Oktober 23, 2011

Why make it simple...

... when you can do it the complicated way? Do you have that saying in English?

I need your help my dear blogfriends!
Do you remember my DSQAL palette?

I thought what if I actually make a quilt that kind of looks like the picture. So I used the mosaic option in Photoshop and created this:


It is exactly 16 x 12 squares, i.e. I am going for the 54" x 72" quilt. I even did a 20 x 15 mosaic which actually looks more like the original but I didn't have enough FQs to display all the shades of pink and green.
Then I took pictures of my fabric and covered the mosaic photo with snippets of fabric again using Photoshop. Here is how it came out:


I know it almost looks real (I could just pretent my quilt is ready ;-). The fabric patterns are actually a much smaller scale in reality. So keep that in mind.
Now my question is: Does it just look like a big fat ugly fabric explosion or is it as cool looking as I thought it would be? Please be honest!

Have a wonderful week!

Kommentare:

  1. WOW! I think it looks cool! But...I wonder if you should add a bit more yellow to the center? What do you think...right now it draws right to that one square and it might look more like the lily if you add a bit to the right of it...try via computer!

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  2. I like it! I can see your inspiration photo in it and do not think it's a fabric explosion at all.

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  3. ecth kool!!! dass sieht kool!!!
    (am brushing up on me german)
    it looks really cool i love it!!

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  4. I like it, although I think a little more definition might help the illusion. You can add that in when you quilt it.

    And I would definitely add a fabric print of the photo to the label on the back..

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  5. Thanks for sharing how you did that in 'Photoshop". The further you move away from the computer screen, the more it looks like a flower. Try squinting and you'll see the flower more clearly. When the quilts finished, you'll be viewing it from a distance.

    I know NOTHING about quilting, piecing and palettes, so may be talking rubbish here.

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  6. I think this is a WONDERFUL way to do it! Very clever to do the mockup in your fabric choices! Agree that another yellow-orange blender may be nice in the center. AND I LOVE Cindy's idea to put the photo on the back. It will give the quilt a great story (one of my favorite parts of quilting is the story!)

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  7. Clever you! I would not have thought of that!

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  8. I agree with Cindy that more definition can be given when it is quilted. I think I would look at the photo and quilt the shaped of the leaves and petals onto it. It's vey pretty.

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  9. I think it will be awesome. Some quilting could really enhance the flower. Go for it!

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  10. Hey you crazy kid!! This looks absolutely amazing!!! I don't have photoshop, but it's a brilliant idea to use a mosaic!! Let us know what your final decision is.

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  11. If I had looked at the fabric mosaic first before the photo I would have guessed a pink flower. Exactly what it is. It's wonderful. I have played with a photo in mosaic on Picnik and would love to do a quilt one day based on it. Really great representation of your gorgeous water lily.

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  12. Sana, what a clever girl you are! Your virtual quilt is beautiful. IMO, it's WAY cool!

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  13. Wow, that is really cool! It makes me want to invest in photoshop.

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  14. Its an original by you! Its beautiful, what a great idea.

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  15. I came to your blog via Stephanie. What fun to visit you. You are working on great projects and I love your Friday thoughts!
    Wishing you a lovely autumn weekend!

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  16. Am visiting from Stephanie's blog, too, and am enjoying my visit. I love what you've done! I'm a waterlily girl (check out my avatar!). Took a few minutes to peruse some of your archived posts and decided to become a follower. You're almost to 50! What fun! ~karen

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  17. Do it! I think it's a fantastic idea and the fact that the prints will be smaller in the finished quilt I thi k will make it look even better, ya know? Do this, seriously, it's awesome. Abstract and technologically advanced and killer cool!

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