Quilt Portraits–please comment

A straight-on picture of a quilt is great if you need to see the whole design, but I’m aiming for quilt photos with personality.  Here are a few first attempts.

#1  This is made with bright batiks and templates from Elisa's Backporch Design

#1 This is made with bright batiks and templates from Elisa’s Backporch Design

I live in a beautiful part of the country (I’ve said that about every place I’ve lived) so there should be lots of photo ops for my quilts.  I also live in the woods, which limits opportunities at my house.

Improvisational piecing using a bundle of Bold Over Batiks

#2: Improvisational piecing using a bundle of Bold Over Batiks

Luckily, some friendly neighbors let me borrow their setting for a few of these shots.  One thing I found out right away is that full sun washes out the colors in a photo.

#3: This is a traditional design taught by Augusta Cole; I added a border to make it a little longer

#3: This is a traditional design taught by Augusta Cole; I added a border to make it a little longer

I need your help!  Which of these quilt portraits sets the best mood for the quilt?  Which makes you say, “I MUST have that quilt!” so you would be tempted to make it, buy the pattern, buy the quilt, ask me to give you the quilt for your birthday (I KNOW who you are)?  And why?  Please comment!

Twinkle, a pattern by Swirly Girl Designs, was made because I had some fabulous leftover fabric

#4: Twinkle, a pattern by Swirly Girl Designs, was made because I had some fabulous leftover fabric

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#5: I love concentric squares!  This is similar to the Hip To Be Square pattern.

#5: I love concentric squares! This is similar to the Hip To Be Square pattern.

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15 thoughts on “Quilt Portraits–please comment

  1. Lots of good choices but I prefer the one shown on the rocker—-quilts and rockers just seem like a natural pairing and I especially like the quilt too. Kathleen

  2. Hi Mary,
    I like #1 because it’s inside on a chair by the fireplace where you might actually use the quilt. I like the outdoor pics too but not sure they give meaning to the quilt. Maybe if drapped over a chair/chaise on a deck when it looks cold out..fall leaves, etc. I really like the pic from the previous blog of your friend with the quilt wrapped around her…that says a lot about the quilt and how much it’s loved.

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