Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Ode to the Churn Dash

It's a vicious cycle - this leader/ender scrap quilting thing.... I tell ya....

As you know - I have a thing for churn dash blocks.... 2017 was my year of the dash - I think I made red, purple, green, blue, and even RWB ones for Quilts of Valor.... well I keep my handy bucket of 5 inch squares next to me all the time.

As I was starting to sew the rows together for *Inspired by Cynthia*   I needed a Leader/Ender project.  ( PS - My gramma called them sew offs as she made scrappy blocks while sewing our garments - I just like Bonnies name better)

I remembered that I have a bunch of Churn Dashes in progress - so grabbed my handy dandy bucket and started in....

 I was sorta surprised at how many I had!!
But Wait!! theres more... I got inspired, and while I should have been making dinner really late after the basketball tourney.... I stitched....



And then late Saturday Night when I was quilting a client quilt I remembered I  had this panel... and I started dreaming - so Early Sunday morning - I put it up.....


But Wait! There is more....I might have started stitching and putting the top together


But Wait!! It really needed one more row on the bottom - It looked better that way.... you know all visually aesthetically pleasing and such.... I'm all artsy that way ( ha ha ha)




and Now!! I need a back to and  to quilt it!!

Ta da!

Oh and that wave on the right side that makes it look like its not laying flat - totally the panel! I walked by it a million times trying to straighten something that is really truly flat!!! It worried me!


Now I must nap ;-)
Not really - I was enjoying my stitching time! 


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15 comments:

Carol Stearns said...

Love those quick blocks. Can you provide a tutorial on how you make your church dash with 5" blocks. I found a huge stash of patriotic fabrics and aim to use them up.

Jan Schell said...

Beautiful!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

It was fun to see how you put that together! I think a motorcycle-riding veteran is going to love that!

Judy V in Thornton CO said...

Wow, the evolution of this quilt really worked out well! It is a fabulous QOV!!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Churn Dash is probably my favorite block to make. Simple and fun. I'm in the process of making another baby quilt with that block. Great way to use a panel.

Frédérique said...

Fun making process! Beautiful quilt by the way ;)

The Joyful Quilter said...

Interesting positioning on that panel. Lucky thing you remember that it was in the stash waiting to be used!!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wonderful!

Bobbie's Busy Basket said...

Thank you so much for showing us all the steps you went through to get to this beautiful quilt. I would also like to see a tutorial on how you make your churn dash blocks.

grammajudyb said...

I have a panel! Inspiration! Gorgeous!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Great job putting what you have on hand to a good use.I think it looks like you planned it all along!

Susan said...

That might be serendipity! I like the churn dash, too, and I usually make 9" ones (finished). I have a list of blocks for sewoffs ;) so it hasn't been done in a while.

DianeLoves2Quilt said...

Wow, I love the idea of inserting a panel among churn dash blocks. Also, I giggle at you trying the straighten that waving panel.

Carm said...

Love the panel! Would you mind sharing where to get it

Kate said...

Sometimes it seems the quilts just design themselves. This one is perfect!