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Thread: WIP Dragon and Tiger quilting

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    Super Member feline fanatic's Avatar
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    I usually like to wait until I have a project completed before posting a pic but I am just so excited about my current WIP I had to share. Here are pictures of my dragon and tiger quilting. The quilt is a mariners compass quilt but I am only giving you a teaser of my dragon and tiger. This quilt is for my brother and the quilting is designed on his tattoo!

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    Here are a couple of close ups. Each dragon and tiger are about 24" long and I am doing a set in each corner of the quilt so 1 of each down, 3 of each to go!

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    WOW Absolutely WOW! When I grow up I want to learn to do that!!!!!(I'm 54) think I have time to learn???? LOL

    Dragons seem to be the theme on here lately!!

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    That looks terrific. I'm envious -- I wouldn't know where to begin on something like that!!

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    That's some pretty awesome quilting there!

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    These are gorgeous!
    Am I correct that they are hand quilted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minda
    These are gorgeous!
    Am I correct that they are hand quilted?
    Thanks!
    You are correct. I didn't pay real close attention but I am guessing the dragon took about 8 hours or so to quilt and the tiger about 4. I do my hand quilting at night while watching TV so you know how it goes, something really exciting happens on the boob tube and you stop and watch. Then I go back to it, get up go to the bathroom, have a snack quilt some more. I had the dragon in the hoop for 4 days so that is why I am guessing around 8 hours but it may not be that long.

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    WOW!!! :shock: You are very talented!!! :D:D:D

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    Love your dragons!!!!

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    Holy monkeybuckets, that is fabulous!!!! (Also, I would love to see your brother's tattoo.) Did you free hand the pattern, or use an enlarged copy of his inkwork? My daughter did a painting of a yin/yang, dragon/tiger when she was in 6th grade. It's one of her favorite images, and I'd love to quilt it for her! :thumbup:

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    That is absolutely beautiful. I love your quilting. You are an artist.

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    I am speachless! Just outstanding!

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    Great Job on the hand quilting :mrgreen: You are talented :thumbup: Your brother will love and treasure it :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by lavandula girl
    Holy monkeybuckets, that is fabulous!!!! (Also, I would love to see your brother's tattoo.) Did you free hand the pattern, or use an enlarged copy of his inkwork? My daughter did a painting of a yin/yang, dragon/tiger when she was in 6th grade. It's one of her favorite images, and I'd love to quilt it for her! :thumbup:
    Thank you everyone for your kind comments. I am really quite pleased with this quilt myself.

    I free handed it while he modeled for me. I then traced a couple of copies of my freehand drawing onto tracing paper so I had more then one. I transferred it with transdoodle paper and a stylus and remarked it as I went along with my Fons and Porter mechanical pencil with white ceramic lead as the transdoodle is like chalk and rubs off easy. I only got a few tears in the tracing when transferring so I will probably be able to use the same tracing for one more transfer. Oh and the size I said before, I was mistaken the dragon is 15" long and the tiger is 14". And they are placed like a yin-yang on either side of a 14" Mariners Compass. The center of the quilt has a large 32 point MC (36") and I hand quilted additional rays from the compass (so between pieced points and quilted points it is a 64 point compass) and then lines radiating out from it. I also drafted a 7 1/2" compass and hand quilted that all around in the large open areas, there are 8 of those. The center medallion and quilted compasses are then surrounded by flying geese that form a square on point all around it. The yin-yang dragon/tiger compass are in the remaining 4 corners. It is all "warm" colors of reds yellows, golds and oranges done on a very dark brown, almost black fossil fern background

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    Ok where are the pictures???? We have to have pictures of the whole quillt!! It sounds gorgeous!!

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    awesome quilting.

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    OMG your bro is going to go crazy over it!!!
    Gorgeous hand quilting :D

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    WOW!

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    Please send us pictures of the whole quilt. Would like to see what pattern you used.

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    cool, thanks for sharing!

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    I'm blown away. That is fabulous. Using the different colors of thread while quilting really makes it special. Like everyone else, I can't wait to see a picture (or 10) of the whole quilt. Incredible. This is one you really should enter in a show so lots of people can admire it.

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    Fantastic hand quilting!! I can't wait to see the whole quilt!

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