french knots

French Knots

quilting with french knots

I can’t believe it’s been almost 2 weeks since my last post, there is just so much going on! 

Progress report: After quilting the background wood grain, it took a while to figure out how I wanted to quilt the actual dragon.  The super dense quilting in the background makes the whole dragon puff out… and I LOVE that!  I wanted to keep that aesthetic, but I wasn’t sure how to do that.  I was going to hand quilt this part, but the layers are too thick for me and I can only get 4-5 stitches per inch.   After some frustration, I came up with the idea to use French knots! 

So far so good!  I’m about half done with the body, then I’ll still need to do the green belly and the red scales on top, the horns and beard… then it’ll be time to bind!!!!    I really hope to have this quilt completely finished by the next PMQG meeting in February so I can bring it for show and tell.  While I love this quilt more than anything else I’ve ever made, I am more than thrilled by the idea of working on something new!






8 responses to “French Knots”

  1. TheaM Avatar

    Love your French Knots as quilting… you are a genius!

  2. sew on and sew on, Cherri Avatar

    Dear Quilters of the World,
    You simply must see this quilt!
    It is marvelous!
    A work of art!

  3. Gail Avatar

    Thanks Thea, it had me stumped for a while!

  4. Gail Avatar

    Thank you Cherri, you are so sweet!

  5. Cassandra Avatar

    It's looking good! I still can't wait to see the entire quilt! 😉

  6. Gail Avatar

    Thanks Cassandra! Should be soon 😉

  7. anotheryarn Avatar

    I can't wait to see this stretched out in full.

  8. Grit Avatar

    I love Hexagons too.
    Greetings from Germany, Grit

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