Friday, November 30, 2012

Quilt Challenge - November - Swirls

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.  

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dragon Quilt

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.
Plexi Glass on a florescent light box

Some of the quilting.

I found a dragon font!!