Monday, August 12, 2013

Quilty Fun Photo Shoot at my House!!!...


Last week was the photo shoot for my new book 

I have been posting several photos daily on Instagram...
but if you do not follow me there...(beelori1)
I'll show you some here:)

The photo shoot took place in pretty much every 
nook and cranny of my little cottage:)



If you are just tuning in and haven't yet heard about Quilty Fun
to find out when it is available 
and to pre-order
at 20% off!




So here I am with some of the quilts all folded up in my vintage pie safe:)




Here is Jocelyn, Kimberly and Sarah...
some of the gang from 
and It's Sew Emma...
 who I am proud to say are my publishers!

Aren't they the cutest???
They spent all last week with me snapping pictures right and left.
These girls are amazing and 
I could not have done it without them!



My family also helped out too...
 and here is Kassidy with a few of her friends 
(thanks Chris and Michael) 
They stopped by to see her ...
and I promptly put them to work
 painting snowballs for props the next day:)



And my 16 year old Sterling who helped out some but of course...
only if there was food involved...haha

Of course Mr.Honey helped out ALOT:)
The first thing he did was to tie up the vintage chandelier in the photo below...
it was in the way!!!



I promise that my house
was in order before we started ...
but by the end of each day it pretty much looked like 
a small tornado had gone through each room!
I put it back together every night
 so that we could start fresh again in the morning.


We took lots of photos in my studio too...
taking closeups of  my favorite notions and methods for the book.



Just look at messy hair...
this was at the end of a long day!


We started moving furniture and props around immediately...



And snapping pictures everywhere!



we had a lot of fun and giggles...



and spent a lot of time trying to get everything set up just right:)



I took several photos from my kitchen ...


where I could get a birds eye view on my front room.


This is part of my family room...
can you see my studio at the end of the hall?



Jocelyn...
on the ladder hanging up my Calico Hive quilt:)



I have plenty of vintagey props...
I've been collecting for years and that's what decorates my home.
Most everything in my home is vintage:)



Kimberly pressing a technique sample....
getting it ready for it's close up:)



Sarah...
snapping a few of my Cute Cups cushion...



And my sample of what chain piecing looks like.



My Butterfly Garden quilt...


Setting up for the front cover.
My row along and the remaining projects stacked.





My Vintage Baskets quilt...



Setting up for the notions photo...



Town Square quilt...



Six of the quilts together...



Sarah in the morning light...



Jocelyn still taking photos of everything in my studio!



Showing the scrappy binding of the
Snowball Fight table runner.





Kimberly doing some editing on the directions...



another shot of Butterfly Garden...



In my studio again...



and again!



We took several pictures of each project in the book..
each one styled differently so that we can have plenty to choose from.






















I hope this wasn't too many photo's for you...
believe me when I say that there are plenty more:)
I'm hoping that you liked a peek at just some 
of the projects being photographed for  

So if you did and you want to see more...
just let me know and
I'll show you!!!

Until then...
Have a quilty kind of day...
xx
Lori 



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69 comments:

Jane Cisneros said...

Looks like a lot of work but a lot of fun as well. Love your cute, colorful cottage!

Janet M said...

Hi Lori,
Love seeing the 'behind the scenes' photos at your house. thanks for sharing your art with us!
Janet

trish said...

Wow. Wow. Wow. Your home is absolutely adorable!!! Your quilts and pillows and painted furniture ... I am in love! :0) It looks like you girls had so much fun!! I can hardly wait for your book!

Jeanie said...

Love all of the photos of your wonderful home and can't wait to get you new book..... it will be fabulous!

krislovesfabric said...

Love the sneaky peeks, look forward to receiving my copy of the book from FQS!

Shelley Kuhn said...

Love all the color in your charming home!

Shelley Kuhn said...

Love all the color in your charming home!

Little Quilt Shop said...

WOW and Congrats from Indiana!

elletaylor said...

Love all of these photos!! Well done!

Carol Stearns said...

I can't wait for your book to ocme out! I want to do each and every project! Love the houses surrounding the squares!

Sasha said...

I think it's safe to say that we are all jealous of your adorable cottage!! I would love to see more pictures =D I can't wait for you book to come out!! It's going to be wonderful =D

Jeneta said...

I LOVED seeing all the photos! Your home is beautiful - I adore it!! Thank you for sharing - can't wait to see your book.

Susan Smith said...

