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Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Dragon


I finished quilting the dragon this morning and made the binding. This time I remembered to label it on one of the borders. The first black border has all the information quilted right into it. I just have to cross the t on Manitoba. I'll do that with my regular machine because I forgot to go back and cross the t's and dot the i's while it was loaded on the frame.
The other K quilt is all pieced together and awaiting inspiration on the borders. I'm going to look for black and gold fabric or else stamp some with gold fabric paint. I have decided against the braid because I want to be sure it's completely washable and the braid could shrink a lot. It would also be a bit of a problem where the ends join.

13 comments:

Quilter Going Bananas said...

You just keep on goin', it's fantastic Joyce! Just curious, how many hours do you spend in your sewing room each day? I love the idea of quilting the info onto the border because it's permanent.

BrendaS said...

It looks great, and everyone knows who made the quilt, and you don't have to make an extra label. winners all around. Thanks for the selvages, they came yesterday.

jovaliquilts said...

Congratulations! What a brilliant way to label a quilt.

paula, the quilter said...

The Lumiere And Neopaque paints are absolutely luscious to use. I highly recommend them.

MYRA said...

The dragon quilt looks great!! What color binding are you doing?

Your other K quilt I made a suggestion in the other post, but not thinking just a normal goldish color thread might be good too...?

Lise said...

Oh my godness, wow it is beautiful, you did an awesome job, Joyce... Lise

carmel said...

if you want gold braid why don't you wash it first (in hot or cold or whatever you would wash normally in) and then stick it in the dryer and then it should be shrunk. you could meet the corners with a tassle or something in gold or black. i don't know if braid is the way to go either but i agree on the gold! woot woot!
it's halloween here today and the boys are so excited to try and get the neighbours to realise it's not some big US imperialist holiday but actually something that came from ireland and in the end is just some harmless creative fun for the kids so they can dress up and get lollies.
i think i bought enough candy, chips and popcorn to make up for all the haters.
i love haloween!
i'm going as an out patient this year...lol
love carm

carmel said...

and the dragon quilt is looking unreal amazing too!
lol
carm

Cascade Lily said...

Oh wow Joyce - it's looking fantastic! And details schmetails!! LOL

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh wow that looks amazing...The label in the border is a great idea!

Clare said...

It's beautiful and what an innovative way to label a quilt.

Katie said...

That is one super quilt. A real piece of art. Thanks for sharing the how-to as you went along. I love to try it.

Ali Honey said...

Joyce I love the red in the border. Very good idea to label right there on the quilt. It's a beauty and I am sure will be well received.