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Thread: Sharing the sun rise

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    I am thinking how to quilt this wonderful photo taken two years ago at Myrtle Beach. I have been reading how to do picture quilting. and love it. Mine will not be the little bitty pieces but not all appliqued either.. Have ordered some special ocean fabric and will cut and piece to make it better.. the sky and rising sun will be interesting to piece and blend.

    Boy do I need any hints and instruction on doing this..

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    Wow, what a shot. Is that DH and son? that would make an amazing quilt. I've no idea how to do something like that, but would love to see the outcome.

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    is a friend and son.. we were walking the beach at sun rise.. I got behind and was taking shots and turned back to them.. and wow.. got a shot that is worth the whole trip

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    One of the best books ever written on turning that type of landscape photo into quilts is Landscapes & Illusions by Joen Wolfrom. It was published in 1990, with a second printing in 1991, by C&T Publishing. ISBN is 0-914881-32-9. Check with your local library about trying to find it through ILL (inter-library loan) or get it directly from C&T as an eBook for 14.99 http://www.ctpub.com/contributorinfo.cfm?ContribID=271. Google books has a preview you can look through, too. http://books.google.com/books?id=WhU...gbs_navlinks_s Her method is easy, logical and stunning...and she teaches some great piecing techniques that you will use forevermore! ;-)

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    Wow, I love that picture!!

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    What a fabulous photo! It's going to make a stunning quilt!

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    Wonderful photo and will make a great quilt. Good luck.

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    For the sky, some would hand dye their own fabric, or maybe just portions of it. There are awesome ocean prints out there now too. Soooo many options out there lol Maybe check with your local library, there are many books out there on landscape quilts.

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    That is a beautiful picture! I miss the beach!!!

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    That is a beautiful picture. It looks like it was taken by a professional photographer. That will make a beautiful quilt. I can't wait to see it.

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    This is a stunning photo. I recently took a class with Ruth McDowell and learned alot. You may want to check out some of her books too.

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    That is a beautiful photo. Can't wait to see what your quilt will look like!

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    There's a class at Quilt University that might interest you. It's called People in Places and is taught by Linda Schmidt (it's down under Pictorial Quilts). The class starts January 15th. http://www.quiltuniversity.com/catalog.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by bettyjo
    I am thinking how to quilt this wonderful photo taken two years ago at Myrtle Beach. I have been reading how to do picture quilting. and love it. Mine will not be the little bitty pieces but not all appliqued either.. Have ordered some special ocean fabric and will cut and piece to make it better.. the sky and rising sun will be interesting to piece and blend.

    Boy do I need any hints and instruction on doing this..

    Betty
    How about a landscape quilt? You could use some of your favorite fabrics to go along with those two wonderful guys or you could fabric paint your own to make the beautiful sunrise...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DollyRose
    Quote Originally Posted by bettyjo
    I am thinking how to quilt this wonderful photo taken two years ago at Myrtle Beach. I have been reading how to do picture quilting. and love it. Mine will not be the little bitty pieces but not all appliqued either.. Have ordered some special ocean fabric and will cut and piece to make it better.. the sky and rising sun will be interesting to piece and blend.

    Boy do I need any hints and instruction on doing this..

    Betty
    How about a landscape quilt? You could use some of your favorite fabrics to go along with those two wonderful guys or you could fabric paint your own to make the beautiful sunrise...
    Oh, and what about some of that shrinky texture stuff for the wave foam?

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    If you were to break down this picture, You have the sky, ocean, the rock, silouhette, and the birds.

    I would look for a fabric that best represents each of these, the silouhette and rock can be solid or slightly mottled and a slightly different shade from each other. The birds can be embroidered or painted on. Blow up the picture and trace out each element and transfer that onto the back of fusible web, make each piece 1/2" bigger all of the way around so it is easier to work with while fusing. Fuse to the back side of your fabrics. Use a piece of a lighter colored fabric as the back and fuse your pieces on. The sky, then the ocean, then the rock, the silouhette last. Then you can blanket stitch, FMQ, whatever calls to you for the quilting.

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    About a year ago I bought some software off of Ebay called 'Big Picture Quilts software'. It makes your photo into 4 pieces and you print it off on fabric photo paper. I honestly haven't used it yet, but it's on the list of to-do things :):) That photograph is stunning.

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