I made this quilt for my grandson's Christmas one year. He is Asian and loves all things Asian. The fabrics were in the Asian section of a local quilt store. It is a simple quilt made of plain blocks and borders. The dragon in the center came from a vendor at a quilt show. Before I put them in the quilt I checked out the meaning of the characters to be sure they were appropriate, but I don't remember what they mean.
The quilting is plain, straight lines done with a walking foot. This is a great way to start learning to manipulate a quilt sandwich through the machine. I was working on a Viking machine with the old, short throat so moving fabric was difficult, even with a small quilt like this. The background of the characters and dragon was done with stippling. I was very disappointed with my first effort so I ripped it all out and did it over again. Stippling is not fun to rip and you have to be very careful not to rip the fabric. I usually take out stitches from the back of the quilt so a slip and slit repair is less noticeable. Happily, the quilt was well received.