Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Dreamcatcher Mini Quilts

There is a wonderful quilt pattern on the Quilt in a Day website by Sue Bouchard called Dreamcatcher. Sue wrote the pattern to finish 28" x 28". I tried making it using 1.5" paper pieced blocks and it made this cute Christmas gift for someone who loves the Thimbleberries fabric line.
Sue gave me permission to teach her design in this small size and I presented it as a mystery project to my mini quilt class. I had to make another one since I had given my first quilt away. And look what happened! I knew the design, and had already sewed it once and still made a few mistakes in piecing the top! What is wrong with me these days (I did the same thing with Bonnie's mystery quilt)?!?! Let's just blame it on the winter weather.
For the mini class, the students had to pick 5 fabrics (border, light background, and 3 other coordinating fabrics) without knowing what the final design was. That was quite a challenge but they did a great job. Here are their wonderful little Dreamcatcher quilts. Isn't it just amazing how the fabric choices change the look of the design?!?! I just LOVE that!


Ila K. said...

You can blame the problem with your block on lack of sunshine. I prescribe a trip to Acapulco!

Very neat pics from your students.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

well hunh... I wonder if it the cold that is affecting you... I don't know that I would have as uch gumption to fix it - so I commend you!!

Libby said...

Wow - the variety in the student quilts is just amazing.

Floss said...

What a cool pattern, These all look so good.
I was just checking it out as think I will need to make one, was wondering the amount of fabric you required when using the 5 fabric as apposed to the 4 on her pattern?


sewnut said...

they are so nice. I may have to take another class with you.

Gina said...

We quilters don't make mistakes we make design changes. well that's my excuse and I'm sticking with it.

love and hugs xx

Kim Naumann said...

I love the colors used for these!

Kimberly McCabe
Curiouser & Curiouser Designs