Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Behind the Quilt

As many people know there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes of a fashion photo shoot... lots of pins and hollywood glamour magic. Many similar things happen during a quilt photo shoot. I went out yesterday to take photos for the cover of a new pattern and thought I'd share with you a few things that I always have in my bag with me when I head out for a quilt photo shoot. {Besides my camera of course!}
Quilting by Angela Walters
Label is my custom label from spoonflower
Fabric is Treasures & Tidbits by Piece O' Cake and will be out in July

A bag of safety pins.
These have endless possibilities.

A few random strips of fabric.
Sometimes I tie them to a tree or a fence or I end up pinning them to the quilt and making loops. I find new uses for these strips during shoots all the time.

& clamps... lots and lots of clamps of all sizes.
Things often don't want to stay where you put them and clamps can usually solve that problem.

The wind wasn't my friend yesterday but in the end I did get the shot I wanted for the cover.... which means one step closer to showing it all to you!

© Blog post written by Julie Herman
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mascanlon said...

Cute, cute fabric too, can't wait to see what you've come up with this time Julie.

Susan said...

Great post title...reminded me of Behind the Music on VH1 in the 90's. :)

harleywife57/ Mickey White said...

ooohhh ; can't wait to see it ! and thanks for reminding me to get some clamps when I go shopping later in the week !!!

Lisa said...

can't wait to see what you are up to!!!

Tammy said... those colors! Cant wait to see the front!

bethanndodd said...

YAY for getting "the" shot!! Clamps are going on my list! Thanks!

Marilyn said...

I love these tips--thanks for sharing them!!
I also love what I'm seeing of the fabric and can't wait to see what you've done with it;)))

rachel griffith said...

loving those clamps.
for real.

oh & angela's feathers...
ooh. emm. gee. yum.

Dresden Quilter said...

Thank you for taking us behind the quilt.

Donna @ Snowbound said...

Cute fabric. I can't wait to see. I linked to you from my blog, I'm not a crafty person but I posted the places I like to visit. Thanks.

Carla said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what magic Angela added to your quilt, Julie! Yay!!

dolores said...

No sooner did I repsond to your email my hubbby hands me the mail and there was your packet!! GREAT STUFF. I'm off tomorrow but I will take it all to work on Friday and try to do you proud!:)

Angie @ CraftedAngles said...

Clever - I never thought about clamps before!

The picture of the quilting looks great Julie!

Dana Gaffney said...

I can't seem to get decent pictures of my quilts. I've tried inside and outside. Any special advice on how to get it right? At this point I'm trying to figure out how to make a giant portable light box.

Paula said...

Getting great pictures of the finished quilts is the hardest thing for me! Great ideas! Love the Plume Feathers by Angela! Wonderful quilting, can't wait to see it.