I am working on an art quilt commission. There are three large components to it. The first is the world. Let me first clarify, I am not an artist and I cannot draw to save my soul. I googled a picture of the world and had it on my screen. I had a large circle already drawn beside my computer. I then proceeded to free hand the world from the screen onto the paper.
Once that was done I carefully cut out all the land pieces. I traced around the land pieces onto previously fused green fabric and cut them out. Using the original paper drawing placed over my fabric world of blue water, I was able to accurately place my green fabric land pieces and fuse them down.
While I am sure it isn't a perfect replica of the world, I like to think it is a quilter's interpretation of it=)