Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Enter The Dragon

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As of this morning, the dragon is done.  All the parts are sewn together and he was allowed to come down from the wall and venture out into the real world.  Now, of course, we have to find a home (background fabric) for him which means a trip to the lqs.  Oh, my!

I have to say I have enjoyed all the really positive comments about my dragon.  He has come a long way from the dresden plate quilt he was originally going to be.  So often we hear that the quilt tells us what it want’s to be but this time it is more than true.

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This is the other thing I worked on before taking my new cold to bed.  This is my response to Vicki and Judy’s Color Challenge.  I think this is a mug rug on steroids: grew a little more than I planned.  The strips are from a bargello that never got made and the idea came from somewhere on a blog but for the life of me I can’t remember where.  If someone knows, please tell me so I can give credit.

Anyway, this one is pieced, appliqued and I put some decorative stitches on the flowers.  Right now it is on my DSM and about half way quilted.  I plan to bind it with some leftover binding that will match the stems and then I will have kept up with the challenge. 

Now I am going to roll over and let my sick body rest.  I accidently volunteered to stand in for another WW leader tomorrow and do her meeting.  The interesting part is that it is 110 miles from here and at 5pm.  I really need to get better and “get my voice back.”  Yes, I have also lost my voice, or almost.  I really don’t feel too bad, just tired and a sore throat, but I would like to feel rested, no hurting, and have a voice by tomorrow morning.  Wish me luck.

8 comments:

  1. He looks great! Take care of yourself - being sick is no fun.

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  2. accidently volunteered? I hate when that happens. Feel better!

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  3. I'm soooo glad he is still a dragon and not a plate???? When I first saw him on the wall I fell in love with the movement you had up there. Congratulations. Now you need a stairwell to have him climbing up. Cheers Glenda

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  4. keep your eye on that dragon, he'll get away being outside

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  5. An unusual piece. Looks like a bit of a challenge to make and well done.

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  6. Better get a hold on that dragon before she (or he?) gets loose out in the world!

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  7. Oh that big beautiful dragon out there sunning on your deck, incredible! I laughed when said that dragon was originally intended to be a Dresden plate :) Hope you were able to get some rest and feeling better.

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