Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Oh Snap! Camera Mini Quilt

Have you seen the Snapshots fundraiser quilt along over on Fat Quarter Shop's blog? It was designed by Bonnie and Camille and features darling blocks that are pictorial. They aren't all my taste...but some are super cute. Including a block they planned for the back featuring a camera. I love photography, and knew I had to make it. I just needed a project for it.

I have a dear friend who shares my love of photography, and I knew she'd love the block. So I turned it into a mini for her. I dug out this cute print from my stash featuring kitchen utensils since she's an avid (and talented!) baker and cook. Bonnie and Camille use a plain white square for the lens, but I feel like that's a wasted opportunity to use a beautiful focal print. I'm planning another one for myself (I'm thinking about turning it into a sewing machine cover), and I've got a Paris print picked out for mine.

I love how it turned out. I envisioned it as more asymmetrical, but it's a pretty big block and it was tricky to keep the mini's size in check. The only other thing I would change is the fabric I picked for the flash. I like the idea of what I picked, and couldn't really figure out something better, but there's not quite enough contrast with the white background. 

But, I love the color combination, and I LOVE the striped binding. Love. I hope she loves it too, and I hope it reminds her that I really value her friendship. She's one of my favorite people in the whole world, and those people deserve quilts. 


  1. This is a lovely block but it's a GREAT choice of fabrics!!

  2. What a great way to celebrate the love of photography :) I love your version so much better than the original Snapshots camera!! Your friend is going to really enjoy this miniquilt!!

  3. Love this block...it made a darling mini!

  4. Love this block...it made a darling mini!