For my second entry in the Bloggers Quilt Festival, I really wanted to enter my Tradewinds Quilt, which I made around Christmas as a gift for my eldest daughter.
But, unfortunately, I only had inside, Winter photos, which really didn’t do justice to the beautiful fabrics.
1. Trade Winds Finished Rolled, 2. Trade Winds Finished, 3. Trade Winds Finished Rolled 2, 4. Trade Winds Finished Binding
So when my daughter said she was coming home yesterday I thought it would be the perfect opportunity get some lovely, sunny, outdoor shots.
I was sadly mistaken.
Never have I made a quilt and taken more photos or more badly!
1. cows, 2. Tradewinds, 3. wind, 4. more wind, 5. and more, 6. getting heavy, 7. taking a break, 8. a new plan, 9. getting there, 10. back to square one, 11. best detail shot, 12. atmospheric, 13. even darker, 14. another new plan, 15. from the attic window…, 16. from the kitchen roof…
We decided to come in and and have another try today…
26 thoughts on “Winds and Tradewinds”
Lucy @ Charm About You
Such brilliantly spectacular fail on the pictures but you made me laugh hysterically and for that I hope you win ;) And of course it is a beautiful quilt!
It's a lovely quilt and a hysterical series of photos. I hadn't seen it in its full glory – I think picture 2 is beautiful but your final picture is very artistic:-).
Even the photo disasters can't disguise how lovely your quilt is :)
I know exactly how you feel – sometimes it is really hard to get a photograph, however you can't hide how beautiful that quilt is! Love your cows too.
PS My middle name is Janine, my nickname is Jan:)
It is a beautiful quilt. The outdoors are beautiful too. I think your effort to try to get a great picture is impressive. I am usually too lazy and take a dark wrinkly one on my kitchen floor. Your photo entry is great.
It's a lovely quilt. It's weird how the wind can really miss things up!
what a beautiful-happy quilt.
I had the same problem when trying to photograph my bloom bloom pow top. Will probably have the same problem again when it's finished, that or the general grey gloom! Your quilt's gorgeous though, love the photography shot..good luck!
Ha ha, lovely quilt even if the photos aren't perfect!!!
Nice quilt and I bet it's not easy to take picture of such size but all of those not so perfect pictures just makes us smile. Thanks for sharing.
Epic fail on the glam photo shoot, but it's a lovely quilt :o)
Yon Quilting Wife
Ha ha ha, love it.
I love the picture with the cows! I have yet to get any great shots of my quilts – maybe I need more inspiring surroundings:)
It's gorgeous! I love all these photos – it's awesome. :-)
I can see that the quilt is beautiful, no matter the pictures. I often find taking the pictures of my quilts is the toughest part of being a quilting blogger, especially when the weather is less than cooperative!! You had me laughing anyway, and for that, I thank you!
I was going to say excatly what Tessa Marie said – the beauty shines through. I love this quilt and I'm so glad that you enetered it!
Sorry you struggled with the photos – I'm trying to be better about having ones other than my husband holding it up in the living room, and it's challenging!
I feel your pain! The photo is cool though so I'm glad you entered it into the photography section. What we do to get a great photo, eh?
The quilt and the area where you live are incredibly beautiful in your photos!
I was laughing too when I saw your photos on Flickr! So happy to see the best of the bunch in the festival. Good perseverance Janine!
What a gorgeous quilt. I love the trade winds fabric
I love this quilt. The wind made the photos more natural than stages shots. Your titles of the photos made me laugh hysterically though :)
I love the look of the white dog in the last photo. He looks done in.
beautiful quilts and love the pics!!
Your quilt is beautiful the design and the colours.