'If you make happiness your goal, then you're not going to get to it… The goal should be an interesting life."

Dorothy Rowe

Sunday 29 July 2012


One quilt top finished. My learning experience with this was that 'symetrical' is not the same as 'identical', even with four patches.

It's not my greatest design ever, but it is bright and colourful, it was made entirely from stash, and it's a generous cot size.

Plus I found enough fabric and wadding to finish it, when I get round to it.

I know that in the Cheese Minor household quilts are loved and used, just like they should be, so I'm sure this one will be too.

More success too in the cycling - a very exciting, attacking race from the women. I wasn't going to watch it, I was going to assemble the quilt layers - but we sat down to watch over coffee, and couldn't drag ourselves away.

Today's app is 'Dynamic Light' - simple to use, with a couple of dozen filters, which you can adjust a bit.Some of them I can't ever imagine using, but some are interesting, especially if you want to do dramatic things with skies.

I love this photo of Littondale, whatever I do to it it seems to come up well, although this is a bit bright.


On the other hand, I am finding it difficult to do anything with this, with any app or any filter - it's difficult to avoid ending up with something over bright. I like this slighlty fuzzy look, but the colour is a bit super-saturated.









And the same with this one - which is why I liked yesterday's very subtle pink. I need to take more time over these, and ger more adventurous with combinations of filters.

One thing I'm learning while I bore you with these apps is that on the whole, you get what you pay for. Most free ones are very limited, and several seem to be the same app with a different name. I've learned not to bother if the illustrations of the filters on the app store involve pictures of trees.

'Dynamic Light' was 69p - and a bit more interesting - and the Jixipics apps, which are about £1- £2, are the most interesting of all. Just wish I could afford some of them for Big Mac as well.

Can't comment on anything more expensive than that, I haven't gone completely app happy!

1 comment:

Kitty said...

gorgeous! looking forward to seeing your finished quilt post here soon ;-)