Thursday, 22 May 2014

Sneaking in under the wire

I had planned to write this post last week, stuff happened yada yada blah blah blah, you don't want to read a load of waffle. Neither do I want to type it. Not when I have the most stunning of stunning quilts to share with you.

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.

Heather Ross Mash Up

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'.

Heather Ross Mash Up 

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'.

Heather Ross Mash Up

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.

Heather Ross Mash Up

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!

7 comments:

Kay said...

I love the simplicity of this and the way it shows off the fun fabrics. Thanks for sharing. x

Kate said...

This is beautiful. What a great way to pay tribute to that much loved fabric.

Charlotte said...

it's so lovely! Remind me to give you some Heather Ross fabric next time I see you :-)

CitricSugar said...

Great job - it must have been agony to hold on until you had enough to do this one right! And you did!. :-)

Archie the wonder dog said...

What a lovely quilt! Good luck in the festival!

Hannlib said...

This is so lovely. I would never think to hand quilt such a thing but it is perfection, finishes it off beautifully.

Fran said...

Stunning! I love what you've done with these gorgeous fabrics.