Friday, March 27, 2015

Adventures of Outdoor Quilt Photography

At the neighborhood playgroundThere's a new playground in my neighborhood and lately, as I drive by, I keep thinking of taking my finished charity kid's quilt there for it's closeup. See that rope/climbing structure? I thought I'd find a way to place/hang the quilt on that.

I brought clips and pins, but nothing worked.

Failed Idea

The wind picked up so throwing it over the top of the monkey bars turned out to be similarly unsuccessful. 

Another failed idea

The quilt seemed happiest (and least likely to blow away) on a picnic table or bench. 

Playground bench

I'm really happy with my choice of the skinny red binding.   For those who like to see quilts flat and square, here it is, pinned to the design wall.

Finished Kids Quilt

Can I get a Whoop whoop, for at least trying to take photos on a windy morning at the playground?

I'm also joining the lists for:

Richard and Tanya's Link a Finish Friday
Fort Worth Fabric's Fabric Frenzy Friday
QuiltShopGal's Creative Goodness Linky Party
Simply Pieced's TGIFF

And how about a couple more photos of my playground photography adventure and some signs of spring around the neighborhood?

As a picnic table cover? Things are beginning to looks like spring
Signs of Spring Cool Stuff?


Podunk Pretties said...

You gave it your all..WHOOP WHOOP! The tiny binding defiantly works well with this quilt.

Melissa said...

Beautiful quilt! Charity quilts are the best :D
I love how after trying to find a way to make the quilt stay on the structure, the quilt just was happiest on the bench! True story!
For all my "artistic drapery" the quilt will do what it wants to do.

Sewing Up A Storm said...

I would call that a successful photoshoot. I did one last Wed at UNM campus where my daughter goes to school and your bench photo looks like one I took. The wind blowing the quilt is really a nice photo. I will not post my photos till Sunday or Monday on my blog. There are so many awesome places where you live to take outdoor photos. It is really a fun thing to do as well, I could see a photo shoot in the plaza......we were there on Tues for a visit with my sister.

Katie said...

Harbor freight has clamps that will probably work for you if your rope structure is like the one near my house -- they come in a variety of sizes but I use the smaller ones and they are only a dollar each so I have like 4 or 5 of them for my larger quilts.

QuiltShopGal said...

Congratulations on another finish. Your quilt is absolutely packed with #CreativeGoodness. And how perfect to photograph this quilt in a playground. Great idea. Sorry about the wind, but I think your pictures still look great. I also chuckled with the photo of the sign for Cool Stuff in the park.


Quiltdivajulie said...

LOVE that cool stuff sign! I agree that the wind can make outdoor photo shoots tricky - but sometimes we get lucky. Keep trying . . .

Moira said...

Great quilt!

Terri said...

Whoop Whoop! Love that quilt. Is it an I Spy? Love the value differences. When I grow up I want to make one like that...LOL

Oh the sign upsets me... I can see some little kid falling into that exposed end of rebar. Can you get the city to put a rubbery bulb on the end of that thing? Guess I'm a gloomy Gustina. I just see disaster there.
Thanks for all your hard work picture making. Some kid is going to love that quilt.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

It is a challenge on a windy day! You did good. Visiting from Creative Goodness.

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

Great quilt design and photo shoot! The pattern would go well with most any fabrics!

Bridget said...

Yep, that wind can mess a photo shoot up, but at least you had a couple good shots. Plus, isn't it great that spring is upon us? Cute quilt.

QuiltSwissy said...

What a cool place and a great quilt!

LynneP said...

Great kids quilt!

Farm Quilter said...

Great quilt and photo shoot!! I always appreciate pictures of the quilting since that is my favorite part of the process. What size did you cut your binding strips?

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