Blogger’s Quilt Festival Entry — Good Day Sunshine

The fall 2014 Blogger’s Quilt Festival is now underway, and I am entering Good Day Sunshine, finished earlier this year, in the Modern category:

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Many of you have seen pictures of this quilt already. I hope you don’t mind revisiting it!

Good Day Sunshine was the product of a summertime Sew-Along organized by Thelma of Cupcakes ‘n’ Daisies. The pattern, Dancing Churndash, was designed for Cut Loose Press by sisters Jenny Pedigo and Helen Robinson of Sew Kind of Wonderful. Here’s a look at the entire quilt:

2014-8, Dancing Churndash, front 2

I used quite a few prints from the Gray Matters line by Camelot Cottons and filled in with fabrics from my stash. I’ve loved the combination of gray/yellow/white ever since my mother made me a wool plaid skirt in those colors when I was in high school.

Although there’s a lot of gray in this quilt, it’s offset by the bright and cheerful yellow prints. Each block makes me feel like I’m looking out a window on a sunny day:

2014-8, Dancing Churndash, quilting detail

That’s what led me to name this quilt Good Day Sunshine, after the Beatles song. It measures 43″ x 57½” and was quilted by Jolene Knight of Good Knight Quilts. A close-up of the quilting:

2014-8 Dancing Churndash detail

The back was pieced from leftover fabrics used on the front:

2014-8, Dancing Churndash, back


Linking up to Amy’s Creative Side for Blogger’s Quilt Festival. To see some of the other modern quilts entered in the festival, check out this link. Voting for favorites in 11 categories begins Nov. 1.




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12 Responses to Blogger’s Quilt Festival Entry — Good Day Sunshine

  1. Nancy W says:

    Dawn the quilt is amazing!!!! And the quilting perfect! Great job!

  2. Lisa says:

    Absolutely beautiful! xoxo

  3. Sharon - IN says:

    I love this quilt! I am in love with all things Sew Kind of Wonderful! (I have 4 quilts using the ruler in progress right now.) Beautiful fabrics, pattern and quilting!

  4. What a fantastic pattern and great prints you’ve used! Nice job!

  5. Jennifer B says:

    I just love this one! I’m really happy to have seen it in person at the Pine Needle. Beautiful!

  6. Dianne Neale says:

    Just beautiful – so fresh and bright

  7. I love it – the colors, the design – everything! I’m so inspired – thanks for sharing!

  8. Mary Ann says:

    This is beautiful! Super, super, love! <3

  9. Diane says:

    It is extremely difficult to prioritize your creations so just let me say that this quilt just has to be in my top five favorites. I’m not even sure I can adequately articulate why – it simply makes my heart sing!!

  10. Lea says:

    What a beautiful quilt and great name for it. I love gray & yellow together.

  11. sewbeckyjo says:

    LOVE this! oh, this is so bright and sunny – it’s like when you see the perfect yellow kitchen and it just makes you happy. yes. love it.

  12. The photos look really nice. Your beautiful quilt makes me so happy I got to help you quilt it 🙂

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