Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Modern Churn Dash

I love the churn dash block! I really wanted to make a pattern with the block. The blocks go together pretty easily. I was pleasantly surprised. I like to make easy quilts that go together quickly, and this one definitely does that.
These were my "test" blocks. I made them with Deb Strain's Family Tree fabric. So warm and beautiful! I may have to sew these together and make a table runner. It would so awful to waste these blocks...
Andover sent me this Jo Morton fabric right before Fall Quilt Market this year. It is called Amelia.
I put together 9 blocks and made it into a wall hanging.


So, I wanted to make one more quilt from my written pattern. I used Fat Quarters. I like to show two color ways and I always like to check my pattern for mistakes by making another quilt. Plus I wanted to make a bigger one and put on a border. The quilt below is made with 12 blocks and measures     48" x 60". The pattern is written for five sizes, baby to king. The fabric I decided on is called Florence by Denyse Schmit. Retro colors, I really like it. I still have to put a binding on....
I tried something a little different with the quilting. I did a "cabbage rose" pattern. I like how it looks. Quilting isn't my strong suit, and I don't enjoy it very much.....I just want to get my quilt done!! My friend, Nikki Maroon, inspired me. She is a fantastic quilter and I saw one of her quilts over the weekend that had a section quilted in the cabbage rose pattern. If you would like to buy my pattern, you can find it in my Etsy Shop 
Happy Quilting :)