(again, sorry for the photo quality)
close up of the wood grain fabric (it's from michael miller's gnomeville line)
the top of the quilt
it looks like a bunch of chicken coops stacked on top of one another - i love that. inside each "coop" i'm going to hand quilt (using variegated perle cotton in shades of red, green, yellow and blue) a different rooster.
i found some great black and white drawings of roosters online that i was able to enlarge and print out. i tried printing them on cardstock and cutting them out and tracing them with a water soluble fabric marker - didn't work out.
i printed them on regular paper, layered some dressmaker's colored transfer paper under them and traced around the image with a pen. the image shows up in much more detail but it's so faint i'm not sure i can quilt 12 roosters that way - my eyes might give out on me.
my free hand skills are so-so; i wouldn't dream of trying to recreate each rooster by hand.
so does anyone have any suggestions for getting the image from my computer or paper onto the quilt top so that i can quilt over it?