Monday, September 29, 2014
Photographing Improv Quilt
As I was walking the dog yesterday afternoon, I noticed that some construction equipment was still parked at the school. I had seen it earlier and thought that I would love to use it as a backdrop of a quilt, but yesterday I got brave and came back in the evening to take the photos. I drove, so I could make a quick getaway!
There some neighbors who looked from a distance to make sure I wasn't doing anything wrong, and I was nervous being watched so some of my shots didn't come out very clear. I knew I would be able to explain myself to anyone who asked, even the police or the owner of the equipment. There were some shots that turned out really well. I like this one the best of all of them. Since I chose the improv quilt for this project, I still can't show it to you because I got the directions in a book that isn't published yet. This quilt is probably the most photographed of all of my quilts, probably because there is so much time between its finish date and its reveal date.
One of my daughter's guests did ask me about the quilt. I don't know if I mentioned it, because none of my family members mentioned it even though it has been hanging on the wall almost all year. Apparently it isn't their style. I think an improv quilt isn't "pretty", but requires more looking and analysis to seeing its virtue.