The year of the Dragon

L'anno del Dragone

This quilt was created in 2012 for the international competition “Scents from the Orient”; works were to be made in traditional patchwork with an oriental theme.  I was inspired by the dragon, the  sign of the Chinese zodiac from that period.  I used the classic Double Wedding Ring pattern for the background and reverse-appliquéd the dragon which was prepared entirely beforehand.  All the background fabrics are original Japanese prints.

First prize at the international competition “Scents from the Orient” – Italy – traditional category.

Techniques: Double wedding ring pattern, reverse appliqué, quilting with mono-filament transparent thread.

Materials: Japanese fabric, and batiks; metallic, rayon and multicolored threads.

In: Fantasy