Monday, June 13, 2016
Where Are My Dragons?
I got the pattern from Maaike Bakker's wonderful book Spellbinding Quilts, which contains lots of paper-pieced patterns for dragons, witches, wizards, fairies and other supernatural and mythological figures.
It was also difficult because I used black quilting thread everywhere except on the dragons and wizard so I needed to quilt in excellent light!
I'm a big fan of Bakker's patterns and would definitely class them as intermediate paper piecing. These shouldn't be your first time at the rodeo but if you've done some basic patterns you should be fine. The blocks are between 5 inches and 15 inches on different sides (they are designed to fit together) and the most complex blocks have five or six units to connect. The dragons were easier for me than the wizard.
Overall I'm really pleased with it and can't wait to display it and show it off at my next guild meeting in September.