Friday, January 6, 2012

Dragon Star

This quilt was finished in August 2011, in time to give it as a gift to my son, to commemorate a special date of his. I began working on it over 10 years ago and for various reasons, it was never finished. I designed myself into a problem, when I couldn't figure out what borders to put on and I gave up and put it away. It was originally meant to be a bed quilt, but I discovered that it was only going to be a wall quilt when I pulled it out to finish it this year.
The dragon was painted on fabric by my mom, using a design that she had drawn into a painting for my son. It had two dragons, a castle and some other things, all done with colored pencil. It's very cool.
I fused and machine appliqued the dragon and then thread painted the details.
The design was adapted from Judy Dale's "Coriolus" and Judy Mathieson's "Mariner's Compass Quilts" book.


  1. There is so much to take in with the GREAT quilt. I'm so glad you finished it, and I am sure your son is as well. The dragon is magnificent - kudos to your mom.

  2. This is amazing. I have only made one quilt before. It is hard work. I love the dragons. Your son is so lucky.