The last week or so I had an idea about how to piece my canyon wall. If you haven’t been following here is where it started ~
I didn’t like anything that I tried. I messed around with cutting fabric and putting it up on my work wall. Still nothing. Then I got my latest issue ( Sept/Oct) of Machine Quilting Unlimited and found an article on “Combining Figurative Work with Traditional Patterns” by Deborah Hyde. Loved how the patchwork made a beautiful quilt with images. On that note I went to my computer to my Photoshop program and found a filter effect called “patchwork.” If you have Adobe Photoshop CS5 ~ open your photo, go to filter effects, go down the list to Textures and then to Patchwork. This is my photo before and after Patchwork effects.
I then had to do some math to figure out the size I wanted for the finished quilt. In another program, PosterRazor, I imported the image and blew it up to the actual finished size (40″ x 60″). Each little patch equals 1/2 inch finished. Not all the pages fit on my work space!
I am heading to do some shopping tomorrow to find some Pellons Quilters Grid. I have never used it before so I’m going to learn something new. I did some research and found a cool youtube video on how to use it. http://youtu.be/aU4w6IekRgg
In the mean time I started cutting my one inch squares. Yup one inch! Crazy! I needed something to store my one inch squares. We recycle cereal boxes and came up with an idea to cut one in half and tape the flaps together to form a small box. Lined it with some tear away stabilizer and it fit perfect! Why line the box? It was just too dark and the fabric blended in so I needed something to lighten it up. By the way this is my husbands cereal not mine! LOL
This is going to take a while and I will write another blog once I get the Pellons Quilters Grid to see how it goes. I am only going to do one printed page at a time just to see how it goes together. Each finished patchwork will be 1/2 inch. So how many squares do you think will be in the quilt? About 12,000. I am not going to think about that right now!