Thursday, June 13, 2013

Quilt Photography


I like to take pictures. LOTS of pictures. I should probably look into that instagram thing...but unfortunately my phone is a dinosaur with no camera so it really wouldn't do me any good. Maybe someday. Anyway, generally when I make a quilt, I take lots of pictures of it. Like 200...or more. Just in case. Sometimes I do 4 or 5 different photo shoots if I need to. This is probably because I was a (not very skilled) photo major for one year in college and learned very quickly that I needed lots of angles and exposures to choose from. And it allows me to have a few sweet pictures for my yearly calendar. (You can see the old calendars here). 

On memorial day we took a little road trip to Vermont and I took some pictures of the Watermelon Wedge Quilt. Unfortunately, I wasn't thrilled with them but didn't know what else to do. So then a couple weeks ago I was at church taking the nursery kids for a little walk around the building and there in the parking lot I saw the most beautiful and perfect green vintage truck...


I almost lost a couple of the nursery kids while I was staring at it (just kidding). But it's awesome, right? And the perfect color! And the slats around the bed totally remind me of a fruit crate! I knew it would make the most perfect backdrop for the watermelon quilt picture...it was a match made in heaven...or a match made at church anyways! So (after the kids were safely back in the nursery) I marched myself right inside to find out who it belonged to. Luckily, I met the cute girl who owns it and her husband who built the truck himself!! They are the cutest people...and wouldn't you know it...she's a quilter too! It was meant to be! Just sad we only met 3 weeks before I am moving! Anyway, she was nice enough to let me take a few pictures with her truck last week! I am so happy with the way they turned out...and I was feeling like my photography skills totally tanked when we moved out here. I was having such a hard time finding good places to take pictures...well don't worry, I found great places for 2 other quilts while at her house! Yay!!! Thanks Ella!


Now to choose which one to put in the calendar...