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Spoonflower Mosaic

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Spoonflower Mosaic (still needs quilting

Created in this Craftsy class

Pictures to Pixel Quilts taught by Caro Sheridan

View a beloved, historic art form through a modern lens. Quilter and photographer Caro Sheridan turns eye-popping digital photos into conceptual works of pieced-together art.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
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What materials did you use? My fabric stash, plus a bunch of computer programs.

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What are you most proud of? Putting all the parts together and having it actually work - not the squares themselves, but the technology and the programming. And now that I've got my stash computerized, I can make more quilts like this!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? You really need to be comfortable with computers and have the right hardware and software (smartphone, photo editing software).

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Just lovely, thanks for sharing.

08/27/2013 Flag

Love it! How did you "file" your actual yardage so you could find it later? So intriguing!

08/27/2013 Flag

Thank you! For most of the fabrics, I only have a half-yard or less; so they fold up in the shape of a fat-quarter. I have several clear plastic bins that are only that deep, and I stacked them on thier ends sorted by color so I could see everything. When I created the virtual swatches, I named the files using color and a description i.e. "yellowspotsonpurple". Sometimes if I had alot of very similar fabrics I'd also put a sticker on the fabric with it's name.

08/27/2013 Flag

how did you computerize your stash?

01/07/2014 Flag

I laid each fabric on my cutting mat, so that the grid markings were visible along the side. (put some plain paper under fabric so grid doesn't show through, and iron out any wrinkles). Then I took a picture with my iphone, standing on a stool so that I could get it as square as possible. I used indirect lighting and no flash. I made note of what filename to use for that fabric. Once I had a bunch of pictures, I used Dropbox to send them to my pc. I brought up each picture in Paintshop Pro and using the grid markings in the picture as a guide, carved out the sections I wanted to put into my electronic stash. I took 2 inch squares, but that was because of what I was going to do with them; if all you want is one sample of your fabric then it will be easier for you, you can just crop the original picture. Once you carve out a section, you have to resize that new image to whatever size you carved out; to make them consistent. Then I name the new file, and if I carved out multiple squares from one fabric, I'll add 1,2,3 etc on the end of the filename. Once I have all the new files done, I get rid of the original picture. It might sound complicated, but depending upon what you want to do with your electronic stash, there might be ways to cut out some of the steps. If you want to talk about it more, send me an email!

01/11/2014 Flag