Friday, November 30, 2012

churn dash quilt {finished}

I have not sewn a thing in the last couple of days (unless attaching two button eyes to my polar bear block counts). So, I thought it might be a good time to show you my churn dash quilt which I finished a while back.


As I mentioned before, I made this quilt as a Christmas present for my FIL. I love the contrast of these very graphic, bold churn dash blocks and the crispness of Kona snow. I think it makes for a very "man appropriate" quilt.


Aaaah, I don't think I can ever get enough Denyse Schmidt. 


I used a few different prints from my stash for the backing. Not having any particular plan in mind, I just started arranging fabric pieces randomly. I like the way it looks and I finally came to a conclusion that simple pieced backings don't take that much time, yet they add an enormous dose of extra goodness to the whole quilt. No more plain sheets as quilt backings for me. Unless it's some sort of quilting emergency, of course :)


I did straight line quilting in white thread about 1/2" apart. Every time I do this kind of quilting I'm amazed at the wonderful texture and feel of the quilt once it's washed and dried. It's so crinkly and soft, love-love-love!!!


I used gray solid fabric (probably Kona gray) for the binding. It frames the whole quilt so well and adds just the right finishing touch.

Finished size of this quilt is 48 " x 60". 

Thanks so much for visiting. Svetlana

27 comments:

  1. Fantastic! I love how graphic and modern a traditional block can look with the right fabric and sashing :)

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  2. Looks amazing! The straight line quilting also seems man-appropriate to me. He's going to love this quilt! The back is fantastic. I like to piece them, too, just not anything too complicated:)

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  3. Love it!! I've been toying with the idea of doing a traditional block quilt with my chicopee bundle and you've convinced me :)

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  4. I have also struggled with what to do with my Chicopee. Your Churn Dash is so lovely! I absolutely love how the units float in the white neutral. A perfect, perfect use of this fabric!

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  5. I love the churn dash block. Beautiful quilt!

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  6. What a terrific quilt. As someone before mentioned, it makes such a bold graphic pattern that's really wonderful.

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  7. Love the colours & the churn dash blocks .. just about perfect !!

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  8. Lovely. I think you're right- very man friendly :) I love the back, too!

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  9. Wonderful 'man' gift! Love the quilting too! Jxo

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  10. It's fantastic Svetlana. Perfectly manly. :)

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  11. I love it, but honestly that alone isn't saying much because I've yet to meet a DS quilt that I don't love. Despite my failure to be discriminating when DS fabrics are involved, this is a great finish and I know it will be well received for a man's gift. Lovely but dignified.

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  12. I really love this quilt - such a great masculine feel to it. Chicopee is my fave at the moment and I love how it works here - thanks for the inspiration :o)

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  13. Oh no! That's what I get for looking at your blog when my teenage son is around...he glanced over my shoulder and said, "That's what I want for Christmas, that quilt!"

    Thanks for the idea, although it might not be done until his birthday in the spring. I have too many cute Christmas gifts to make, first.

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  14. This looks fantastic Svetlana! I love all the choices you made with the fabrics and the quilting.

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  15. So beautiful and I love the colors!! xo Heather

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  16. oh I really love this, yes I do! Just perfect for your FIL....

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  17. Fabulous quilt - love the straight line quilting and the fabrics you have used for the churn dash blocks!

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  18. Perfect manly colours, I'm sure he'll love it!

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  19. Super cute quilt. So just pinned it to pinterest :)

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  20. I adore this color palette! As a new quilter, I want to scoop up all the colors and use them all at once, and I love that look. But, lately I'm finding myself drawn to projects like this that use restraint. I might not be able to limit myself to one color yet, but as soon as some space opens up on my WIP list (6 months maybe?), I'm definitely going to work on limiting my choices. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  21. it's beautiful. I see a churn dash quilt in my future

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  22. I love this quilt. I think I look at it every day! :)

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