My wife has had it in her head to make a flower quilt for several months. At first, she didn't want my help, but I finally convinced her that I could be of some use generating the pattern. So, I showed her how to use CorelDraw to reduce the resolution and posterize, then I wrote her a little Python program for generating the pattern and color swatches.
This instructable will take you from a photograph to a sophisticated, collated quilt pattern. In this instructable, we'll just go as far as creating the pattern. We'll photograph the progress of the quilt and post another instructable when it's complete. Errica [sic] has already done a few squares and you can really see how well it's going to come together!
- CoelPhotoPaint or another bitmap manipulation program. (I didn't have much luck with Paint.net, but you can give it a try!)
- The Python script included in this instructable.
BTW, we used the Corel programs available at the TechShop