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( The foundation paper piecing free pattern for Block Fourteen ‘The Almost Fractal Mandala’ of the Round the Year Dreamcatcher quilt can be found here.)
A lot many visitors, a short vacation, a couple of sicknesses – life has been quite topsy-turvy at this end. Finally got to do some quilting on the second panel of the quilt.
A glimpse of the back…Don’t you love the backing fabric? Tina Katwal of The Square Inch found it for me!
I am a bit undecided about the outermost dark blue. How do you think I should quilt it? And then, should the quilt thread be a shade lighter that shows up the quilting or a matching dark blue that merges into it? What do you suggest?
While you decide, here is a closer look at the two blocks I quilted last week.
The third panel is all basted – I hope I can get some quilting done tomorrow too! Happy quilting to you!
Today is World Quilting Day and I am guilty of having done no quilting at all! To make up for it, I will share the two flower blocks I have recently finished from the Dreamcarcher Round the Year Quilt. These are from one of the five quilt-as-you-go panels that will be joined to make the full quilt. Some of the background is, therefore, left unquilted.
I hope you are getting some quilting done?
You can find the links to the patterns for these and other blocks of this quilt by clicking on the ‘ Dreamcatcher Round the Year’ page above! Or visit MadsPatch, my online store for immediate downloaad of .PDF files.
There is some progress on the first of the five (quilt-as-you-go) panels that will make up this quilt. Here is a look!
I haven’t posted for a long time because I have worked only sporadically on the quilt. Today, I seem to be getting somewhere! Here are some pictures.
The block Sapphire Fire is done!
As is Dozens Squared…
The Spiked Dresden needs a little quilting on the blue background under the ‘petals’, which will not be stitched down.
The fourth block in this qayg ( quilt as you go) panel is the Mariner 24. Just the tiniest bit of quilting on the inner compass and we are done. Although, I am not quite sure if I like what I am doing there and have half a mind to rip it and do something else!
I just realized that this was every fourth block of the Block of the Month – 4th, 8th, 12th and 16th! Not by design, though!
I hope I will be able to finish this panel in a couple of days; a lot of the background still remains to be done. What is everybody else doing? Happy quilting to you all!