Dreamcatcher Rainbow Round the Year Quilt – Fabric Requirement

If you like this colourway for your Round the Year Block of the Month quilt, there is good news for you. I have worked out the fabric requirements – but again a disclaimer! This is an estimate based on my calculations.  Again, I hope these will not be too far off the mark!

The measurements given in the first table are for fabric requirement for 16 circles that are inset into squares to make up the quilt. (Measurements for the background fabric are given in a different table.) In India, most fabric is available in 34″ – 36″ width, so I give that requirement in the last column.

Fabric for 16 circles

Colour Fabric 40-44″ width Fat quarters18″ x 20″ Fabric 34- 36″ width
Black solid 1/4 yard 1 FQ 25 cms
White solid 1/4 yard 1 FQ 25 cms
Cobalt/ bright/ sky blue 2 yards( You could also take two shades of same blue – 1 yard each) 8 fat quarters 2 metres
Dark Grey solid 1 1/2 yards 6 fat quarters 1.5 metres
Light Grey solid 1 1/2 yards 6 FQs 1.5 metres
*Black and whilte print/s 2 yards 8 FQs 2.5 metre
Solids ( scraps will do) in at least 8 bright/ neon colours across the spectrum – except sky blue Assorted, totalling up to 1 yard ½ FQ (1 fat eighth) each colour Assorted scraps totalling up to 1 metre
  • Suggested : Modern geometric / text small –medium sized black and white prints

 

Background fabric

This gives the total fabric requirement. If you plan to use 2 or more fabrics, the yardage would need to be adjusted accordingly. You could use white, black, grey/s or blue ( same blue as used in the circle). You could purchase the background fabric once you have all the circles done. Since these circles have a modern look, a modern setting with lots of negative space would probably look good.

42-44″ width 34″-36″ width Fat quarters
Single 18″ Block 12.5″ X 20″ or25″ X 10″ 1 fat quarter ( cut 20″ X 12.5″) 1 fat quarter ( cut 20″ X 12.5″)
16 blocks (72″ x 72″ quilt without border and sashing) 3 yards 3.5 metres 16 fat quarters
16 blocks ( 90″ x 90″ )
Including borders and sashing
5.5 yards 6 metres

I have given above the requirement for a single block, so that if you plan making fewer blocks, you can do your own calculations!

Backing and batting

Backing fabric 42-44″ width 34″-36″ width Batting
16 blocks (72″ x 72″ quilt without border and sashing) 4 ½ yards 6.75 metres 80″ x 80″
16 blocks ( 90″ x 90″ )
Including 4″ overage
7.5 yards 7.5 metres 100″ x100″

Batting

If you are buying pre-cut batting, you would need Double/ Full size batting for the smaller quilt and King Size for the bigger one.

Binding

2.5″ wide binding Length of binding required 42-44″ width fabric 34″- 36″ width fabric
16 blocks (72″ x 72″ quilt without border and sashing) 300 inches length 5/8 yard (55 cms) 65 cms
16 blocks ( 90″ x 90″ )
Including borders and sashing
370 inches length ¾ yard (70 cms) 75 cms

Here Fabric requirement – Rainbow Round the Year is a downloadable PDF file with the fabric requirements.  You will need Adobe Reader ( available for free download online) on your laptop to be able to view this file.

Dusk Dreamcatcher Round the Year Quilt : Fabric Requirement – Downloadable file

Dusk Round the Year

I had this horrible nightmare last night, where I had given the wrong fabric requirements for the “Round the Year” Block of the Month I am hosting! In the morning, I checked, but all seems to be okay, except the requirement for 36″  background fabric which I increased to 3.5 metres from the more conservative 3.25 metres.

I also saw a request on my blog for a downloadable file for the fabric requirement, which I think is a great idea.  As there are at least two `official’  colourways, to avoid confusion, I am calling the blue- orange -yellow version “Dusk Round the Year” !

I am so fascinated by the wonderful colours  that the setting sun paints across the skies – the brilliant oranges, golds and yellows – colours that can be rarely matched on canvas.   Some may claim that sunrises are equally beautiful, but being a late riser I am rarely up in time to appreciate those.   My quilt is, I hope, going to be evocative of  languid monsoon evenings – grey clouds looming while the blues, more brilliant than ever after the rains, struggle to make their presence felt  before the indigo darkness prevails!

Evening at the Pond Evening at the Pond

I do so ramble on, don’t I? So without much further ado, here is the Fabric Requirement -Round the Year – Dusk !

You will need Adobe Reader (available free online) on your laptop to be able to view this file.

For those of you planning to make the `Rainbow’ version of the quilt, I hope to be able to post the requirements by tomorrow.

Please note that the patterns and instruction files for the quilt blocks are being migrated to my store MadsPatch.company.site and will not be available for download here from 15th November 2020 onwards.

