Quilt applique, and lousy photographs…

Have you ever been so involved in the stitching that you’ve lost track of the equipment?  On my forth ‘snowflake’ style appliqué I apparently was so mesmerized from guiding the appliqué under the needle that I had no idea I was running out of thread.  Halfway through my last appliqué the top thread ran out.  Whoops, it is 5:00 PM.  The thread store is closed until tomorrow…assuming they still have this color in stock.  Here is what I have been working on:snowflake applique

I was told the buttonhole stitch works well on appliqué so I took that route.  I do like the tightness of the buttonhole stitch much better.  Once I got the hang of it, generally you can’t tell the edges are raw because they are completely hidden.  With a little more practice, I might not bother to learn the correct way to appliqué!  I used my point and shoot camera for these pics, which I need to stop using, so I am hoping you will use your imagination here.

snowflake 2 This is a little better angle.  I like the bit of motion in the middle.  So now I will put this quilt top aside for a bit until I locate more thread.  In the meantime, I need to think about the design I will use to free motion quilt this area of the quilt.

You might be happy to know that I am going to stop being so lazy with my photographs.  I will make myself use my DSLR.  Now, if I’m not in the mood to THINK and adjust the DSLR, I run to my point and shoot camera.  However, shortly I will be taking a two day DSLR camera class at a local art college so that I can more easily pick up the camera and start taking good photographs immediately.  Then I will artistically position my quilts and have a lovely history of my endeavors.  Well, that is the plan anyway.

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Crazy about functional art: quilting; travel, family, and New England.
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3 Responses to Quilt applique, and lousy photographs…

  1. segurry says:

    I, too, use my point and shoot camera: My cellphone! I’ve never been too interested in photography, but I should pay more attention myself. I love the idea of using the buttonhole stitch around the appliques….it’s a great one!

    PS: Now that it is after Christmas, we need a photograph of the cutting table. (-:

  2. quiltify says:

    I’m surprised that you use your phone. I think your photos are good; more artistically posed than mine, too.
    I don’t have the cutting table yet. I told them there was no hurry on delivery as they were very busy and mine is a full delivery, carry upstairs, etc. With a little luck by the 14th.

  3. segurry says:

    OK. I can wait until the 14th….or later!

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