Saturday, May 19, 2018

Guidelines for getting the best photos possible!

Hi Everyone.

I am using this blog because there seems to be an issue with word press right now.

When taking pictures, in order to have the best result, it is important to follow these guidelines, albeit maybe loosely. It all depends on the situation. The three guidelines are: rule of thirds, leading lines, and depth of fields.

Rule of Thirds

It is important when taking photos that the subject is aligned in the rule of thirds. This creates a focus that attracts the eye. First is the draw over, second photo is the original. 
 Photo by Timothy Meinberg on Unsplash

The photo that I took to demonstrate the rule of thirds was of my daughter.
Before and after:

Leading Lines

This cat has lines leading to the main focus - the cat.

The photo that I took(my husband actually) is of myself and my daughters. The sidewalk makes a nice leading line.

Depth of Field

This is the focus on the main image and the rest of the image is out of focus.
Photo by Ray Hennessy
The photo that was taken is of my quilt. The block that is the closest is the most focused. The other blocks in the background are similar, but fade away because of the depth of field.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Oct 20


Got several strips cut out today for my 4 patch quilts - I'm kind of making them in bulk. Right now I have several different layouts planned and am going to work on it.

I was gone for most of the day, so didn't really get a lot done.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Oct 18


Today was my Dad's birthday. It was a fairly good day, but again didn't really get a lot of quilting done. Less then yesterday even. I have a goal to get some done tomorrow though.

For my Dad's birthday(he is 62) I gave him a lap quilt. I'll try to get it from him again and take pictures tomorrow though. I should have several pictures over the next few days!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Oct 17


Not a lot to report today, as I was helping with Llamas and we had people over. I helped catch 12 Llamas for the vet today - my neighbor has them. I get the wool from them, something I really appreciate it, as I can't afford to buy wool.

Llama fiber might not be the easiest fiber to work with, but at the same time it's what I have. And I work at using what I have!

On the quilting front, I didn't get a lot of binding done on the 2 quilts, but am going to work on it more tomorrow.

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Goals and etc


I now have a goal with this blog. I am going to post every day. Since August 25th, I have been keeping a written private journal, and have not missed writing in it. I want to do this on this blog as well, but mostly pertaining to quilting and also to improve my skills as a writer.

This summer, I've had a lot going on, and quite a bit on my plate. In July, I went to Virginia for a week. It was a youth conference that my church hosted. It was at the College that I want to go to. The college is called Southern Virginia University, and my goal now is to apply for August of 2012.

So, I've been busy doing a lot of schoolwork, and until the end of September(I'm 16 now by the way) I haven't done anything other then move my sewing room, quilting or machine wise.

Starting in September though, I was able to piece 3 quilt tops(all very simple) and finally get the binding on a quilt I've had in process for over a year. Two of the three Quilt Tops are now quilting, one is bound and one is in the process, as is the other one.

Right now I am working on my Round Robin Quilt, I'm going to try getting it basted and ready to start quilting soon. I am also in the process of several more lap quilts with 4 patches. Busy, but a lot of fun!

More Tomorrow!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spinning Wheels


Wow! It's been a loooong time. I got my treadle working, and yes the needles did get there and I was able to start playing with it :) I have been piecing with it, and actually using it quite a lot - my next challenge is free motion quilting, I have to mess with the tension on it.

Different topic. I have become obsessed with spinning wheels. This is my hopeful one that I am getting from KY. A very generous person offered it to me for free - but I have to get it from KY to Oregon..

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Picture of machine(with more rambling)


Here is a picture of my machine I talked about yesterday. Like I said, I am picking it up on Tuesday. I'm also going to get 4 heads, which will bring my total to 31, until I sell my white FR treadle Tuesday evening. I'm currently working on the White FR head, and am having a few issues. I am positive it is a user error, I just have to figure out which one!!

On the quilting front. After I get my mother's king quilt done, I am going to be working on a vintage top I have - very pretty lady of the lake pattern. Not sure how I'm going to bind it - so wish me luck! On my mom's quilt, I am trying a different strategy. I don't have room to lay out a 120x120 quilt, so I am going to sew the top and bottom right sides together and have the batting on the bottom. Then I will turn it right side out, baste and quilt it. Also, with this method, I will not have to do a lot of hand work for the binding, and I am pretty sure it will last for quite a while. I have another quilt that is in very poor condition, you can tell it was used a lot, and the binding was done this way. The binding has no wear whatsoever!!

On my "new" machine, I also got needles from ebay! I am crossing my fingers that they will get there by Thursday, so I can start playing with it!!

Have a good day all,