Sunday, March 15, 2009


Same quilt, after reading the friendly guide from Quilt Otaku.

Today is overcast, but even on a sunny day the best afternoon light in our house is in my sewing room. I took Marisa's advice and got out the tripod. I put the camera on macro and pushed the tripod down so that I was shooting from a lower angle. She also suggests arranging things around what you are photographing to avoid clutter in the frame. I moved my cherry sewing box upstairs and set it next to the thrifted basket that holds my small rulers and extra cutting blades. With the little bit of the curtain showing in the corner I guess I have a better composition than the "before" picture.

I think the quilting shows up better, at least. I don't know. What do you think?

This is a quilt that has been sitting around for a while. I finished the top a couple of years ago and just laid it aside. I wasn't too thrilled with it because of the blue fossil fern background fabric. I'd have liked something a little darker and with a touch more green in it.

Then, after I had it quilted last summer I just fell in love with it. My daughter also fell in love with it and has requested it. So I'm working on the binding and hope to have it finished in the next few days.

I'll try an "improved" photo when I finish.

edited to add: I guess NOT having to view my neighbor's winterized air conditioning unit in the corner would definitely qualify as an improvement! Thanks, Marisa!


Shasta said...

I'm going to have to read her blog too, because I want to take better pictures of my quilts. This one is better, because you can see the baskets in the background better, so the quilt looks like it is in a setting, and the stuff you don't want the stuff outside the window isn't seen.

Marisa said...

You won the fat quarter on my photo contest! Thinks for playing and let me know where to mail it!
- Marisa of Quilt Otaku