Saturday, November 22, 2014

The best I can do at 22 ( up cycled log cabin quilt)

I finished the red quilt top and was so excited to be completed ( I was happy dancing all over the place) until it came time to take photos!  Some crazy Polar Vortex with cold temperatures has taken over my neck of the woods ( thank goodness I am not in Buffalo!  If you are,please stay safe and warm!).  Going out in 22 degree temps is not my thing.  So, I had to figure out how to take semi decent photos inside...HA!  It has been a learning experience.  I learned that my windows are filthy and I spent some time cleaning them, I learned that printer paper and tape are the PERFECT size to cover the tiny windows at the top on the opposite side of the room to block the light from hitting the bottom of the quilt, I learned that photographing a red quilt and trying to get the true colors is IMPOSSIBLE and I learned ( which I knew since we moved in over five years ago) I HATE the color of this room!

Please forgive the less than perfect shots I have taken,  this is the best I can do at 22...degrees...








My hope is to have the entered and up for display during Quiltcon.  Luke will make this quilt of humble beginnings come to life!  

19 comments:

Leah said...

Beautiful quilt top! And I don't blame you for not venturing out in that cold weather. The pictures turned out great. Love the stained glass looking photo.

Muselle said...

wow! i've never really thought of pairing red with purple before (except in the laundry)... thanks for opening my mind! i love both of those colors... hmmmm...

Linda said...

Just fabulous! Thanks for taking the time to share.

Miss Alissa said...

Love it! Good work all around :) Way to get creative :)

Andres said...

A+ photos.

Carol said...

I wouldn't go out in that 22 degree weather either! Your quilt looks gorgeous!

Mary Marcotte said...

Girl, if I could take photos so well! I agree, the stained glass look in one of the photos adds another dimension. As for the 22 degrees, brrr and too cold for anything outside!

Kelli said...

Ohhh, I love love love it!! :)

charlotte said...

Great Job!! Stay inside and stay warm.

Jeana said...

wow this is AMAZING.

margaret said...

I am not usually a red person but wow I love this quilt, very ingenious that you found such a good way to photo it

Elsa said...

Truly a wonderful quilt and at 22* I'd be doing the same kind of photo shoot! Love love love red!

New Salem Homestead said...

I LOVE it! Wow, what an inspiration!!!

Marcia R said...

It's fantastic!

Miss Jamee Quilts said...

its a beautiful top and will be a treasure once finished!

Meg said...

You're too hard on yourself, Kim! You did a great job capturing it!

Elizabeth said...

I'm a big fan of all things Log Cabin, and your "recycled red" version is so fantastic!!! I absolutely love it, and I plan to make my own red version after Christmas. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Liz
boltonia55@yahoo.com

Katy Cameron said...

I absolutely adore how this turned out, it totally reminds me of the poppies that we sell here every November for a charity for ex-servicemen, and lay wreaths of at war memorials, so it seems appropriate you've got all this done in November

Kelsey Boes said...

This is GORGEOUS.

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