Waiting In The Wings

Monday, March 9, 2015

Sunny Side Up

Our first week using Yellow in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2015
and at last I summoned up the energy after two weeks
feeling absolutely awful
to get to my machine and make a block!

And what a nightmare taking a shot of this. I used my camera with
 three different light settings, I used my iPad but both results were too much on
the green side.
I moved the design wall over onto
a different wall and repeated the exercise, still not happy,
Eventually got just the exact colour with my iPhone. Downloaded once
more to my computer and opened Elements but once again the
colour changed!! Into preferences
was the next step and there are various
set-ups in there for the colour and now I have more or less a pretty
good match but not as sunny a yellow as
it should be, I'll try again tomorrow. The light outside was pretty strange today and
that wouldn't have helped.

I crept out into the front garden bed on the weekend to take this photo
of the last of my day lilies to flower. Officially we are now into
Autumn in New Zealand so the garden will begin to get ready for
Winter slowly over the next two months.

Going over now to link with Angela and all at RSC 2015
and as the block I'm using for this year is designed by Cynthia Brunz I'm linking with her at
Oh Scrap! the button will shortly be on my sidebar.

More from me during the week, happy quilting.



Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Very pretty yellow block. I too always have a hard time capturing yellow. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

My day lilies are just starting to break ground. I am so looking forward to them blooming. Thanks for sharing that beautiful orange flower!

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Loving the blendy look of this one.

Scrappy quilter said...

What a wonderful yellow block. I love how all the squares blend together.

Sally T said...

Each of your blocks are such a precious jewel...so carefully planned. Love the dots!

PugMom said...

Your block is gorgeous! Thanks for the flower shot, we're still in winter here in the States.

Julierose said...

I love your block, Maureen! Especially with those oranges and pink-ey corals peeking through. Nice work. Sounds like the photo shoot was harder than the block itself! We should be headed into our Spring here--but still hip-deep in snows. Can't even reach my clothesline in the backyard...tell me that Spring WILL come, hugs, Julierose

Andrea @ Mouse in My Pocket said...

That block is really fun! And I wouldn't worry much about not getting a good shot of the yellow. It tends to be pretty hard to get right.

Teresa in Music City said...

It's still quite a pretty block :) Love yellows!!! We are just about to move into Spring, and this winter has been so miserable that I am excited like a new puppy at the thought of warm sunshine again!!!

Sheila said...

Absolutely beautiful prints and blocks. Sorry to hear that you are not well, dear.

Leeanne said...

seems a good block for sunny autumn days.

Anna said...

I love this sunny block, very cheery!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Maybe the color isn't true but it is beautiful!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous yellows. Gorgeous block. Again.

Raewyn said...

The lengths we have to go to to get a decent photo!! The block is gorgeous. I have managed to find some yellows - have a nice little pile but haven't done any cutting/preparation yet.

Magpie Sue said...

I do love what you're doing with that block. I think fussy cutting the florals makes it that much more interesting. Glad you're feeling well enough to sew again too!

Kaja said...

Getting a good photo can be a pain in the neck, can't it! These yellow look pretty good to me, though, and I love the block.