Pictures to Pixel Quilts »
Type of item: Home Decor
What was your inspiration?
I started with a photo of my two cats and then cropped out a small portion of Amy's face. I pixelated it to be 32 pixels wide and then played around with the colours until all but her eye, nose and mouth appeared. I'm still going to have to simplify the colours a bit but as it stands now I'm pretty happy with this as a starting point for a pixel quilt. You can see the original photo here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenjohnston/3942975206
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
When choosing a pixel width don't be tempted to pick something too big. 50 may sound small but a quilt that is 50 squares by 50 squares contains 2500 squares! I stuck with 32 and am surprised at how much detail is still visiible. If you pick your photo well then a low pixel count should still work.