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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Zooming

O.k., here is the deal.  I am not only computer challenged, but camera challenged as well.  Just yesterday I learned my camera has a zoom function.  Guess I really should find the book and actually read it.  Ahh well.
Here is a photo of a miniature quilt and a bear. The bear is next to a thimble and I made it from  a Gail Wilson pattern.  What a talented doll artist she is!  The little bear, while cute, is not really representative of her talent.  I made it out of Ultra-Suede and everyone just loves to hold it.  The quilt shown is made of reproduction fabrics.  The color palette is one of my favorites - classic Pennsylvania German.  The blocks are 1 1/2" square and the sashing is 1/4" wide.  My idea was to make it out of repro fabrics first, and then, if I liked it to make it out of antique fabrics.  Well, the antique fabric version has yet to materialize (no pun intended.  Well, maybe it was.) I no longer use that theory - I just dive into the antique fabrics and hope for the best.  The background ruler is 6 1/2" square. I am not sure of the best way to show the quilts so that the size can be determined.  Feel free to make suggestions.
Sheila

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I am so remiss....

Can't believe how I have let this blog go.  Sigh.  Do you suppose time really goes faster the older you get? 
Above is a photo I took for a little booklet I made for a presentation.   My goal when making miniatures is this:  To have a viewer of a photo of them not be able to determine the size of the quilts.  That to me says success.  I am so familiar with them, that I can really never tell if I have accomplished that goal.  Here is a photo of me holding the first little quilt on a bed:

The Sunnbonnet Sue Quilt is 20" x 24".  It was made in the days when I didn't document info because I could remember it all.  Well, those days are long gone.  As I recall, it was a reduced size version of a Little Quilts pattern, except I added the touch of embroidering a different design for each hatband and cuff. Also, during the time when I made these, I would mix antique fabrics with new reproduction fabrics.  I don't do that any more.
Hope you enjoy the photos.
Sheila