Dragon Quilt - Fabric Pull

Dragon Quilt {WiP}

I went to my stash this weekend and pulled up a fabulously fun print that my mother-in-law found for me at a yard sale a few years ago. It is about 1.25 yards of fabric, and the print is so fun that I didn’t want to really cut into it. I quickly decided it would be the “backing” for a quick baby quilt, so I pulled some coordinating solids to make a pieced top.

Dragon Quilt - Fabric Pull

Dragon Quilt – Fabric Pull

This is going to be a bright quilt! Since the size is limited to the fun dragon print, I decided to make 7″ blocks and create a quick 40″ by 40″ pieced top with random block placement.

Dragon Quilt - Block Layout

Dragon Quilt – Block Layout

The more I think about it, the more I consider the dragon print to be the top of the quilt and this bright pieced block set to be the back.

Dragon Quilt - Pieced "Top"

Dragon Quilt – Pieced “Top”

With just an just an hour and a half invested in this project, I am ready to bind and quilt. I plan on using YLI’s primary colors variegated thread and stitching a flame pattern to go with the dragon motif. Should be a lot of fun!

In other news, my parents are coming out for a visit and arrive a little bit later today. I will probably be a bit less active both in quilting and in the blog-o-sphere while I get a chance to catch up with them.

Linking up to WiP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

0 thoughts on “Dragon Quilt {WiP}

  1. thedebra1 says:

    I just cannot post on your wordpress blog! I tried three times. . sigh.

  2. sfredett says:

    I think this is going to turn out adorable! I love the bright colors!!! I hope you have a nice visit with your parents. 😀

  3. Love those dragons! I agree it will be a bit hard to decide which is the front and which is the back, but that just means it’s twice as beautiful! Have a great visit with your parents. Mine will be here in two weeks and I can’t wait.

  4. Vera says:

    What a fun fabric. I would call it a front 🙂

  5. Such cute dragons!

  6. Shauna says:

    love the top, and the flame stitch will look great!!!!

  7. Liz says:

    I recently saw Pete’s Dragon, and this fabric reminds me of him! What a fun baby quilt!

  8. Jasmine says:

    It’s super cute! I would have had a hard time cutting it as well. I love whole cloth quilts.

  9. What a great use of that fun dragon fabric. Since the front and the back will be equally colorful and fun, it’ll be reversible. I love the idea of using the flame quilting design to go with the dragons!

  10. Mara says:

    A really cute and quick project.

  11. Renee says:

    oh man, we should totally have Mother-In-Law Fabric Finds posts, haha. I received a few…um…interesting pieces this week. Those dragons are cute, and the solids you chose work perfectly!

  12. Beth S. says:

    I love that this entire quilt came from your stash! 🙂

  13. Anne Beier says:

    Love those dragons!! have fun with your family this weekend. I will be at the Chicago Quilt Festival and will post when I can.

  14. RuthB says:

    Can’t go wrong with dragons! Flame quilting will be perfect for it!

  15. Laura says:

    Absolutely digging the dragon theme and can hardly wait to see the flames you stitch onto it. What a great fabric find!

  16. Pam says:

    The dragon fabric is adorable! Love the basic blocks for the alternate side. Ca’t wait to see the quilting!

  17. msminnesota says:

    That dragon fabric is too cute! And I love the idea of flames for your quilting design!

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