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    Senior Member OLDNTATTED's Avatar
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    I am starting a new quilt: I have a yard of this (dragon print) and three yards of each of Black, Red, and White, with some leftover gray. I am thinking about doing a crazy trim job around the designs of the center dragon, applaque' that in the center piece of white fabric with some kind of Traponto work to that, then use the other colors as well to frame out the so called (madallion) with some kind of pieced blocks to fill out the rest of top. See Pics... What do you think?

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    Wow, like the colors, what pattern are you going to use?

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    I think that's a great idea. Be sure and post pictures as you go along.

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    I love the dragon fabric ... almost bought some last week. I'm not great at this, but I think the applique might look better against the black or red, rather than white. You could use the red, white, black and gray in some kind of pattern around the center and for borders. Just an idea!

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    That's going to be one gorgeous quilt. Please post pictures as you go along.

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    I was thinking of using the center dragon and the fluffy stuff around that. Then make it stand out with high pile loft under it when I app it to the white center square. I need some pieced squares for the outside frame, with a orental theme to them. Maybe I could do some thread sketching on the solid fabric of (like) pagotas and pandas things like that.

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    Oh, btw, where did you get the dragon fabric? It's fabulous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EllaBud
    Oh, btw, where did you get the dragon fabric? It's fabulous!
    I got it at Jo-Ann's out here in Az. I think Im going back to get more. I didn't think it was going to look so good on this board. But I do have a real good camra it's a
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynsews
    I love the dragon fabric ... almost bought some last week. I'm not great at this, but I think the applique might look better against the black or red, rather than white. You could use the red, white, black and gray in some kind of pattern around the center and for borders. Just an idea!
    Thats what I'm looking for Ideas, designs, or blocks.

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    I'm using that dragon fabric as the binding for my dd's black and white quilt...

    And the orange-purple version to make DH a "skirt" for his desk at school.

    At any rate, you are a better quilter than I to want to cut out that dragon! I need pics later!

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    Each one of the dragons are 21" X 11" so I thought one in the center would look nice.

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    ^^^I bet it will look awesome....the dragon is fantastic.

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    I think your idea is great and would go far it. That is great fabric.
    Please post pictures when finished. Glenn :D

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    It sounds great. I love that dragon fabric. It's awesome. I can't wait to see your quilt.

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    Love that dragon fabric!! I like the idea of fussy cutting the dragon, though I think it's a shame to cut right into that pretty fabric. :) :) Good luck!! Can't wait to see how it comes out!

    Rachel

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    i would also plaster the dragon to either the black or the red. it will stand out more. all that fussy cutting and applique work will deserve all the attention it can get. :-)

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    I agree. Here is what I have at this point. I have put the center one on some differant colors, (any likes or dislikes) I am looking for some Lantern block patterns for the four cornors. Any help?

    These three put in differsnt areas?
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    this one I kind of like.
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    I like the dark much better than the white but I think it is still a little too busy. A black on black would really pop the dragon more.

    Have you considered getting a full width fabric and doing ALL applique? That would be smashing. Then you could do all those flames that were talked about in cute's PDA.

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    I agree with MadQuilter, the black is better but too busy.

    I bought some of that same fabric and amde pillowcases for my DDs BFF and then a couple for her. Her BFF loves the ho,memade pillowcases as presents plus her mom thinks I'm sew talented. NOT!! but can make pillowcases.

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    Here is the solid black, and red. Any ideas

    The print pops on this as well
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    Lucky me The two reds match
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    I like the first black....for some reason, to me, the dragon sort of blends onto the red...

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    OK the votes are in I'll use the swerrrrrly black for the center piece.

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    Here is the first stage. I cut the background to just over 18" X 24". I put two layers of cotton batting under only the dragon part of the print.

    This is the start
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    "OOO" Xstream close up
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    The underside i used white thread makes it easy to see what I missed
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    Okay you are hired, you are doing fantastic!!!!!!!!!

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