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Quilt Festival Entry - Heighway Dragon - Camilla Fox

Oct. 31st, 2010

03:01 pm - Quilt Festival Entry - Heighway Dragon

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Let me pretend this is a real blog, and post an entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival.

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival


I finished up my dragon curve quilt, almost a year ago, with newborn George sleeping on my lap. It felt anticlimactic at the time, because I'd spent weeks with the quilt knocking around the kitchen while I sewed the binding down.

What's new for me about the quilt is that from seeing the image, through the piecing stage, there were no decisions to be made. I had a vision of what it was to look like, and that was pretty much that. My process stumbled a bit over quilting it - there's a rotated copy of the original picked out only in the quilting, which doesn't read very well from a distance. Then I picked out a regular version of pebbling that proved to be rather labor-intensive, to fill in the gaps.

The underlying pattern, the Heighway dragon is a well known mathematical object; lots of good explanations are out there as to how to draw it, and what it's properties are. Mine has 256 triangles, which finish to 1 1/2 inches, each. Despite having lots of other quilts I want to make, I'm still dreaming of making one that's actually bed-sized, with perhaps twice as many triangles.

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:October 31st, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC)
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I love this quilt!! And am going to check out the links you left.
Zonnah - http://www.zonnah.com
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From:furicious
Date:October 31st, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
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This is so cool! I find the design so intriguing and the quilted texture is beautiful. I'll definitely be checking out your links to learn more about it. Thanks so much for sharing!

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Robin
http://crafty-musings.blogspot.com
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From:ext_305292
Date:November 1st, 2010 06:17 am (UTC)
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Very beautiful duvet work.the pinning very beautiful work
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 1st, 2010 01:25 pm (UTC)
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WOW, I really like this. I love the 2 solids simplicity. & I really like the "missing" bits.

My entry in the quilt festival:
http://thecalicocat.blogspot.com/2010/10/bloggers-quilt-festival.html
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