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Thread: What technique is this?

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    Super Member ChubbyBunny's Avatar
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    I would like to make a picture quilt of my dog, Gunnar. I want to use Gunnar's actual photo and transform it into a quilt. I can't google how to do it because I don't know the name of the technique. I have attached a photo of a quilt that shows what I want to do. Anyone have links to tutorials on how to make this type of quilt? Book or website recommendations? Thanks!
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    I think it is called a portrait quilt, or a picture quilt.

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    Gunnar is such a cool name!!!!!!!! :D

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    I think this might be paper piecing, and very complicated paper piecing at that. I made two small wall hangings - a Westie and a Scottie- as gifts for a friend of mine some years ago using Sharon Malek's patterns. They were hard, but with a lot of patience (and a sharp seam ripper) both my dogs turned out just fine. I'll have to see if I took their pictures.

    She's got a lot of dogs and cats, and some other animals on her website. Go check it out.

    http://www.malec-designs.com/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marquilt
    I think this might be paper piecing, and very complicated paper piecing at that. I made two small wall hangings - a Westie and a Scottie- as gifts for a friend of mine some years ago using Sharon Malek's patterns. They were hard, but with a lot of patience (and a sharp seam ripper) both my dogs turned out just fine. I'll have to see if I took their pictures.

    She's got a lot of dogs and cats, and some other animals on her website. Go check it out.

    http://www.malec-designs.com/index.html
    Thanks! I'll have a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marquilt
    I think this might be paper piecing, and very complicated paper piecing at that. I made two small wall hangings - a Westie and a Scottie- as gifts for a friend of mine some years ago using Sharon Malek's patterns. They were hard, but with a lot of patience (and a sharp seam ripper) both my dogs turned out just fine. I'll have to see if I took their pictures.

    She's got a lot of dogs and cats, and some other animals on her website. Go check it out.

    http://www.malec-designs.com/index.html
    Yes they are paper pieced from the site above. A direct link to the pattern you posted is. http://www.malec-designs.com/cgi-bin...keys=NEWFQUILT,NEWFPATT,NEWFFABPAK

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    This can also be done as applique - we have a woman in our guild who does beautiful work like this - applique from pictures -

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    Looks like thread painting to me...along with applique or PP...

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    Another member of the board show us her quilt in process of her dog quilt you might can do some looking under the pictures and you might find it message.

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    No expert and never done one, but I agree with Charlee.

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    Silver Linings Originals also has tons of intricate PP patterns of dogs. I have not tried making any yet but I did order a set of cat patterns.
    http://www.silverliningsoriginals.com/cc/c.html

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    Check out Sharon Schamber's web site. She has directions for doing something like this. I think she calls it piecelique. Paper piecing would also work for this picture.

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    Companies, such as Jacquard, produce pre - treated material that you can print photographs onto using your bubble - jet printer. I mention Jacquard as it seems to be the cheapest and also produces a good resolution in the intensity that is produced on the material. Just follow the simple instructions which are enclosed in the packet. They sell them 10 per packet over here. I usually print in best or vivid mode and quilt and embellish after I have heat - treated the result, and left the correct amount of time after printing.

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    Here's a link to software that's supposed to help you make quilts like this:

    http://www.cosman.nl/index_en.php

    and here's an online program that does something similar:

    http://www.vam.ac.uk/microsites/quilts/patchwork

    I haven't tried either but had bookmarked these for future reference. Hope they help!

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