Yesterday, I share with you the ‘Blood, Stone, Steel & Fire’ Quilt I made for the Game of Quilts and today I’m going to share with you my ‘Mother of Dragons’ quilt. These challenges were super tricky for me. We purchased bundles of fabric with four fat quarters in them and that is all we were allowed to use. Now – we could embellish these fabrics … to a point but they still needed to be recognizable as the fabric from the bundle we purchased. Have you ever seen me a make a quilt with just four fat quarters of solid fabric?! The ‘Mother of Dragons’ quilt came to me right away. Once I figured out that I would converge the background I knew that I needed to applique an amazing dragon. I used Heat N Bond Lite from Therm O Web to fuse my dragon applique onto the quilt. Once I had the design cut out and before I ironed it onto the quilt top I took Shiva Oil Paintstiks to color the edges of the dragon. Since I used the same dark grey for the dragon as I did for the background I somehow needed to create definition between the two – the Paintstiks did just the trick! I had so much fun free motion quilting this piece as well! I roughly outlined the dragon in a teal Aurifil thread. For the rest of the quilt I used a florescent orange thread to create a flame design over the rest of the quilt. And to finish this piece off – I faced the binding on the quilt.
Lindsay Beaman says
Life in the Dog House says
Very creative. I just love the appliqué
Oh how clever, the dragon is fabulous and the colour just boosts it perfectly. Did you draw the dragon or have a pattern?
Gail Lizette says
I LOVE your dragon!! So fun!
Grantham Lynn says
Awesome work. You inspire.
The dragon applique is freakin' fabulous! I just needed to tell you that. Great work.