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Thread: my dragon wall hangings

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    I changed the Critters quilt pattern to make "same only different" wall hangings for my twin GDs.

    I made the wings free floating to add excitement. And the Christmas I was working on them I went into Joannes and wandered aroung muttering to mysels -- "what does a fiery dragon's breath look like" and "does a unicorn's tale sparkle"

    I found perfect ribbons for each. Merlin's robe is blue velvet and his hair is white fur.

    Some day if I know a child I think would like dragons, I will make another.

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    Impressive!! :shock:

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    Your "mutterings" certainly payed off in your finished works of art!! Shouts of B-E-A-utiful here

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    I have never seen anything like that....awesome!

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    Those are awesome. This "child" would love a dragon quilt LOL. Beautiful work.

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    Really impressive color choices. The fire-breating dragon looks like a real fire-breathing dragon. Great work.

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    simply gorgeous - did you create your own fabric too? The twins must have been jumping for joy when they saw these!

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    The fabrics were batiks that I had -- One girl is teal and the other is purple -- They were 10 back then and now in their 20s and with SOs -- but their dragons are on their bedrooms in their new digs.

    I was so touched when I saw their apartments

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac
    simply gorgeous - did you create your own fabric too? The twins must have been jumping for joy when they saw these!

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    I love, love, love this. Have you read "The Dragonriders of Pern"? Your GD's might enjoy this book, too, depending on their age.

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    Beautiful!! I love them!

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    I have read them all -- and they did also. They even like thw lord of the rings books -- I never could get into them. But I love Harry Potter

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandmaAva
    I love, love, love this. Have you read "The Dragonriders of Pern"? Your GD's might enjoy this book, too, depending on their age.

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    Very nice job.

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    beautiful work

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    Adopt me...adopt me... I love dragons too!

    They are super

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    I think I'm getting inspired again -- The pattern is one of the few that I didn't get rid of when I moved the first time. I think I shipped it to Olympia. I really like the different batiks for the background squares -- I think I will do it in blues and greens.

    And I will put in a church in Wales I took a pix of, where legend has it there was a dragons nest on top of the square "steeple" tower. Instead of a castle.

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    What lovely quilts - great work!

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    You might also like "The People: No Different Flesh" by Zenna Henderson.

    Sorry to get off the subject, it's just that reading, for me, is as heart-healing as quilting. I love both !

    Thumbs up to you for having such a wonderful imagination, then being able to display it in such a beautiful quilt.

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    Striking :thumbup:

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    Reading is as important as quilting -- both stretch the imagination.

    Remember when we used to put newspaper down on a wet kitchen floor to keep people out?? my kids used to say that I would never get across the floor -- I would read all the articles before I got there LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandmaAva
    You might also like "The People: No Different Flesh" by Zenna Henderson.

    Sorry to get off the subject, it's just that reading, for me, is as heart-healing as quilting. I love both !

    Thumbs up to you for having such a wonderful imagination, then being able to display it in such a beautiful quilt.

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    Gorgeous!

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    I LOVE these!! So much lovely detail work :D:D:D

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