Disclaimer: We collected these files from various backup disks many months after they were created, so we're not sure of the exact history of these things.
The pattern is assembled from 16 images, arranged in a 4x4 grid. Each image is 600x600 pixels.
Two sets are provided below -- one "shadowless" and one "with shadows". The two sets are not interchangeable -- images are slightly shifted from one to the other. Also the images seem to be a little rough -- stuff doesn't exactly line up (but not bad enough to bother a hardened quilter).
We tacked the shadows onto our quilt as an afterthought. They were generated using POV-Ray. The next time we make something like this, we will probably piece the shadows in from the start, using different fabrics, or possibly the same fabrics, darkened somehow. We didn't use all the shadows since major areas in the lower-left would be entirely in shadow. Also we modified at least one of the shadows to avoid completely obscuring a prominent piece.
If you make a quilt from this pattern, we would enjoy hearing about it (and getting a picture, if possible).
Connie Green made one: (click)
Sherri Rowland made one: (click)
Tom Pensyl made one (but he cheated): (click)
Jeanne Brenner made one: (click)
Cheryl Larson made one: (click)
Chris Dineen made one: (click)
Siri Borg made one: (click)
To print an image, open it in your image editing program. Change the resolution to 75 pixels per inch (without changing the number of pixels) before printing. This yields 8-inch squares. (If you want smaller squares, use a higher resolution.)
After printing the images, trim appropriately and glue them together, using the green and blue edge markers for alignment. My method for joining 2 squares was to trim one square precisely on the edge markers, and leave a half-inch excess on the adjoining square. Then I would glue the precisely-trimmed one onto the overlap of the other one.
POV-Ray is a freeware ray-tracing program.