Photographing a Quilt

Photographing a quilt is not always the easiest thing. But, it can the the funniest thing!
Yesterday, Kathleen, Krachel and I ventured out into the -13* to photograph Kathleens final quilt for the McCalls Quilt Design Star Challenge. It was rather humorous!
I didn't have any boots or snow clothing on so it was my job to take pictures and tell them if the quilt was hanging straight or not. I thought it was so funny I took a few pictures of the process.
We went to this big barn that is about a mile away from the studio.  There was a lot of snow, notice that it is about to Krachels' knees.
Kathleen and Krachel tried to hang the quilt on the side of the barn, it didn't take them long to realize that they were not tall enough.....
So Kathleen tried to use Krachel as a stool, I was standing on the side of the road laughing my head off.
Then a random man walked by. Light bulb turns on, so Kathleen asked the random man to help. He was so kind, he helped!
He got the quilt hanging perfectly on the barn and then left on his way. 
Thank you random man, you saved the day!
Now, if I can just get Kathleen to let me share pictures of the whole quilt, it's so beautiful!

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  1. wow.. love those random men.. was he cute?

  2. LOL Pat! This is why I love you! Natalia...answer his question because I want to know too! The quilt looks beautiful, can't wait to see the whole thing!

  3. I love the barn as the background! I'd love to see the whole quilt!

  4. The quilt looks beautiful... I can't wait to see the whole thing! Good job getting it hung on the barn!

  5. The kindness of strangers. :) How lucky someone was walking by. I am curious though, ... did you have any trouble getting it down on your own?

  6. too funny! Sometimes (most times) I wonder why I dont move somewhere that doesn't get so much snow !!
    The quilt looks wonderful, great idea for the picture.

  7. I know that barn! Love all the action shots - I would have laughed too :) Hope I can be there on Saturday!

  8. Oh wow, it looks great! Cant wait to see the entire thing

  9. Very funny....the quilt looks so beautiful. Can't wait to see the whole thing.

  10. Great story. Great picture and scenery and thank God for the random man. The snow looks so refreshing. 29C here today with 75% humidity.

  11. gorgeous!

    I can't wait to see the whole thing either (and vote)... and I love that your mom just asked for help. :)

  12. From what I can see it looks amazing!! It must have been one of those back at it and laugh moments for your mom :)

  13. I love stories like this. I'm surprised you were able to take any pictures. I would have been giggling too much :)

  14. It looks so pretty, can't wait to see the whole thing!

  15. awesome awesome awesome!

    What a great story to laugh about now, but I feel bad for all of you in that nasty weather then!

    Can't wait to see it!

  16. what fun.....and funny too! Thank goodness for the random man!

  17. How did you attach the quilt to the barn? Just curious. There is a barn down the street from me and I've always wanted to do that but had no idea how to attach the quilt.


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