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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Dresden Doilies Photo Shoot

Hi Everyone,

I have not been blogging as much as I would like.  Do you remember me telling you how busy this month is for me?  On top of everything, we are currently on a trip.  We are in Pennsylvania with the main destination being Gettysburg Battlefield.  Unfortunately, the government shutdown interfered, but more about that in another post.  This morning we went to the Hershey Gardens in Hershey, PA, and I took along Dresden Doilies and asked if it would be alright to photograph it in the garden and they said yes.  So, without any further ado, here are some of the results.  Warning:  lots of photos to follow.  I would love to know which one you like best!

Arched Fence
 
Flower Background
 
With some Daisies
 
Under a Tree
 
On a Stone Bridge
 
In Front of an Arbor
 
In the Giant Watering Can.  Doesn't it look miniature?
 
As a Fall Backdrop
 
With an Urn
 
 
Now for some close ups.  The quilting was done by Valorie, the Pumpkin Patch Quilter.  She did a beautiful job and was able to fit it in in time for our quilt show in less than two weeks, now!
 





 
She stitched the Dresden Plates in the ditch and McTavished the background.  The large and medium centers have a feather/flower quilted in them and the small centers are empty so they "puff."
 
 
It was a gorgeous day to be in the gardens, and the light was great.  It was cloudy, so there wasn't any harsh shadows from direct sunlight. 
 
I hope you all are having a great day, too!
JoAnne
 
PS:  I think my favorite is the one with the urn.  If you look at it closely, you can just make out my husbands legs on either side of the urn.
 

 

33 comments:

  1. I like the arched fence picture best. Now did you have the quilt with you on your trip specifically to take pics? Your hubby is a prince.

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  2. Nice photos and your quilt is so pretty! I like the watering can picture because it makes the quilt look mini! But my favorite overall shot is under the tree.

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  3. Your quilt is so gorgeous! I did notice the legs... but that is because I was thinking... how is this being held up? I love the tree photo. Your fabrics and the fussy cut centers are beautiful.
    Just a few minutes ago, I looked up the Gettysburg Address, because I was rusty on my history and last night the hubs and I were talking yadayadayada. Anyway, I should have just flown over and invaded your vacation!

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  4. This is sure a gorgeous quilt! I am sure you will get lots of compliments on it at the show. I like the photo with the urn (and hidden husband quilt holder) and the one on the stone bridge. I hope you got to some quilt/fabric shops in the Lancaster area; no gov't shutdown for them!

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  5. Hard to choose but ........... ARCHED FENCE is my favorite ! Just a GORGEOUS quilt ! Congrats !

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  6. Beautiful quilt! I love the stone bridge picture.

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  7. Beautiful photos of a gorgeous quilt. I like the flower background and watering can photos.

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  8. Such a beautiful quilt! I love the Fall Background picture. :-)

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  9. ALL of the pictures are wonderful, but my favorite is the Arched Fence. And the quilting... oh, the quilting!!!!! It has been such fun to watch your progress on the Dresden quilt!

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  10. I think I like the one in front of the arbor best but there are several really good ones and the quilt is GORGEOUS!! Bet it wins a ribbon!! We were also bugged by the shutdown--my son is a fed. employee so he was off and we went down to Fredericksburg, TX and stopped at LBJ National park. They had the 'closed' sign out there as well. Ridiculous!!

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  11. Arched fence / Under a tree, I can't choose, what a gorgeous quilt !

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  12. Fabulous photos!!! I love the one with the watering can! I love this quilt :-) I've just added a Dresden Quilt (just like yours!) to my list of Must-do's!!!!

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  13. Arched fence, under a tree and on a stone bridge (in that order) are my favorites. LOVE the quilting ... she did a fabulous job with your gorgeous quilt. LOVE the "McTavished" background ... perfect for that design/quilt. I am excited to hear how you do in the quilt show ... I would most certainly award you BEST OF SHOW!! Linda

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  14. Arched fence catches my eye; but maybe because it is the first picture we see? They are all great pictures. So nice you were allowed to get all those pictures. The quilting is amazing. Best of luck to you in the competition.

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  15. What a gorgeous photo shoot!!! I couldn't stop looking and looking and looking!!

    Have a wonderful trip!

    Blessings and hugs!

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  16. Such a pretty quilt. I'm glad you included a few closeups to show the quilting. My favorite is the arched fence without a doubt. It plays off the curves of the doilies.

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  17. My favorite is the first photo on the arched gate--I love the way it hangs on it! Your quilt turned out beautifully!

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  18. I think I liked the arched fence photo the best, but they were all beautiful so I don't think you can go wrong. You have a great for photography and a sweet husband to help you with them. Good luck at the show!

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  19. What a great place for a photo shoot. I think my favorites are the one in front of the arbor and the watering can. I had to do a double take on that one. Love them all! Great job!

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  20. Your Dresden Doilies Quilt is just beautiful! I like the arched fence photo the best. Good Luck with your show!!

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  21. Lovely quilt :-) Hard to choose my favorite. Hmmm....I like "giant watering can" and "under a tree". Did you eat any chocolate??

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  22. My favorite is the first one on the curved white fence (or gate?) So many beautiful settings - it was hard to choose!

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  23. What a lovely photo shoot, I don't know if I can pick a favorite because they are all so sweet! :) Perfect for fall! ;) I have been trying to get the Husband to go to Gettysburg - one of these days.

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  24. This is such a stunning quilt, JoAnne. How fun that you were able to photograph it in so many lovely locations. I like the first photo best. I think it shows off the design beautifully without the interference of the beautiful flowers --though, of course, it looks great in all the locations.

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  25. Gorgeous quilt! I think my TWO favorites are Under the Tree and As a Fall Backdrop.

    Enjoy your trip :)

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  26. What a lovely quilt and then the pictures are great!

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  27. I'm loving the shot under the tree! It looks like it should be in a magazine! Beautiful!

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  28. I missed the reveal of this one - I love the urn picture

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  29. How huge is that watering can to make the quilt look that small?!

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  30. Wow -- you're a Dresden making machine! And they're all gorgeous. I especially love those little Daisy looking flowers!!!

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