I am so, so happy to present to you this gorgeous version of the Dreamcatcher Round the Year Quilt made by Vicki Trerotola.
I personally would have never have thought that the blocks would look so amazing in shades of a single colour.
The lovely quilting by Mary Jane Wherle so beautifully complements the perfect piecing done by Vicki.
Do notice the walls and the headboard – aren’t her colours just perfect for her room?
Do you want to make your own Dreamcatcher Quilt? The patterns for the blocks are free and can be accessed from here! Please do not forget to share pictures on my facebook page in case you do make something using my patterns! Thank you!
Managed to finish only eight of the Dreamcatcher Round the Year BOM blocks? Here are layout options for queen sized quilt with as few as just five blocks!
I ended up making only eight of the sixteen Dreamcatcher Round the Year BOM blocks in the Rainbow colourway.
Now, eight is a pretty odd number of 18″ blocks to end up with, if you are wanting to make a queen sized quilt. In no mood to make any more blocks and not sure of how I was going to put them together, I tried out various layout options.
Layout Option 1
One could place the blocks in two columns and off centre them, adding borders on either side. It has a lot of negative space and the quilt doesn’t look too busy…
Layout Option 2
This is the same that I have used for the Dusk Dreamcatcher. Again, this gives me lots of negative space and the blocks look nice like this, I think.
However, I do want this layout to be different from what I have already done. To clinch the matter, The Husband responded with a grimace when consulted about this! Perhaps blue flying geese will look better than blue? No. I really do not want to do the same setting in this quilt. So we move to the third layout!
Layout Option 3
Here, I use only 5 blocks in a row, towards the foot. The bottom border is strips of various widths in white, black, the white & black prints and blues, greys used in the blocks. The top border is just 2-3 strips and only a 1″ blue border on the sides. Two blocks are made into cushion covers set in blue squares and one into a framed wall hanging!
While I have approval of the Consultant in Residence, I would still like your opinion. What do you think will work best?
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 free patterns for these and other blocks of this quilt by clicking on the ‘ Dreamcatcher Round the Year’ page above!
This was the third option I had given for how to join the sixteen blocks. It ends at 99″ x 99″- I do not trust myself to be able to quilt this as one piece, so this will be a quilt as you go (QAYG) project, in 5 panels. Except that I cannot imagine how I will manage the inset seams on the centre square!
I also wanted to use cotton batting for this, instead of the poly batting that I have, so will have to wait for that to arrive. Any suggestions for how to quilt this? Also, will someone tell me why batting manufacturers do not add the extra 2-3″of batting (needed on each side while quilting a top) when selling packaged pre-cut lengths? I would expect them to sell a 78″ x 78″ length for quilting a 72″x72″ top! Don’t you agree?