Thursday, May 13, 2010

heather ross mini quilt

What do seahorses, unicorns, mermaids, garden gnomes, banana seat bicycles, the ice cream truck, snails, tadpoles, birthday parties, octopus, nesting dolls and wild horses have in common?

Heather Ross.

Youthful, energetic, magical... the stuff of dreams, summer and youth turned into a small quilt.This block is called flying geese and I took a deep breath and gave it a go. I still have quite a lot to learn about quilting. Squares, rectangle shapes are a bit more straightforward and what I am used to so there are some little imperfections here and there but, I still love it. Mostly it's about perfect cuts and I should have alloted a tiny bit more space at the top when I made the blocks so the top of the triangles showed on all. One learns by doing, right?

Fabrics are all Heather Ross with a few solids mixed in for good measure and white cotton. They are from a few different collections. She has a new collection coming out soon which S has declared her love for. She threw back her head, smiled and said "love it" when I showed it to her.

The size is about 20" x 28." Perfect for dollies or hanging on the wall. Would you believe it if I told you that Ms. S has pointed out all the pink sections for me?

Some close-ups of the fabrics


Elizabeth said...

Very cute!! I love Heather Ross. I have some of the mermaid fabric, and Caitlin wants something made from it. Girls never grow out of the love of mermaids :)

affectioknit said...

LOVE it!

Amelia Plum said...

that quilt is adorable nancy. scarlet is one very lucky girl with all the stuff you make for her.

la casita de wendy said...

I really love this quilt!!
best from spain ♥

Dacia said...

i love it! her fabrics are always so chic and whimsical at the same time--not sure how she pulls it off, but love it!