Friday, February 8, 2013

Surf's up - Finish Friday

Hooray!  It is done!

Blue OBW w/seagull

I finished up my Blue One Block Wonder quilt earlier this week, and finally walked down to the pier to take some pictures of it.  I figured since I used some fabric that looked like waves, it was only appropriate to try to get some pictures of it near the ocean.

My teacher from the quilt photography class suggested that when it comes to outdoor shots, just go and try stuff out to see what you like.  Wow, profound!  So today, I did...

Blue OBW on lifeguard shack

I got this one.  Too far away, and the light seems a little bright.  I wanted to get down here as early as possible for better light, but alas, I am a taxi service in the morning and some days it takes longer than others to get to school.

Blue OBW at beach/pier

And this pic.  Closer to the quilt, light still a little bright but from a better direction.  Darn wind blew the quilt a little so I have a ripple.  Hey, that's the Redondo Pier in the background, if anyone is interested.

Blue OBW at park

And this pic, from the park looking down at the beach.  I think the lighting is much better, but all that dirty concrete isn't attractive.

Blue OBW angle

This one is taken on the pier itself.  Luckily, the guys had just gone around and power washed everything, so no bird poop anywhere!  I really wanted to get a seagull in one shot, but not their poop.  The lighting is all wrong for this picture.

Yep, this was the better side of the pier, looking out at the water.

Blue OBW at pier

Sun is still a little bright, but it does make the white pop, huh?

And just my luck, a gull decided to fly by on my last shot.

Blue OBW w/seagull

I will be posting another post about this quilt soon.  Turned out there were some "lessons learned" while quilting it up and I thought I would share.

Have a Super Sparkly Day!

Jen

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23 comments:

  1. beautiful quilt and wonderful pictures

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  2. Your quilt looks fabulous no matter where you photograph it Jen.

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  3. Wow! it's magical. What an amazing quilt. and I love the photos.

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  4. Oh. My. GOSH!!!! Jen, this is GORGEOUS - absolutely gorgeous! And you got some fantastic pictures.

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  5. So pretty and it looks like you had a fun photo adventure too!

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  6. Perfect setting - that quilt reminds me of sand dollars and sea shells! So lovely to see it finished.

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  7. Beautiful quilt, and some beautiful photos. I agree with Citric Sugar in that it reminds me of sand dollars and sea shells. You picked the perfect setting. Sparkle on Jen, sparkle on. :)

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  8. The beach is a great place to showcases such a lovely quilt. I don't think I've even seen a photography class dedicated to photographing quilts but you've got some fab photos there

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  9. I love your One Block Wonder! Wonderful photo shoot as well. I had brought a OBW to work on here at the retreat and I never got to it. Maybe soon.

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  10. Gorgeous quilt, and catching the gull at the the right moment is magical!

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  11. I read the One Block Wonder books, and yours is the first quilt I've seen that followed that method. Your quilt is BEAUTIFUL!
    Juliana

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  12. This really is one of my favourite quilts of all time!

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  13. Oh my goodness! That is just stunning!!!

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  14. Oh my Jen, that is amazing! I really want to try this pattern....

    Whoop whoop!!

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  15. The quilt looks great! And I really like your pictures too.

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  16. Amazing quilt! Even more so now it is finished - well done Jen!

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  17. So gorgeous Jen! Your photographs are great too, especially the one with the gull!

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  18. This is a gorgeous quilt. So glad you did the FAL so I could see it again.

    Elizabeth E.
    opquilt.com

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  19. This quilt is amazing.
    Please can you show a original fabric?
    Greetings Grit

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