Opposites Attract

Back in July I was playing around with the pattern Dancing Churndash, using positive and negative prints in black and white:

I liked the checkerboard effect immensely but only had enough of the prints to make these four blocks, having used most of the fabric years before in a couple of other projects.

Not to worry. I just (ahem) happen to have several other sets of positive/negative black and white prints in my stash. I pulled out one of those sets to make a quilt I’ve already named Checkerboard Curves. It’s easy to see why:


Dancing Churndash
was designed for Cut Loose Press by Jenny Pedigo and Helen Robinson of Sew Kind of Wonderful. The traditional Churn Dash block is one of my favorites, and I love Jenny and Helen’s contemporary curvy take on it. (In fact, this is my second version of Dancing Churndash. You can see the first one here.)

The top above measures 44″ square. I generally make quilts that are at least lap size and thought about adding borders to this one to make it larger. In the end I decided to keep it simple and will finish it with lime green binding after it’s been quilted.

For the backing I did a little more stash diving and came up with this Timeless Treasures print from a few years ago featuring stylish young women walking their dogs in New York City and picnicking in Central Park:

I had just enough length for the backing but needed to add to the width to make it work:

Isn’t that cute?

The photo above was taken yesterday just as the light was beginning to wane. Coco the Cat was keeping my husband company while he was weeding in the backyard but she came over immediately to investigate:

 

 

 

 

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6 Responses to Opposites Attract

  1. Sandy says:

    Beautiful job, as always, Dawn. I love seeing your work and can’t wait for our next get together.

  2. Vickie Rooks says:

    Hi, so glad that Coco understands it is her job to inspect all of your work. Love everything about this quilt but especially the curvy-ness to the churn dash blocks.

  3. Diane says:

    That Coco, she is just a shameless scene stealer! But, oh, do I love this one. The colors and pattern are so wonderful. As for the back of this one, I would be very hard pressed to decide which side to display!

  4. Charlotte says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the contrast, especially the back. I see Princess Cordelia is inspecting.

  5. Colleen says:

    Rachel says she likes the quilt! She thinks it is very pretty. And she says, “I love Coco!!! ” She also says she hopes she can have a lunch date with you soon ;D.

  6. Claudine Wildman says:

    I really like the pattern and colors! I’m working on the scissors case. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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