Modern Plus Sampler

pieced and quilted by Cheryl Brickey, designed by Cheryl Brickey & Paige Alexander

@meadowmistdesigns, meadowmistdesigns.blogspot.com

custom photography package by us

This quilt is really exciting to share - it is the quilt that you can make as part of the Modern Plus Sampler quiltalong led by Cheryl and Paige! Isn't it gorgeous? It combines a number of blocks from their book, Modern Plus Sign Quilts, arranged in a stunning new layout. There are so many ways you could color this quilt, but Cheryl's careful placement of lights and darks, with dashes of blue-greens, is simply genius. 

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Be sure to click through all of the photos - not only are her free motion quilting details amazing to see, but this quilt also photographed beautiful draped into different positions - which means it would look great in your home! So go on, join the quiltalong, you know you want to...

Primrose Path

Pieced by Allison Jensen

@woodberry_way, www.woodberryway.com

Quilted by Starlit Quilts, Custom Photography Package by Us

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Alli, one of our Brand Ambassadors, sent this lovely twin-sized quilt to our studio to be photographed. She used lots of neutral yardage and added pops of color with charm pack squares to create darling little accents.

It has a fresh and sweet look to it, accented by the longarm pattern: quilted flowers with loops. Alli has this pattern available for sale here.

Celtic Crossing

PIECED BY BRITTANY LLOYD

@loandbeholdstitchery, www.loandbeholdstitchery.com

quilted by Knot and Thread Design, custom photography package by us

We're excited to share our first Brand Ambassador quilt! Brittany designed and pieced this sweet baby quilt, Celtic Crossing, as a play on the negative space of a traditional Irish Chain quilt. For this version, she used gray solids, paired with a striking geometric quilting pattern.

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"I started with Kona Charcoal on the outer edges, then Kona Steel, Kona Iron and Kona Quicksilver. My background was Kona Snow (as always!). I'm typically not the biggest ombre fan, but I HAD to do it with this quilt and I loved how it turned out!"

This quilt is all about line and form, and beautifully combines soft and strong. Brittany sent this quilt off to Knot and Thread Design for edge-to-edge quilting, and used a whimsical hedgehog print for the backing. 

You can find this pattern for sale in her shop here

Sizzle

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PIECED BY ERIKA MANNINGHAM-NICKENS, @MODSCRAP // QUILTED BY DARCIE MAIR, @DARCIEMAIR // CUSTOM PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE BY US

We're back with another quilt by scrap quilting maven, Erika. This gigantic, queen-sized scrappy quilt combines postage stamp squares and bordered rectangles. She expertly mixed these together in warm and cool sections. She backed it with a pop-style print and bound it with an electric yellow. 

Erika sent this quilt to Darcie Mair for longarm quilting. Darcie used a chunky, variegated thread and flow quilted edge to edge swirls, feathers, paisleys, and other curly motifs. This quilt has been machine washed and has a luxuriously soft texture.

Announcing 2018 Brand Ambassadors!

They're here, and they're AWESOME! Our 2018 Brand Ambassador team is full of some rock-star quilters. We're going to be photographing and featuring some of their gorgeous quilts throughout the rest of the year, and can't wait to see how they use the photos. Click on the photo below to go through to their website to read & follow their work!

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2018 Ambassador Team

Quilt Photography Co.

Revived Vintage Stars

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QUILTED BY AMY GARRO, www.13SPOOLS.com, @13SPOOLS // PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE 2 BY US

Revived Vintage Stars is baby quilt with scrappy postage stamp blocks, interspersed with simply paper-pieced blocks that make up the navy star pattern. Amy free motion quilted it with a traditional orange peel pattern. She backed it with a lavender Tula Pink print and bound it with a black and white polka dot.

This quilt was inspired by a vintage quilt that Amy found on Pinterest. She tweaked the layout and kept within the vintage feel of the pattern by mixing in 30s style fabrics.

Starfall

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QUILTED BY JOANNE KERTON, www.CANUCKQUILTER.com // PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE 1 BY US

Pattern available HERE 

This fun quilt is perfect for the little ones in your life! Joanne offers a pattern for Starfall in baby, throw, and twin sizes. It combines isosceles triangles and traditional 6-pointed stars in a joyful 'falling' pattern. Joanne sewed this version with bright, vibrant florals alongside a cream background fabric. She quilted it with a combination of straight lines and diagonals, switching whimsically between the two.

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A Bit of Christmas in May

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QUILTED BY ERIKA MANNINGHAM-NICKENS, @MODSCRAP // CUSTOM PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE BY US

Erika created this queen-sized quilt with postage-stamp, scrappy piecing. She backed it with a fun, newsprint-y fabric that picked up the limey-greens in the quilt top. She bound it with an angled red & white stripe, which gives a fun hint of candy cane to this Christmas quilt.

WHAT MAKES THIS QUILT SUCCESSFUL

Erika carefully created three categories of postage stamp blocks: red squares only, green squares only, and half & half in a checkered pattern. The way she placed these three blocks creates a transparency effect that helps the viewer's eye to move around the quilt. The subtle pattern looks like simple patchwork when the quilt is bundled up, and gives that familiar, cozy feel of an old quilt. Erika updated the Christmas color palette using bright, even lime greens, in place of the typical evergreens. There are even a few hints of turquoise green mixed in.

Spring Breeze

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quilted by Holly King, @fatrabbitquilts // Photography Package 3 by us

This scrumptious, scrappy quilt was made with columns of chevrons, pieced with 2.5" strips. Holly then quilted it with variegated thread, walking next to the seams. She backed it with a Hungry Caterpillar themed fabric, and bound it with a solid purple. 

What makes this quilt successful

Holly used a huge variety of scraps, with lots of pattern. This could have quickly become too busy, but Holly navigated this challenge by separating the scraps into cool and warm sections. That, paired with the extremely simple and pleasing chevron design, makes this quilt an example of effective scrap-quilting.

Hello World

We're very excited to announce the launch of this new business, Quilt Photography Co. Let's kick things off by sharing a bit about ourselves!

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What we do

We create high-quality, color-accurate images of your quilts. As a quilter, you have all the tools necessary for making awesome quilts, and we have all the tools necessary for making awesome photos.

What we promise

- Simple & easy: There's no complicated back and forth, or secrecy about pricing. Our process is simple and clear - select your package, mail your quilt, and then download your images. 

- Fast: Within two weeks of us receiving your quilt in the mail, BAM - you'll have your digital gallery.

- What you see is what you get: Each package includes a specific shot list. No matter what quilt you send, you'll receive the same kinds of images. 

- Excellence: You can expect pure white backgrounds, accurately calibrated colors, even lighting, perfectly square flat-on shots, and sharply focused details.

We're Social

Check out our ongoing work here on the blog, and over on Instagram by following @quiltphotographyco and #quiltphotographyco. It's gonna be an awesome ride!