Posted on | July 4, 2014 | 17 Comments
Trying to take an outside photo of a quilt is very tricky at this time of the year. It can be windy, cloudy, wet or any combination of all three.
Today was very cloudy and windy, but I took advantage of the wind easing off to snap a few pics because I knew there was rain forecast for the afternoon, and then for a few more days.
You can see from the clouds in the sky that the rain is coming.
This is the contrast to taking a photo inside on the same cloudy day. Not quite up to the mark.
But at least you get to see it. This quilt is from a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman in her book A Practical Guide To Patchwork. This is the same book I used for the Kitchen Window quilt.
The hardest part with a cloudy day was getting the true colours of the fabrics. Some of the block close ups show it better.
The fabric is from an early range by Rosalie Quinlan called Sweet Broderie. I figured it was time to use it rather than keep looking at it. Very pretty fabric and so different to my normal choices.
Binding was done in the darker of the pink fabrics.
The backing was pieced from all the left over fabrics. Hardly a scrap left now.
And the quilting was done by my lovely Long Arm Quilter, Pam.
As always, it is very pleasing to have another finish. And I am also pleased to be back inside where it is much warmer!
Enjoy the weekend.
Happy July 4th to my US family and friends. Enjoy your celebrations.