Monday, June 10, 2013

Dragon making - part 1.

I thought it would be a great idea for Grace and I to make a quilt together this summer. Perhaps a wonky log cabin pattern that didn't require a precise seam allowance. When I mentioned my idea to her she was quick to respond with, "Not much", otherwise known as I'm not interested.
Several days later the topic of sewing came up again and Grace offered a suggestion for an alternative project...... making a dragon. So to make a long story short, we're making/sewing a dragon together this summer and its' creation is underway.

We're using a pattern from Soto Softies which we purchased from Etsy. Since the pattern recommended using wool felt, a trip to Rainbow's End Quilt Shop was in order (it's the only place I know where to purchase wool felt with the exception of the internet). Thankfully, while Grace was visiting with Meme and Pop over the weekend, Meme took her to select three felt colors that the pattern called for.
This morning, after taking the dogs for a walk in the park, we officially started the dragon. We're being sure to take things slow and steady, to avoid any unnecessary frustration. Today's goal was to cut out all of the required pattern pieces and tomorrow we plan to start sewing.
 We'll keep you posted on our progress!

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