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Thread: My sister's dream quilt

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    My sister's dream quilt

    My sister wants this in a quilt http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1294059
    She doesn't quilt, I do. Am I this nice a sister? I haven't decided yet if I want to tackle something like this. Assuming I decide to take the plunge, anyone have suggestions?
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    Do you paint or dye fabric yourself? The color shading in the picture could be easily achieved if you color your own fabric. In fact, I think I would draw this out on a muslin sheet and then use fabric paint, paint sticks, or fabric crayons, etc. and just color the drawing. Then quilt it. You could get an exact copy in whatever size she wants. It looks like fun project to me. Just go for it.

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    This actually looks similar to something my brother wants, and I don't think I'm that nice a sister. What in the world is this a picture of besides three large trash cans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom2boyz View Post
    This actually looks similar to something my brother wants, and I don't think I'm that nice a sister. What in the world is this a picture of besides three large trash cans?
    LOL. The mural on the wall is the CERN Large Hadron Collider. I need to figure out what is behind the trash cans, because I don't think she wants them in the quilt Check out these art quilts - all inspired by the Hadron Collider- this woman is amazing. http://art.findlays.net/bin/view/Main/HadronCollider

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    I think Hal is in there! [2001: A Space Odyssey]

    If you take it down to Staples, or a similar place, they will enlarge your on screen photo to whatever size you want. I've enlarged pictures by doing it my self, but the $20 or so I spend having them do it saves me days of effort. We may have an unusually sweet group at Staples here, but they always do exactly as I ask. Oh, the last thing that was enlarged for me was 1.5 inches short of the requested 4 feet! I told them it was fine. No one is ever going to know or care about that.

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    Good Grief! What a project. Sierra is right go to Staples to enlarge it, draw templates on freezer paper and applique away. I see a LARGE design wall in your future LOL

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    Does she want a bed quilt or a wall quilt?

    Print or have printed an image on fabric or transfer and use it as a medallion. Or multiples Warhol-style.

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    Email Cern and ask them for permission to use the photo for a quilt. Then send the photo with permission to Staples have them print it on big paper and go for it. What a cool idea. They might even have a better pic of the Hadron Collider for you to use, and actual image instead of a color drawing.

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    I think I would handle different elements in different ways to give it some dimension. Some parts as a "printed" copy or painted muslin (paint or crayon), some parts as layered raw edge applique (like a landscape quilt), and some of the detail parts thread painted.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    I am definitely not that nice a sister.

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