Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday

Ambitious, my plans were for the weekend. I almost finished the quilt top, and would have if I hadn't miscalculated (guessed) the amount of yardage I would need for the sashing. I was just a little bit shy. Then of course I had a movie to see, and friends to visit, and errands to run and then it was time for bed on Sunday night. It's almost finished though. Now that I have enough fabric to finish the top and to complete the backing, I might start quilting by the end of the week. The question is, how should I quilt it? It's too big for me to even think of free motion quilting it with my limited patience and FM skills so please don't even mention it. I was thinking of doing vertical lines, what do you think? Any other ideas?

Also, I'd really like to improve my photography skills. Can anyone recommend a good book on digital photography and/or Photoshop?

8 comments:

Adrienne said...

What kind of camera do you use?

Britt said...

It's beautiful! I wish I had recommendations, but I'm quite new to quilting so I won't be much help!

Marta-Jane said...

i love the choice of colours, they're so tranquil to me :).
As for the quilting, i've done only one quilt, so i'm not an expert. i thought maybe a quilting along the seams in blocks, and some sort of zigzag on the "linking" parts? i don't know how to put my idea in words :)

Katie said...

I love the colors in your quilt,it's going to come out awesome!

maria said...

The quilt is looking great, I'm not far off quilting a similar design and am also wondering how to quilt it. I wondered about doing a kind of square spiral in each block starting about 1/4 inch in from the seam line in the middle log snd following the seam out to the outside of the block.It does mean lots of turning though. Not sure if that makes sense but without drawing it it's hard to explain. Good luck with deciding.

Lee said...

Complete Digital Photography by Ben Long is supposed to be very good (I don't have it, but it is on my list). I really like Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson, very clear and well written.

Also, I highly recommend Digital Photography School (http://digital-photography-school.com/). They are pretty dSLR centric, but the archives contain a lot of great information about composition, lighting, post production (Photoshop and others), and so on. But be careful, it can be pretty overwhelming and you could find yourself lost in a time warp.

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the book recommendations! Adrienne, I have a Canon Powershot S5 IS.

Kathy said...

It's going to be so gorgeous!