I quickly rushed outside to take one photo before the storm set in.
I find that I have to take two sets of photos, one for my blog, and one for my Etsy shop. As a quilter, I find nothing more frustrating than seeing 'teasers' of beautiful quilts in styled photos with props. All I want is to see the quilt as a whole. Overall, I find the best pictures are taken out of doors, so I prefer to take some of the whole quilt outside. But somehow, I don't like having outdoor shots in my Etsy shop. I think people that are looking for a baby quilt to buy, want to see it in a soft clean enviroment. (just my humble opinion.)
So here's the photo I took for you fellow quilters, and the shop photos will come later.
I was inspired by this quilt in an old quilting book,
It was a toddler size, and each ship was made from a single print. I decided to make it a baby size (40" square) and used a charm pack of Make Life... by Sweetwater.
I think next time I'd go with one print through out like the original, just because mine seems a little busy. That said, I do think these fabrics were just the right colors for this pattern. They're bright without being tacky.
...only three more projects to finish up before I can start anything new.