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Hello :)

Oriental Dreams was a design for 2007 and at this time I am still working on finishing the last of the blocks for the border and then working on quilting the whole quilt :)

Once this has been done I will upload a photo to go on this page. This is a design that can be done either by sewing machine or by hand :) for my part I did mine all by hand and thus it is taking me longer than I planed :)

If you would like to see some of the work done by members of my web site then click here .

The files are as follow and these are just the larger picture of the blocks. for more on the files you find that bellow.

Thank you for sharing in my vision with me on this quilt and I look forward to working on a new design for next year :) so for now Have fun and I will chat with you again with 2008's new designs :) To jump to the files follow this link Hugs Dawsie :)


Just a little of what I learned while working on the designing phase of the quilt :)

I found that Oriental/Asian weddings are not white like Western Weddings but are Red and/or Yellow. The colour white is kept for times of funerals.

The Fabrics used in the picture are from the Hoffman collection "Bali Hand paints Designed by Hoffman" I have found that using hand painted or dyed fabrics they are perfect for flowers and trees and everything in between :)

For the Cherry Blossom you will need to look for 2 kinds of hand dyed fabric. 1st one should be a mixture of white to pale pink for the blossom petals, sometimes you will find one that had streaks of darker pink as long as they are thin lines in the over all fabric that will be fine.

For the 2nd fabric this should be a medium pink to dark pink for the centers of the blossoms, again dark streaks are fine as long as they are thin. This will work for you in giving the cherry blossom a natural look.

I have only the 2 types of pink as described above for all of the cherry blossom in the quilt. By using a hand dyed fabric you will get a good random affect for the petals and blossom centers without the need to fussy cutting them out.

All of the yardage's have been worked out using a 1/4 inch seam allowance for all of the appliqué pieces. If you do appliqué using the blanket stitch method you will find that you will not use as much fabric.

This is a quilt that is great for the scrap bins and bags that you might have stashed away in the corner :) Now if you are like me you will have a very large scrap stash just for these type of quilts :) and you will only need to buy the main background fabrics :) if not here is your chance to add to your scrap stash :)

I look for ward to seeing you next month :) so for now have fun and enjoy the short break :)
Hugs Dawsie :)

Please Note:
Make sure when you are printing out the files that you have the print options for
"page handling" set as per the Red Highlighted options settings.

If you want to make the blocks/quilt in a larger or smaller size then you can use the re-sizing page.
If the size you are after is not on the chart then you can use the formula that is found there to calculate it to the size of your choice.

Remember if you do change the size this will change how much fabric that you will be using.

Oriental Dreams

Oriental Dreams Quilt top.




Now remember the files are large so please give it time to download if you want to know how long it will take with your type of Internet Connection check it out :) just click on the link on your left and this will open a page to a "Download Calculator" :) type in the number and then click on one of the buttons for either KB or MB (Kilobytes/Megabytes) I have given you the file size in KB so as not muddy the waters too much.

January PDF file. Just a peep at the file Layout and Yardage (400 KB)
The January file is the only file that is free.
If you Need to right click on the link to download the file.
Then please follow this link. There is no right clicking on this page.

February PDF file.
Bamboo  $8.00 US

March PDF file.
Oriental Words All seven words $20.00 US
(This works out to be less than $2.50 per word)

April PDF File
Oriental Fans  $8.00 US

May PDF File.
Japanese Prayer Gate  $8.00 US

June PDF File.
Weeping Cherry Blossom  $12 US
(This works out to be $6 per block)

July PDF File.
Cherry Blossom Wreath  $8 US 

August PDF File.
Cherry Blossom $12 US
(This works out  to be $6 per block)

September PDF File.
Weeping Willow $8 US 

October/November PDF File 
OD-Border $10 US

If you are unable to print the pattern you can order the pre-printed pattern.

Quilt Shops, Guilds and Teachers you can order the pre-printed patterns
 and they will be shipped to you. The ePattern is for individual use only.


If you would like to see some of the work done by members of my web site then click here.
If you are after the pattern already printed or bulk orders then please Click Here.

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