Feb 5, 2010

::Aviary Mini::


Sew & Tell Friday





















This little one-patch is made from a Joel Dewberry Aviary charm pack and Michael Miller Krystal. The pattern is from Bits and Pieces by Karen Costello Soltys, a sweet book with some great starting points.

I actually put it together awhile ago and am now ready quilt it. I would really like to machine quilt it with a lovely heavy thread in a kind of milk chocolate color (despite this cruddy photo, it would match), but my machine is a little picky. Today I will experiment to try to get that to work.

I think my next project should be to learn how to use my camera--the colors are always a bit harsh and gaudy. In real life, the pink is much more subtle. And yes, I could edit more, but I'd like to start with better pics. :) I might have to read the manual instead of just look at the illustrations!

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Gratitudes
  • My family is making it over some tough bumps in life--thankfully God makes it work out.
  • I'm falling in love with my stash again, instead of wanting "new" and "more."
  • Tonight is pizza night!

17 comments:

Anne at Film and Thread said...

That fabric is really beautiful. I really like the bird square! I also like the idea of chocolate thread with these colors.

Leslie said...

great fabric....this will be fun with the brown quilting.

Dotty Jane said...

Very pretty! I hope you post a picture when it's all quilted.

I have the same problem with pictures. It's something I have little patience to work on, though.

Diane said...

Those fabrics are beautiful!

jlk said...

Cute!

nima said...

wow....gorgeous.,what a beautiful fabric.

visiting you from sew and tell

Mrs Moen said...

How cute!

Kristen said...

I love the colors! Pink and orange are wonderful together.
My pictures aren't as perfect as I want them to be either. Usually they have stray toys and socks in the background!

Kimberly said...

It turned out really cute! I like that fabric line too. What size are your squares? How big is the finished piece?

A lot of time, pictures do not turn out well because of the on board flash on the camera. If you can take a picture outside it will almost always turn out with more natural colors. However, since that is not always possible, you could try to soften your flash with a diffuser. You can make one at home pretty easily.

Woo-hoo for pizza night!

Karen said...

Your quilt looks very pretty. Sometimes its haed to get true colour photos.

Nina... said...

I get very frustrated with taking pictures as well. The never seem to come out the way I want them to. I love the bright colors in your quilt and I think Chocolate Brown thread sounds delish!

Catherine said...

Very pretty fabrics in your quilt! I think the chocolate brown thread for quilting would be perfect. Good luck with the quilting.

Suzanne said...

Such pretty fabrics! Have fun with the quilting...I hope it works out like you imagine it.

ivoryspring said...

I like the sunny feel to this quilt.

Rene' said...

I really love this mini quilt. The fabrics are gorgeous. I can see how your chocolate brown thread will look nice. Good luck getting your machine and camera working to your satisfaction. Enjoy the weekend.

pinksuedeshoe said...

I love the Joel Dewberry Aviary fabric. It is just fantastic! Good luck with the quilting, I hope you post a finished pic when you get it done!

amylouwho said...

very cute! I'm thinking about doing something similar with some Amy Butler LOVE for my baby...