Okay, so the first order of business for today is a redraw of 2 prizes that weren’t claimed in the Q1 FAL last week, so here goes:
1. https://www.flickr.com/photos/allierae/ wins:
2. http://bumblebzs.blogspot.co.uk/ wins:
Please contact me to claim your prizes ladies.
Moving on, on Wednesday I had a couple of ‘nearly finisheds’ which I got done yesterday and took out for a photo shoot. Today we’ll look at the quilt, and on Monday I’ll show off the bag :o)
We’re lucky in Glasgow that quite a number of wealthy people in the past died and left everything to the city, so we have these random pockets of massive houses and country parks in the middle of the city. One of them, Pollok Park, I’m rather fond of, so I decided it would be the perfect back drop for a little photo shoot yesterday evening. We’ve had some glorious weather so far for the Easter weekend, so it seemed perfect.
Ideally I’d like to have got all the chimneys in this, but I think you can see the quilt was about to take off! It probably wasn’t helped by the curved railings.
One of the many random little follies and things around the house, just to the right of where the previous photo was:
3. Look at that blue sky! It’s been so long…
4. A little close up on the quilting – I wanted to keep it simple and in keeping with the pattern of the quilt. (Oops, apparently I hung the quilt sideways in this!)
5. A fun wee rollup shot in the flowers:
6. You can’t see the quilt that well in this, but I do love this row of trees. It will be even prettier when all the flowers at the base of them come out.
I had a few firsts with this quilt – I’ve never done a border on one of my own patterns before, never worked with all retro prints before, and never used invisible thread for the machine binding before (absolute god send BTW, it’s going to be the only way forward from now on!)
Fabric: American Jane – mostly School Days, with Punctuation and Multi Pezzy in the border, plus Klona cream backing
Thread: Aurifil 2021 50 wt for both piecing and quilting
Batting: EQS Sew Simple Supersoft 100% Cotton
Size: 90″ square approx.
Piecing: All done by me in one crazy night
Quilting: Straight line on the diagonal through the squares
Quilted by: Again by me, in one other crazy night
Pattern: Out of my head, loosely based on the traditional Irish Chain pattern
I'm so glad the weather played nicely and allowed you to take these lovely shots.
Looks brilliant and the sunshine really helps set off your pics beautifully!
What a pretty finish and photo shoot. The quilt really deserves the special attention
It's a gorgeous quilt in a stunning setting! Your photos are wonderful, too! Did you hang weights on the edge of the quilt to keep it on the railings or peg it on or something? I really need to get out and about to take photos of quilts but one of the problems is working out how to do it with just one set of hands (and four paws, but they're not always helpful unless I want him to sit on something!)…
Beautiful quilt in a stunning scenery!
Lovely quilt, love the final stats…And the photo shoot is amazing!
I especially like the one by the blooming bush, looks like a Star Magnolia…
You seem to be a very busy bee…
Love the quilt going up (or down? the stairs!
Lovely quilt on a lovely photo shoot. I hope these two don't collect the prize and you keep drawing until you finally get my name. 😉
Great photo shoot. Gonna try the invisible thread. Love your pattern. That must have been some night!
Beautiful spot, and such lovely photos. I love the quilt too. Why do you like the invisible thread better for the binding?
Beautiful, LT and Happy Easter.
Thank you, you too
I'm glad you are having fun with your photography.
Happy Easter Kay
A very fun photo shoot for a lovely quilt. Happy Easter.
Darling quilt and love your photos!
What a gorgeous setting! I love your wee quilt
Love the quilt and what a great setting 🙂
Congratulations to the new winners (and eh?? to the unclaiming winners!) I'm loving the Irish (Scottish?) chain more every time I see it! (why would you leave a house to a city?)
Great photo shoot – who'd have thought you'd get blue skies in Glasgow! Please explain about the invisible thread
Wow, you pieced it all in one night! It a gorgeous quilt a and the photos are fabulous
Beautiful quilt and Awesome photos!! Love how you photoshopped the blue sky in. 🙂
Beautiful quilt…lovely photo shoot places!
Great quilt and location – now can we have our sunshine back please xxx
Cool location for your lovely quilt. I keep meaning to find some interesting locations for quilt photography but I seem to keep ending up in the garden with them still!
Love the backdrop for your photo shoot…thats really impressive. However the quilt is still the star of the show!
What a beautiful setting for your lovely quilt! Great photos.
Pretty pics! It seems you enjoyed few hours outside 🙂
Oh how glorious the weather looks! Your quilt is lovely 😉
Gorgeous surroundings for your photo shoot, and the weather looks superb! How warm (cold? I'm Australian!) was it?