QM Scrap Squad: Dream Catcher by Pat St-Onge

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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.

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Courtesy American Folk Art Museum, New York. #76 Daisies Quilt; Artist unidentified; United States 1890-1930. Collection of Joanna S. Rose. Photo by Gavin Ashworth.

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.

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Pat St-Onge

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.

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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.

patsfoundations QM Scrap Squad: Dream Catcher by Pat St OngeI wrote my colors directly on the paper before printing the foundations, so I was sure not to mix up the black pieces with the white pieces.

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I have always loved to paper piece and this one, in particular, was so easy!

patsfinish QM Scrap Squad: Dream Catcher by Pat St OngeWhen 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.

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Pat's Dream Catcher in the Creative Crafts Group Gallery in Golden, Colorado

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.

licorice pastels QM Scrap Squad: Dream Catcher by Pat St OngeIt 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.

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email: editor@quiltmaker.com.
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12 Responses to QM Scrap Squad: Dream Catcher by Pat St-Onge

  1. Kim says:

    Oh this is really Yummy…..I hope your granddaughter just thinks it is the best
    quilt ever!

    Happy Sewing

  2. Bev Gunn says:

    Without seeing these other options, I would have just overlooked the quilt. But, seeing it in other colors might make me thing again!

  3. Danielle says:

    Oh my gosh, that turned out stunning and fun. she is gonna love it

  4. Claudia says:

    What fun! I love it. I can see where the notes to yourself came in handy. One black piece out of place would have been worse than a sore thumb. And, there’s someone else that looks at the patterns in wall paper, tile floors, and anything else that stands still long enough to get noticed.

  5. A very interesting quilt. I am sure your the little girl will be dreaming of candies when she sleeps snugly under this quilt.

  6. Jennifer Stevens says:

    I love you color choice, simple yet fancy and indeed, candy-like!!

  7. Peg Spradlin says:

    I found it interesting that your paper pieces say “noir” and “blanc” for black and white. At least, I assume that’s what they mean. It really does remind me of those candies.

  8. Carylanne says:

    Yes this is the delightful full candy bowl. Yummy for her tummy and her warm bed as well. Great job and kudos for the great border treatment.

  9. Sue Goodin says:

    Beautiful quilt.

  10. Susan Salo says:

    I think the “tile” border is a nice finish. It’s amazing how a pattern changes depending on the fabric choices!

  11. Flossie says:

    I love this!! The black centers pop out. The colors are so soft to look at.Your granddaughter will be so happy. ( Tres jolie, French for very beautiful).

  12. Valerie says:

    This is a fantastic quilt, I love the colors! And you know, I think I have that black print. :) I’m sure it will be well loved by your granddaughter when you get it back from Quiltmaker. Congratulations on a winner of a quilt!

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