Saturday, August 7, 2010

Churn Dashes & Nine Patches

Here's what I've got so far on my churn dash quilt. All the blocks are made it is just a matter of putting them together. This has been put aside for now while I finish up another project for a wedding gift.
While at the "antique quilts for sale booth" we saw this wonderful double nine patch.

With tiny pieces! We figured they finished at 7/8".


My friend Kathy, loved it so much that she dropped her churn dashes like a hot potato and quickly made up a couple of small double nines. Hers finish at 7/8" too!
She has a nice collection of blue and whites and she was continuing the theme with both of these quilts.


I hope you are all having a nice weekend. It is beautiful here. I planted 2 plants of zucchini and have quite a few. I am going to make zucchini bread today and have grilled them a few times this past week. Does anybody have any great healthy recipes they'd like to pass along to me? I'd sure appreciate it. Next year I think I'll just plant one!!

43 comments:

  1. Love the churn dashes. The nine patches with the teeny tiny pieces are fabulous. Wowzer!

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  2. I have three zucchini recipes you might like. I've made them all, and my husband liked them too.

    Squash Ribbon Salad with Goat Cheese and Toasted Pine Nuts from EzraPoundCake.com:
    http://www.ezrapoundcake.com/archives/6519#more-6519

    Zucchini saute from SmittenKitchen.com:
    http://smittenkitchen.com/2007/08/my-favorite-side-dish/

    Greek Zucchini Salad from closet cooking's blog:
    http://closetcooking.blogspot.com/2009/08/greek-style-zucchini-salad.html

    What I need are some new cucumber recipes!

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  3. I love the churn dash blocks. I've never seen them with such a small rail between the HSTs. How big are they?

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  4. I have a zucchini recipe- Funny we call them Courgettes here in the UK. Yes I have a glut and have had them every night this week. The recipe I have is one you can freeze
    I will post it with the pattern.

    Really gorgeous double nine
    patch and your churn dash block are delightful .

    I love small blocks but 7/8th thats small.

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  5. I learned that with cucumber plants. LOL. Both the quilts are cute. Blocks that have small bits of fabric in them do appeal to me. You do such a nice job creating your quilts.

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  6. Your churn dash blocks are looking great. I love that old double nine-patch with all the different fabrics. The blue one is gorgeous, too. So nice and crisp.

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  7. Beautiful!! Those little nine patches are stunning :)

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  8. Lovely eye candy thanks for sharing, I made a small nine patch using 1930's and it would still have to be one off my favourites.

    cheers
    Christine

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  9. No recipes here, just wanted to say I love your Churn Dash blocks! And the antique 9 patch is gorgeous too. I am imagining it in scrappy! :-)

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  10. While at the "antique quilts for sale" picture I fell in inspired mode.

    Got all into adoring the CD blocks. Oodles of interest my friend. You work with fabric supremely!

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  11. Can you ever have too much zucchini!? I love it stirfried with onions, peppers, and tomatoes....or stuffed with a bit of spicey turkey sausage and rice...or a ribbon salad or....I'll email recipes if you'd like!

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  12. I love the double nine patch!

    Your churn dash blocks are looking great! I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

    Two more patterns I would love to make!!!

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  13. Your churn dash quilt looks wonderful so far! I love the antique double 9 patch - it's so simple and so beautiful! Are you making one too?
    The birds and slugs are eating all my zucchini so far - maybe I should find recipes for eating the flowers.

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  14. Oh man, would I love that double nine patch!

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  15. Very pretty quilts, thanks for sharing.

    I like zuchini peeled and cut into chunks, add some fresh tomato, and basil. Simmer a few minutes then sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Yumm.

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  16. Love that double nine patch -- it's gorgeous!

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  17. I love this double nine patch...are the centers reds and double pinks or all double pinks
    are the other squares all browns?
    1" is the smallest I would go!
    I love nine patches so this quilt really speaks to me!
    I LOVE your churn dashes, yes I have a few made, should finish that quilt soon!
    good luck with the zucchini
    can't help you with any recipe...sorry.
    Kathie

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  18. Lori,
    Your Churndash will be beautiful. I like the scrappy look of it. Thank you also for posting the pictures of these wonderful antique quilts you find. It is great to see what quilters have done in the past, and get inspired by them.

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  19. Just love the tiny pieces of the nine patches! Churn Dash blocks are one of my favorites as well...always a pleasure to pop in and see great eye candy.

