Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Dreamer Catcher

A few months ago I was lucky enough to win a half 

day workshop at Amitie....

with the aim to make this quilt by Michelle 


I even got to sew on a wonderful old Featherweight 


So for the last few months I have continued piecing 

the background...

lots of nine patch blocks...

These were then cut into four,

to make a disappearing nine patch...

then sewn back together,

until I had this!

I finally had the opportunity to go back for 

another session...

preparing my circles and leaves (feathers?) in the 


I foundation paper pieced these two sections....

but I am not happy with them.

So I have decided to hand piece them,

the perfect project for my upcoming Tassie Trek!

I'm using my recently acquired Cotton & Steel stash!

This pattern has not been released yet, but I will let 

you know if it is!

Happy sewing!



  1. Love, Love, Love, you make me want to do handwork and appliqué. Glad to see the Cotton+ Steel fabrics! And the D9P, I love looking at all the fabrics you are using, it's like reading hieroglyph, seeing if I have any of it. I saw some, not a lot though.

  2. Wow....that looks amazing. I LOVE the low volume background. That is going to be an amazing finish.

  3. Wow, all those 9-patches alone look amazing. I'll be looking forward to seeing how this all comes together. Looks so cool.

  4. Wow - all that LV. How big is the background? Hand piecing is always the perfect thing to take on a trip. of course whether you get any done is another story. Have a great time, looking forward to seeing more of this quilt.

  5. This looks like a fun one! I'm not sure if I could have made myself complete the background first though. I'd be itching to get to the colorful piecing. Have fun!

  6. It looks like you have been very busy and having fun!

  7. Cannot wait to see the finish ( some day, right!?!?)😉☺️

  8. You've made a lot of progress already. Your paper piecing looks perfect but I guess EPP will give an even neater finish and be a great holiday project. Enjoy!

  9. The quilting is Australia is so beautiful and interesting and really pulls all of us in to the process. Looks like you are making good progress on that quilt, and will look forward to the next step. I feel like you do often: not happy with one method of making, I'll often revert to a different one that I know will give me better results. Have fun on the Tassie Trip!

  10. Each time I see one of those, I almost wish I had a machine. I love that neutral background. That is going to be a stunning finish. Looking forward to it!

  11. Looks amazing Suz. What a lot of background, and I am sure you will have a lot of fun hand piecing while on holidays :-)

  12. That's fantastic! I love the low volumes. It's fabulous !

  13. Wow! How fantastic to see such perseverance and hard work (even if enjoyable!) resulting in such a beautiful piece at the end. Stunning! xCathy

  14. Looks beautiful!! It will be great :)

  15. That is such a stunning and effective background. It will work so well with the brighter colours to come.

  16. It will look lovely. The background alone is fab.
    I would foundation piece the middle in rings, like one would sew a pickle dish pattern. I might then hand sew them together for a neat finish. Just an idea.

  17. Looking stunning so far Susan. Wow, all those different fabrics in the background - says something about your stash! I never would have thought of doing a disappearing nine patch for the background but it gives a wonderful effect.

  18. It's all looking beautiful!! What a great thing to win.

  19. Beautiful quilt! Has the pattern been released yet? Where might one check?

    1. Patty, you are a 'no-reply commenter' so I cannot send you a personal email. I do not know whether you will read this? You can find this pattern on the Amitie website- search for Dream Weaver pattern my Michelle McKillop


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