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Pumpkin Patch Quilt

One of the great things about doing freelance styling and photography is I get the opportunity to work with some beautiful materials. Last Winter I teamed with Renee Nanneman on her latest book Pumpkin Patch. Renee who is a talented fabric and quilt designer, owns the popular Need’l Love Company. So when she gave me free rein to take her latest designs and style for the book, I jumped at the chance.  The following shots were some I did before the actual book photos were taken to get an idea about angles, lighting and props.  The challenge when working with a flat object like a quilt is to try and capture the construction details without losing the overall “feel” of the planned book concept.

Maybe it’s from my primitive picking days but I love to hang a quilt over a cupboard door for a homespun feel. On second thought, with the quilt folded it just did not capture all the hand stitching details.  So I took it outside…..and tried hanging it from a tree limb. It was freezing cold that day so my concentration level was a bit low.

I finally decided to tack it on another cupboard and add just a few props to place focus on the quilt. Bingo, this was the winning shot and Renee loved it!

I have a few more photos of Renne’s lovely designs over on the Raised In Cotton Blog.

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  • Reply
    Mavis Clark
    March 16, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    How do I get a pattern of your pumpkin patch quilt from Need’i love company.

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      Carol Spinski
      March 23, 2016 at 10:44 am

      Hi Mavis,

      You can order online here-https://www.needllove.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=Q25

      Thank You, Carol

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    October 28, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Absolutely GORGEOUS….wholly Molley…what a beautiful pumpkin quilt this is indeed….I am a PUMPKIN Fanatic, and hope to do alot more than I do about that….I do alot of sewing but WOW…this one melts my heart.
    I swear to God, my coffin will be lined with PUMPKINS and Pumpkin Material LOL….
    Such created photographing, which is SUPERB to say the least.
    Congrats to all parties involved in creating this WARMING MOMENT for me..just love FALL and PUMPKINS most of all…
    Ken aka “Just Hangin’ Around Primitives” on Etsy

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    Debbie Booth
    September 30, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Beautiful post. I’m going to get the book because your photos are so amazing! Lovely, and very motivating. There is something wonderful about surrounding yourself with loveliness…and quilts move me…so do your pictures. Hahahaha…I’m ready to pull out all my fall quilts and decorate! Thank you for such a lovely post and inspiration.

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    Ruth Ann Winans
    September 30, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Carol your photos are so charming I just want to jump into them! Makes me want to go get a Pumpkin Spice Latte! I saw the top photo on Pinterest and fell in love with it…then noticed it came from your blog!! Hey! That’s Carols gorgeous styling and photography…no wonder it captured my heart! Hoping Fall brings you many sweet blessings!
    Ruth Ann
    Sugar Pie Farmhouse
    Branson, Missouri

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    September 30, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Here I have been craving white pumpkins lately and then you go and show us these gorgeous images using the orange ones. They are so warm and exciting and now I’m craving a quilt to throw upon a well worn piece of furniture. So lovely Carol! ~Lili

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    September 30, 2011 at 3:30 am

    Beautiful vignettes…love that quilt!

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