A friend of mine asked if I could make him a Tetstuo quilt from the anime Akira. It was a challenge, but I was up for it.
It was a lot harder than I thought. Since I only had a small image of what he wanted on the quilt, I had to enlarge it to the correct size. This can be done in any photo editing software.
I had to then buy the fabric I wanted to use, and cut it to match the image. The best way to do this was to cut the large image into sections so that I could have a layering affect. Then I had to tape it all back together again, like a puzzle, because I didn't feel like printing another large image of Tetsuo
So now that I have all the material cut and in place, I had to stitch it all together before sewing it on the quilt. This took forever.
You probably noticed that this image has a lot of black-line detail... looks like it was hand-drawn. To give the quilt this affect, I had to trace using a pencil all over Tetsuo so I could sew in this detail with black thread.
Once Tetsuo was all done, I sewed him to the quilt and quilted.
EDIT: I added a picture of the detail on the face.