Friday, January 21, 2011
Working on Dragons Lair
I thought I would let you know how I am attempting to put the vision I have in my head onto this quilt. Many times I am unable to execute my vision, but I am hoping that this will work for me. This is the middle section of my quilt, consisting of 4 Log Cabin blocks.
I cut a piece of freezer paper the exact shape and size of the area I want to add my quilted dragons. I decided I would make 4 mirror image dragons in this space------one in each section of the "cross", heads faced toward the center.
I then took one section of the "cross" and drew my dragon to fit this space. I looked at numerous images of dragons and decided I wanted a Chinese looking dragon to go along with the oriental fabric I chose for the Log Cabin blocks. Taking bits and pieces from various drawings, I created my own dragon. I will make photocopies of my drawing and then I think I can iron my freezer paper section onto the quilt section and quilt over the top of the design. I THINK that will work. I hope so. I really enjoyed drawing this dragon.......I just wish it was that easy to get it onto the quilt. I'll keep you posted.