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  20. There is just something about the blue and white nine patch that is so striking in its simplicity. Can't wait to see the final quilt.

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  21. Beautiful blocks! And as for healthy zucchini recipes, Kalyn has just posted 20 of them in honour of Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbour's Porch Day (who knew!): http://kalynskitchen.blogspot.com/2010/08/twenty-zucchini-recipes-for-sneak-some.html

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  22. I just love those tiny 9-patches. That is going to be a gorgeous quilt.

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  23. A link to a zucchini and corn salad recipe. http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/raw-corn-and-zucchini-salad

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  24. Two of my favorite blocks!!! Churn dash was the first block I learned and I've loved it ever since. The antique double nine patch is stunning! I've always liked the all or mostly white backgrounds on the old ones.

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  25. Love your quilt and the double nine patch! Oh so sweet:) Those are some small pieces!

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  26. I'm crazy about the churn dashes and those little nine patches are just awesome!

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  27. Great blocks...one of my friends was sewing churn dash blocks at the weekend too!

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  28. Wow, love how your churn dash blocks are looking. They are one of my fav blocks to make, often without a reason. That double nine patch is also pretty stunning. Thanks for sharing the photos.

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  29. Love the churn dash blocks, so far I have made two little quilts with these darling little blocks. And the 9-patch is wonderful as well...thanks for sharing!

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  30. Hi, I lurk on occasion, to enjoy your work. Cut your zucchine into long strips, like a lasagna noodle. Then use them to make lasagna with. I learned that many years ago at Weight Watchers. Liz

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  31. Hello,

    Try cutting your zucchini into strips lengthwise and use raw instead of lasagna noodles. I learned that many years ago at Weight Watchers. Liz

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  32. Love your churn dashes and any blue and white blocks are wonderful!. One of my coworkers has a friend who planted six plants so you can only imagine how much she has! So she decided to have her first annual zucchini cookoff. She invited six people over and they made appetizers, main dishes, and of course, zucchini bread and cake. She says they plan to repeat this next year!

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  33. hi Lori! That double nine patch is wonderful!

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  34. Lori, love your website. Saw something this morning on http://www.quilthollow.com about making five nine-patches at one time using a strip method. It would make the nine-patch quilt go together pretty quickly with a little math re-do. Scroll down past Bonnie's picture to see the info. Keep up the great quilting and entertainment! Joyce (also in Oregon)

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  35. Those are two of my favourite blocks. Love the vintage 9 patches....so tiny.

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  36. the double nine patch quilt is wonderful~!!~

    and your churn dashes make me smile too~!

    :-)
    libbyQ

    p.s. my zuchinni hasn't started producing yet . . . i know it's supposed to be an easy one but i always have a hard time with it.

    however in years past when i had some that i didn't want to eat immediately i grated it up and put it in the freezer in pre-measured containers. when i want to make some zuchinni bread i just pop it out to defrost and add it to the recipe. it seems to make a moister loaf when used this way too.

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  37. Churn dash is one of my favorite old time patterns, so simple in two colors like your friend's and more energetic in the scrappy way you've made yours. Love the mini 9 patches!

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  38. Churn dashes and nine patches in the same post! Oh My!
    I love how clean and pretty the nine patch quilt is. It is just lovely.
    Your friends blocks are wonderful too

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  39. I do love your church dashes. The double nine patch is fantastic, I love it.
    I make a zuchini slice in the summer with salad for a light meal. Can you copy and paste this?

    http://www.exclusivelyfood.com.au/2006/07/zucchini-slice-recipe.html

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  40. Your churn dashes are beautiful! I've always loved that block.
    I LOVE the double nine patch. So beautiful done scrappy and so elegant in the blue and white.
    I don't have any great recipes for zucchini..but I'd love to come there and help you test some. ;)

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  41. Congratulations! You have been awarded with the "I Love Your Blog" award...and thank you for being so creative!! You can check it out on my blog:
    www.Sweetie-Scraps.blogspot.com

    You are an inspiration to me!

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  42. I really love the tiny nine patches too....loads! In the future...

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  43. What a great post! It is all I can do to keep myself sitting at the computer to finish this comment. I want to run into my sewing room and get out the churn dash blocks again. Thanks, too, for sharing your friend Kathy's version. My post this week has me thinking about the indigo churn dashes. And that 9-patch! The consistent colored centers makes it pop. Yes, I will be starting new projects today. After all, it's raining.

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