'm looking forward to joining in!