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Quilting by Number with V&A

July 29, 2010, 11:43 am  Posted by Craft Your Life Team
 

Designing your own quilting pattern can take days or even weeks. Not so with the Patchwork Pattern Maker from the Victoria & Albert Museum. This program lets you pick any image from your hard drive and turn it into a quilt diagram. There are plenty of options too. For a quick project you can choose a simple image and go with as few as five colors and a grid of 10 x 10. The more impressive images translate into harder quilts: 20 colors and a 30 x 30 grid with triangles as well as squares.

Whether you have vacation pictures, a snapshot of your dog, or a movie poster that is begging to be turned into a quilt, with the Patchwork Pattern Maker you’re just a few clicks away.  Navigate to the project’s homepage to get started: http://www.vam.ac.uk/microsites/quilts/patchwork

And here are a few examples from other quilters:

http://www.vam.ac.uk/microsites/quilts/patchwork/14777/Spock

Spock Quilt Pattern

http://www.vam.ac.uk/microsites/quilts/patchwork/14864/paul_frank

Julius Quilt Pattern

http://www.vam.ac.uk/microsites/quilts/patchwork/13076/Hendrix

Hendrix Quilt Pattern

 
 
 

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    Carol says:

    Thanks! This is awesome and definitely inspires me to consider the thought of making a quilt one day since I could make it my own.

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