Saturday, 15 February 2014

Northern Light(s)

I got out my F8th Lakes bundle a couple of nights ago and had a play. The colours are so iridescent and it is so hard to capture that on my camera. Frustratingly so.

I made a simple ten inch block with each of F8th colours, with a cross made with Midnight in the middle of each.


This photo was taken in artificial light. So I pieced the blocks together and braved the great outdoors between rain storms. (There really is no let up in this weather!)


My attempt at outdoor photography was a big fat fail. So I came inside and hung the wee quilt top in the window and tried again. Not so bad, but the light really is so crap these days that this was the best I could get at noon.

Bring on springtime, and sunshine. Please!

Susan

25 comments:

  1. Wonderful and you are so right on how hard it is to get a good photo.

    I echo the call for sunshine!

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  2. Looks good though! Having announced on my blog the other week I was going to get more creative with my photographing of makes I've been pondering how I do that in crap light/rain/gales. Hmmm

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  3. it still looks fantastic and you do have to see Oakshotts in real life to know how pretty they are!

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  4. It's a lovely piece. I sure hope your weather improves, it looks cold and miserable.

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  5. I don't know why but that first sentence made me smirk.

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  6. Even in the poor lighting I can see that this quilt is a beauty.

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  7. Looking good! I hate when the elements won't be agreeable! We're up to 50 inches of snow outside, with frozen rain and sleet coming down right now, so no outdoor photos for a while!

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  8. I hear you... Bring on summer and long days with lots of light. Pronto please. The colors seem very delicate and light. Almost like water colors...

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  9. I am using my stored up memories of Oakshotts and sunshine and can imagine the true loveliness xxx

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  10. Oh it's lovely alright! And the sun will be out tomorrow! Xx

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  11. It's a lovely quilt top despite the agony of no sunshine for photo ops!

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  12. It is good looking and the light shining through the fabric makes the seams and colors so pretty too. I've been working with Oakshott's as well and brought out my professional camera and have worked on getting shots of the shimmer and weave. Even comparing it to silk.

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  13. It looks great - don;t worry about the weather as it will turn soon enough...I'm so over the heat here and the fires! Hope you are keeping your toes dry - a story was broadcast here last night about how bad it is over there, stay safe.

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  14. It looks like stained glass. beautiful.

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  15. looking really good Susan, in spite of the crap light!

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  16. Pretty! This seems a new direction for you?

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  17. Here, here! I've had enough of winter, short days, and bad weather. Lovely quilt top!

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  18. Love the x bloc and the colours are great. Do you have a quick way of making these blocks as would like to try making a few myself. Most tutorials I have seen cut up 5 inch squares. Can you share your size blocks please. By the way I can see your new shed as your sewing room. Good luck.

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  19. I'm truly fed up with this weather, I'm not home during the mildy passable light so photos just ain't happenin (and neither are blog posts). So all in all I think that you've managed quite well - I can still see that it's a beautiful quilt top :-)

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