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?