Love these photos! Can't wait to get my books---I've ordered 2! I made the Row along quilt and have been thinking about how to quilt it. Can you share how you did yours?
Thanks!

Katie Cohagen said...

Love all of the vintage furniture pieces! so cheerful and bright. Would love to see more photos tomorrow!

Creative Design said...

Lori, I loved seeing all these photos for your new book, however, I most liked seeing your pretty face for the first time! I enjoy blogs so much more if I know who I am reading, learning and laughing with!

Much success with your new book!

Best,
Sheila
http://sheilazachariae.blogspot.com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I've been following along on Instagram, but this was fun to see so much more :-)

Shari said...

Looks like a totally amazing time for you. Thanks for sharing the process as well as the photos of your lovely home and able helpers. The book will be a lovely additional to quilters' libraries everywhere.

Michelle said...

Lori, Your house is beautiful! It look like the book is going to be fabulous too. Can't wait to get it. I love doing photo shoots with quilts fun fun! :-)

Lisa Walsh said...

I would love to see more photos! I can't wait for your book to come out. I've already ordered a copy! Thanks

Barbara said...

I can't imagine a more charming place to live than amongst all your quilts.

Pots and Pins said...

What a great post! I loved seeing bits of your beautiful home - it's exactly as I pictured it, comforting and inviting! Loved the quilts and am so excited for your book! Congrats to you! xo, Nan

Janice said...

It is so much fun seeing all the photos and all the vintage items in your home. Thank you so much for sharing and I cannot wait for your book.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I am so glad we pre-ordered the book. These pictures have me chomping at the bit to make more of your quilt designs. Thanks for sharing!

Nedra said...

How fun! I almost feel like I was there with you at the photo shoot. Glad all went so well, and I'm looking forward to seeing your new book when it's published. BTW- I love your new haircut!

Libby said...

Loved the photos ~ could look at them all day long ~ Your "Cottage" is such an inspiration. I too am glad I preordered the book ~ Can't wait to get it ~ This was just wonderful ~ Can't wait to see more!

Katy said...

Cute house! Cute houses owner! Lots of beautiful quilty things. Perfect!

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Federlily said...

That was fun! Thank you for sharing. Every shot just looks so happy.

Patty said...

I am even more excited than ever to receive my personal copy of Quilty Fun. I want to take my time and ooh and aah over each picture and quilt. I intend to make the Row along this time and also love the Town Square quilt.. and the Apples quilt. I see many Quilty Fun projects in my future! Congratulations!!

Betty said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos. It is fun to see the "behind the scenes" making of a quilt book! I did the Row Along with you which I love and I am happy for your well-deserved success, Lori!!!

Lutka And Co. said...

What fun! I love the colors in your home - such happy colors! Yes, I'd love to see more & can't wait for your book to come out!

Joan said...

I enjoyed looking at every picture. Your book is going to be wonderful. I certainly enjoy your blog and everything you do. Congratulations! Looking forward to more pics.

LesQuilts said...

Congratulations!
Yes, I would love to see more photos! I can see all your hard work over the past year....
Loved the row along and other projectsmI did with you!
Take care, Leslie

Cherie said...

Your house is super cute! Yes! More pictures!

Darlene said...

Lori, thank you so much for sharing your photo shoot with us. Your 'cottage' is delightful. As I looking at the pictures I kept scrolling back and forth.

Yes, please, more pictures. :-)

Pat said...

Yes, definitely would like to see more pictures and your books are the same colors of the quilts. Love, love your home, makes me want to go out shopping for vintage and a paint brush.

Debbie Johnson said...

Love the photo shoot!
You have an adorable home, I never get tired of seeing pix of it. You inspire me so much!!
Hugs,
Debbie

Esther said...

Your house is wonderful!!! The photos are fun! Thanks for sharing!!

Tanya Anderson said...

Everything is just beautiful! I am so excited for you and I can't wait for my book. I just love all of the pictures. Thanks so much for sharing.

Mary Burnette said...

I love seeing all the studio pictures and always love looking at more. It helps me to check out my organization skills and to get going. You have so much stuff packed in there yet everything seems to have its own little spot. Love it!

Mary said...

No wonder you were too busy to return my cousins' call. I would have loved to meet up with you while I was there. I met the ladies from the Guild you used to go to and that was fun. Nice to see INSIDE your Vintage-y home.

JoAnne said...

