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.