Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Small Blog Meet - WIP Wednesday

So it's Wednesday again and time to catch up on what I've been up to. Not much craft wise although I got some lessons on Saturday from Katy @ The Littlest Thistle on photographing my items and editing them. Ok so we only took 2 pictures and ended up gabbing for like 3 hours but never mind. I got advice on what equipment I would need to make my photos better. I have so far received a photo light tent and a tripod is on its way. I just need to find halogen lights at the right price and we are good to make a start.

As I said to Katy, I never saw what was wrong with my pictures before, to my eye they looked fine. However, once we had edited one and flicked it side by side with my own ones the difference was massively apparent. Now don't be expecting the world from me, I'm still learning and I will be a far way away but hopefully you will notice some improvement. So thanks for your help Katy!!

Now, I have actually done some work although not actual sewing. I have managed to get the two Ikea quilts basted. I just need to decide how I want to quilt these. My original thought was to do a kind of Starburst effect from the top left corner but I'm not sure if that will take away from the prints. Then I was thinking of doing straight lines in the solids around the prints and something in the border but I'm not sure if that will be too little quilting. Or straight lines all over. For the record I'm a terrible decision maker.

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I am also linking up to Lily Quilts Small Blog Meet this month (as I said I would in my New Year Goals ;-) ). Lynne runs this linky party for small blogs who have less than 50 followers and in return you visit 4 (or more) fellow small blogs and follow them for a little bit. Quite nice, kinda like a pay it forward.

Small Blog Meet

8 comments:

Kelly said...

Cute quilts! I wish someone would give me some advice on taking a decent photo, some of mine are dire ;)

Dree said...

Here from the small blog meet. I could use some help photography-wise too. My husband takes great pictures of other things, but can't wrap his brain around what I want for craft pics. So I end up doing it myself--and it's not very pretty LOL.

Mary Menzer said...

I came over from Lily's blog meet up - that's great you received photography tips! I would have done the same thing - 5 mins of work, 2 hours of chit chat!~

Sarah said...

Hi - I here from the Small blog meet too. I agree with the others about photos - I've tried to copy some of the types of shots you see on blogs but mine just look a bit blah

Katy Cameron said...

Lol, glad everyone else would have stopped to chat too ;o) Congrats on getting those 2 basted!

JanuaryT said...

That is so cute and I love the prints!! I popped over from the small blog meet and can't wait to see more of your blog. Would love for you to stop by my blog when you get the chance and have a look around. I hope your having a great day!

Taryn said...

Your quilts are great! I love the bright colors and the print is so cute! Photography can be so frustrating. I have a very small window of time where I can get any light in my house.

Kristy QP said...

Love the bright quilts! Photographing quilts is tough isn't it! They look so gorgeous in person, but it takes some work to get that to show in the photos - I think you did a great job!