Quilt photography

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I don’t want to confess how many hours I’ve spent trying to take some decent photos of my new quilt. It seems improbably difficult. The colors in this quilt are so pretty in person–not really a bright tomato red but a more subtle coral. I know most people take pictures of their quilts outdoors (hooray for natural light!), but I was so taken with the photography in Denyse Schmidt’s new book Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration that I wanted to try some interior photos. I just opened my Etsy shop (Brigit Gail), which except for the photography, is incredibly easy. Etsy recommends five photos per listing–compounding my difficulties. Here is the essential close-up….

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I think these photos turned out pretty well, but I have a bright pink quilt that is harder to capture than a unicorn. I’m off to try hanging it on a wall to see if I have any better results.

2 thoughts on “Quilt photography

  1. Brig–this looks totally gorgeous. I love the red/coral and the blue print on the back. Your etsy shop looks fab, too! I am very tempted to buy one since it looks like I may never have the stamina to begin my quilt project! I adore the blue and white quilt, especially. (Photos look great!)

  2. Thanks, Meg! One of these days I am going to make you a quilt. (But you should finish yours, too. It’s going to be gorgeous!)

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