A quilt top and investigation

If you listened to my last podcast you will know I said I wasn’t going to piece quilts without intention until I caught up on my long arm quilting of my own quilts. Well, I must have impulsively said that. I had all morning yesterday before I needed to return to work after a good checkup at the dentist.  So, I didn’t have a batting nor the ability to buy one till Friday…. so I sewed a Valentines table topper. It was a panel I bought in Scotland in 2014, It had to be finished! You will also notice the back of a quilt I took off the frame for a customer and now the frame is open waiting to be loaded. The next deadlined quilt is mine. AGH, I need a batting. What to do after to table topper? I started testing a pattern for a friend who is making softies. It is a little dragon stuffed animal. So cute.  A nice change of pace for sewing. More to come on that pattern and my process will be another blog post.

Click on photos for a larger more detailed look !

I went on a investigative trip to the community garden. I have a quilt that will be featured on Moda Bake Shop mid August. I need to take a picture for the cover photo. I want it to be special. The pictures all the other chef’s take for cover photos are amazing and I am feeling a little nervous about the need to have a really good one! The quilt will go on the frame soon AFTER I GET A BATTING. Ugh I hate having wasted good long arming time because I don’t have a batting or backing or thread. Makes me a little bit nutty. But you make do and I have plenty other supplies and lists of things to do.

What makes a good quilt pattern cover photo? I would love to hear what you think? I think the garden has some potential for a good picture.

Quilt on,

Vicki

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5 Comments

  1. Love the rustic-look with quilts hanging off tree limbs or fences. Navy and white contrast nicely with the greens and browns of nature-go to the garden like you think and I bet you’ll find lots of interesting and beautiful ways to take great pics of the gorgeous quilt. Will you share those pictures with us, please? Glove to see what you make.

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  2. I know the feeling when it comes to batting (or the lack of a batting). But mt problem is twofold! I don’t have any batting right now, and I drag my feet on spending the money on something you can’t even see ☹️ But I like a good batting because it is important… bahhhhh. Regarding a photo… I’m not a photographer but perhaps a photo capturing the same color palette as depicted in your quilt…hmmmm? Just a thought. Congrats on your Moda feature 👏👍

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