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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Churn Baby, Churn (and NTT)

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday!  My latest quilt, appropriately named Churn Baby, Churn is all finished, and I am in LOVE with it!

The colors in this collection are so rich and vibrant, and are perfect for the fun layout in the quilt.  When I went to quilt it though, I was stumped on the design since there is so much going on.  I feel like any allover quilting motif would have taken a back seat to the piecing and fabrics, so I just went with my good ole standby stipple.

When I asked for thread input in my last post, the aqua won out by far, and I'm so glad.  Sometimes I worry that I default to aqua too often, but my heart really wanted to quilt this with aqua thread.  So, it was good to have plenty who agreed with me.  I quilted with 50 wt. Aurifil # 5006, Light Turquoise,  my favorite shade of aqua thread.

You might also remember that I planned to use an entirely different main fabric for the back.  Well, sometimes the very best plans get foiled, and when I went to my local shop to get the fabric, only 1.5 yards were left on the bolt.  So, instead, I picked up this orange print from Art Gallery's Bound collection.  I mixed this print into the front as well, so it's all good.  I also threw in a stripe of Kona Pool for good measure.

With such an explosion of color and print on the front, this solid Kona Navy binding creates a perfect frame to contain all of it.

Several have asked if I am planning to write a pattern for this quilt, and after giving it lots of thought, I have decided that I am not.  The trouble with a quilt like this is that it is difficult to write concise cutting instructions for so many different sized pieces.  It can be done, but I just don't have the time right now.  Instead, I have created a layout diagram with (finished) sizing for you!

Each color corresponds to a different size, and the finished sizes are listed for you on one of each color block.  The black lines show how I sewed the quilt together in sections, giving it a random look (with no partial seams!)  This layout could really work for any block you like.  As long as your finished blocks are 15", 9", and 6", you can just plug them into the spaces for an awesome, modern quilt.  If you use this layout, be sure to send me a photo!

Okie dokie!  Let's get to the features from last week's party, shall we?  Denise from For the Love of Geese shared this pretty Granny Square quilt.  I love these colors!

Michelle at From Bolt to Beauty linked up this jelly roll log cabin quilt.  I love how making rectangular log cabin blocks give the quilt a fresh look!

Look at this awesome Sawtooth Star QOV by Katie Mae Quilts-

And finally, this awesome quilt is by Tiina from Kasityolainen- unelmissaan.  Her blog is written in
English as well, so definitely check it out!

Wow!  Just WOW!  Y'all bring such amazing inspiration each and every week.  I am just amazed.  Without further ado, let's link up!

1. You can link finished projects or WIP's , but just keep it about quilting and sewing!
2. Link to your specific post (not to your home page!) to make it easier for others.
3. Please remember to spread the word and post my button or a text link.  
4. Spread the comment love far and wide!
5. Following me is not a requirement to link, but is so very appreciated!

*If you're new to the party, here's a helpful tip for linking up- select "Auto Crop"  when selecting your thumbnail photo.  For some reason, trying to crop your own image results in the dreaded "white question mark box," and we definitely want to see your awesome work!  :)


  1. Love your churn dash quilt! The fabrics look amazing, and the layout is so fresh and new. Beautiful!

  2. I know I sang praises for your churn dash quilt last week, but it's even more stunning now that it's finished! I wish you had written a pattern because I would totally have bought it, but I understand it being hard to write. Thanks for the layout diagram, though!

  3. Such a stunning and vibrant quilt

  4. LOVE this quilt and I know it is because of your fabric/color choices! It is now on my to-do list and thank you for the layout diagram. That works as good as a pattern for me. You are an inspiration to us all!!!

  5. It is an explosion of color and I truly love the offset blocks. Thank you for the layout diagram. I'm not ready to make another churn dash but I have some other blocks in mind. Thank you for featuring my granny square quilt.

  6. Its an explosion of color and design! Great touch with the black border! I can see how it would be a frustrating quilt to write, so many different parts and pieces! I love how it turned out!

  7. Your Churn Dash is just gorgeous. I love the colors.

  8. I am admiring your stippling. I am hoping to try it for the first time on my disappearing hour-glass quilt soon.

  9. It's alway so fun to see what you and everyone else is up to. I'm especially taken by the color scheme of the granny square quilt. And your stippling . . . I need to brush up on my free motion skills.

  10. Such a great churn dash quilt! I love your bright and fun fabrics! I can't thank you enough for layout of it! Someday....!!! Amazing quilt as usual!!!

  11. I first wanna apologise, did not very much like your churn dash quilt top the other day, but now that it is quilted and bound in the dark navy I just LOVE it, what a perfect quilt !!

  12. I love your Churn Baby Churn quilt and thank you for sharing the layout of various size blocks.

  13. I LOVE this quilt! The fabrics are so modern and the colors intense. And the pattern....very inspirational!

  14. Thank you so much for featuring my quilt! Also thanks for this layout chart. Your quilt is beautiful!

  15. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this churn dash quilt!! I love this block already and am putting together a quilt of varying sizes of this block for Do Good Stitches, but I am love this saturation of color!!!


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