Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Churn Dashes

Here's a couple of little sample blocks of a project I'm getting ready to take to Sunriver for sewathon week before the Sister's show.
I saw the adorable quilt in the latest issue of AP&Q and couldn't resist. I've been working on a lot of quilts lately in the late 1800's- early 1900's period so I could search the stash for what I needed. I still have more background to cut but ideally I want to be ready to sew. I should throw another project in just in case I get bored and need to change things up...just not sure what yet.

Here's the last block of the Vicksburg BOM that Linen Closet Quilt so kindly provided from her blog. This last block printed really weird and it was hard for me to tell if the center was round or oval, so I ended up making my own circle. Overall it looks a little small for my background.
It looks like some decent weather is here at least for a few days. I have to say it is about time!!!



22 comments:

  1. I love that quilt in the Antique Quilts magazine. Every time I flip through the magazine I have to stop and look at it - yet again. LOL A churn dash block is so timeless. Can't wait to see your progress. Maybe I'll look at it again. LOL

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  2. that quilt is on my bucket list. as much as i love a churn dash, i have never made one...

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  3. I made a half-dozen of those little churn dashes after seeing the magazine too...they are so much fun to piece. Of course I have no idea what I will do with them now!

    Maybe you could add some leaves or circles to the outside of your applique to fill space? I agree it looks a bit small on the background...

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  4. Very cute, do you have the Kim Diehl book with the little quilt with churn dashers? I have wanted to make that one for a very long time!

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  5. Oh I just love the Churn Dashes...you can never go wrong with a churn dash quilt!

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  6. I've been going back and forth about that quilt since I bought the magazine yesterday! Keep us updated on your progress.

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  7. i seen that in the magazine and was tempted too. love the colors used and the timeless appeal of the churndash pattern.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  8. I love the churn dash, it's one of my favorite blocks. Can't wait to see yours. I'm sure it will be scrappy.

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  9. As I was reading your post I had that very magazine on my lap :0) I have been thinking about those churn dash blocks as a border for an applique project I started. I just love that churn dash quilt in the magazine - I can't wait to see yours! Have fun at the sewathon.

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  10. Your blocks are so cute -- I also love Churn Dash, even though I've never actually made one (note to self to add to list).

    I'm sorry I am going to miss the Sisters show this year. I hope the weather cooperates for you -- last year it was very warm.

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  11. Those churn dashes are great! I really love the left one, with the tiny squares in a different fabric. Enjoy your sewing!

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  12. I have this quilt earmarked too!
    I am making a quilt now late 1800's fabrics as well!
    reproducing an antique quilt!
    its been a bit of a challenge finding all the right repros for it.
    nice that you had so many in your stash to use
    Have a great week of sewing and cant wait to see the finished quilt!
    Kathie

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  13. I really love your churn dashes! Wonderful...I think my little pieces would work well in this project. Have fun in sew-athon week!

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  14. Retreats are the best for getting some good sewing time, aren't they? I really like your churn dash blocks. So nice and old-timey! Have fun!

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  15. That AP&Q quilt is another on my "want to make" list, a lengthy list that continues to grow.
    Enjoy the retreat, and we'll want a report on the fun you had.

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  16. I think your Vicksburg block looks great, I finally got mine done.

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  17. I like the fabrics you used for your Vicksburg block.

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  18. great new project - I love churn dashes. Need to do another one some day.

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  19. Lori your Churn Dash blocks look like you're have a lot of fun. It's a fun block for sure but the two you're showing here definitely say "block party!" Your Vicksburg block is beautiful. The fabric combination - wow, eh? I think the block balances, has harmony. Just my thought. Enjoy the weather. Enjoy the day. Enjoy the quilty time. *karendianne.

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  20. LOL!!!! I"ve got "Churnies" all cut out and ready to bring too! this will be fun! :cD

    Can't wait to see you!
    Bonnie

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  21. I don't think it's likely that you'll be bored or run out of projects!! I think I'm going to have to kit up some fabrics for churn dash blocks, now, too! :-)

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