I have slain the dragon!

jackier123February 21, 2012

I have been working on this wallhanging for a while. It is for a challenge at a local show.

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bev2009

Jackie, that is very cool...like the colors. Can you explain how you did this for a newbie? All applique or a panel? Is there any way to tell just by looking at it?

    Bookmark   February 21, 2012 at 7:30PM
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jackier123

It is all raw edge applique. I drew the dragon on a large piece of paper, about 20 by 30 and then traced each piece onto steam-a-seam 2 lite. each scale on him is a different piece of fabric. I ironed the steam a seam onto the fabric then cut out all the pieces. He was then thread painted with metallic thread. The pic does not do it justice as the lighting inside at night does not make good photos.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2012 at 7:39PM
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magothyrivergirl

Your Dragon is menacing & scary and jumps off the fabric - very 3D visually - the claws are particularly scary!
You did a beautiful job bringing this dragon to life.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2012 at 7:42PM
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tuppermom

Great dragon!
I was in Joann Fabric on Sunday and they had Lite Steam-a-2 in the 5 sheet pkg for .97 on clearance. Here in Canada it sells for 6.99 so I bought 5 packages! I don't do alot of applique but do have some PhDs I have been working on for a while and the guild BOM is often an applique block. I figure it doesn't go bad if kept in a cool dry place.

Mary

    Bookmark   February 21, 2012 at 7:55PM
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lindaoh_gw

Amazing! How large is the finished wall hanging?

Linda OH

    Bookmark   February 21, 2012 at 8:02PM
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jackier123

It is 22 x 41 inches.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2012 at 8:05PM
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toolgranny

Great dragon, Jackie. It's so complex and beautiful. I just love your colors.

Good score on the Steam N Seam, Mary. It comes in handy for lots of things so you'll be glad you have it.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2012 at 8:17PM
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faintheart

Jackie, your dragon is fantastic!

    Bookmark   February 21, 2012 at 8:47PM
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missflippins

Your dragon is lovely! It looks like a lot of work went into it. Good luck at the show.
Corinne

    Bookmark   February 21, 2012 at 9:40PM
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luvtosharedivs

Your applique method is similar to a method I learned from an online course. I haven't had time to try the technique yet, but I sure can appreciate the time that went into creating your beautiful art quilt.

I hope it wins an award!

Julie

    Bookmark   February 21, 2012 at 11:26PM
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murphy_zone7

Terrific. Never tried that much applique or thread painting but recently my guild had a speaker on thread painting and all I can say is WOW! I now have a real appreciation for the work. Yours looks great.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2012 at 6:04AM
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K8Orlando

Fabrics, colors, pattern... It all comes together in your dragon! Wow!

    Bookmark   February 22, 2012 at 6:55AM
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day2day

That is awesome!
Thanks for explaining the process.
Lots of time and work but it turned out magnificent.
Do the Chinese letters on the moon spell a word?
TFS.

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   February 22, 2012 at 7:06AM
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vasu_texas

Very impressive looking dragon. It has inspired Kate to break into song :-)

    Bookmark   February 22, 2012 at 10:42AM
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jackier123

The Chinese letters are dragon. LOL

    Bookmark   February 22, 2012 at 4:47PM
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loisflan

Wow, that is fantastic! Even more impressive is the fact that you drew the dragon yourself. It is very creative and beautifully done. I don't know what a "challenge at a local show" is, but you deserve to come out on top. Lois

    Bookmark   February 22, 2012 at 6:13PM
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lafonda_ranch

A beautiful piece of art! I wish a camera could capture the detail because I'd love to see a closer look.

Robbi

    Bookmark   February 23, 2012 at 3:54PM
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