Yeah! I'm doing a happy dance this morning. I absolutely love this quilt. It was so easy to put together with no real issues. It's Shabby, country, with a twist of the modern large and simple. Measuring in at about 95.5 x 95.5 so I had to bring it outside to get pictures.
There were no blocks to make in this quilt. The piecing was done in diagonal rows. Sew simple! There are several names for this block, Sarah's choice, friendship album block, chimney sweep, and Cabot block. Resembling the granny square block that was so popular last year.
The simple ended while trying to get a good picture.
54 photos of washouts, over exposed, under exposed and just down right awful pictures. Photos in the evening light, photos in the morning light, and some in the studio. Maybe it's the colors that are throwing everything out of whack. The one above and below aren't too bad.
And still I've not one picture that shows the true colors. There's no love for the backing, it's just using up some old ugly fabrics.
Maybe if I stage it will make a difference....Nope still yukky photos.
It could be that my camera is on its last leg, it's only 9 years old. Since I've brought up the topic of "OLD" , there's one fabric in this quilt that is over 30 years old, one that is about 20 yrs, one is a baby sheet, the rest of the prints are Walmart prints from before they took out the fabric department, and the background is KONA white from Joann's (buying it by the bolt at 50% off makes a whole bolt less than $40). Let's not forget the backing, both fabrics on the back were estate sale fabrics, after doing a little research I think they are from the 80's and 90's.
Looks like I don't need to worry about people beating on my door wanting me to be a freelance photographer.
I became obsessed with that watering can. Moving it from here to there thinking it made a good prop, silly girl.
Oh well it's finished, I love it, and now I need to make some pillowcases and shams to match so it can be displayed on the bed in the spare bedroom.
Maybe later in the day I'll try again for some pictures...with that truck from yesterdays post!
EDITED POST: to add a link to the my FREE PATTERN for this quilt. You can find it HERE or directly to the PDF HERE.
~ Lea Anne ~
Today's Freebie by Cynthia @ Dream Quilt Create
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