Monday, March 24, 2008

Using the New Camera

What a difference! The new camera gives me real colors! Here are new pics of the courthouse steps wool suit/silk tie quilt:

The lightest colors are only a little washed out. (Oops. I forgot to edit out the feet of the step stool I was standing on.) Here's a closer look at one corner:

One of the things I like best about the fabric placement is that the wool and silk always alternate, which tones down the ties and gives all those muted, boring wools something useful to do.

And here is a close-up of one of my favorite ties---the Christmas tie with Santas and reindeer doing the can-can. You never know what you're going to find at thrift stores.

Next, I wondered if the new camera would render greens better ... and it does! Here are braided strips for the new rug I'm making, and the colors are pretty close to the real ones---missing just a touch of the yellow tones. This time, I'm using exactly the same color order in each strip, graded from dark to light.




I really like the subtle color variations.  Olive drab and greenish gray/tan are not my usual palette---and frankly, I wondered if I'd ever use these pants to make anything---but I'm really liking the look. 

This rug will be narrow and longish, to fit directly under the bench in the entry---a place to put street shoes and boots. We can't seem to keep outdoor shoes in the closet, so the next best thing is to keep them as close to the door as possible. 

I'm pretty excited about this new camera. Not only does it render colors better, but it has better resolution and an optical zoom. More photos coming soon!


10 comments:

Christina said...

pretty pretty pretty! You do such patient beautiful work!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

I love this quilt no matter what camera you use. Gorgeous. and so much fun to see that detail with Santa and the reindeers.

The Calico Cat said...

Maybe I missed it in the first post (no, just checked again) what size are those blocks? I am assuming that the tiles are 12 inches square - making the blocks close to 4 inches square?

Hedgehog said...

Just love the courthouse steps!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Marvelous! I am taking a class in May where I'm planning to use ties along with a solid burgundy (satin type) for the offset.... after seeing your fabulous piece, I may stop by the thrift store to see about some wool suiting to mix in. LOVELY!!!

KathieB said...

Really fabulous. Lots of sewing in this project!

jmbmommy said...

wow...so many wonderful things out here to see....what a quilt!!! Beautiful, I have such a hard time seeing these beautiful pieces on blogs, I just want to touch that wonderful fiber (with clean hands of course!) Great work, really amazing!

jude said...

wow, amazing.

Tonya Ricucci said...

I was struck by an idea today - that I could combine my collected corduroys and silks into a quilt, and maybe the cords would keep that silk in line. made me think of this gorgeous quilt. Hope you're doing okay - miss you. I say, as someone who rarely blogs anymore either...

The Fringey Housewife said...

Where could I learn to make that wide braid for the rug? Does it have a special name?
Thanks