September 30, 2011

Building a Quilt, part Finale

Whew.

It's been a little while since I posted anything, let alone progress on this quilt.

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Its done. Finished. Finito. Kaput.

Well, maybe not kaput.

Some final notes on what I have yet to mention on the building a quilt part:

When arranging blocks like this, the main concern I had was to keep groups of simaler fabrics from pooling together. by this, I mean that I kept my eyes on the dominant fabrics in each block, and paid special care to keep the same fabrics away from each other, so it doesnt look like a glob of blue flowers in this corner, yellow spots in another, etc.

Finally, I decided to quilt the long lines where the rows were joined together, which was a pain, but I really like how it looks.

(this much quilting killed my walking foot, btw. Though thats for other reasons beyond this quilt, really. but it happened)

also, I had early on, cut the binding strips so that I had one strip from each main fabric (except one, but thats because I was running out of the dandelions!) I almost used all kona coal, but 1. didnt have enough, and 2. I love a scrappy binding.

Sorry if this wrap up kinda falls short, but it's the best I can do right now. and I will leave you with a sneak peak of my Habitat Challenge quilt:

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September 1, 2011

This little guy has been hanging around my strawberry plants for a while now...he's absolutely adorably tiny - only about the size of my fingertip. my boys have enjoyed watching him hop around the plants.

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Taken with a 50mm lens reversed to get the macro effect. reversing the 50 gets almost too small a focus area for my taste, (I wish his little feet were in focus) but it helps me get so close up, its scary.