The Purple Dreamcatcher

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.

Purple Dreamcatcher
I love that centre!

The lovely quilting by Mary Jane Wherle so beautifully complements the perfect piecing done by Vicki.

Purple Dreamcatcher
How lovely it is!
Purple Dreamcatcher
In all it’s purple on grey glory!
Purple Dreamcatcher
The quilting is lovely too!
Purple Dreamcatcher
Close up of the quilting and the blocks

Do notice the walls and the headboard – aren’t her colours just perfect for her room?

Purple Dreamcatcher
Aren’t those grey and deep purple borders lovely?

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!

Dreamcatcher at Dusk -Round the Year Quilt -Some More Pics

Grrr…I pressed the publish button by mistake on my previous blogpost! So here are some more pics:


Now, a few pictures of the back of the quilt…


The Dreamcatcher at Dusk Round the Year Quilt : All Done! 

I will let the pictures speak for themselves.





The free patterns for the blocks can be accessed here.

More Layout Options for the Rainbow Dreamcatcher

Here are some more layout options for the 8-block Rainbow Dreamcatcher Round the Year Quilt!

Layout 2.1

Layout 2.2


Layout 4


Layout 5

Layout 5.1

By now, I am thoroughly confused. The Consultant still votes for Layout 3! I think I will put away this quilt for the time being and come back to it after a month.

Layout Options for the Rainbow Dreamcatcher

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?

The Lotus in the Mandala

 

The eight petalled lotus in the centre of the mandala….
 
( The foundation paper piecing free pattern for Block Fourteen ‘The Almost Fractal Mandala’ of the Round the Year Dreamcatcher quilt can be found here.)

Of Dahlias and Asters

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.  

   

Block Eleven The Blue Aster
 

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!

Yet Another Wait! 

 

I am putting the blocks together using the Layout Option 3!
 
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?