Friday, November 30, 2018

Dragons and Unicorns

Being a quilter and seamstress for hire, a lot of projects come in and out of my sewing room.  Some projects even come back for a second round!  This quilt is one that I did some work on back in 2012, and I was kind of surprised to have it come back in for more work.  I had machine appliqued specific runes to the top and bottom borders which were going to be attached in quilt as you go style.
 Lots of work in doing all of these letters!  It was very tricky to lay them all out and center them on the spaces!
She had someone lined up to add the borders, so I though my work was done.  Six years later, the box came back to me - with everything just as I had left it!  I've had it in a box in my sewing room for many months, procrastinating.  When she called last week I promised to have it done by the end of the month, so it was time to get to work on it!

At this point I intended to link my previous blog post on this project only to find that I had never actually written a post!  So, now I will show you the center and what I did for this round.

The quilt front features a charming scene of a castle with a dragon and a princess with vines and roses appliqued:
The castle:
With a dragon protecting it!

Look closely at the quilting - can you see anything?
What about here?
Elusive Unicorns on the back of the quilt, quilted so they show on the front!  I think they were charmed into appearing by the lady with her flute :)

The hand work is so lovely!  Sadly the maker of this quilt can no longer do hand work, thus the finish has been long delayed.  But there is more to be seen!

I am still totally smitten by those awesome dragons in the border!

Look at those teeth!
And claws!

For this round, she wanted to have the runes that were originally hand quilted in the side borders to be overlaid with fabric like the top and bottom borders.

It only took an afternoon to get them all stitched down.  I even had enough fabric to match the from when I did the top and bottom borders.  It just goes to show that you should never get rid of those scraps, they just may be needed one day!

 Now I just have to call and confirm whether or not she would like the top and bottom borders sewn on or if she has someone else to do that part.  This quilt definitely deserves to be finished up!

Linking up with Myra for Finished or Not Friday.


Barb said...

What an amazing quilt...all the

Laura said...

Thank you for sharing this delightful quilt. I have a dragon fan at my house so am particularly interested in the details.