Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dragon!

The dragon is done!!  I really didn't think I'd be able to do this, but I actually finished this UFO this month.  It was about 1/4 finished when I pulled the bits out of storage, after Judy drew #2 for her UFO challenge on July 1. At the time, I fugred I'd be happy to make some progress, and at least have this back in the "in progress" pile rather than "ufo".  But once I got to working on it, I remembered how much I enjoy stained glass quilting.  And it came together much more quickly than I expected.

The quilt is now complete, except for the minor detail that I put the hanging sleeve on the bottom :(  So I guess I'll be unsewing that and trying again tonight.  I debated how to finish this one.  It is a wall hanging, and the foundation for the stained glass adds a bit of weight to it, so I decided it really did not need the added bulk of batting in there.  I finished the back with a simple muslin to hide the myriad of stitching from the bias, and then bound it with the same fabric as the outer border.

Once again I have to thank Judy for her UFO challenge.  I don't know when I would have pulled this one out, if not for that encouragement.

9 comments:

  1. This is absoultly BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!

    I am so glad you choose this UFO to do and I am really glad you shared the progress!! (and leave the sleeve on the bottom in - don't remove it - just put the other one on - then you have a choice of how to hang it - the 'right way' or the 'way to see if anyone notices it's upside down!!!'

    Beautiful!! Very, very nice!!!

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  2. Congratulations! It's a great wallhanging!

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  3. Stunning! Sorry to hear he's directionally challenged at the moment, though!

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  4. I love stained glass quilting - and this beautiful inspiration will have me probably starting, yet another, project - I have a magnificent stained glass dogwood I want to do. A really beautiful finish for you. JC

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  5. It is truly beautiful and will enhance any wall you put it on, upside down or not! Congratulations on your accomplishment--even better that you pulled it out thinking it would not get finished.

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  6. I told you this before but I adore this quilt. Yours looks just like the pattern too so you picked great fabrics. This will be very impressive on your wall!

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  7. Neat neat dragon! Congrats on your finish! UFO Challenge has been so helpful to me too.

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