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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Block 4 and 53

Block 4 Has a Bee in the Centre
Block 53
I rather like this one. Totally different but still a star. The next block I need to do is Block 7 which just by chance happens to be another star and then the dreaded Block 8 which I have successfully avoided since the beginning when it was issued as a challenge. I have been making this quilt since November 2008. There was a while when it was on the backburner but now I am enjoying it with renewed enthusiasm.
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.
Cheers Lynne


Tazzie said...

Just gorgeous Lynne, we're both on a roll right now! Your colours are always sensational. Have fun with your Block 8 coming up, it's not as bad as you think. Promise!

Sue said...

Lovely Blocks Lynne
I am just starting out, so you and Tazzie are miles ahead of me.
Can you please tell me how you get the pictures of your blocks so nice and large.
Thanks and regards

Barbara said...

I haven't made any of these for quite a while now, so perhaps don't have the right to comment anymore! Am really loving the variations in what people are making and the variety of fabrics. When I was making them, I had the same question as Sue - are you enlarging the photos and then cropping them?

Shall definitely rejoin when I get my Christmas projects out of the way as am jealous of what you are all producing!

Tazzie said...

Hi there Sue and Barbara
When I take my pictures, I open them in photoshop and crop them down so you're just seeing the block. My actual file sizes aren't that big - I ask the program to make my pictures 20cms square.
Then when it's 'blogger' time, and I'm uploading my photo, there are three options for the size of the photo being published, and I select 'large. I think the default is medium.
Hope this helps.

Barbara said...

Thanks, Tazzie - I shall try it when I've made something more to photograph! xx

PatchworkRose said...

I upload using Livewriter a free downloadable program which is very user friendly and Tara is right it gives you the option of choosing a size but of also opening another window to show original size which I save for the web so the photo size is smaller but quality is good. Cheers