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April 17, 2014
WIP churn dash from Sew Sunshine

Tried my hand at a few small 6" churn dash blocks. I am hooked. They are so fun and cute to make.  I was just going to try a few blocks in all solids and then I decided this little 9 patch needed some print. I will now have to make more for the blocks I didn't use. Is it me or sometimes you just move from project to project making more projects??? Linking up with WIP Wed HERE   at Freshly

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March 27, 2014
Around the Block | Round Robin Quilt Block 8 from Patchwork Posse

Block 8 for the Round Robin– Around the Block has been designed by Sherri of A Quilting Life.

Today we are in for a super treat.  Sherri’s style is so fun and fresh.  Her eye for detail — like points, color, design shows in all of her projects…which is probably why she is published in multiple books and has a few books under her belt.

I was delighted when she said yes to be a designer and am totally excited to share a little bit of her with you.   Her block is a very traditional quilt block.  The churn ...

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March 17, 2014
Modern Block Monday - Churn Dash from Quilt Matters

Happy St. Patrick's Day, all!

Okay, so the Churn Dash is not a block that screams modern. I'm a believer though that anything 'traditional' can be made 'modern,' be it through fabric choice or layout. Carole from my OMQG bee asked for the iconic Churn Dash block. She provided the cheddar background and we were to supply the feature fabric.

I chose two prints from Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market Fancy line for my blocks. The browns go wonderfully with the cheddar.

Churn Dash - OMQG Bee

Churn Dash - OMQG Bee

Hmm, is it me or are these blocks feeling rather traditional? It's the colour combo ...

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March 1, 2014
Churn Dash | Modern Style from Jolie Maxtin

Well folks! Finally!

I have been teasing you with pictures of this beauty for a while and now I can show you the final quilt.
For those that are newer followers here, I really lean towards modern, sparse, and clean. For some reason I have taken a liking to the churn dash (a traditional block) so I decided to cut into my most favorite fabrics and make one.

The quilting is all straight lines using Aurifil 50 weight thread and it was quilted on my home machine.
My favorite part of making this quilt was the binding because I enjoy ...

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February 16, 2014
Ready to be assembled from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 I finished up ALL of my Churn Dash blocks!  :)  I have 30 of them for a 5x6 setting.  Here are half of the blocks up on the design wall.  I will start sewing them together this evening as Richard is working tonight.  I'm still not sure what I will use for the border yet. 
 This is the stack of the other 15 for the bottom half of the quilt. 

 A couple of days ago while at Walmart shopping for groceries and household supplies I found the clearance isle.  I usually don't tend to spend money on things that ...

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February 10, 2014
I'm a bouncer! from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Everyday I struggle with Adult ADD this affects everything from my housework to my quilting.  The past several days have been a big struggle to keep on track with everything.  In my housework I am constantly making lists and I also do that in my quilting but this time you can really tell that I have bounced from project to project.  I think all of this snowy weather has had something to do with my change in mood.  

First off, I worked on these blocks.  I cut them out from my scrap basket a few months ago.  I have 19 ...

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January 22, 2014
WIP Wednesday from Jolie Maxtin

My friends, this finish has been a long time coming...but it has not yet crossed the finish line. Gah!

You see, in 2013 one of my goals was to give away most, if not all, of what I made.  But...I did make this quilt for myself, because,well - I just wanted to.

Normally sewing on the binding is one of the most important steps, because the project is almost complete....and I LOVE sewing on binding. It is something that is super fast for me and also enjoyable. the December meeting of my quilt guild, it ...

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December 12, 2013
Snow Happens! from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Snow in Eugene Oregon is not a good thing.  It has been almost a week since the snow storm, and we still have school closures and bad roads.  What about snow plows you ask?  I heard there are one or two running around the city but I sure haven't seen any signs of them.  It's pretty crazy!

The good news is I have just chosen to stay home and keep warm.  
Lots of time spent in the sewing room!

I quilted up my Churn Dash quilt.  I used Amy Smart's Easy Churn Dash pattern for sewing up ...

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December 7, 2013
Dashing through the Snow! from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

We woke up to a bunch of snow this morning in Eugene. This was the view outside my studio window this morning (Yes, that is my 6 x 12 ruler...Use what is available, right?)  This fairly protected area was at 5" and it has since snowed all day!  We just don't get snow like this in western Oregon!

My little neighbors started giving me the stink eye pretty early in the day looking for food they could get to.  Not much will get me out in this stuff but I did get out to clear off and fill ...

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December 5, 2013
WIP Wednesday 12/04/13 from Georgia Girl Quilts

I can't seem to get back into the swing of things after my Thanksgiving jaunt to visit my Dad & Step-Mom. I'm in full on Holiday Mode and want to spend all day baking instead of in the salon playing with hair.  Hubs is working like a maniac, trying to get a promotion which will be announced after the first of the year, so a lot of the holiday stuff we usually do together falls on me this year.  I'm good with that....I mean if I can find a way to have fun in the line at ...

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December 4, 2013
WIP Wednesday from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

It is Work In Progress Wednesday so I thought I would share the headway I have been making on my Churn Dash quilt.  Its low volume color density is a real reversal for me but I do like the vintage feel to it.

