I've known Andi for ages and ages and ages and always loved her work so when she emailed me to tell me about a website she was planning with her husband for pixelating photos and turning them into quilt patterns I was very excited.
You Patch is a pixelating service that in simple terms (for simple folk like me) turns a picture into a quilt pattern in a couple of simple steps. Not just a pixelated picture but an actual pattern, with yardage requirements and how to assemble. It's absolutely brilliant and such a fantastic idea.
You can choose from a simple pixelation (less piecing, not so many bits, not quite as detailed finished image), medium (like I've done with Snoop - he's a bit more complicated to piece, but not too tricky), or hard (high resolution image, more time intense to stitch but more detail in the finished quilt image), as well as up to 15 colours (I've got 5 colours, because I wanted simplicity)
Look at Snooples all pixelated and pop arted up (bear in mind Snoop is all black in real life, even his eyes are super dark so there wasn't going to be a huge amount of variation colour wise in his face, unlike if he had white splodges or was a human)....
The service is still being developed fully but you can sign up for updates and get a free pattern for a Marilyn quilt just by registering your interest. Cool beans, no?
So head on over to You Patch and enter your email to get details of the website (and the free Marilyn pattern). You know it makes sense!
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