The Final Panel

Ready to join the last quilt-as-you-go panel on the Dreamcatcher quilt…
So here we are, ready to join the fifth and final panel of my Dreamcatcher Round the Year Quilt. This is the tricky part, where we have to deal with a nesting seam; will share the whole process once the quilt is finished.  Meanwhile, the batting and backing has been folded back on all four edges to be joined so that they do not come in the way of joining the front. 

Wish me luck! 

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.)

Trick or Treat?

Here is wishing you a Happy Halloween with this Lollipop Candy block. Candylicious?

Don’t forget to check in tomorrow for the block pattern! Meanwhile, have a scary,  spooky day.

A Bouquet of Beautiful Blooms!

It is a lovely rainy day today here in Jaipur – the monsoon is in its full glory!

To add to the cheer, here are some lovely dahlias – and a lotus!

Devi Nair's purple and orange Dahlia
Purple and orange Dahlia by Devi Nair
Prabha Mathew's yin and yang!
Prabha Mathew’s blue and gold beauty
Anuradha ramesh - Lime and purple
Anuradha Ramesh’s purple with a pop of lime
Pink lotus by Jaya Parker
Jaya Parker’s pink lotus!

If your Dahlia is not featured here, it is because I have not received the necessary go-ahead from you!

Meanwhile, there are many more Dahlias at the budding stage – am waiting eagerly to see the full bloom!

There is something very special coming up here soon – a guest blog by Jaya Parker, who discovered a technique to piece the dahlia without any paper piecing – using just strips! I am not giving away anything more – only telling you that her method is so easy, that I am inspired to make a king size quilt of dahlia blocks!

So do keep tuned in!