I've lent out my camera and I'm completely lost without it. I never realised how often I use it. Between taking pictures for this blog (what's a quilting blog without pictures?), step by step photos for patterns and cute snaps of the kids doing funny things, I use it almost every day.
I find it useful to take pictures of block arrangements - somehow its easier to see if it 'works' through the lens of a camera. As a perfect example - this week I finished the quilt top using Saffron Craig's Forest Elementals fabric, but it wasn't until I looked at a photo of it that I realised something was missing. So although I hate unpicking, I took it apart ( its better than spending ages hand quilting something I'm not 100% happy with). Saffron was so helpful (thanks heaps!), and after bouncing some ideas around I'm really excited to try something new with it tonight. I'll post pictures soon :)
So, in the meantime, jump over to The Silver Thimble to have a look at what Virginia did with my "Charm Bracelets" pattern. I just love how the dark brown frames each fabric so beautifully!
Oh, and the other night I read about piecing curves with no pins over at Tallgrass Prairie Studio and watched a fantastic video on how to do it. So I had such a fun evening with the rotary cutter. No ruler, no templates, no pins. And it worked wonderfully. I used really plain fabric to practice on so its probably best I didn''t have my camera, but I wish I'd used nice fabric now - it turned out so well. I will definitely be using curves in some up coming quilts. Thanks so much Jacquie, it was my first time with curves and I'm hooked.