Sunday, February 28, 2010


I recently acquired a charm pack of the Chick-a-dee Chick-a-doo line. It is absolutely adorable, by the way. Since I only had one charm pack, I had to get a little creative at how to incorporate these into a quilt. I saw this quilt on flickr and decided to give it a go.

It's basically just a disappearing nine patch with some white sashing.  After Christmas in a moment of obscurity, I bought an entire bolt of white cotton/bamboo blend fabric.  This is my first time using it.  I think it turned out pretty nicely.  It definitely has different feel than 100% cotton.  Much softer and it has a different drape. I haven't washed this quilt yet, so I'm interested in seeing how this turns out.

For the blinding I purchased a bit of striped yardage from the line. I'm a fan of all of those stripes. The back is Kona Cotton Ice Peach.

I decided to go with the loopy quilting again.  At one point I purchased a spool of pastel variegated thread. I was a local quilt shop and thought it looked pretty and would look nice with this doll quilt, so I decided to buy it. Little did I know that spool was $8! Sheesh! I have been looking for a project for it ever since. I'm not completely in love with how the quilting turned out, but I do think the colors in the thread compliment the fabrics quite nicely. I'm just not sure I would use it again with a quilt sashed in white.

On a separate note, recently my camera has been habitually underexposing all of my photos. I can't figure out why. I have a Canon XSi. I tend to shoot in RAW so I have more control over the final product during post-processing.  Unfortunately, I have found adjusting the exposure too much distorts the colors too. Has anyone else had this problem?  It makes me sad because I think it makes my photos look like poo.  Yes, I said poo.


Leslie said...

the little quilt and your quilting are beautiful!!

Dorrie said...

Your quilt is so pretty. I imagine the cotton/bamboo is to die for!

Melanie said...

Cute quilt! I love the loopy stitching.

I have a Nikon D90, but I still just shoot jpegs. I'm a little afraid of RAW. When my camera starts doing something strange (especially if it wasn't doing it previously), I try resetting it to the factory settings. Occasionally, I think I adjust a setting I wasn't intending to adjust and it then I can't figure out what I did. That may or may not help, but I think your photos look great.

Rebekah said...

I love the designs of these blocks. Your loopy quilting looks great with this.

Could you try overexposing your photos one stop to compensate for the underexposing?