Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The Post That Almost Wasn't

     I finished my Penny Patch Quilt top at 8:08 am on Tuesday morning.  It was a beautiful sunny day it would have been perfect for taking pictures but I start work at 8:30 on Tuesdays.  It takes me about 15 minutes to walk to work and I was still in my pyjamas.
No Problem I thought , I'll take the picture after work and I'll still have time to get the post together in time to link up on Wednesday.  
     By the time I left work at 5:00pm it was cold and rainy.  After supper it had stopped raining so I tried to take some pictures.  The outside ones didn't look good and the inside ones didn't look good.   So I thought if the weather is good in the morning I'll take the pictures then and I'll come home at lunch and write my blog post.
     On Wednesdays I start work at 7:30am.  So I took these pictures quite early and I think the quilt looks really lovely in them.


     I love this quilt top so much  I love all the different low volume prints in the background and the softness of the pinks and greens.  The Penny Patch was a quilt along with Rachel Houser of Stitched in Color, in the fall of 2013.  This was the first project I participated in online and it was before I had the blog and before I knew how to get a photo on the computer.  I chose to do this quilt along because I wanted to try using a low volume background and because Rachel gave good advise about colour proportions.
      We had a family crisis which interrupted my progress and then a family wedding.  I'm really glad to finally have the top finished.  This was my May goal for a year of lovely finishes.

    

     Here's another shot of the lovely softness.  Don't the backyards look so peaceful in the early morning light, with all the fresh green of leaves and grass. But of course my story doesn't end here with all the peacefulness.When I was moving the photos from i photo to the desktop  the computer froze.  I couldn't do anything to unfreeze it.  I called my husband to see if he had any ideas but I had already tried all his suggestions.  So I went to work with the computer still frozen.

     One of  my co workers suggested that I hold the power button down for a long time and that might fix the problem.  It was very quiet at work so I came home early and her suggestion worked!  Yeah!   So here I am linking up late to Let's Bee Social.  I wonder if I will get any visitors?



9 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt and lovely early morning lighting.

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  2. You got me because I took forever to get my post up today! Love that you pointed out the quiet of the backyards, mmm. It's the perfect backdrop for such a pleasing to the eye quilt. :-)

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  3. I'm visiting from Let's Bee Social. I think your quilt is beautiful!

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  4. I am visiting from mmm quilts who recommended your blog. What a lovely quilt top! A great project and beautiful photography!

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  5. Love the freshness of the colours! Looks really lovely!

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  6. It looks lovely, the morning pictures turn out great! I like the colors, so fresh and springy ... Just what you need after a long winter. :-) Well done.

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  7. I'm glad you managed to get a photo - this is lovely. I really like your colours and the pattern of the quilt.

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  8. Your quilt would look great in any weather. Beautiful colors!!!

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  9. Thanks for all the comments.

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