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by , 01-03-2012 at 12:28 PM (283 Views)
I just thought of a new quilt (it's a gift) I would like to make. But, not sure if I can make it or were to start. What I would like to do is make a quilt of someone's farm house. I don't want to scan a piture of it and tranfer it onto fabric. Any ideas? Do I need to make a poster of it, cut out pieces and applique?

Lori
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  1. LisaSchultz's Avatar
    I haven't done this myself but its on my list of quilts to make....it is called landscape quilting. I did buy the book (The Art of Landscape Quilting by Nancy Zieman and Natalie Sewell)

    Maybe just looking at the demo video on Nancy's Notions might help. Also, if you google landscape quilting you can look at the images, that may help.

    It really is a terrific gift idea. Would love to see how it works out for you.
  2. zoeytoo's Avatar
    I did a welcome sign on wood of a friend's home by using a photo and tracing paper to simplify the picture into main parts, doors, windows, roof etc, then marking every inch along the top drew lines ti the bottom of my tracing. Mark inches along the side and drew lines horizontally an inch apart. Now if you know how big you want the item you are making lets say your photo is 5 inches by 7 inches and your gift will be 20 inches by 28 inches...mark your pattern sheet (wax paper?) every 4 inches across the top and sides as you did the photo tracing. Everything in the small boxes can then be sketched into the bigger boxes and when the box lines are erased you have an enlargement you can cut for your quilt. When I was in grade school art we enlarged Christmas cards this way for fun. I would do it for you if you mailed me the photo and the size of the quilt gift. I enjoy doing the process. I'd do it on paper and you could copy it to wax paper.No charge.
  3. billybob's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by LisaSchultz
    I haven't done this myself but its on my list of quilts to make....it is called landscape quilting. I did buy the book (The Art of Landscape Quilting by Nancy Zieman and Natalie Sewell)

    Maybe just looking at the demo video on Nancy's Notions might help. Also, if you google landscape quilting you can look at the images, that may help.

    It really is a terrific gift idea. Would love to see how it works out for you.
    Hey Lisa, thanks for the information. I think landscape quilting is a great idea. I haven't done it before so I we'll check out the video, get the book and google away! When I get the quilt done, I will post a picture for sure! Thanks again, Lori P.S. Just downloaded their book to my Kindle Fire!
    Updated 01-04-2012 at 08:02 AM by billybob
  4. billybob's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by zoeytoo
    I did a welcome sign on wood of a friend's home by using a photo and tracing paper to simplify the picture into main parts, doors, windows, roof etc, then marking every inch along the top drew lines ti the bottom of my tracing. Mark inches along the side and drew lines horizontally an inch apart. Now if you know how big you want the item you are making lets say your photo is 5 inches by 7 inches and your gift will be 20 inches by 28 inches...mark your pattern sheet (wax paper?) every 4 inches across the top and sides as you did the photo tracing. Everything in the small boxes can then be sketched into the bigger boxes and when the box lines are erased you have an enlargement you can cut for your quilt. When I was in grade school art we enlarged Christmas cards this way for fun. I would do it for you if you mailed me the photo and the size of the quilt gift. I enjoy doing the process. I'd do it on paper and you could copy it to wax paper.No charge.
    Hey Zooytoo, if I had a 8 X 10 photo how big would the gift be? Thanks for your offer, I might take you up on it! But I would pay you for it! : ) Lori P.S. Just ordered a book 'Quilt Your Favorite Photos' by Betty Alofs, it will be here Friday or sooner.
    Updated 01-04-2012 at 08:01 AM by billybob

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