What is this all about?
I pick the best or most original or highest level of awesome or just plain great modern quilt featured on the interwebs each day and feature it here.
How do you pick them?
I pick what I think fits quintessential modern quilting. It is my own definition, but my definition aligns pretty close to r0ssie’s based on her video on modern quilting.
I troll the internet for you, although if you see something awesome, please submit it.
To cut down on the clutter.
No offense, but there is a bunch of crap out there that calls itself modern quilting, when quite frankly, it ain’t.
Why haven’t you featured “so and so” quilter?
Sometimes I’m waiting for the right quilt. Sometimes I don’t know about them. Sometimes people don’t respond to my emails requesting to feature them.
What are your pet peeves?
I have a love/hate with WIPs and UFOs. I love to see them but then I never see them finished into a quilt (and I look out for them). It makes me sad. However, what makes me mad is bad photography.
I’ve seen many great quilts I won’t put here because the photograph is bad. It is a shame because I want to feature those of you who don’t have a blog and only quilt sometimes alongside the prolific modern quilters.
- Focus. Seriously. I’m not kidding.
- Photograph your quilt in natural light.
- Hang your quilt, a few clothespins (or binder clips) and a fence will do the trick.
- Don’t photograph on the floor. You can’t see the quilting very well, the lighting is almost always poor, not to mention the keystoning issues.
- Have the quilt fill the entire frame. All of it. I don’t care nor want to see the background.
- Don’t drape. A flat quilt is more interesting to me than one draped your $1500 Eames chair.
- Don’t shoot at an angle. Straight on.
- Color correct. I’ve seen white quilts look blue online.
- If you want more tips, there is excellent info here
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