Friday, August 10, 2007

Eyes of Inspiration

Okay, so the dragon has an official name -- Inspiration. My creativity is inspired and he's going to go in the music room, hopefully to inspire Roger. I have to confess that I cheated a bit on his eye and nostril. They are wonder-undered together and I'll hand stitch them down.

A friend of mine commented that she liked the black background better. WEll, me too, but I guess it's Roger that would have to live with it and he hated it, so...

Well, here's the newest photo...I can't really sew anything else down at this point because I need to cut the mane and beard first. I'm also including a photo of my "assistant" Doc -- that hallway is where I have my pattern posted and if he wasn't there, I might make some kind of mistake...

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Flame ON!

Okay, I've been moving forward on the dragon project. You know how sometimes something just grabs hold of you and if you don't do anything about it, it's an almost painful feeling? That's how this dragon is. I don't think I posted here that Roger really did NOT like the idea of a black background. He went with me and picked out a solid mango fabric. Which I really did NOT like.

Life is a compromise, though, isn't it? Love even moreso. I made a trip on Friday to a LQS and picked out a beautiful Hancock multi-color that had the mango, but also a few other colors for some movement. I don't LOVE it, but I don't hate it -- same for Roger -- great compromise. Actually, I love the fabric and will definitely be going back for some more of it--I think it would be great for one of the girls' Christmas quilts.

Also, at another LQS, I found the perfect fabric for the flames. I thought I had it before, but when I saw this, WOW. The only thing that irritates me is when I get a little attitude for asking for only 1/4 yard. It's not really a color I can see myself using a lot of, you know?

Anyway, here's a picture of what I've got together over the weekend. :) I have basted down the head and neck, but the flames and gums are down tight. I'll finish the teeth tonight, I hope. The bases are down, but they need the rest.
Hope you guys like it!