Mother of Dragons–a Game of Quilts Challenge Quilt

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.

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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?! 

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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. 

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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!

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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. 

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And to finish this piece off – I faced the binding on the quilt. 

Want to learn how to make convergence quilts?  Check out Ricky Tims' Convergence Quilts: Mysterious, Magical, Easy, and Fun !

Linking up to TGIFF, Finish It Up Friday, and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?

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6 comments:

  1. Very creative. I just love the appliqué

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  2. Oh how clever, the dragon is fabulous and the colour just boosts it perfectly. Did you draw the dragon or have a pattern?

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  3. The dragon applique is freakin' fabulous! I just needed to tell you that. Great work.

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