I have taken several pictures to Staples and had them enlarged up to 6 feet and more. Then I tape tissue paper and trace the images so I have a pattern to use for each part/color. One of my quilts (Monet's garden in one inch squares) took second and third prizes for Best Wall Art Best Original Design and another (a NW Indian totem design bear) took a first for original design (these were viewers' choice not judges' choice). I've made a Madona and Child quilt this way, a dragon (designed by a grandson), and others. They were fun to do and I'd tell anyone interested in doing something that has meaning to them or to someone they care about to GO FOR IT!