I Swear . . .

. . . I could make Churn Dash blocks till the cows come home.

The Churn Dash really is one of my very favorite traditional blocks. It’s right up there with stars of any kind — note the Sawtooth Stars above. Last year I spotted a quilt called Churning Stars in a book by Jenifer Gaston (Primitive Style) with this combo of Churn Dash blocks inside Sawtooth Star blocks and was instantly hooked.

I made a couple of test blocks back then, dipping into my collection of cheddar and indigo fabrics from Penny Rose Studio. Then nothing until Quilt Camp in November, when I made a few more blocks. Since then I’ve picked up a few fabrics from other lines to add to the mix.

I stole a few moments last week to make a handful of blocks, all destined to be part of a bed-size quilt. I’m not working with a pattern. I’m just making blocks in different sizes, ranging from the 3″ blocks you see in the upper right corner to the 18″ block in the lower left corner. I’ll play around with them on my design wall when I have enough to make a quilt.

This is my idea of fun! What’s yours?




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6 Responses to I Swear . . .

  1. Melody Wilson says:

    Those are so fun! Great color choices.

  2. Diane says:

    Well, Nubs, I can see this is your kind of fun. My kind of fun is following your progress to see what becomes another gorgeous quilt!

  3. Sandy says:

    I love, love, love them.

  4. Peg says:

    These are great! Love the fabrics!❤️

  5. Karen says:

    LOVE the fabrics. This will make a striking quilt.

  6. Char says:

    I’m planning my next quilt in Electric Quilt.
    Storm at Sea.

    Fun for me.

    I do love your cheddar fabrics!

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