Sunday, November 9, 2008

Quilting, human error

Okay, so apparently it IS me. I'm standing too close to my subject and the flash is causing the shadow. I'm not used to the honking lense on this thing! I am sure I will get used to it, and I am much more aware of how close I stand and how much light is around to make sure I get a good shot. Anyways, that's something new learned about my Nikon already!! So after that, I used it to take pictures of this cow themed baby quilt I made for my nephew.

Not bad if I do say so myself. I know there's room for improvement but I'm always happy when I finish a project. I'm good at starting, not so much at finishing (or so my hubby tells me).
There was an ongoing joke between my sister-in-law and brother-in-law regarding her "cow eyes" (which he loves) and it carried I told her I was going to make her a cow blanket...she said go here it is!

I love quilting. Well, I love sewing. I absolutely love sewing together the quilt tops. Adding the backing and quilting it, not so much. I have a really hard time with the bulk of the quilt, and I almost always, no correct that, I ALWAYS end up with material puckers, even though I use a quilting foot and I pin the crap out of it!! It must be something I'm doing and I think that through practice and maybe some tips I may pick up along the way I'll get better. It's a passion I never would have thought I would have, but here I am.

I'm moving on to making a christmas table runner. I'm so excited. I wanted to make one for Halloween as well, but the baby came early and I've been a little busy. SO! I am making a runner using a "Merry & Bright" charm pack by Moda. The pattern is called "Charmed I'm sure" and I think it's going to be so cute!

I'll keep you updated :)


Kim's Scrappin' said...

What a beautiful quilt!! I've tried quilting, I'm good at starting but not finishing. LOL I have a quilt top that I've made where each square looks like a different type of quilt, each square was made by cross stitching. I really like the way it turned out, but that is as far as it has got, I've not actually quilted it. :( I would like to see it finished someday, maybe I'll get around to it who knows. I may try and take a photo of it to show on my blog sometime in the near future. - Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, that's how I found your's. :) Have a great week!!

Kim's Scrappin' said...

Hi again Rose, just popped in to let you know that I just sent you an email with another download link for the Grungy May papers that you asked about :)

Beware the few racy photos...thought it was worth it to see all the other ones!