Friday, October 12, 2012

The Design Wall that Just keeps on Growing/Quilt Photography

 Now that I'm back in my West Coast Studio, I just couldn't help adding a few more panels to my design wall....and to my pleasant surprise, they were quite simple to move around.....those Command strips really are amazing.
 
By making the decision to switch the TV, in the room, to a smaller one, that can be wall mounted...I created more wall space, and you know what that means!!! The design wall now measures approximately 60 inches by 143 inches, and there's still room to go up higher, I'm still considering that.
 

Would you look at the size of that baby. It took moving stuff around several times, to get a layout that accommodates a design wall this large. I find work spaces can be tricky to get just the way you like them....you actually have to work in them, for a while to see if the flow is right. I think this is probably my fourth layout, for this particular room.
 
On photographing quilts....I'm going to try something new. I've decided to have a few of my quilts photographed professionally.
 
Many quilters don't think twice about sending their quilts out to be quilted, something I won't consider, because I'm just too much of a control freak. So I'm saving money there, right? See how I easily I rationalize to myself.
 
But in all seriousness, when I think of the all the hours that we put into making our quilts it would be wonderful to have a portfolio of professional quality. I would love to hear if any of you have taken this route.

 

14 comments:

  1. I think that when you reach the professionalism in making quilts that you do, it is absolutely a great idea to have a portfolio of the same quality. You are an artist and your work deserves to be shown in the best quality available. Of course I haven't gone that way, I am by no means professional, but still a beginner trying to find my way an niche. I can imagine it isn't easy to find the right photographer, though. Good luck, Marianne! I think it is a fantastic idea.

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    1. Thanks Marjon, I'm really looking forward to trying this.

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  2. You totally should do that, what a great idea!

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  3. If my quilts looked an nth as good as yours I might think of taking a snapshot...so professional photography isn't near my radar. Go for it I say...even though I think your photos are great...they have inspired me to make my first QAYG piece. Oh dear...if only the joining strips matched up perfectly...sigh...

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    1. Thanks...I know matching those strips can take a bit of practice.

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  4. I say do it! Your work is stunning and your photography beautiful, but it would be interesting to see what a professional would do. Once you've tried it, then you can decide if you want to keep having it done professionally or stick with your own photos.

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  5. First, I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your art.. Always look forward to a post. No, I have not sent out Quilts for photography, but I did find this site for some good tips.. http://www.hollyknott.com/stq/index.htm I am still figuring where to set up. I agree with trying a pro, it won't hurt. Thanks again for sharing your beauty..

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    1. Thanks so much....I'll be sure to check out that site.

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    2. Hello,
      What is QAYG? Is it possibly, Quilt as you go? If so, what is it exactly?
      Thank you,
      Michael

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    3. Hi, it does stand for Quilt As You Go. I have several tutorials on it under tutorials at the top of the blog, I hope that helps.

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  6. It's a terrific idea for you to get some of your quilts professionally photographed. And thank you so much for posting about your design wall again so I could find the tutorial to make some panels of my own now that we're unpacked enough. :D I really appreciate the tutorial and your timing is wonderful, as I'd forgotten who'd made it for us. Pinning it now so I won't lose your help again.

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  7. i am having a major brain fart. i want a finished sashing of 1 inch wide and can't figure out how wide to cut my strips for qayg. help!!!!! i need to figure out how to figure the widths to cut for different sized sashing.
    thanks cindi

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  8. Hi, Marianne. Great design wall--I like the idea of units, which would never work on my cement walls (it would require major drilling, what a headache). Love the work on the wall. Being a mosaic fan, I especially like the mosaic block. But then again, the colorful spheres are gorgeous. Guess I just can't get enough color!
    best, nadia

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