Woodgrain – Check!

Since this is a Wood Dragon, I really wanted the background to look like wood.  One week of free motion quilting and 4 spools of thread later….

woodgrain quilting

and I finally have the background all quilted!!  I was inspired by Angela Walters and her wood grain pattern she showed when she recently lectured at the PMQG.  She also was encouraging when it comes to dense quilting.  I LOVE how it turned out, it’s very textural and organic looking!  The only major problem I had was quilting over batiks ~ there are not many in this quilt (thank goodness) but where there were batik hexies, I had to readjust my tension, and even then I was breaking thread  often.  Also… since I do this on my Singer, the stitch lengths are not perfect ~ but the overall effect is great!

Now to start quilting the dragon proper!  I’m saving a full quilt picture for the final unveiling 😉


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3 responses to “Woodgrain – Check!”

  1. Paula Avatar

    can't wait to see this!!!!

  2. Cassandra Avatar

    Nice! It looks great! I can't wait to see the entire quilt!!

  3. Gail Avatar

    Thanks! I'm hand stitching the rest of it, but my goal is to have it done by the next PMQG meeting on Feb21 so I can show it live!

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