Jen, posted this link from the V & A museum. You can upload a photo and have it generate a patchwork pattern. This is a photo of Penny that used to be the masthead on the Lucky Penny website. This would make a smashing quilt, and I can envision using Denyse Schmidt's Hope Valley for a lot of the patches.
I'm hoping for some distraction this weekend. All the knitterati are assembled in Columbus for the big trade show. I could not justify the expense, so I'm staying home. I was there in 2008 to launch my book, and being an introvert, made no real significant connections to move me along. I should be well on my way to publishing a second book, but find myself stalled. It's so hot and steamy here in the Midwest, and I imagine it's a sauna in Ohio, so I'm not sorry to miss that. Maybe the Man and I will embark on another weekend adventure that will take my mind off things.