Always a nightmarish experience to me, photographing my quilts is hairy indeed. It is so hard to do their best... often they look only like a shadow of their former selves. Inside the house the ceilings are so high and the artificial light so insignificant that it just gets lost and there is no help for it. At least outside you can get better definition, unless there is too much light!
Is this how the pros do it??
Finished a modern mini quilt challenge for Wisconsin Public Television with Nancy Zieman and Quilt expo. It had to be 24 inches square or less, be modern in style and design and colors. I just stumbled onto doing this design with solids and chevron fabric, but loved how it turned out and love how it makes "hidden" designs by accident. Stars and Squares could be the name, but I called it Totem as a bow to its Native American colors and arrow like shapes.
Finished this ufo a little while back and then realized I never photographed it very well or posted it to my store... I just love cockatiels... they are sooooooooo affectionate.
My friend is making a quilt for an auction at a marine educators conference in June and she was looking for ideas and looked at my Tidepool quilt...
She asked me to make her some shells that would be washable (the above is an art quilt and they are colored pencil tinted so I don't consider them wash proof) so I painted hers with fabric paints.
So these are ready to go squares with little works of art! She has great plans and these plans include baby sea turtles... can't wait to see it!
Garden is just so full of gorgeous flowers! I hope I can take enough pictures so save them for later reference.
If that is not enough, we have another rhododendron and it is a different color...
So many beautiful blues...
and don't forget yellow!
Do you call these rocket flowers or tritoma? We had them in the backyard when I was 10.
Had to make goodies for darling new arrival in the family. Love these bibs from Dharma Trading company, they are white terry when they arrive and plain as can be. So I dyed them Easter egg baby colors with an emphasis on lavender and gray because those are baby's color and also the colors in the quilt I made for her. Colors included Sage, Silver Gray, Lemon Yellow, Orchid, and Sky Blue which really came out a lovely lavender. Then I had to add some trims... Also got a onesie and hat that became Silver Gray and a blankie with hoodie that became orchid so I added lace to it. And then I had to make a bag to hold all these goodies. Hope she does not need a prom dress soon.... !!!!
I have always been an artist and with art quilts I have found a way to combine my two loves of painting and textiles.