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Monday, May 20, 2013

Just as I PICTURED it.

From the beginning of putting this quilt together, I had in my minds eye how I wanted to capture it in a photo.  Because we live on Duck Creek, putting the cabin in the background with the quilt back lit was exactly what was in my head and the day the photo was taken the sun helped to give the iridescence.

I'm entering this photo in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival :Quilt Photographer category.  I'm not a professional (for sure) but if you blog about quilting, photography has to be important.  I have a lot to learn, but I really enjoy having my idea come to life in a photo.
Quilt Stats:

  • Quilt Measurements  49" x 49"
  • Hand embroidery, Scrappy Binding
  • Quilted by me, free motion on my domestic machine
  • Duck Pillow Stats:
  • Quilt Measurements 24" x 24"
  • Reverse Applique
  • Quilted by me, free motion on my domestic machine
  • Duck and Ducklings Pillow Stats:
  • Quilt Measurements 14" x 14"
  • Quilted by me, free motion on my domestic machine

  • Sharing a friend's photos seems appropriate in this post.  I will never be as talented as my grade school class mate, Cate.  She has made quite a business with photography, but I can learn from her and use her as an inspiration. Just seeing a professionals work can inspire.  These tornadoes didn't cause damage and the wedding guests kept an eye on the storm as the wedding continued.  Here is a photo she took last year which you have probably seen before:

    Photo by Cate Eighmey courtesy of AP
    Isn't that picture incredible.  It went viral before she put her water mark on it.  Here is another from the same wedding:

    Photo by Cate Eighmey courtesy of AP
    Tornadoes in the background.  You can't always have perfect timing, but it sure helped Cate's business and she captured the celebration of the wedding perfectly.  The article about the wedding is HERE.

    Capturing emotion in photos is one great skill.  In quilt photos, I like to make the viewer want to crawl into the picture and curl up in the quilt.  I'm working on it.  I think I'll always be working on it.

    I originally added "Welcome to Duck Creek" to the photo.  Here is that one:

    Another favorite was an inside shot:
    My devoted readers are seeing this quilt and pillows for the second time in a week.  The Blogger's Quilt Festival requires it's own post, so I hope you understand.  I first blogged about this quilt HERE.

    Be sure and go to the Festival.  Entries are still being accepted in all kinds of categories.  It's so fun to look at the beautiful quilts and see what ideas others have.  Amy works very hard and it's a very organized event.  There are great prizes from fantastic sponsors.

    This year, Amy is allowing 2 entries.  I may bring another quilt back....

    Have a great week,


    CitricSugar said...

    Tornados in the background? If that isn't a testament to the strength of love, I don't know what is!

    Your quilt is lovely. Your photos of it are gorgeous!

    www.randomthoughtsdoordi.com said...

    This is a great photo and also your friend's wedding photo is incredible.

    Lisa in Port Hope said...

    The light in your quilt photo is amazing, definitely you can see the eye of the artist in the end product.

    Glinda ♥ said...

    I love your photo (and I'm not just saying that cos you're my friend) - the shape of the quilt, the evening sunlight, the cabin, the field ... love it all. Clever lady :)

    straythreads said...

    great pics!!

    Ale jc said...

    Those are amazing photos...did your parcel arrive?