This quilt came out of my turn in an online quilting bee. I designed this block while playing with scraps and my husband requested it for his quilt. My bee mates helped by making some of the small liberated churn dash blocks from my tutorial. I refined and improved those instructions, plus included how to quilt each panel separately so you can quilt this big quilt on your domestic sewing machine. Of course, you can make it the traditional way too by sewing all the blocks together to make the quilt top.
I love the color palette of this quilt - no orange! I can barely believe it! But I can see this quilt done with a print for the background and solids for the churns, or all in Christmas fabrics, or even prints from all one line of fabric.
Have fun, learn an easy way to foundation piece, and create a modern masterpiece for yourself!
I quilt for the joy it brings (because I am a JOYful girl!) Thanks to Ani diFranco for giving me this beautiful motto to create by. I make most of my patterns using my stash - which is limited and ...
I quilt for the joy it brings (because I am a JOYful girl!) Thanks to Ani diFranco for giving me this beautiful motto to create by. I make most of my patterns using my stash - which is limited and full of colourful prints! I am obsessed with designing ways to use up selvages - especially collections of selvages from fabrics used in a single project. Sadie Paisley (the mini stitched Joyful me in the pic) has a "thang" for placemats; it is her raison d'etre to create placemat patterns for me. For any occasion, with whatever fabric I have on hand. She likes a challenge and a set for four:) Personally my default creation is pillow covers with a few quilts in there for good measure (can I be a quilter if I don't make quilts?!) We love sharing our happy quilty things and hope you enjoy making them. Love Leads. Grace Dances. Life Heals. Sew Joy!View all patterns by designer (10) »