Sunday, June 19, 2016

Dragon on the Wall

 I am calling this my "design table" and on it is a very special  UFO.
I started The Dragon in 2012 and worked on him for several months.  Then I was completely stymied when I couldn't figure out how to do the applique. 

 At  first I tried to do hand applique but I found that it was VERY difficult to get a needle and thread through three layers of batiks.  Then I decided to do machine applique.  It went OK except that the pieces crept around the background.  You can see the thread I put in to try to hold them in place.

 Now this is my new attempt to "pin" down Mr. Dragon.  I am adding pins to every tip and join.  It takes forever to put all those pins in but I really want to finish this quilt.  Everything is on the background except the additional fire; you know, "fire breathing dragon."  If I can get this top done it will push me to finish quilting the quilt that has been on the frame forever.  And maybe I will finally get on a quilting roll.

As you can see I have two helpers who are overseeing this work.  They are really taskmasters and make a lot of noise when I slack off.  With their help I should be ready to return to the machine applique and heading to the quilting frame.  Yay!!    Gari

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Ramona said...

Your dragon quilt is awesome!! I sure hope your pinning works to stabilize everything. It's going to look great.

straythreads said...

Wow what a project!! are you using your walking foot to machine stitch??
Cant wait to see it finished

Kate said...

It's going to be gorgeous when it's all done. Love the colors with the brown background. Good luck!

pollyanna said...

Oh oh what a great project! It is gorgeous now and will be stunning when completed. I am looking forward to watching this all come together. Best to you :)