Piece Of My Heart

posted by mars92
Thu, Oct 21 2010


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I finished this pieced quilt last week to give to my cardiologist.  The pattern is from the book, Quick and Easy Romantic Quilts by Sandy Berry of Berryvine Designs.  Instead of the rose, greens, lavenders etc in the pattern. I selected browns, rust, aqua, purple, neutrals as it was for a man.  When my doctor opened i, he said his mother quilted so he appreciated the work involved and also said it was a " work of art".  It made my day!  Thanks for looking at it.  Marlene

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Nana wrote re: Piece Of My Heart
on Thu, Oct 21 2010 1:58 AM

Marlene Your quilt is gorgeous.  I love the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing.

mars92 wrote re: Piece Of My Heart
on Thu, Oct 21 2010 2:19 AM

Thank you for your kind words Nana. My son took the picture of the quilt and I wish we could have gotten a better close up of the fabrics - Its hard to see all the colors in the quilt because some of the prints are small and some muted.  So any suggestions on taking photos of quilts I am all ears! :) Thanks Marlene

Stephanie wrote re: Piece Of My Heart
on Thu, Oct 21 2010 2:38 AM

Marlene,

Your quilt is beautiful and I'm sure even more so in person. Taking pictures of quilts can be tough sometimes, especially with a digital camera. I had one that has purple in it that kept coming out blue. I finally got in the right light and the right angle for it to show. I guess if I would give any advice, it would just be to try different areas under as much light as possible. I have even hung a wall hanging on a wall with few quilting pins. They leave virtually no holes and go into the wall easily.

Leslie wrote re: Piece Of My Heart
on Thu, Oct 21 2010 6:23 AM

Marlene, your quilt is lovely.

Granny M wrote re: Piece Of My Heart
on Thu, Oct 21 2010 9:42 AM

Marlene your quilt is beautiful. I love the colors.

Granny M

Marie wrote re: Piece Of My Heart
on Thu, Oct 21 2010 2:17 PM

Marlene, "A Piece of My Heart" is beautiful!  Your cardiologist is a lucky person.

Diane Morgan wrote re: Piece Of My Heart
on Thu, Oct 21 2010 6:52 PM

Marlene~

Your quilt is gorgeous. I'm sure your cardiologist loves it. What a nice gift.

mars92 wrote re: Piece Of My Heart
on Fri, Oct 22 2010 12:30 AM

Thank you all for your kind comments and for the hints on taking pics from Stephanie!  I will have to try to put MORE lights on also I love Stephanie's tips about using quilting pins to hang quilts on the walls to take pics. WHo would have thought ?  Now if I could just teach a little black poodle to quilt! HA

gini wrote re: Piece Of My Heart
on Fri, Oct 22 2010 10:25 AM

marlene,   the colors you chose are wonderful   nice work   gini

Cheryl Allison wrote re: Piece Of My Heart
on Sat, Oct 30 2010 11:25 PM

What a gorgeous quilt and thoughtful gift. Great job, Marlene.

I may not know a whole lot about quilting, but I know a thing or two about photography. My tip for photographing quilts is to use natural light. Unless you have a professional photography studio, going outside is better than using artificial flash indoors. That's why so many quilt magazines photograph quilts hanging over a fence or draped over patio furniture in the garden. Natural, diffused daylight presents quilts (and people) in the best light. On sunny days, look for a shady spot that is not in direct sunlight. Cloudy days are actually best because the clouds diffuse the light evenly. Take multiple pictures from different distances. To capture details, zoom in as close as your camera will allow; most digital cameras will let you know when you're too close for the lens to focus. Also be sure to set your camera on the highest resolution possible so you can crop as needed.

That's my first quilt photography lesson for you. Now can someone teach me to quilt?

mars92 wrote re: Piece Of My Heart
on Thu, Nov 4 2010 11:43 PM

Thanks Cheryl for your photography tips, we will try them next time!  MaRLENE

Jeje wrote re: Piece Of My Heart
on Fri, Nov 12 2010 6:51 AM

Hello Marlene

What a beautiful quilt is!  

It's very nice color combination.

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: Piece Of My Heart
on Mon, Feb 21 2011 4:13 PM

Very nice wall hanging Marlene.  

Linny t wrote re: Piece Of My Heart
on Thu, Nov 17 2011 11:23 AM

Pretty quilt, Marlene.  I'm sure your cardiologist thinks of you everytime he sees this.  Lucky guy to get it.

safrmaz wrote re: Piece Of My Heart
on Fri, Mar 16 2012 10:03 AM

I love the colors you chose.  Sometimes it's hard to pick fabrics for a man.

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