still monochromatic…

I seem to be addicted to playing with muslin. Not to bore you, but here is more muslin work.  I really am uploading these because I need to improve my photographs.  I need to get better pictures of the stitching.  So this is what I quilted today and how I photographed the quilting.


I’m inconsistent with the saturation. I like the first and last photographs the best.  The other two are too yellow.  Also, I suppose if I am going to take pictures I should spray away my markings and clip the threads.  Nonetheless, the stitch definition is much better, which is what I was working on.  I used a remote flash attachment so I could get the light at a thirty degree angle to the fabric, which apparently properly highlights the stitching.  It’s a start.  Feel free to provide suggestions on how to improve my photographs.  One problem I can’t seem to perfect is my impatience with the process.  Happy quilting.

PS: B. came up just after I posted the above photographs.  He took a quick look and indicated my temperature was wrong on the middle two photographs.  So now they look like this.IMG_2848 IMG_2849

About quiltify

Crazy about functional art: quilting; travel, family, and New England.
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5 Responses to still monochromatic…

  1. segurry says:

    I can see that you are improving daily. Interesting note about the photography; I know nothing about photography. It’s so great that you have the time!

  2. quiltify says:

    Thanks. And I am just now settling in and appreciating the time.

  3. Rita Ferber says:

    Thanks for the tip about 30 degree angle of light, I’m SO not good at photography. I love your quilting. Is this a quilt or practice squares? I’m new to FMQing and need all the help I can get!

    • quiltify says:

      Thanks Rita. This is practice for me, not a quilt, although I’ll use it somehow! I think the range is actually 30 degrees to 45 degrees for the light source. I used one source, but I believe it would be optimal to use two sources opposite each other, but I don’t have the equipment.

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