Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe is released this week. Eek! I can't wait to get my copy! I have a floppy temporary version that the lovely Karen Burns from Martingale gave me at Sewing Summit, but it doesn't have shiny glossy pages like a real book so I'm bored of it now and want a shiny real copy. Patience, Katy, patience - it will be here sooooooon.
The quilt I made in the book is a baby sized dresden plate called Indian Summer. Here's a funny tale. When I submitted my idea for the book I wanted to make a king size quilt. Obviously that would have been HUGE and involved 20 dresden plate blocks. We decided a baby sized quilt would be more sensible and achievable (and more photographable?) and so I made mine with 4 blocks. But I still had an itching to make more blocks and a big mama sized quilt, which resulted in this queen size version.
I finished this over a year ago. How the heck do you photograph a queen sized quilt without a photography studio and a photographers assistant? My assistant, Noodle, just falls asleep and looks pretty pissed when I ask him to move.
I tried to take this out with me to photograph and it almost blew away, so the trusty old couch got another styling job. Not bad for a couch that was destined for the dump and rescued by the husbeast. You can't see it brilliantly, but this is the best I could do. Sorry. Until I move to a sunnier, less windy climate or have a studio built into my garage my quilt photos are going to be kind of the same.
Both this quilt and the little version in the book were quilted by Tia Curtis, who is one of the funniest and funnest people in the world ever, and she quilts. She's awesome.
Edited to add - this quilt is now listed in my etsy shop