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I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
The free patterns for the blocks can be accessed here.
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 foundation paper piecing free pattern for Block Fourteen ‘The Almost Fractal Mandala’ of the Round the Year Dreamcatcher quilt can be found here.)
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.
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!