Evolution of a quilt: 3

30 12 2007

In the previous two steps, I’ve got my inspiration and created the grape leaves for the background. Now to create the dragonfly…

I found some pictures, traced the essential outlines so that you could tell it’s a dragonfly not a butterfly, assembled the pieces of paper, taped them to the window, overlaid them with quilter’s muslin, traced the design on to the muslin in pencil, rearranged everything and retraced the design on to the muslin in permanent marker.

Dragonfly drawing

Muslin overlaying the drawing

The reason I traced the lines in permanent fabric marker was so I could position the leaves on the muslin and applique them on without going too far into the area where the dragonfly would overlay the leaves—I needed to see where the dragonfly was going to go.

Next: The background dilemma

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