Machine Quilting, quilting, Scrap Churn Dash

Basting a Quilt Today

This top should look familiar, as it is the header of the blog at the moment. I thought this week would be a good week to get this one sandwiched and begin the process of quilting. Initially I was going to bring this to a long-arm quilter and pay to have it quilted.  As of… Continue reading Basting a Quilt Today


A Churn Dash Topper Finish!

Hi Everyone! The top is finished!  I came home this evening and blazed through the third border.  I didn't stop until it was complete and I could get a picture of it. Not even stopping to press.  Just zip zip zip sewing and whisked off into the dimming twilight for a full study photo! I… Continue reading A Churn Dash Topper Finish!

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Borders Almost Finished!

Whoot! I finished up the 4 patch border (2nd border) of the Churn Dash Quilt this morning... I want to thank Ginia of Early Morning Quilter for sharing her truly awesome technique for ripping out seams with me!  Thanks Ginia, this saved me on another smaller section of the quilt this morning! (I digress).  Click… Continue reading Borders Almost Finished!


Using up the 3 Inch Squares for the Border!

  Happy Saturday Everyone! I spent some minutes this morning cutting up the leftovers into the remaining 3" squares I'm going to need for the border on the Churn Dash quilt. When I'm entirely too lazy to set up a 'proper' cutting station I use my collapsible ironing board, a small cutting mat and a… Continue reading Using up the 3 Inch Squares for the Border!


Border Decision!

First of all THANK YOU all for your comments!  It was so fun to hear what you thought and I very much appreciate the input! Wow, so many of you liked option #3, the Black inner border with the wide Black outer border!  I am beginning to second guess myself now! Are you ready to… Continue reading Border Decision!


Border Debate Begins

The center is complete!  Now the border work begins on the Churn Dash quilt. I love EQ7.  This program has greatly improved my ability to imagine what the end quilt will look like!  It beats drawing by hand, hands down. Let's look at some options... 1. White outer border, colored (purple) inner border. 2. White… Continue reading Border Debate Begins

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2 Weeks and 56 Blocks Later I’ve Almost Made Butter!

I've been making lots of blocks using the Speedy Churn Dash pattern sheet.  Each one is unique and they are so fun! I've completed 56 and plan for a sashing and a border.  This pattern is developing into another 'no waste' design as I'm incorporating the extra 3" blocks as border treatment.  I had thought of a white… Continue reading 2 Weeks and 56 Blocks Later I’ve Almost Made Butter!


The Speedy Churn Dash Block – Fat Quarter Super Friendly

This unbearable cold has really kept us locked indoors this past week!  All better to come up with some fun ideas! I have been putzing around with one of my 'thoughts', those ideas that come to me every once in a while and I have to test them out. My inspiration is this Churn Dash quilt my Grandmother… Continue reading The Speedy Churn Dash Block – Fat Quarter Super Friendly