Sunday, August 30, 2015

August 30, 2015

 I had a lot of fun making my Game of Thrones challenge quilt, sponsored by BadAss Quilters Society. 

Khal Drogo loves Daenerys Targaryen forever!

I'm a big Game of Thrones fan. I read all the books, and have watched the series produced by HBO. Of course the books are better. But there are many aspects of the show I like. Khal Drogo is one of the things I like!

Can you feel the love tonight?

In this challenge, we were restricted to the four colors of fabric that came in our challenge packs. I really, really wanted red, especially for the bleeding heart. But I like the silhouetted applique and I think it gets the point across. It's fun sometimes to drastically limit your palette and see what you can come up with. It makes you think in new directions.

I wanted the initials to look like they'd been painted on a stone wall. I cut the letters to make them look like ragged brushstrokes.

I knew I wanted flowers on my quilt, to highlight the green and yellow fabrics. Bleeding hearts seemed an obvious choice!

I added quilting to create the stone wall effect using a free-motion zig zag stitch, and embroidered french knots and tiny climbing plants to make the wall look mossy. Embellishments were limited to under 20% of the quilt top.

The whole quilt finishes at 18"x18". I'm shipping off the original tomorrow to SPOOL to be exhibited at the shop! If you are in the area, please check it out, and send me photos!