In every regular issue of Quiltmaker, the QM Scrap Squad takes one pattern and creates scrappy versions of it to inspire and delight our readers. The featured quilt in Nov/Dec ’11 is Dream Catcher, which was part of the red and white “Infinite Variety” exhibit in New York City last March. The exhibit was mounted through the American Folk Art Museum using the quilt collection of Joanna S. Rose.
Today’s featured quilt is by Pat St-Onge from St-Jacques in New Brunswick, Canada. (We have many Canadian readers, so we were thrilled to have them represented on the Scrap Squad!) You’ll find Pat’s blog here.
Here’s what Pat shared about making her version of Dream Catcher.
This was a fun quilt to do—I made it with my five-year-old granddaughter in mind.
I had this fun black fabric and the equally fun white fabric, so I decided to make the quilt with bright “candy” colors for a little girl. There was lilac, purple, butter yellow, peach, blue, minty green…about 20 different fabrics.
I have always loved to paper piece and this one, in particular, was so easy!
When I put everything together, the outcome was even better than I expected! I was going to make the flying geese border, but then I went to a restaurant where the ceramic tile design in the restroom caught my fancy! (You know, we quilters find interesting designs everywhere!) I drew the design on a slip of paper and when I got home, designed the border for my little Genevieve’s quilt.
I love the outcome. I can’t wait to give her the quilt.
Pat’s finished quilt is currently hanging in the gallery connected to Quiltmaker‘s offices, along with many other Scrap Squad quilts from the past year.
Pat’s quilt is so different from any of the other Dream Catcher variations. She successfully paired a white print with a black print and a whole truckload of bright pastels.
It does indeed look like candy! See the similarities? Can’t you just imagine that her granddaughter will love it to pieces?! What a lucky little girl.
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Many more Scrap Squad versions of Dream Catcher in the days to come! I hope you’ll come back often for these and other Quilty Pleasures.