The Dreamcatcher At Houston!

Felt amazing wearing this ribbon!
Would you believe that I forgot to take a picture of the quilt by itself?
Preening in front of my quilt!

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!

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.)

Catching Up on the Dreamcatcher – Round the Year Quilt

A lot many visitors, a short vacation, a couple of sicknesses – life has been quite topsy-turvy at this end. Finally got to do some quilting on the second panel of the quilt. 


The second quilt-as-you-go panel …
A glimpse of the back…Don’t you love the backing fabric? Tina Katwal of The Square Inch found it for me! 


The quilt back! I got a gift of Sulky threads from my son ; am really enjoying fmq now!

I am a bit undecided about the outermost dark blue. How do you think I should quilt it?  And then, should the quilt thread be a shade lighter that shows up the quilting or a matching dark blue that merges into it?  What do you suggest? 

While you decide, here is a closer look at the two blocks I quilted last week.


Evening at the Pond
Card Trick Block

The third panel is all basted – I hope I can get some quilting done tomorrow too! Happy quilting to you! 

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 links to the patterns for these and other blocks of this quilt by clicking on the ‘ Dreamcatcher Round the Year’ page above! Or visit MadsPatch, my online store for immediate downloaad of  .PDF files.

Progress on Quilting the Dreamcatcher Round the Year!

There is some progress on the first of the five (quilt-as-you-go) panels that will make up this quilt. Here is a look!

I haven’t posted for a long time because I have worked only sporadically on the quilt. Today, I seem to be getting somewhere! Here are some pictures.

The block Sapphire Fire is done!


Block Four Sapphire Fire

As is Dozens Squared…


Block Twelve Dozens Squared is finished too!

The Spiked Dresden needs a little quilting on the blue background under the ‘petals’, which will not be stitched down.


The Spiked Dresden, Block Eight – I love this!

The fourth block in this qayg ( quilt as you go) panel is the Mariner 24. Just the tiniest bit of quilting on the inner compass and we are done. Although, I am not quite sure if I like what I am doing there and have half a mind to rip it and do something else!


Do you think i should do something different in the blue area in the inner compass?


I just realized that this was every fourth block of the Block of the Month – 4th, 8th, 12th and 16th! Not by design, though!

I hope I will be able to finish this panel in a couple of days; a lot of the background still remains to be done. What is everybody else doing? Happy quilting to you all!

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? 

Coming Up! 

I am excited!  It has started taking shape! 


This is how i plan to join the blocks!
I have noted down in detail all the fabric requirements for this layout and will share them once the top is stitched. 

By the way, I have decided to call it the Dreamcatcher Quilt!