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February 28, 2017
6 Köpfe - 12 Blöcke Churn Dash - Vergrößern und Verkleinern von Quiltblöcken from Quiltmanufaktur

Schon wieder Ende des Monats und ich musste mich echt sputen, den Churn Dash nach Nadra´s Anleitung auf ihrem Blog ellis & higgs für unseren 6 Köpfe 12 Blöcke Quilt Along auf Facebook zu nähen. Passend zur Butterfass-Geschichte habe ich den gelben Tula Pink Stoff + Biene in die Mitte gesetzt - na ja, war wohl doch eher Zufall....


Ich mag diesen Block schon lange und habe mich bei unserer Planung im Vorfeld mächtig gefreut, das er es in unser Layout geschafft hat! Es gibt so wahnsinnig viel, schöne Quilts aus diesem Block - historische oder auch moderne Varianten. Durch die Stoffauswahl oder ...

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February 23, 2017
A Churn Dash by Any Other Name from The Chester County Criswell Quilt




Everyone loves a Churn Dash.  It's been around forever - mid 1800s - it's simple to piece and it's good design.  A popular block that has been used for over century collects a catalogue of names; Barbara Brackman lists the following:

Broken Plate
Double Monkey Wrench
Double T
Fisherman's Reel
Hens and Chickens
Hole in the Barn Door
Indian Hammer
Joan's Doll Quilt
Lincoln's Platform
Love Knot
Ludlow's Favorite
Monkey Wrench
Old Mill Design
Picture Frame
Puss in the Corner
Quail's Nest
Sheman's March
Shoo Fly
Colonial Design

There are two Churn Dash ...

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February 6, 2017
Quilter's Recipe Box Unit Two - Split Square from Pamela Quilts

Are you ready to master another basic Quilt block recipe?  This month's unit is a split square.  It's really simple, just a square divided in half.  As always, you'll get the best results if you make sure your cutting and sewing are super accurate!

By using four split squares and four half square triangles you can create a Churn Dash (or Monkey Wrench) block!

You will need the following cuts of fabric:
Four triangles and four rectangles of colored fabric
Four triangles and four rectangles of background fabric plus one center square.

 For my batik version I ...

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December 10, 2016
I Love Churn Dashes Book from Jackie's Art Quilts

Imagine my delight receiving my copies of the I Love Churn Dashes book from Martingale!


What an absolute thrill to have my quilt in it beside such a talented selection of quilters!
The quilts are simply gorgeous and there is something for everyone in this book! Martingale Publishing is so wonderful to work with, I have truly enjoyed every single minute working to get my quilt ready for publication.

This one is mine called 'Block Party'. I chose all bright solids from Riley Blake Designs to put together this quilt. 

'Churn Dash Slide' by Christa Watson

'Wavy Churn' by Gina ...

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I Love Churn Dashes Book from Jackie's Art Quilts

Imagine my delight receiving my copies of the I Love Churn Dashes book from Martingale!


What an absolute thrill to have my quilt in it beside such a talented selection of quilters!
The quilts are simply gorgeous and there is something for everyone in this book! Martingale Publishing is so wonderful to work with, I have truly enjoyed every single minute working to get my quilt ready for publication.

This one is mine called 'Block Party'. I chose all bright solids from Riley Blake Designs to put together this quilt. 

'Churn Dash Slide' by Christa Watson

'Wavy Churn' by Gina ...

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October 21, 2016
New Friday Tutorial: The Whimsical Shoofly Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Make the Whimsical Shoofly Quilt with this Video Tutorial!

With a little creativity and a touch of courage, quilting can be a real “choose-your-own-adventure” experience. What happens if I rotate half my blocks? What if I switch out the white background for a bright solid? What if I use a 10-inch square instead of a 5-inch? Before you know it, you have created a totally unique quilt. You are an artist! You are an inventor! You are AMAZING!!!

Make the Whimsical Shoofly Quilt with this Video Tutorial!

Today Jenny will guide us through the Whimsical Shoofly Quilt, a simple variation of the shoofly or churn dash. You’ll be amazed to see what a difference a small change ...

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September 16, 2016
Making strings while the sun shines from Making A Lather


I decided to treadle while watching Ghost Whisperer last night on netflix. I made 10 more string blocks. I'm not a fan of string piecing, so I leave it to my treadle and that makes it better for me. I really like string pieced quilts though.

But, it sure doesn't look like I am using these up anytime soon.
I am making 10 inch blocks using Missouri star foundation papers. I like them, I can add them to my orders to make the shipping seem more reasonable when I buy the deal of the day. But phone book ...

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September 7, 2016
Progress here and there from Making A Lather

The good news: all 41 blocks for my chunky churn dash quilt are done. Bad news: They are very scrappy and I can't see what will go with them in the alternate hourglass blocks. Bonnie Hunter uses a navy. I will have to ponder and play to decide. But I can feel that I am ready to send them to ufo paradise for a vacation. We'll see. This is a free pattern here.

This really uses a lot of 1 1/2 inch strips and 2 1/2 inch squares from the scrap bins. Super easy, so that ...

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