Saturday, 3 July 2010

dreaming on


Ever since the folks lucky enough to go to quilt market in May started showing pics of this stuff I've been coveting it so very badly. I'd thought I could be patient and wait until October when it's released but that's not really in my nature. So scour the internets I did and came across this place. Hoorah. The early released FQ bundle shall be mine. Joy of joys.

Now, a FQ bundle like this little mama usually gets sent in a flat rate box - costing over $40. Not if Laura at Over The Rainbow has her way. That woman can cram a FQ bundle into a flat rate envelope - saving me a whopping $30. Obviously, that money saved can be put to good use buying more fabric, can't it? Everyone's a winner!

Look at that tower.....isn't it dreamy? I'm thinking half square triangles, value quilt stylee, maybe like this, or this, or this. If my Mum likes it then it'll be made for her. She's requesting a summery quilt - with that obvious summer colour French Blue, like Portugese Pottery. Ok Mum, yellows and pinks spring to my mind when I think of summer, but I get your drift. That Portugese Pottery that is French Blue isn't really in Dream On, but to me this stack says summer all the way.


I've been making some more blocks for the big X rainbow quilt as well. And a smaller one for a bee. I did promise you a tutorial, but I can do better than that. I managed to find you a free pattern, which looks like it's far more concise than anything I'd muster up.

Go on over to Sandi's blog and say thank you. She once sent me the most wonderful Secret Santa package, right after my not so baby girl had been told (by her Religious Studies teacher) that Santa didn't exist. I'm so glad I've re-found her blog (the pillowcases she sent me we still use all the time, and they're the softest things ever).
If you want to make blocks the same size as mine (which are 20 inches finished) use 6 inch squares. If you want 10 inch finished blocks like the little one, use 2.5 inch squares.

It's such a fab block, and so simple. I'm going king sized with this baby - 100 inches. But when the blocks are 20 inches it's hardly going to take me long, is it?!



NooNoo checks out the blocks so far. See how big they are? He's a big cat.
Well, not a BIG cat like a lion, but a big domestic one. You get me, right?



20 comments:

trash said...

Shame. How cool would it be to have your pet lion strolling across the fabric. Although when you do make that mahoosive quilt a lion might look similarly sized to NooNoo in that pic.

two hippos said...

What a fabulous stack of fabrics! Love the new blocks too...

piecemealquilts said...

I love the blocks, especially the little one with the greenish background fabrics. It's just such a pretty spring-summer combination.

I'm glad you're using the pillowcases - Moda silky woven fabric is perfect for pillowcases because it's just so darn soft.

Lydia said...

I was going to buy that exact fq bundle and it disappeared right before my eyes. I would have always wondered who got it. I can't wait to see what you make with it. I know it will be beautiful. More inspiration for me when it comes out in October.

Leah said...

Thank you so much for the pattern. I love your quilt so far. Can't wait to see it done.

bloominworkshop said...

I wish I could have seen that fat quarter tower packed into an envelope! I need some packing inspiration. And your blocks are lovely. They are inspiring me to use up some stash if I can find some time in between all my other projects.

sewkatiedid said...

Yum yum deliciously huge blocks! I love the name no no.

Little Miss Shabby said...

I really love the way this quilt is shaping up. I used these blocks in my pinwheel sampler quilt and I loved them--seeing them all done up in one quilt they are even prettier! =)

Jennifer said...

Favorite blog post of the day! Seriously, girlfriend: Dream On porn, and a fabulous pattern! You are awesome. Hmmmm...maybe I'll use the free pattern for my Dream On charm packs...

Lara Alexander said...

you always have such great colors that you are working with! I love young modern quilters bringing the craft up a notch.

Jeannette said...

Oh I am so jealous! I want that pretty bundle :) I love your blocks and I can't wait to see it finished!

Clare Haward said...

i love your little cat in the pictures!

Kate quilts... said...

Lovely blocks, fabricn cat and quilt(s)-to-be. And lots of lovely orange, my at the moment happy colour. :)

Georgia said...

Eeeeeee!!!!! Thankyou, thankyou, I just ordered a jelly roll and layer cake!

Rachel said...

I'm coveting that fabric so badly... I will have to get some. Lovely quilt blocks as always Katy!

CJ said...

Sooooooo envious of your FQ Bundle of Dream On. Sigh...

Sarah Craig said...

Love that big quilt! I need to make a big one and have been put off by how many blocks I'd need - didn't think of just making big blocks! How smart!!

wishes, true and kind said...

I LOVE Dream On and just ordered some this morning on Etsy. A small start....

Karamat said...

Way to go on the Dream On score!! I would have loved to see pictures of that envelope!! I can't imagine squeezing 40 FQs into one.

HandMade Gifts and Souvenirs said...

hi, Katy
I´m also watching you! I love your blog. Take care.
Flor

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