Monday, March 5, 2018

Cabin Fever-A Finish


Cabin Fever a Five Fat Quarter Fun Quilt by Amanda, Jedi Craft Girl and Amber, Gigi's Thimble oh how I love thee!  I partnered up with Dave the Quilt Engineer on this project.  Though I will note, I have fabric purchased months ago to make one of my own.

Dave was asked by a co worker if we would make a quilt to donate to an upcoming raffle to raise money for a group of home school children.  Dave, always eager to help, said yes we could.  I agreed to quilt and bind the project, if he would do all cutting and piecing.

So over the course of two weekends this quilt was pieced and basted and handed over to the quilter...me.  We decided on a simple and quick overall meander and played with several different thread color choices.


In the end I went with this beautiful spool of Aurifil #2615 Aluminum.  Of all my choices this one seemed to blend in the best and play well with all of the fabrics in this quilt.  I love that my Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen keeps track of my stitches and time quilting.  I had this one all quilted up in less than an hour.  You cannot beat that.


Since this quilt will be a donation/raffle quilt, I decided to add a corner tag to the back of the quilt to document for the recipients where their new quilt came from.  This is the first time I've labeled a quilt this way and I have to say I rather liked it.

I still need to give the quilt a quick wash before it leaves our home this weekend.  I do hope the new owners will love the quilt and it will bring them lots of snuggles in the future.  I think this is the fasted finish the mister and I have had in quite a while!  So I will leave you with a few more pictures of the quilt before I sign off.





I love taking my quilts into the "wild" for photo shoots, but I have to say that I'm starting to run out of places.  I've been thinking about asking my fellow neighbors via Facebook, if anyone would be willing to let me use their properties for taking pictures or knows of any good places I'm not thinking of.  How do you find places to photograph your quilts?  I'd love to hear about it.


Today I'm linking up with Main Crush Monday.


17 comments:

Jayne said...

Oh what a beauty! I love that it was a fast finish and going to get raffled off. Of course who ever gets it will love it! I'm rarely if ever look for interesting places to take pictures of quilts. I do like your pictures with the crisp quilt against the funky fence!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a lovely collaboration, and I hope it does well in the auction. Whoever receives it is sure to love it!

Danette Stankovich said...

It is beautiful! I'm not very good with photos, but your photos look wonderful the way that they are. Outside lighting is always better than indoors. You are fortunate that you have a husband to do part of the work - so convenient! The lucky recipient will love it!

Nancy J said...

I should have a quilt or two down here, so many places for super photo shoots. Love your combination to cut piece, sew and quilt, This is another beauty.And outdoor photos are always wonderful.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

how about my garden? Or I could find a few castles for your to use for photos, not that I live in a castle! I wish.
I love this quilt, just as I was thinking, I was nearly up to date in my list of "quilts to make" I see this one. And 5 fat quarters? Think I have found my new squirrel. I fancy a red white and blue on in this.

Janice Holton said...

Wow! That has got to be a record time! Taking outside pictures this time of year is kinda risky. Pretty muddy around where I live so I'm not very good at coming up with some suggestions for you. Maybe a car dealership? Find a matching car color with your quilt? Once the weather warms up a bit, maybe a garden center where you can either drape it on yard things like bird baths or statues or near the beautiful flowers for sale? Trying to think outside the box. :)

Lisa J. said...

It's a beautiful quilt Tish...and it's calling my name as well. I know what you mean about photo shoots I keep thinking people must be getting sick of my laundry line!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

It's a beautiful quilt and I love the pattern. Don't you love quilts that work up so quickly? We have a small park close by that I've been meaning to use for pictures. My deck pictures are pretty blah!

KaHolly said...

It came out beautifully! Great team work! I hope it helps raise lots of money for a very worthy cause!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Well done. I, too, have the same problem with photos. Not only do I wish I had someone to do all the quilting, I need someone to do all the photos. LOL

Sue said...

this is a lovely little quilt Tish! You and Dave make a formidable team! I took a photo outside my house for the first time yesterday because the trees and shrubs are covering my former photo shoot wall. Being the end of summer here meant that I was scouting the area in my lunch break for a good spot that would have enough shade. In the end I got up early (okay 8am) and took it down to a wall I thought should be okay and ended up using the one opposite. It worked out really well and it's going to be my MO from now on - early morning photo shoots on Sundays and public holidays. Good luck finding your perfect spot!

Stitchin At Home said...

You and Dave made a beautiful quilt together! Hope it does well in the auction be sure to let us know.

Vicki in MN said...

Oh you must feel wonderful for the finish! Great photo. I love their patterns.

Louise said...

Oh, this one's a beaut, Tish! You and Dave make a great team :) Congrats on a fast, lovely finish for a good cause!

I think your glamour shots are terrific. Sure, you could ask a few neighbors if you can use their trees and bushes, but yours are already very nice. I don't think people really keep close track of the backgrounds. "Oh, that old tree AGAIN?? Really, Tish, find a new tree!" At least I don't. That being said, it is kinda fun for the photographer to try a new spot. I'm always just searching for someplace that isn't too windy or where the sun isn't too glarey, which is tricky on a boat!

Sandy said...

What a great collaborative effort. It turned out great!

Emily said...

That pattern has been on my to-make list and I love your version! Great collaboration!

Lynette said...

Pretty!!! And I'll say again that I love so much that you guys collaborate on quilts. :)

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