Happy almost Friday! I'm posting early (it's only Thursday in my neck of the woods) because as is typical at the Life in Pieces, there is a lot going on this weekend.
I'm a photography gadget person. Well, maybe not so much me, but My Guy is. Over the years I've been gifted a few gadgets. Some work, some kinda work, some either don't work or they are smarter than I am (probably the latter). At any rate, back in October I bought myself a gadget that's kinda a photography thing, but it's also a quilty thing too. I was tired of having quilt photographs that looked like this:
Yes you can see the quilt, but it just looks funny to me. I just don't have a place where I can hang a quilt to get a nice full on shot of any of my larger projects. So after reading some interesting tutorials on how to get good pictures of your quilts (like this one), I finally ordered one of these:
It's a photographer's backdrop frame (with the completed Flurry quilt as the model). So now I can hang up a quilt and get a nice front on shot of the whole quilt.
I like this perspective much better.
A quilt isn't really done until I've posted it's picture. The tutorial at the link above recommended you sew on a hanging sleeve to mount a quilt on the backdrop frame. I'm too lazy to sew on then take off a hanging sleeve. Next best thing? Curtain rings. I bought 2 packages of the big rings at Hobby Lobby. They have little clips at the bottom and the rings just slide over the cross bar. I used those to hang the quilt. The clips just barely cover the binding so you can either crop them out or Photoshop them out. As long as you evenly distribute the weight of the quilt across a number of the rings, it doesn't seem to cause any problems no longer than the quilt is up on the frame having it's picture made. For larger quilts you use more of the rings, for smaller quilts not as many.
So my favorite thing this week is being able "pose" my quilts. I'm not sure the pictures will be any better, but at least the funky angles will be gone.
To see more favorite things, check out all the links over at Quilting in Pyjamas.