Yes, please, on more pictures! I want to know about the adorable white bed? Is it used as a coffee table? I love it. I use a child-size painted picnic table for my coffee table.

Dawn Frisch said...

Hi Lori,
I love when you share photos with us! Keep 'em comin'! Your cottage is so beautiful and all of your quilts are gorgeous and so colorful! What a lovely place to live and work in! I wish my house looked like that. : ) I can't wait to see the book too... I think you should do a book on home decorating also - you sure have great taste. I think I love your decorating style just as much as your quilting style!

Happy Quilting and have lots of fun! Can't wait to see more pics.

corinne said...

Oh please more photos. I can not wait for your book. Lovely, warm home you have.

mara oliveira said...

Quanta coisa linda, quando penso que já sei quiltar, eu vejo seus trabalhos e só penso que não sei nada e tenho de aprender muito, espero que seu livro chegue ao Brasil....

W. Sari said...

Love love love your house....really want to have a photo house tour...pleaseeee..
Love from Qatar
W. Sari

pam said...

I love everything!
Can't wait for the book.
pam

Kathleen OGrady said...

More, more, more please! I can't wait to get my copy of your book. Your cottage is adorable, I love your taste. Looks like you were all having fun and working hard. Those Fat Quarter shop girls have the best jobs!

goodmoodyogagirl said...

I agree! More photos & can you just ship me my book now??
: )
Diana

•stephanie• said...

i hardly know where to start.
your home is even more darling than i thought it would be!
amazing collections.
the cutest colors.
neat as a pin.
perfection.
i imagine that this photo shoot was as exhausting as it was fun.
i'm so happy for you, lori!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love the blue piano!

Theophanie said...

That's awesome, Lori. I haven't been spending much time online, but I saw your book in my Fat Quarter Shop email. :) So cool!

Gina said...

Love, love all your quilty projects! And I wanna come live at your house!!
Hugs,
Gina

Beth said...

AMAZING LORI!!!!! I can't wait to get my book. Your quilts look absolutely beautiful. And you do too!!!! Love your short hair.

Kim with a K said...

That looks like an intense photo shoot!!!
Thanks for sharing and I would love to see more!!!

Johanna Lovering said...

Your home is so beautiful!
Please share more photos. I don't think that there are ever too many photos.

jan said...

Those are beautiful photos! I have already preordered my book so I can't wait to see some of those photos! Thank you for sharing with us
xo jan

Pati said...

Love, Love, Love!! More please :) Thanks for sharing. So inspiring.

Kristy said...

Bring on more photos...we love them!!!

Corrie said...

Beautiful colors. Beautiful photos. Congrats on the new book, can't wait to see it.

Sandy said...

Wow, we take for granted all the pretty pictures in a pattern book!! Love the entry to your sewing room...so cute. Can't wait to get my Quilty Fun!

ptmemaw said...

Love...love your beautiful cottage. The colors of your furniture are the greatest. How fortunate you are to surrounded by these beautiful colors everyday. Can't wait for my book. God bless for all this hard work, it will take you a week to recoup! :)

Cynthia said...

I love all of your beautiful scrappy quilts! That looked like a fun photo session, but a lot of work!

Bobbie said...

YES, more pictures pleaseeeee!!! Your cottage with all your vintage furniture is gorgeous. I agree with the comment that said you should write a book on decorating vintage style. Thank your for sharing your talents with us. Bobbie

Kathy said...

Thank you so much for everything you freely share with us!!! All the patterns and tuts are such a blessing. I am proud to order your amazingly fun book and can not wait until it gets here. Thank you for all your time,hard work and inspiration...Heart You
Kathy Blair

Terry said...

Thanks for sharing these fun photos...can't wait for the book!! :)

Dianne H. said...

Loved the pictures of the photo shoot and would love to see more. I love all of the colors you used to paint your different furniture pieces. What kind of paint do you use?

desertskyquilts said...

Thanks for sharing these fun, exhausting days with us! I would never have thought of painting my pie safe, but now I'm looking at it with evil intent. Or my FW, but I think it's safe - unless I find another one. Bwahaahaaa! Yes, a tutorial on your furniture painting techniques would be good!

Bernadette Lipkin said...

Love your designs, colorful fabric and great tutorials!
I made some of the design boards as gifts for quilting friends and discovered I had left my glue gun skills way back in elementary school, but did improve by the sixth one haha.
Thanks for all the Inspiration :)

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