Fortunately, my husband sometimes resembles an evil scientist. After a long day of work, he came home, propped the step-ladder up on the highest part of our yard (given that in Florida there's really no such thing as hills), climbed on top of the step ladder, and held up the quilt. The result? Infinitely superior photos, although still lacking a little something.
Then, I got a wild idea to do a stained-glass-inspired shot, with the sun going down behind the quilt, and my husband managed to get the quilt held up partly by the huge tree in our front yard and partly by him. Then the munchkin had to get in on the action, and it felt like a family photo shoot.
This quilt has been a labor of love. It's quite possible that I will avoid sewing up HSTs for a very long time, since there are 576 of them in this quilt, but I really love how this top has turned out. I have no idea what I'm going to do as far as quilting is concerned, but I do know it's going to be some kind of free-motion quilting. No way am I straight-line quilting this bad boy!
It might be another few weeks before this quilt gets officially finished, but I'm really looking forward to it being done so we can all snuggle under it. Then again, with the munchkin officially starting preschool tomorrow, it's highly possible that I might finish this one a lot faster than I'm used to, so stay tuned!