Remains of the Day

What is the minimum size of scraps you save?
What is the minimum size of scraps you save?

Block Ten is ready for assembly and Block Twelve is on its way. I am undecided about Block Eleven.
And I am still looking for block testers!

How is everybody else doing on their Round the Year quilts?

Spinning Some Lollipop Candy on Day Fifteen

The last pending block of the Dusk Round the Year Quilt is coming up, slowly and steadily!

What with pressing and trimming at each stage, the block grows really slowly!
What with pressing and trimming at each stage, the block grows really slowly!

Once this is done, there are  four blocks of the Rainbow colourway to be done…

Sneak Peek at Block Six, Round the Year Quilt

First look at the sixth block of the quilt...
First look at the sixth block of the quilt…

I can’t resist sharing a peek at the next block, which will be posted on the first of the next month! Probably, my favourite block.

There are two ways of constructing it; in fact, there are two different patterns too! The prettier one entails more than just a little fabric wastage  – add just a bit more and you can get two blocks instead of one. I  am still debating which method to publish. Perhaps I will publish both? Or perhaps I will ask you which one you prefer…

Card Trick Block – Instructions File (My Bad!)

I have just corrected the link to the instructions for the Card Trick quilt block ( Block Three of the Block of the Month Quilt, Round the Year) posted earlier today in the main blogpost.

The correct links are also given here!

Card Trick Paper Piecing Template File

Card Trick Instructions File.

Sorry for the confusion!

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While all my Dreamcatcher patterns are free and will continue to remain so, may I suggest you visit the webpage of my favourite NGO Samarpan and donate whatever you deem fit towards the wonderful work they are doing to spread joy, peace and happiness through the world? Thank you!

Next block on August 15th…and tips for the Dahlia block

Many of you who are doing the Round the Year Block of the Month Quilt got your fabric a bit late and there are still others who are beginners to paper piecing. I thought it would be a good idea to give you a full month’s time to complete your Dahlia blocks.
Paper piecing can be a bit confusing in the beginning, but once you get the hang of it, you would not want to piece any other way! Just remember a few basics
– Like in any other kind of piecing, “right sides together” is the rule.
– The wrong side touches the paper – or will touch the paper when pressed out.
– Keep your seam allowance approximately 1/4″ when piecing. Accuracy is not essential at this stage.
More tips when we piece the next block!
Next, the assembly is proving a bit tricky for some. Before you begin, please refer to the Master template and arrange your arcs in a circle…

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When joining the arcs, you need to stagger the arcs…So that the edge of section H1 joins not P5 but P4!
This picture might make it clearer. Right edge of D1 from the paper side is attached to left edge of L4; L5 is joined to E2 and so on.

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Hope that clarifies matters!
Meanwhile, I would love to see your completed ( and incomplete) Dahlias on my facebook page!

While all my Dreamcatcher patterns are free and will continue to remain so, may I suggest you visit the webpage of my favourite NGO Samarpan and donate whatever you deem fit towards the wonderful work they are doing to spread joy, peace and happiness through the world?

Link to Dahlia Block Instructions file

I understand that some of you had a problem to downloading the Dusk Round the World Dahlia Block Instructions file that contains the fabric requirement and the Master template from the main post. Have re-loaded the file and am giving the link here too. Happy piecing!

A Small Delay! Rainbow Dahlia Block

I know some of you are waiting for the Rainbow Dahlia templates! I am sorry, I have a back spasm and have been advised rest for a couple of days. Hope to post it by Friday.
Will also share with you a couple of more looks for the Dahlia block, using the same templates ! Meanwhile, I would love to connect with you through facebook. All you have to do is like my page ‘Patchwork of My Life’. You can share pics there and post other stuff about this quilt that we are making.