Ready for a Sleeve...of Some Kind
Almost every picture I use on Pink Doxies is shot with a 5 year old Canon Power Shot Elph 110 HS. It's not a high end camera, and smaller and lighter than my iPhone of the same vintage. It's easy to throw in my purse. But occasionally I like to use iPhone pictures, if only to give an idea of what things look like under less-than-ideal conditions. When we look at our work in real life--in our homes, they are not typically in optimal photo studio lighting. A quilted piece should not be hung in bright daylight especially as textiles are prone to fading. So let's get real and pretend this is going to be something hung in a hallway, which it is. The light will probably be dim most of the time, and look much like above.
I took both of these shots outside on a September evening around 7 p.m. You can see the shadows on the dimpling from the quilting. I like that. I actually think it shows up better with angled lighting.
The dark orange binding picks up color in the backing as well as the front. It is a Joann's print in the same style as a RK Quilter's Linen.
We are talking about using loops over the top in the same orange fabric so it does not cover the back stitching. It could be reversible, if wanted. The important information of a tag could be put inside one of the loops. So many things to consider for such a small piece. Still, we want things to be right so we take our time. I love projects that evolve, and are about the process more than anything. But you knew that about me already, right?
Come on, Doxie girls.
Let's go sew.
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