QM Scrap Squad: Dream Catcher Update by Linda Ferguson

In each regular 2011 issue of Quiltmaker, we featured quilts called “Classic” and “Update.” We’d photograph an antique quilt for the classic, and then we’d make it using new fabrics and modern techniques for the update. In the Nov/Dec issue, the Classic/Update quilt was Dream Catcher, and it happened that Dream Catcher, shown below, was also the Scrap Squad quilt this time around.

13769 pattern img QM Scrap Squad: Dream Catcher Update by Linda Ferguson

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.

The Scrap Squad gals are amazing sewers, so we knew any one of them could successfully update Dream Catcher.

QM scrap squadB1 QM Scrap Squad: Dream Catcher Update by Linda FergusonLinda Ferguson from San Jose was the person whose schedule could best handle our request, so her quilt was featured as the “Update” in Quiltmaker on pages 32 and 33. Linda wove a rainbow using reproduction fabrics for a lovely, traditional look. Here are some of the thoughts Linda shared on her blog.

 

I was honored to sew a “Classic/Update” for the Nov/Dec issue of Quiltmaker.

QMMP 111200 cover 200 QM Scrap Squad: Dream Catcher Update by Linda FergusonI used seven color families to make my quilt: red, brown, yellow, green, pink, purple and cheddar. All the fabrics are 1800′s reproductions. I tried something new and used an Edyta Sitar Moda batik as my background fabric and a complementary batik for the border. The quilt is paper pieced.

Dream+Catcher+1 QM Scrap Squad: Dream Catcher Update by Linda FergusonPaper piecing makes for precision. When I’m paper piecing, I still chain piece whenever possible. I made my flying geese foundations into groups of four.

Dream+Catcher+2 QM Scrap Squad: Dream Catcher Update by Linda FergusonDream+Catcher+3 QM Scrap Squad: Dream Catcher Update by Linda Ferguson

I finished sewing this top at a retreat with my quilt group. I had to fit all that paper and the top into a small area. Is there anything better than sewing with your friends!!!!!!!!!!

SS QM Scrap Squad: Dream Catcher Update by Linda FergusonA picture of a fabulous machine quilter Judy Castleman. Thank you, Judy, for quilting this so fast!

Dream+Catcher+Judy QM Scrap Squad: Dream Catcher Update by Linda Ferguson

Machine quilter Judy Castleman

Below is my favorite picture, taken by QM’s photographer Mellisa Mahoney. My quilt looks so precious in this photo.

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I look forward to hanging this quilt on the wall.  Thank you, Quiltmaker!

Dream+Catcher QM Scrap Squad: Dream Catcher Update by Linda Ferguson

Linda's finished Dream Catcher went on to the pages of Quiltmaker

Linda did such a beautiful job on this quilt and we were proud to have it on our pages.

Now that you’ve been inspired by all of the Scrap Squad versions of Dream Catcher, if you’d like to make your own, get the Nov/Dec issue while it lasts.

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The Scrap Squad’s final project is well underway, and some of them have already finished. We’ll start showing you those quilts shortly. Please stay tuned!

About Diane Harris

I'm Interactive Editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I've been writing pattern instructions and product reviews, and doing a host of other tasks necessary to help produce a national pattern magazine. Now I work remotely from rural Nebraska to generate some of our online content. I manage the QM Scrap Squad, our blog tours and our Quilt-Alongs. I have one of the best jobs in the world.
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2 Responses to QM Scrap Squad: Dream Catcher Update by Linda Ferguson

  1. Joanie says:

    I LOVE your version of this quilt!!!!!!!

  2. Kim says:

    You did it fast and beautifully Linda,
    It is a lovely quilt.

    Happy Sewing and Merry Christmas

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