Waiting In The Wings

Saturday, June 28, 2014

HSTeria and Haori

A few more blocks completed this week and the finish line for the HSTeria Quilt Along is now in sight!

The one below is my favourite of the newer blocks

I have four full blocks to try and finish up in the coming week and these ones will be a challenge  blending the colours.
After having the problems with Blogger last week along with many other bloggers, I am now in full working mode again thank goodness. Not in working mode is my camera which is around 8 years old, colours are just not showing true at all and I am still resorting to my iPhone. Priced up newer cameras during the week and probably looking at NZ$1300 - may have to think about that for a little while!

 The other subject of the week along with HSTeria is Haori, do any of you follow a blog 
written by Lis Harwood? One of her posts recently showed three Haori from Japan, absolutely beautiful! I had a look at the site  
what an experience, they have all sorts of Japanese clothing some which are antique and other newer items, I bought a few Haori with the intention of cutting up the fabric for using in collage work, it's noted in the description if they are stained or badly worn and only suitable for handcrafts but the two I particularly had in mind for cutting are hardly marked at all. They are silk and Shibori dyed 

this is a detail above of the Pine Tree pattern on one intended for cutting and the other is below, these are close up shots  to get a photo of the haori I need to thread  a rod through the sleeves and probably hang it on the side of the large garden shed  but as it's raining here that's out for the moment!

Going to link up now with 
and the HSTeria Quilt Along gang


Julierose said...

I can see why this is your favorite block--the color blending is fabulous--those roseate colors are some of my favorites, too. I really just love this quilt of yours...beautiful. Hugs--have a great weekend, Julierose

Charlotte Scott said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing this quilt put together. I think it's going to be absolutely stunning.

Exuberant Color said...

I only have a high end point and shoot camera, around $200 and it takes great photos. Canon brand. The newer point and shoot cameras don't take dark photos like the old ones. I also got software with the camera to modify photos.

I love your blocks.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I, too, use a point and shoot model (similar price range to Wanda's).

Your HST blocks are SO pretty!!!

Julierose said...

i know i already commented on these blocks--BUT they are just so fabulous--loving those fabrics--so saturated with color. Hugs, Julierose

Sally T said...

The range of values for that hue is amazing. And now that I understand your process, I appreciate the subdued blocks too.

Teresa in Music City said...

Love your HSTeria blocks! Those reds are simply yummy!!!