My name is Charlotte, sometimes known as Ms Lottie, occasionally as The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady. This is my blog, where you'll find me writing a lot about my quilting and textile arts and a little about my family's life in a small seaside town in New Zealand. Haere mai!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ready for your close up?

I can't show you the quilts I'm working on at the moment.  It's frustrating.  I've never had to do that before, but I guess rules are rules.

I want to enter them into the exhibition at Taupo Symposium and the rules state that they cannot be shown anywhere before.  And that includes blogland because it's public.

I'm new to the 'virgin quilt' rule and I think it's a fairly new rule for New Zealand, but I'm sure it's common practice in big quilt shows overseas.  I guess it makes for a fresh and interesting show because none of the quilts will have been seen before, but it does take away some of the joy of sharing my process.  What do you think about it?

So instead, I'm going to show you random pictures that I've been taking with my NEW camera!

We have a rewards card in NZ called FlyBuys and I redeemed some points for a flash new camera.  It was high-time - my old one was about nine years old and was a 3 megapixel (!).  Now I have 14 megapixels to play with and a much better macro function.  It's still a compact digital camera, but just so much better.  Bliss.

I have to resize them to upload them or they take forever.  But the quality is still fantastic in comparison.  Check out the grain my chicken is picking up from the ground.  They move so fast when pecking that I never could have captured that before.

See?  I can get really, really, really close!  Hmm.  Actually, I don't know if I want you to get that close to my stitching!

Have a great day.  I'm off to do some more playing with my camera quilting to meet my deadline!


  1. We all have a few will be worth it in the end when you can reveal all your goodies you have been making.

  2. Ooh, new toy! That has more megapixels than my big ole digi!

  3. I'll look forward to seeing your quilts at Symposium!! Aren't cameras so much fun?! I am continually amazed at what I can photograph!


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