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!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Old Maid's Puzzle

A while back I finished this quilt.  Then more recently I was looking for a picture of it in my 'finished quilts' folder to show someone and couldn't find it, leading to the conclusion that I hadn't taken any photos of it finished. So here goes.  

It was a hot, sunny day and it's a pretty big quilt.  I hauled it into my garden and used a couple of trusty bulldog clips to string it up on an old climbing frame.....


But I think I like the distance shot more.  It shows the light-to-dark effect better.  Shame it shows all the junk in my yard at the same time.....


Then I took a shot of the back, because if you're any sort of quilter at all, you always want to see the back...


And here's a close up of the back so you can scrutinise my quilting.  It was machine quilted on my domestic machine, by me and my trusty machingers gloves....


Then I tried an arty shot, draped over a old wooden ladder propped up against a poplar tree.  I think the sun was gently frying my brain by then.....


So I gave it up and went inside for a cold drink....

Hope you like it.

4 comments:

  1. That quilting pattern worked out really well, didn't it? and I love the subtle colours of this quilt. Other people make those artistic shots look so simple - but they are really hard to get right. I like to get the whole thing in the shot - and sometimes it's about giving a closeup peek...

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  2. Beautiful quilt and I love your quilting. And the "junk" in your yard...it's not just you.

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  3. Looks great, I like your quilting choice. very artful photo's, I hope the cold drink settled the frying brain!

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  4. Great photos of your quilt - it is a lovely one and your quilting looks really cool too. I have discovered that one can spend ages arranging quilts for photos but then the first few photos are the best ones anyway!!

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