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Thursday, October 13, 2011

More Wings

I thought that the right side of the quilt was a little sparse, so I added a new friend. Dragonflies are one of my favorite things and I haven't put one on a quilt is quite a while. There was a time when every quilt had a bug. Another favorite is a spider and a web, but I don't think that would be appropriate on this quilt. But a damselfly is perfect, in my opinion.
Darn the light! I can't seem to get a good picture of the colors. Before the block was added to the rest of the quilt.
I then took the quilt outside and laid it on the car, where there was still a bit of sun overhead. Still not a true representation of the colors.
All day I've been thinking of another element to this quilt. Tomorrow I will try to see if it's something that will work.
So far these batiks have been working well together. Surprisingly after being in a basket for years there was very few wrinkles and no fraying. Don't you just love batiks!

I stopped for the day because I just started to fight the blocks. Right around the damselfly, the blocks are not matching up. I guess that's good if I only just now came to a problem. So a little work and measuring is going to be required before I go on.
After a (hopefully) good nights sleep, I'll dive in and try to complete the top, tomorrow.

Have a happy evening!
Take care, Brandie


Kristi said...

great dragonflies!!!

Linda said...

LOve the dragonfly!! The little eyes are the best!!

M and M plus 3 said...

The dragonfly looks great and all those details really makes him look lifelike.

Wilma NC said...

I love dragonflies!! Biltmore House is showcasing a Tiffany lamp exhibition, and they have a dragonfly as their main motif. The gardens are even planted in a dragonfly pattern. I'll email you a picture.

Jean said...

Did you use tulle for the wings? I love the damselfly. You need to post a tute on how to make those.

LynCC said...

Wow! Those are terrific wings. and eyes. Really love your dragonfly.

Hitchhiker42 said...

Oh that's awesome! The first quilt my mom ever made me was a dragonfly quilt. It is black and gold and purple. The dragonfly fabric has a black background with gold stars on it; the quilt is called Dragonflies at Night.

Barb said...

Looks like you have a lot of fun things going here.
I'll be back for more
Love your header

Sue-Anne said...

Hi Brandie, I love your dragonfly. It is perfect for the spot in your quilt. Looking forward to seeing it all finished.