Churn Dash Finish

Churn Dash Quilt May 2015

I finished my Churn Dash Quilt over the weekend.

From start to finish, this quilt took me under two weeks to complete.

Churn Dash Quilt May 2015

I am so happy with the way this quilt turned out, from the fabric choices, to my first beautifully mitered corners (I’ve never been really successful with my corners but seem to have turned a corner…hahaha, couldn’t resist that one!!)

Churn Dash Quilt May 2015

I followed the Churn Dash Quilt Along by Amy Smart on We all Sew. As a new sewer/quilter/blogger, I was thrilled to get a comment by Amy on my previous post.  Diary of a Quilter was perhaps one of the first quilting blogs I ever read!.

Churn Dash Quilt May 2015

I have never really favoured the colour green when it comes to fabric, but feel as though this quilt has ended up as a “green” quilt. Maybe that is due in part to the feature fabric, Mineral Forest by Lori Mason for Andover fabric.

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I originally bought two metres of this fabric on sale ( I rarely ever buy more than a half metre cut) and decided to splurge the rest on the pieced backing, which I particularly like.

Churn Dash Quilt Back May 2015

The quilting was simply straight line quilting with white Gutermann thread. I echoed the centre of the Churn Dash block both vertically and horizontally using the edge of my walking foot.

Churn Dash Quilt May 2015

I decided to bind this quilt in one of my favourites, Basics Green Stripe by Cotton and Steel. Chartreuse is definitely my fave at the moment!

Churn Dash Quilt

This is definitely my most favourite of the few quilts I have made so far in my short quilting life.  I enjoyed every step of the quilting process!

I hope you like it too!  Deb 🙂

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Churn Dash Quilt


I have been feeling a bit out of sorts for the past few days and so decided a new project was in order! It amazes me how playing with pretty fabrics, cutting them up and resewing them back together again can make me feel so happy!

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As a member of the Tasmanian Modern Quilt Guild,  I am intrigued by improvisational piecing and free form quilt designs. However, as a new quilter, I feel that there are a lot of traditional quilt blocks I still want to make.

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The block that has grabbed my attention recently is the Churn Dash Quilt Block. I am following a tutorial by Amy Smart (diary of a quilter) on We All Sew (tutorial here). I love how this tutorial allows you to make two blocks at once!

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The fabric I am building my quilt around is a fabric by Lori Mason for Andover Fabrics called Mineral Forest. All of the fabrics used are from my stash and include some Shot Cotton and Cotton & Steel fabrics.

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I am only one third of the way there with 10 blocks finished out of 30, so I still have a few more blocks to make…!

But I am already feeling much better, so that’s a good thing, don’t ya think??

Deb 🙂