hot hued HST baby quilt

hot hued HST baby quilt

hot hued HST baby quilt, back

a couple weekends ago pete helped me put up one of those tension wire curtain rods in my studio so i could take photos of my quilts and in progress quilting works (tops, blocks, etc.).  unfortunately, it didn't really work out as planned; he over tensioned the wire and the whole apparatus is pulling out of the wall. and when a quilt of any size is on it, it sags.  the bigger the quilt, the more it sags.  looks pretty cruddy.  AND, since the room is little bigger than your average size walk in closet and packed to the gills with furniture, i can't get back far enough to take a decent photograph. especially, again, of those big ones.  alas, i'll have to find a better/more permanent solution to the quilt hanging/photographing problem.  or, i guess, keep with the status quo and basically not photograph them at all!  :P  methinks the latter is more likely to happen, unforch.  i just don't have the room to make anything better happen at the mo and moving is unlikely to happen anytime soon.

anyway, i managed to photograph a few quilts i finished this year, some smaller ones.  what's above is a baby quilt i started piecing in 2011 when we still lived in connecticut, and finished piecing this year (2012).  i quilted it sometime in the late spring, i think.  hazy memory!  fabrics are a hardy mix of old and new (seems to be my MO when quilting), some vintage, some new.  some of the vintage pieces are from thrifted clothes (like that orange, purple and green plaid, and the orange with the rope print).

i made a bigger one which is pretty much the same thing (but with a differently designed back, but, as detailed above...i just couldn't get a good snap of it.  *sigh*