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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Ocean Dreaming 2

Today I tried to take some creative photos of my latest finish, Ocean Dreaming 2.  
Let's just say I think I am better at making cookies than taking artistic photos!

Of course it didn't help that it was windy

Another tip I read said hang it in a tree - Hmmmm.  So I tried my cherry tree.

Slightly better shot - once the wind stopped blowing.

At least I noticed that my daffodils are coming up.  
I don't get around to this part of the garden very often.

You can see what I mean about my cherry tree. Not really big enough.

I thought about using my apple tree too but it is still too little.

Another good think I noticed is that my apricot tree is covered in little buds - I don't think it has ever flowered before.  Sadly this is next to a mandarin tree which gets heavily infested with fruit fly every year so I suppose the apricots will be too.  I don't want to start spraying with serious sprays so ...oh well.  At least the possums will eat well.  
And as you can see, I couldn't manage a better photo of this either - LOL!

How about this shot - a watery quilt lying in my "dry creek bed" - hmm not so much!

Let's move out the front of the house and see what we can find!  - Hmm, still not so good.

This is probably my favourite photo but nothing like the fabulous creative ones I see on lots of blogs.

  1. Order myself a photography book that I saw recommended on two good blogs - firstly retromummy and then posie patchwork called Beyond Snapshots and then

2. Go back to my tried and true formula!  At least for now!

Ta Da!  
Ocean Dreaming 2 finished!  and I love it just like I did the first version.

I did the same wavy line quilting 

but I seem to find my rhythm this time so I won't hesitate to do it again.

I remembered to include some of my "thank you" fabric this time.  Yay!  This time I stitched it on part of the rod pocket.

And now it is all tucked up into its box with a few goodies, all ready to go to the post office first thing tomorrow morning!

Here is hoping that it goes quickly as I am impatient to hear what its new owner thinks of it.

Till next time....................happy stitching!


  1. Funny post....I suck at taking pictures too. My quilts always look so much nicer in person. Your quilt turned out great. The recipient is going to love it!

  2. SO funny! I love the quilt and some of the photos you took in the yard were great!

  3. Well....your quilts are creative, so I guess we just can't have it all LOL! And the pictures were fun!

  4. Jan-Maree I love your quilt. Thank you for sharing pictures of your yard as well. mmmmm fresh cherries how wonderful is that?

  5. fun pics! what about pinning it to that straw looking fence you have, if you want to take outside pics?

  6. Goodness, you have lots of fruit trees, Jan-Maree. Thanks for the fun post. I gave up on getting decent pics long ago. No matter what I do, I get a sad photo. A sister and a niece are professional photographers. They sometimes pitch in and shoot a few quilts, but I think it's because my pics are so sad that they feel compelled to help! Your quilt is beautiful and I have no doubt that the owner will be impressed and appreciative.

  7. I think I might need that book. I have the worst time with photos. But then I don't have a yard, or flowers, or trees, or rocks...so it is all pretty to me!

  8. What a gorgeous quilt!! I love your post and your different quilt poses! What fun!


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