I finally finished my aqua and brown quilt - yes, I quilted it myself. It's usually slow going because I have so many stops and starts. Rarely do I have a big block of time to just quilt. I have to work it in when I can, usually weekends and occasional evenings. But, when I finally get to the binding stage, it's a wonderful light at the end of that particular quilting tunnel. I love the binding process, which a lot of people don't. I thinks it's because I always do it by hand, and I love handsewing. Now to photograph the quilt. I've taken classes, read the books, got the camera, etc., but I'm never really happy with how the quilts look in photos. I can work on the color in my Photoshop Elements (not ready for full blown Photoshop!), and get it pretty true to the original color, but I thinks it's the whole "staging" process that has leaves the photos a little lackluster. Do I drape the quilt over a chair?
It might look more casual, but then you can't see the pattern. Then I try laying it in the grass outdoors:
Maybe better - at least you can see what it is. But as I look across the yard, there is the pool, sitting there with the exact same beautiful aqua colors that are in my quilt. What if I position the quilt next to the pool?
But, I also have another lovely little quilt to show off. I didn't make it, but Heather, my daughter did. She made it for her grandmother to celebrate her 80th birthday this next weekend.