Joy in a Picture

>> Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Friends on Chelsea Lane BOM by Pat Sloan July block
Friends on Chelsea Lane BLOOM block under my Sedum JOY

Joy in a picture. 
How do you capture it,
 contain it,
 express it 
in a way to bring someone else joy too?

I am thinking more and more about "staging" photographs.

Bloom block from Pat Sloan BOM Friends on Chelsea Lane
BLOOM block with stitching done on my design wall

As a maker, I love to see process shots. In these photos I like to see detail of what's going on. I don't look at these types of photos for inspiration as much as how to do it and how to take my own process shots. If I'm studying them it because I'm already curious and/or inspired.

Striped Delight placemat in Story fabric
My Striped Delight placemat pattern in Carrie Bloomston's Story fabric
on a red background

Sometimes I get inspired by the stage set by the maker. I see colors in a different way. Or possibilities that I hadn't thought of before they shared the bigger vision of the project.

Striped Delight placemat in Story fabric on blue background
Striped Delight placemat on blue background

Sometimes I just want to look at something pretty and be inspired.
Smiling at what someone else made is inspiration enough to go and make my own thing.

Find some inspiration photos from more Canadian quilters here - The Needle and Thread Network.

What kind of photographs of quilt projects do you like ?

With Joy,

Sarah V


Anonymous,  September 17, 2015 at 8:06 PM  

I love that bloom block particularly! That is so pretty.

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