I was asked to make a little girl who lives in Russia a Pony Quilt. I was delighted to make this. I was told that she was very ill. I wanted this quilt to represent " Freedom". The pony is in the center of a meadow with butterflies all around..... Her saddle on the side after a long wonderful ride!
I loved this quilt pattern when I first saw it. I bought the fabric from Connecting Threads. I was going to enter this quilt in a local quilt show. Unfortunately is was cancelled do to Hurricane Sandy. Instead of stippling around the designs I used different size /shaped swirls.
I was asked to make a little boy who lives in Poland a Dragon Quilt and a girl who lives in Russia a Pony quilt. I started with the dragon quilt first. This quilt was such a blast to make!! I wanted to make this one fun and fantasy based. I found some copyright free coloring pages. I mixed and matched until I came up this this design. To get the size I needed I printed out each coloring book design and blew it up to the size I needed.
I went to my local fabric store looking for a light colored brick fabric, but I couldn't find what I was looking for. I bought a brick template a long time ago and decided to try it. I used a tea stain dye.
Whatever you do! Do not put your tea cup on the fabric!!! LOL
I let the fabric dry and I reapplied the tea. Heat set it and washed it. I wanted to make sure the brick work lasted in the wash. I then traced out each piece of the castle on freezer paper.
I then added the water colored fabric.
I traced each piece of applique on my homemade light box. I used Wonder Under to fuse the applique pieces on the the main fabric.
Jester Hats? I kept getting lost as I quilted this motif. I have to practice this more! I didn't even look to see if the tension was good before I started .... . Oh well. As this is a practice piece I am not worried! So don't mind the pokeys.