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Thread: Quilt coloring page?

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    Hi, I'm new ... and I'm not even sure what I'm asking for. If I did, I'd probably just google it! :oops:

    What I'm wanting to do is print out and color at home, or color online, a test of the pattern I'm interested in trying.

    Does anyone know what I'm asking for? I am most interested in the Cathedral Window pattern. Thanks for any links or advice!

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    paperpieces.com have numerous design sheets you can print off and color..they are free. i don't know if they have that design but they have lots to choose from...i usually just use graph paper which you can buy in a wide variety of size-squares. from tiny (1/8") to big (1") if you printed off maybe 1/2" graph paper you could 'draw' your cathedral windows design and then color.

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    If I can't find a sheet to print for what I want to do, I find a picture of what I want, print it out, enlarge it to the size I want then put it on my lightboard with a piece of white paper over it and make a line drawing of the pattern. Then I make several copies of the line drawing. I color a few, let my daughter color a few then we go over them picking and choosing what we want to incorporate into the quilt. From that selection I color one that has everything we want in it. It sounds like a lot of work but really only takes a few hours to a day---not a bad time frame for the effort that will go into making the whole quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    If I can't find a sheet to print for what I want to do, I find a picture of what I want, print it out, enlarge it to the size I want then put it on my lightboard with a piece of white paper over it and make a line drawing of the pattern. Then I make several copies of the line drawing. I color a few, let my daughter color a few then we go over them picking and choosing what we want to incorporate into the quilt. From that selection I color one that has everything we want in it. It sounds like a lot of work but really only takes a few hours to a day---not a bad time frame for the effort that will go into making the whole quilt.
    That is a simply wonderful idea! Especially since I have a copier at the house and quite a few bright windows I could use.

    :thumbup:

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    [quote=raptureready]If I can't find a sheet to print for what I want to do, I find a picture of what I want, print it out, enlarge it to the size I want then put it on my lightboard with a piece of white paper over it and make a line drawing of the pattern. Then I make several copies of the line drawing. I color a few, let my daughter color a few then we go over them picking and choosing what we want to incorporate into the quilt. From that selection I color one that has everything we want in it.
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    That is an excellent way to do this. And it was also the way my two daughters and I used to decide on what color to paint my house a couple of years ago. We finally decided to go with white and green trim, green to match all the shrubs and trees around it.

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    Here is a web site I play with once in awhile.

    http://www.quilt.com/ColoringBook/Qu...oringBook.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by missgigglewings
    Here is a web site I play with once in awhile.

    http://www.quilt.com/ColoringBook/Qu...oringBook.html
    Thanks missgigglewings, I bookmarked this!

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    I just use graph paper - 4 squares to an inch. I draw out the block length and width I want, then photocopy that to give me practise papers to colour in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani
    Quote Originally Posted by missgigglewings
    Here is a web site I play with once in awhile.

    http://www.quilt.com/ColoringBook/Qu...oringBook.html
    Thanks missgigglewings, I bookmarked this!
    I've gone on that one for ideas a lot. My granddaughter likes to get a sheet of graph paper and colored pencils and she sits across from me at my table. She will ask what colors I'm going to use and then she'll get a regular pencil,draw the dimensions of the quilt and design the quilt block for that quilt.Sammi is fantastic when it comes to color use and design.She tells me she doesn't want me to get lonely in my quilt shop.I have sold a lot of quilts that have the labels"designed by Samantha,made by Lyn"I can see the look of pride in her eyes when a customer wants to meet the 12 year old who designed the layout of the quilt she bought.That happened right before Christmas. So for Christmas I fixed a place for her in the quilt room with a drafting table and all the design tools she would want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missgigglewings
    Here is a web site I play with once in awhile.

    http://www.quilt.com/ColoringBook/Qu...oringBook.html
    AWESOME LINK!!!!!
    Thank You!
    David

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