Time to dig into your stash!

Fabric requirement for the ‘Round the Year” Quilt

You know, I used to be a banker! But I don’t remember checking and re-checking the accounts (in those days of manual banking) as many times as I have checked these figures. Each pattern will also be tested by at least one fellow quilter and me before I release it! But please remember, this Block of the Month quilt is more in the form of a quilt along; the fabric requirements that I give you are extrapolated from the five blocks that have been tested. True to my training as a conservative banker, I tend to err towards buying less fabric for a project than needed. This time I have made a conscious attempt to make a more realistic estimate and yet, it may not be very accurate. I hope you will bear with me on that! Having got that off my chest, let us get back to the task at hand.

Here is another look at the fabrics that I dug out of my stash for my quilt!

Several blues, a few oranges, golds and a dash of yellow! There are a few greys too, which I shall use in the background squares.

As you can see, I am using an assortment of fat quarters of Fossil Fern by Benartex and some batiks from The Square Inch. Basically, you need a minimum of 4 shades of the main fabric ( blues here) and at least 4 shades of the focus fabric ( ranging deep orange to bright yellow here), besides the background fabric ( at least two shades of grey here). There is a lot of flexibility in the choice of fabric and colours in the pattern, as long as you use fabric with strong contrast within a block. I have even designed these blocks with just two colours!

The measurements given in the first table are for fabric requirement for 16 circles that are inset into squares to make up the quilt. (Measurements for the background fabric are given in a different table.) In India, most fabric is available in 34″ – 36″ width, so I give that requirement in the last column. So here we go!

Fabric for 16 circles

Colour Fabric 40-44″ width Fat quarters Fabric 36″ width
Deepest blue/ Indigo 1 yard 4-5 1 metre
Dark blue 1 to 1 ¼ yard 4-5 fat quarters 1.25 metres
Medium blue 1 ½ yards 6-8 fat quarters 1. 5 metres
Light blue 1 1/4 yards 5-6 fat quarters 1.25 metres
Blues ( Total 18-20 fat quarters)
Deep orange 1 yard 3-4 1 metre
Light orange 3/4 yard 3-4 3/4 metre
Gold 1 yard 4-5 1 metre
Yellow ¾ yard 3 ¾ metre
Orange to yellow ( Total 12-14 fat quarters)

 

Background fabric

This gives the total fabric requirement. If, like me, you plan to use 2 or more fabrics, the yardage would need to be adjusted accordingly.

42-44″ width 34″-36″ width Fat quarters
Single 18″ Block 12.5″ X 20″ or25″ X 10″ 1 fat quarter ( cut 20″ X 12.5″) 1 fat quarter ( cut 20″ X 12.5″)
16 blocks (72″ x 72″ quilt without border and sashing) 3 yards 3.5 *metres 16 fat quarters
16 blocks ( 90″ x 90″ )
Including borders and sashing
5.5 yards 6 metres

I have also given the requirement for a single block, so that if you plan making fewer blocks, you can do your own calculations!

(* On second thoughts, have increased this to 3.5 metres from the more conservative 3.25 metres given earlier.)

Backing and batting

Backing fabric 42-44″ width 34″-36″ width Batting
16 blocks (72″ x 72″ quilt without border and sashing) 4 ½ yards 6.75 metres 80″ x 80″
16 blocks ( 90″ x 90″ )
Including 4″ overage
7.5 yards 7.5 metres 100″ x100″

Batting

If you are buying pre-cut batting, you would need Double/ Full size batting for the smaller quilt and King Size for the bigger one.

 

Binding

2.5″ wide binding Length of binding required 42-44″ width fabric 34″- 36″ width fabric
16 blocks (72″ x 72″ quilt without border and sashing) 300 inches length 5/8 yard (55 cms) 65 cms
16 blocks ( 90″ x 90″ )
Including borders and sashing
370 inches length ¾ yard (70 cms) 75 cms

 

Now to let you into a secret! I am not going to set my circles into the squares till all of them are done. I will then play around with the settings and layout till I find one that I like. I am not even buying the background fabric till then. You could do the same!

Your turn to get cracking, while I can relax for a day or two after all these mathematical calculations! Enjoy!

P.S. I have been thinking about this a lot – this seems to be such one way communication! Why don’t we start an online group, like perhaps a facebook group, where we can share our fabrics, blocks etc and drool over what others are doing? I’d love to hear from you, so please do write in to me!

You can download the fabric requirements for the blue-orange-yellow colourway from this link. Fabric Requirement -Round the Year – Dusk.

Some of you may prefer a more modern look! Like this one below? 20140704-194518-71118342.jpg

You can download the requirement for the `Rainbow” colourway from this link. Fabric requirement – Rainbow Round the Year

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