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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.

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    I am definitely not that nice a sister.
    People who start projects and never finish them are cooler
    than people who never start projects at all.


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    I absolutely would not be that nice. If you make it will you include the 3 dumpsters? Just kidding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristakz View Post
    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
    Wow. Just Wow. I am speechless seeing these quilts.

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    I would tell her that she was adopted.
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    I would tell her that she was adopted.
    LOL. Or I was.

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    Because a quilt need not be a direct representation --- think flying geese or log cabins --- why not make a derivative of this picture/poster/whatever it is? Use the same colors, approximate shapes, and a lot of artistic license to create your own art that "reminds" you and sis of this thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristakz View Post
    LOL. Or I was.
    I think I'm glad I don't have a sister!

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    No, not me... she has no idea how much work his will be even for a favorite sister.

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    This is amazing. I have never seen something so spectacular. Your brother will know he is loved!
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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?
    Holy yeow! She'd better hope she never bit you or anything.

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    All I can say is GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!

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    hmm, looks like a project that could take a long time to complete. Especially if you have a full time job. It's interesting. But, I personally would have a hard time with it. Very much not my style. But, I actually can visualize a quilted project with it........It would definitely be a conversation piece. Good luck with whatever you decide.
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    Wow Kristakz, I thought it looked sort of "spacey". My brother wants GLAST or the Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope. He is a particle physicist and this is a project he was working on. We all traveled to Florida to see it launched, but alas, the mission was scrubbed. He went back to FL a couple weeks later and the mission was scrubbed again only to launch a few days after he returned to Palo Alto. I will be watching this thread with great interest, maybe I'll turn out to be a good sister after all. Just don't hold your breath.

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    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

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    Your sister is testing you...

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    why???? I certainly would not want to cuddle up with that?????? or even use as a wall warmer!!!!!!

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