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Thread: quilt design

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    Hello. I am hoping to find a quilt designer who can take a photo and give me a quilt top pattern. I'm a beginner quilter in skill, but have been quilting for about 8 years so I am ready to take on something more challenging. Any ideas??
    Margaret Bly
    Tucson, AZ

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    Super Member RkayD's Avatar
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    Try your design skills with graph paper and colored pencils.
    You'll surprise yourself. Just remember to stick to the basic rules of operation..1/4" seam and all that jazz. =)

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    You could put tracing paper over the square and trace it, then straighten the lines on the final copy

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    Power Poster amma's Avatar
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    Are you talking about a pieced top? Appliqued top? Or a quilting design on a quilt top? :D:D:D

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    Thank you. So: Enlarge the picture. Use graph paper to keep the size uniform. color the picture in as desired? Good idea. I'll try it.

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    I have a 2 x 2.5 photo of a sailing ship that I want to expand to a queen size quilt. Graph paper and care will probably work. Thank you.

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    You are correct. My "problem" is how to convert a photo into a pattern to work with. Graph paper, colored pencils, and triangles should make the sailing ship possible, what aboout the graduating colors of deep water blue up to the sky?

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    I'm not sure what method I want to use. I first need to figure out how to take a photograph of a sailing ship on the ocean and turn it into an effective quilt. I think I need to design the ship first and figure out the back ground later. Sounds like applique. Thank you for your suggestion.

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