The workshop was taught by Aniko Feher - http://www.quiltsbyaniko.com/qba/home.html - and the workshop the guild offered was Pet Portraits.
Using the picture above, I set out to create a Dash Quilt. The first step (and as it turns out first hurdle) was to enlarge the photo - in this case to 8 x 10 - cropped to focus on Dash. Unfortunately, we lost a bit of resolution in the enlargement, so there are softer lines. And, as it turns out, my home computer is low on both cyan and magenta, resulting in a pink tinted photo. I did print out several versions of black & white, playing with the contrast along the way - to highlight his shiny white coat.
As a group we trekked to Staples to photocopy and in some cases to enlarge our drawings. It took a little time for us to figure out how to work the dratted copiers, but once we figured out how to enlarge, we were off and running.
At this point colors 1, 2 and part of 4 have been placed onto color 3
We ran out of time at the workshop, so after dinner with the guys, I finished trimming and placing colors 5 & 6.
Colors 1-5, 7-9 are in place.
It is interesting to note, in person, the solid white is brighter than the printed white on white, but in the pictures, it looks like the printed white is more reflective. I'll be adding some thread painting on his white parts, especially his feet, which often do glisten.
Gus has laid claim to him. Monkey doesn't know it, but she is next.