Sunday, October 1, 2017

Wandering Geese, Take 2

Wandering Geese, Moda Grunge version, had its photo shoot at a local conservation area yesterday.  The weather was beautiful for a walk, but a little breezy for pictures!


 (I'm not sure how to embed video here, but if you want to see what I mean, you can see the video on Facebook here.)

We did manage to get a few pretty photos by ducking into the woods.


I love how the quilt is just floating here!  I'm surprised my husband's feet aren't showing, but I'll take it!


We gave up on the shot I wanted, of prairie and sky in the background. Laying it down on the ground on the prairie path was the closest we could get.


My husband indulged me, stepped off a path (after I checked for poison ivy), tripped on some vines and set up this quilt on a tree shot, hanging it off a large knot like a towel on towel hook.


This quilt was quilted entirely with my walking foot, using black Aurifil thread to stitch in the ditch around every patch and diagonal lines one inch apart in the background.  I toyed with stitching triangles of some sort in the piano key border, but realized as I was marking them that they would be too busy.  I opted for two sets of straight lines running perpendicular to the piano keys.  These lines, and a few extra ones in the large flying geese, are stitched with a variegated Sulky Blendables thread that picks up all the colors and seems to add a soft glow.  I couldn't get that to show up in my picture, but it worked really well.


This quilt will replace the original on the cover of the pattern.  I just need to take a few possible covers to the printer's and see which photo looks best in print.  The colors on my computer monitor and the printed page seldom agree!

In the meantime, I'm using up scraps from this quilt to make an updated version of Jelly Bean Stars in Moda Grunge as well.  Pictures of that will follow eventually, but for now I'll share one more picture from yesterday, just because I have about 50 of them to choose from (gotta love digital photography)!


28 comments:

  1. What a fantastic version of this pattern and great photos too! Thanks for all the details about the quilting. I struggle when deciding how to quilt my own quilts so I like to read the processes behind how others decide to do this.

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  2. Oh, this is so beautiful! I love all the colors on the black, it is stunning! ! !

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  3. Love it! You have the best photo shoots for your quilts.

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  4. Hi Joanne: This quilt is absolutely beautiful. The rainbow gradation is stunning.

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  5. Gorgeous!! and husband's that help us are the greatest!!
    take care and Happy Sewing from Iowa

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  6. Stunningly beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Your quilt is so cheerful and bright. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures! ---"Love"

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  8. Wow! Beautiful quilt! I love the Grunge fabric.

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  9. OMG! That is totally gorgeous! raydeer@memlane.com

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  10. It is absolutely beautiful. Also love all of your photos.

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  11. This is such a stunnng quilt. Love it!

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  12. Love this quilt! The wooded shots are terrific. I like the floating one, too. Magic!

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  13. Absolutely beautiful also. I can't decide which of them I like better, the first version or this one.

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  14. Gorgeous! I love your use of the lights and darks. It makes your border seem like a 3D ribbon.

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  15. So pretty..LOVE it!! And you got some fabulous shots despite the conditions not cooperating. Beautiful!

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  16. Beautiful, get placement of the colors.

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  17. That is a gorgeous quilt. Love the bright colors on the black background. The border is the bomb!!! The photo-shoot can be an excellent romantic opportunity. Ask me how I know :-p

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  18. Such a visually striking quilt! Love the glamor shots of it. Hubby's feet did a great disappearing act. :)

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  19. This is beautiful!! What a gorgeous place to photograph a gorgeous quilt.

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  20. What a beautiful quilt! So dramatic! My bucket list just got longer! Lol!

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  21. This is a beautiful quilt! Unfortunately, I dislike making flying geese, or rather they dislike me. They always look like they are flying drunk!

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  22. I'd have to say that it was a pretty successful photo shoot! Your quilt is absolutely stunning! Yay for helpful husbands!

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  23. It is just amazing! The grunge fabric is so perfect for it - I love grunge and used it in DH's quilt. How many different shades did you get for it? It's so much fun to take pictures out in a park!

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  24. Hi Joanne, your quilt is really stunning! Congrats!

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