Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I did it

The body of this stuffed dragonfly was too thick for the longarm so I stitched the wings down on the longarm - close to the body - I went back and forth several times.

Then, after taking it off the longarm I decided that I wanted the legs stitched down so I appliqued them by hand. The wings, head, and tail are left free.

And because Dawn cautions about not leaving anything unstitched that little fingers might get caught under - I stitched the body at the head and tail where the wings ended by hand, from the back of the quilt with a strong, waxed hand quilting thread. This dragonfly is going NO WHERE! Isn't it cute? You can click any of the photos to see a larger view - the photo below shows the back after I'm done.

For those of you with Dawn's Pajama Quilter DVD, she demonstrates this in the Bonus Extras section and it's lots of fun!

11 comments:

Laurie said...

AHA...the bonus extras that I haven't watched yet! That explains it! LOL...the quilt turned out adorable Mary!
Laurie

julieQ said...

Cute as it can be!! A child would be super enchanted with that quilt...Love it!!

SandyQuilts said...

I watched Dawn's DVD when we went to Cincinnati last weekend. Now I'm on the search for "animals". Yours turned out really sweet. So many ideas, so little time.

Ruth said...

Wonderful idea, it looks great!

Deb said...

That is too cute! Some little one is going to LOVE that!

~Joan said...

Mary, does Dawn have a DVD other than Pajama Quilter Reloaded with over motifs on it? I'm going to try the freeform flowers later today (hopefully).

~Joan

Becky said...

Love it. Guess I better watch those extras.

Tanya said...

That is an absolutely great idea! What a thrill for some little person to always have his or her friend with the quilt! And the lizard is going to be fantastic too!

cher said...

great job figuring that out Mary...bound to be a hit

Alycia said...

Oh - don't those turn out so cute! You are very talented!!

Hedgehog said...

Just love your little embellishment!! Seems like a funny word. Will have to file this idea away for someday. Thanks for sharing.