Monday, February 11, 2013

Heather Ross Snapshots Quilt

This quilt has been a long time in the making. I think I started collecting scraps for this about two years ago. Finally, about six months ago I committed to what I would actually do with them and started sewing. I got sidetracked because I didn't like how it was turning out and put it in the drawer for a few months. Sometimes I can complete a quilt start-to-finish in a short time. Sometimes they have to sit for a while so I can decide the best way to approach the project. This one definitely got better with time. I love how it turned out. I'm glad I took the time to really think it through.


Although I adore all the Heather Ross prints, I'm honestly not a hoarder. Many of these came from the donations of others. I gladly just took their scraps. I had a lot of fun putting this together. All the colored solids are Pure Elements by Art Gallery. Many of these colors can be found at Intrepid Thread. Also, Pink Castle Fabrics just started carrying some of the colors.

This is a twin quilt at 66" x 88". It's actually the perfect size to wrap completely around me while working at the computer. I love nice, big quilts to wrap up in. I don't think it will end up on a bed anytime soon.

I backed it with Sketch Flannel in Lipstick found at Pink Castle Fabrics. I felt daring using this bright pink on the back, but I love it. Flannel-backed quilts are so nice and cozy. As you can tell, I need it here. There is more than a foot of snow in our backyard. It makes it hard to photograph a white quilt with so much snow around.

26 comments:

  1. Oh I envy you all of the Heather Ross scraps. I love the quilt. I have Nursery Versery and Crafty Chloe fat quarters, but nothing else. Snapshots was a great way to show the scraps off. Nice quilting too. Mary

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  2. I absolutely love your finished quilt! The snapshots show off the scraps beautifully! Love the colors with the white. Gorgeous!

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  3. I love the way this quilt turned out! It's so beautiful!

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  4. It's fantastic! I also have Heather Ross but not even one scrap yet. I need to work on that. I'm so inspired now!

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  5. I love how this turned out! The colors are great!

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  6. This is gorgeous, I love these colors! I might have to try out some of that Sketch flannel, I keep hearing good things about it and I love that lipstick color :)

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  7. Beautiful! And I really love the pink backing!

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  8. I love this quilt! You did an amazing job!

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  9. Love how your quilt turned out! Definitely worth the wait.

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  10. Really beautiful - love how you mixed the prints with the gorgeous solids!

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  11. I love how this turned out, the snapshots are so cute, and the back is a fab colour!

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  12. Turned out beautiful! I should start someday on my HR quilt!

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  13. Kati, it's simply fabulous- fabulously simple!!!

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  14. That looks incredible! Unfortunately I don't think I have even close to enough scraps for something like this! Nor have I had much time/ money for quilting lately with school but this gives me something to aspire to!

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  15. Your quilt is beautiful! I'm totally envious of your eye for combining colors. :}

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  16. This looks incredible! What a beautiful snuggly quilt to wrap around you. One day I am going to buy some Heather Ross fabric - just need to use up some of my other fabric to make room!

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  17. It is beautiful, you picked the best colours for the solids.

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  18. Love it! Especially the pink. So cheerful in the middle of winter.

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  19. what a great way to showcase the prints. Lovely lovely finish!

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  20. there you go, making another quilt i love! i'm looking forward to seeing some of your quilts at Quiltcon!

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  21. I really love this quilt!!! You did a wonderful job, the colours are all amazing!

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