Almost all of the blocks are done and I have been playing with layouts.  I quickly decided the quilt was a bit boring and wanted something to break up the monotony. 

Whenever I find this happening, I just change the scale of the blocks in a few areas to break up the pattern and add some interest ...

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November 25, 2013
Churn Dash Blocks from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

When I walked into my sewing room this morning, I realized that BOTH of my design walls were empty! What!?!       How could I let this happen! 

 I quickly printed out the Easy Churn Dash quilt pattern I had won during the 100 Quilts for Kids drive and headed to the fabric closet to see what I could come up with.

My personal challenge I set for myself when I got this suite of patterns from Amy Smart was to make them entirely from my stash.  In a bottom drawer I re-discovered a whole bunch of 30's and 40's ...

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October 27, 2013
Churn Dash from Quiltmanufaktur

Lange, lange hat´s gebraucht, das ich hier mal wieder was neues zeige.... Eigentlich nähe ich die ganze Zeit und zeigen könnte ich euch eine Menge, aber irgendwie hat mir so ein bisschen die Lust zum Posten gefehlt - manchmal macht das nähen einfach viel zu viel Spaß!
So, damit ihr mal sehen könnt, was ich (unter anderem..) in letzter Zeit produziert habe, hier mein neuster Quilt: Churn Dash

Vorgestern war hier im Raum Frankfurt endlich mal für ein paar Minuten tolles Wetter und ich konnte mich zu meinem momentanen Lieblingsspott mit den tollen Weiden und Pferdekoppeln bei Dreieichenhain machen, um ...

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October 26, 2013
Blogger's Quilt Festival from Jan's Quilts

 Blogger's Quilt Festival -

I love everything about this quilt.  Warning:  lots of photos, the first batch were taken on my dining room table, AKA as the cutting table and design area.

The fabrics are from the first two collections from Parsons Gray.

I won one collection and purchased the other, plus some co-ordinating fabrics suggested by Pink Chalk Fabrics.

The quilt is fully reversible, the "back" features Greek Cross blocks, an easy switch up because they use same components as the Churn Dash blocks.

Now, for the backyard photos.  

Sorry, I warned you, lots of photos.

I shipped it across the country to ...

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October 18, 2013
Churn Dash Quilt is finished. from Jan's Quilts

I'm really loving everything about this quilt.  Warning:  lots of photos, the first batch were taken on my dining room table, AKA as the cutting table and design area.

The fabrics are from the first two collections from Parsons Gray.

I won one collection and purchased the other, plus some co-ordinating fabrics suggested by Pink Chalk Fabrics.

The quilt is fully reversible, the "back" feature Greek Cross blocks, an easy switch up of the same components as the Churn Dash blocks.

Now, for the backyard photos.  

Sorry, I warned you, lots of photos.

I'll get the quilt shipped ...

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September 27, 2013
Getting ready for binding. from Jan's Quilts

I picked up the twin size reversible Churn Dash quilt I made for my grandson this week, from my long arm quilter.  You can read about making it here.  I'm in love with the way it turned out.  The Churn Dash blocks are great but the secondary design of squares and diamonds really draws me in.

I'm auditioning fabric for binding; I think I'll go with the darker gray.  Sorry, Kona Coal, Charcoal beat you out, this time.
May your bobbins always be full,

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August 16, 2013
Simply Solids - August from Jolie Maxtin

Teressa, this month, asked for the Churn Dash block in my Simply Solids Bee.

You know, funny thing, this churn dash. I have never liked this pattern but in the last couple of months, I have done a 180 and it's lovely. It was great to make this for my bee mate.

As a matter of fact, I have a special project where I owe a block and I made a....guess it...churn dash!

For my special project I had to utilize my math skills to make it into a 9" block (finished). Always remember the seam allowances ...

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July 17, 2013
Simply Retro Quilt Along (Week #3) from Judy's Quilting Blog

Jana Machado is hosting a quilt along using the patterns from Simply Retro by Camille Roskelley. Each week you work on one of the projects from the book. You can choose to make just a block, a full size quilt, table runner, or what ever you would like to do it just has to be from Simply Retro.

I thought this looked like fun, but I missed the first two weeks, so I checked to see what the next project was and its Baby Love.  And I decided to make the jumbo block to make a wall hanging!

I thought ...

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April 15, 2013
solid dash from Aunt Reenie Quilts

Finished this quilt top while watching The Masters, probably one of my favorite sporting events to watch.


now i need to find a backing and figure out how to quilt it. But there are babies being born and young brides that need quilts, so it will go into the drawer until I have an epiphany on how how to quilt it, but my goal is to have it finished by the fall so it can live on our bed.

the chickens got involved during the photo shoot:


they were very scared every time the wind blew, this was funny.


if ...

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April 8, 2013
Design Wall from Aunt Reenie Quilts


Have been sewing these churn dashes for a few weeks. Stopped and made a baby quilt in the middle of it all


Looking forward to getting this top made and my design wall back!

to check out some other design walls head over to Patchwork Times:

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