Monday, September 8, 2014

A Monday Finish

Well, it is not a complete finish, but I have completed block #24 on my Baltimore Garden journey.  Next I have decided to go back and replace the ruched flowers I had made for a previous block with the layered flowers.  I just don't think I will happy unless I do.  Yes, much more time involved, but since I have come this far, I just feel it is the right thing to do!

I wish I knew more about photography, it is hard to capture the dimension the layered flowers add to the block


Here it is hanging off the edge of my chair




a closer seems to help

 

14 comments:

  1. It is hard for me to photograph also. I can see your dimension. Have you tried taking pictures outside? Regardless, the block is gorgeous!

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  2. I definitely can see the depth of the layers.. So much work involved but worth the effort.

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  3. Wow ... wow! I just LOVE those layered flowers! Yum!

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  4. Carla this is absolutely beautiful! You are creating a masterpiece. Congratulations. The layered flowers are stunning and must be so much work. Would love to see the details. When I want my quilting or dimensional appliqué to shine I will photograph with side lighting. The methods that work for me are using the early morning or late day sun outside and at an angle to your subject... Or in the house with horizontal blinds that reflect the light downward on your subject.... Or lay the piece on a table or floor and put a light low and to its side. I use a lamp and tilt it. It takes a little fussing but it is so worth it. Congratulations again on such a lovely block. Wow!

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    1. I have done some photography outside and yes it is so much better! I love all your tips and want to thank you for sharing. I took a great pic one day when I walked into my sewing room and I had a quilt over my sewing table because I was going to sew on the binding and the light must have been just right. I do seem to have better luck early in the morning, I guess that is like you said the light is more at an angle. I will keep all of these in mind, thanks so much!

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  5. Gorgeous....I agree....you have already spent so much time on these beautiful blocks that it would be a shame to not change one that YOU are unhappy with. Although, all of your blocks have looked wonderful to me :)).

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    1. Thanks Ellen! I agree I would kick myself everyday if I didn't! Thanks so much for your kind words!

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  6. I think you can see the dimension great, sometimes I try to hold my camera kind of sideways to the block - can't explain properly - but the way you did it shows up fine on the last photo. How many blocks are in this quilt?

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    1. Thanks Karen! I will try that too! There are twenty five blocks so I am getting near the end, but I still need to do the border. I have never a swagged border and this quilt has two with flowers in between so it will be a while. I usually don't applique much in the winter but I am excited about doing appliqued borders something I haven't done since my Hawaiian quilt.

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  7. What a GORGEOUS block! Makes me want to pull out my applique!

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  8. Oh so pretty! Love those flowers and I can see the effects on the close up shots.

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