Christmas Memories – better photos


I dragged my flimsy portable design wall outside and managed to get it set up out in the sun so I could take a better photo – remind me never to try this with a breeze again!  The quilt is called “Christmas Memories”, it was designed by Connie Sue Haidle of  Apple Blossom Quilts here is a link to her site:


Now this is the proper color that the quilt is.  Here is a close up of some of the blocks and stitches:




some of the applique:


On the red flowers and the white flowers on the border I want to add some more stitches as they are a little poufy – not a lot of stitches but a little.

Now it is time to get back to work on some other projects.  I have been selecting fabric for the next applique block that I am working on and the backing fabric arrived for the big quilt on the quilting frame so that will need to be squared up and the big quilt set up on the quilting frame.  I think I am going to set that quilt up next and then tilt the frame and stick my design wall up in front of it to get the Bow Tie Medallion quilt finished up.

Too many things going on again and I need to take a step back and breath then decide where to jump in next.

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21 comments… add one
  • CJ Oct 5, 2010

    Fabulous! I had to laugh at you describing the breeze though, that’s why I rarely photograph outside, it’s always windy!

    I was going to do some sewing today, honest! But ended up weeding more of the garden, and doing a little housework instead.
    .-= CJ´s last blog ..New Pantographs =-.

  • GerryART Oct 5, 2010

    Wonderful, wonderful work, Karen.
    A true treasure.
    I love it.

    Hugs & ???s,
    .-= GerryART´s last blog ..Tablescape =-.

  • Wanda Oct 5, 2010

    Daylight is best for the photos for sure. I have found that sometimes a flash is good to get the colors right inside too, as long as you are far enough away when you take the picture. Of course flash shots won’t show the texture.
    .-= Wanda´s last blog ..A better photo =-.

  • LuAnn Oct 5, 2010

    That’s a beautiful quilt. I’ve ordered the pattern. I wish I didn’t have to sleep. Lovely hand quilting.
    .-= LuAnn´s last blog ..Patchwork of the Crosses Blocks with Inklingo =-.

  • Miriam Oct 5, 2010

    Stunning work Karen!!
    It is a really beautiful quilt.

    Thank you for taking the quilt outside to photograph.
    .-= Miriam´s last blog ..More Morrell blocks =-.

  • Mary L Oct 5, 2010

    Oh my, that is just fabulous, Karen. Fantastic job!!!!!!!!!
    .-= Mary L´s last blog ..Its Fall =-.

  • Sequana Oct 5, 2010

    Hey, Karen? Don’t ever try that in the breeze again. *L*

    This is soooooooooooo beautiful in real light. I had no idea from the other pics about the background color.

    Lovely looking even stitches too.

  • Becky in VA Oct 5, 2010

    Your Christmas quilt is beautiful. I always think quilts look better after they’ve been washed, because it brings out the quilting.

    Thank goodness for Color Catchers.

    Happy quilting!

  • Gwynette in NW Arkansas Oct 5, 2010

    Karen, that is lovely, a truly beautiful quilt. Is the pattern in a book? Congratulations for another finish!!!

  • Jackie Oct 5, 2010

    Yay, so much better in the light!! Just gorgeous!
    .-= Jackie´s last blog ..Blue Whirlygig =-.

  • Astrid Oct 5, 2010

    It looks much better in natural light. A gorgeous quilt! Taking photos of quilts in a breeze is a nightmare. Here it always blows, so I rarely take photos outside, except on the porch – if it is quiet there.

  • Bonnie Oct 5, 2010

    Stunning!!! Your work is wonderful. Thankyou for sharing.

  • Crispy Oct 6, 2010

    WOW Karen, it is sooooo pretty!! You should put this in a quilt show IMHO.


  • Tatyana Oct 6, 2010

    Such a beautiful and interesting quilt! Great work!

    Best wishes,
    .-= Tatyana´s last blog ..???????????? ?????? – Needle roll swap =-.

  • Teri Dingler Oct 6, 2010

    As usual, as with all of your work, it is breathtaking. You do beautiful work and are so quick (in my book!) with your projects! Truly encouraging to us that are a little slower!!haha -Thanks for sharing – Teri Dingler

  • Joyce Barham Oct 6, 2010

    Gorgeous work, Karen! Love the colors that you chose and the quilting is exquisite. Truly a masterpiece. Joyce.

  • Susan Oct 6, 2010

    That is a heirloom quilt. How delightful to have it finished. Looks like you have plans for more wonderful finishes in the near future.
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Yesterday it Rained =-.

  • LeKaQuilt Oct 9, 2010

    WOW your christmas quilt is stunning! I love the hand quilting you have done – its gorgeous quilted :o)
    .-= LeKaQuilt´s last blog ..Love Letter by LeKa =-.

  • Jeanette Pache Oct 15, 2010

    Your email is so well put together and the quilts are just so artistic.I am quite new to patchwork and quilting and I havent as yet appliqued anything but…. watch this space as they say! Your quilts inspire me. Thank you so much for your time and trouble.

  • chris Oct 17, 2010

    WOW! This quilt looks great! Congratulations Karen!
    .-= chris´s last blog ..Doors and Re-Constituted Soup =-.

  • Clotilde M. Nov 11, 2010

    Really lovely work! I’m so glad you could manage to take the photo with the wind! The poinsettias look so nice agains the creamy background, just very pretty.
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