Friday, February 21, 2014

Finished: Dragons Quilt

I've been trying to figure out what to call this, and I just can't come up with anything clever. So Dragons Quilt it is.

I made this for my 9 year old niece, who is a big dragon fan. My sister suggested "pinks, purples, and dragon-y greens." I ended up with purplish pinks and I like it. I tried to choose fabrics that reminded me of castles (brick fabric from Kate Spain's Central Park line) or dragon scales. 
 This is a big quilt. It's 68" by 96". I was originally planning on no sashing and a green border, but when I had it all laid out it was way too pink. Putting the green in between the blocks made a big difference. However, that made the quilt bigger than expected. I was still planning to add a border, but it would have been WAY too big for a twin size bed, so I just left it off. I'm not a huge fan of sewing borders on, so that was fine with me.

The blocks are from Don't Call me Betsy's Weathervane Block tutorial. They alternate with plain squares that I quilted dragons into. More info on the dragons can be found here in my previous post.
 I quilted flames and curling smoke coming out of the dragons' mouths. I love how this turned out.
The pink fabric to the left of this pieced block is the one that looks most like dragon scales to me--it has geometric hearts on it, and they look so much like scales! I was really happy to find that one.
I hope my niece loves it! I've been working on this off and on for over 4 months, and it feels so good to have it done.
I'm linking up today to Finish it Up Friday and Link a Finish Friday.

1 comment:

  1. What an awesome quilt! The green sashing really makes it sing and your quilting is absolutely wonderful!!


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