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?
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