Forks on Fire

Actual size:  8.5 x 8.5 
Scale Size:  51 x 51
Fused appliqué

Entry number: 1218

Since my grandson, Alex, is a huge Harry Potter fan, I decided to recreate Dumbledore's phoenix, Fawkes, as he goes up in flames.  I couldn't find any design that I liked until I saw this one on the Internet.  I e-mailed Levi at Spray Paint Stencils, and he was kind enough to let me use it.  I altered it slightly for fabric and fused all the pieces.  After quilting down the edges with matching cotton thread, I used yellow, orange, and red metallic threads to create the flame effect. Alex named his phoenix Forks.

photograph by Shelley Emslie