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Thread: My sister's dream quilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom2boyz View Post
    This is just a p.s. to my last post. I wanted to ask what is your sister's interest in the colider? and a p.p.s. I'm sure my brother would love that quilt too, so if you decide to make one, could you just make two? hee hee
    My sister is an engineer (as am I), and she is very interested in all things science. She has been following news about the collilder since they started building it. She's a bit weird

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    If you do, I think she'll owe you big time!
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    This is a painted mural, not a quilt pattern. I would not do this in a quilt. Wait until she picks out a reasonable quilt pattern. This is a project that can take years and hundreds of dollars to make. Just searching for the right fabrics will require hours of time and gas at $$$. I think she is asking too much of you. What/where does she plan to use this quilt?
    I love my sister too, but this is way over sister obligations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willferg View Post
    I am definitely not that nice a sister.
    Me either.
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    Good luck
    I am not going to try it.
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    Oh my -Would she settle for a poster for her wall. I might have tried this years ago but now I try to keep life simple

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    LOL, I think I might get a good sized photo and transfer it to fabric and then add borders around it with that photo as the center panel. Beyond that, I know that project is way out of my skill range.
    The only suggestion I'd have for before you start the larger more complex project is to umm.... get your head examined? LOL, Just kiddinggggggg!!!!!!!!!!! Smilessss and hugggggggs and tons of luck if you decide to tackle such an overwhelming project!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard View Post
    The only suggestion I'd have for before you start the larger more complex project is to umm.... get your head examined?
    LOL!

    I think I'm going to try to transfer it into EQ7 as a patchwork project. Tracing the picture should give me a starting point. I need to ask her what size quilt she had in mind - I could do a wall quilt of just the middle with the reaction/light rays. Or the whole thing if she's thinking bed quilt, but that's definitely more work and verging into head examination territory

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    I would go for it, I have three sisters and if any of them asked me to do something like that I'd jump at the chance. No piece of fabric is going to get the better of me. I agree with Grandma58, you probably need permission to use the artwork, but go for it, don't rush it, slow and sure wins the day. If you go ahead progress pictures would be nice.

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    Yup her dream quilt. She can dream about it. That looks way hard unless you take a picture and print it onto muslin.
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    LOL Must belong to the around 50 crowd. I feel the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchit123 View Post
    Oh my -Would she settle for a poster for her wall. I might have tried this years ago but now I try to keep life simple
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    I suggest you start with a good bottle of wine!!!! That is definitely out of my quilting ability

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    I know I wouldn't want to tackle it. Besides I already have too many to do's in quilting. I'm afraid I'd tell her no.

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    You are all way nicer sisters than I am and a world of better quilters than I am too! Please give me updated pictures along the way so I can be amazed! Now I've got to return to my challenging rail fence!

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    OMG! The artist, Joseph Kristofoletti, is from my town. His sister was in my DD's class. He is an amazing artist.

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    I'd be a nice teacher and teach her to quilt

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    Holy moley. . . What an undertaking that would be. Beautiful but difficult. It is a challenge but what a sense of accomplishment it would give you, if you did. we would vote you the "best sister of the year" for at least two years. Let us know what you decide. Show us a pix if you make it.

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    That request makes me rather glad after all that my sister doesn't have any interest in quilts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristakz View Post
    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?

    If that hot mess on a wall is what she wants, I suggest she learns to quilt. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by kristakz View Post
    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?
    I would do it the same way I do photos. Enlarge the color picture of it that you will be using, then cover it with a piece of clear plastic and trace it with a sharpie. With a piece of paper behind the plastic you can have it enlarged to the size you want and that will be your pattern. I trace each piece onto fusible, fuse to the fabric, cut out and assemble onto the background. Now you are ready to stitch. It takes some time and patience, but taken step by step it is possible.
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    I don't have a sister but if my brother asked for something special like that I would definitely do it.
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    I remember a site on the Internet where you can upload a piciture and the program will turn it into a quilt pattern. I just googled make your p hoto into a quilt and got several results. One is Victoria and Albert Museum. You might try that if you think you want to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willferg View Post
    I am definitely not that nice a sister.
    Or maybe I am nice enough to not attempt it! Good luck. What a project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kristakz View Post
    My sister is an engineer (as am I), and she is very interested in all things science. She has been following news about the collilder since they started building it. She's a bit weird
    I think it would be great! But if you can't do it then give her Sean Carroll's new book The Particle at the End of the Universe:
    How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World


    That's what DH is getting for Christmas! I think making the quilt would be great fun! I know the final rendition would be "different" than the original, but would you have to get the author's permission to do your version?

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