Monday, 8 July 2019

Today I took photos

Well, I have managed to keep sewing but if I want to keep up with the blogging I will have to do a better job of taking photos. I sat down on Saturday, all ready to post what I had done on Friday only to discover the pictures I was sure I had taken did not exist.  Bother! 

I have done better today, when I got this chunk sorted out.
 This is what it looks like as part of the bigger picture, so to speak.  
I am running very, very low of most fabrics now, but have a little pile of crosses done so I'm pretty sure I can get to the finish line. I will probably have to resort to lots of tiny crosses to fill in my gaps, rather than a few bigger ones, so it will be more work, but I don't mind that too much.  I've given up looking for the extra brown bit.

One a completely different note, I thought I'd share this picture of a Banded Demoiselle.  We have loads of these damselflies in the garden and never tire of admiring them, but they seldom stay still.  This poor chap had died, but I was grateful to be able to get up so close. 

11 comments:

Shasta Matova said...

The damselfly is really pretty! I haven't seen one up close like that.

Robin said...

You always seem to be able to make it come together in a pleasing way. It just amazes me. You're almost done. The damselfly is very Victorian looking. So, so pretty. The only time I have ever seen a Scarlet Tanager was in this same state. Gorgeous bird and gorgeous insect.

Julierose said...

Your quilt is looking great--I love the difference in scale of the crosses--hugs, Julierose

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Hmm, it seems that this quilt is quickly becoming a cross, or plus, quilt. It really knows what it wants and you seem to be listening very well. I'm liking it more all the time.

What is your damselfly is our dragonfly. And here in Deep South Louisiana we call them mosquito hawks, because they fly around eating insects and most of our insects seem to be mosquitoes. I once saw one grab a large beetle of some sort, and we watched mesmerized while they struggled--the beetle to get away, the dragonfly to carry it off. The beetle was much larger, but the dragonfly seemed determined. Each time the beetle fought back (I have no idea how), the dragonfly lost aerial advantage and dipped down near the ground where the beetle certainly wanted to be. Eventually they got into the bushes and we lost them so I have no idea how that little drama ended but the memory has stayed with me.

Mystic Quilter said...

I'm so pleased you're almost at the finish line, waiting to see now how you fill in the with small crosses. Your large crosses make a real impact when seeing it all laid out on your floor, a perfect spot to photograph given the tiled floor. The pops of green really catch my eye, a good decision, they really stand out.

Marly said...

I like the crosses; they're giving visual interest and you've completely lost the "ice-cream" look! Have you considered using dark purple to replace the lost piece of brown? Or a darker green?

patty a. said...

The quilt top is looking fabulous! Too bad you can't find that piece of brown, but I am sure you will adapt and figure out a substitute. The colors in that damselfly are stunning.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Beautiful creature ... and your quilt is coming along so well!

Ann said...

I’m sure you have loads of smaller crosses and they will fit in beautifully. Plus, you’ll find that brown in time for the backing if you’re anything like me.

LA Paylor said...

that insect is awesome. What inspirational color! I wonder if I could capture the green/blue black combo. Takes an artist to notice the brilliance of nature's colors! Thanks for sharing it with us. Leeanna

Janie said...

Good progress, your quilt top is coming along. Yes, photos coming out right can be frustrating.
The damsel fly looks like it was made with irridescent beads and wire! How beautiful, what a treat that you get to watch them in your garden.