Thursday, June 25, 2015

Churn Dash blocks

I'm making a baby quilt, with Churn Dash blocks.  I actually pieced enough blocks to make 3 baby quilts.  I figured that I'd have 2 spare tops, just in case. 

I purchased the background fabric, but, all the other fabrics are from my stash.  I had enough of most of the colors left over from my son's wedding quilt.  I did have to dig for some extra yellow and orange. 
baby quilt top
I have a friend who is due, with her first baby, in October.  She wants gender neutral colors.  I think this qualifies.  There are 2 shades of each color, for variety.

I had all the blocks made when the tornadoes came thru our area, again, on Monday night.  Hubby and I decided that I needed a quilt for Quilts of Compassion instead of 2 baby quilts, just sitting around.  I used the extra 24 blocks to make this twin size quilt top.
twin size quilt top
I'm not a machine quilter, but, I can get away with some straight line quilting.  I found a red in my stash that I will use for backing (more gender neutral colors).  I'll try to get the backing pieced later today, and see about getting it quilted in the next week (I hate basting).  

I tried to delay writing this post, since they delivery people were supposed to be here, installing my new dishwasher.  I finally started the post, hoping that they would show up quickly that way (didn't happen).   They are now over an hour late showing up.  The dishwasher was supposed to be installed on Tuesday morning, but, our shut off valve didn't work, so, we got to call out a plumber.  Hopefully, I'll have a new dishwasher shortly. 

12 comments:

  1. That's a great kid quilt. Lots of pure colors.
    Sorry about your dishwasher. I've got plumbers here right now doing some work for the new owner that we get to pay for...
    Hugs

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  2. Great quilt! Hate waiting for repair snd service.

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  3. Looks lovely; what a good idea to make blocks for three baby quilts. That way you'll be well prepared. I hate it when service people don't come at the time they say and don't even call if they are delayed. Everybody has a mobile phone nowadays and it's only polite to let people know what's going on. I hope they came in the meantime.

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  4. Love the colorful churns. Yes, I should send off a couple more quilts for 'Compassions' - thank you for the reminder. I'm the dishwash so if I break down, they don't get done.

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  5. You had tornadoes again? Everything O.K.? I like both the quilts, especially combining the blocks for a quilts for compassion, good idea.

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  6. Love the baby quilt and the one for Quilts of Compassion. Hard to believe that more tornados went thru so close to the others. Your quilts are giving me ideas for stash quilts - I know I'll be ready to sew when we get home. ~Jeanne

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  7. Sweet baby qilt and I admire the way "Hubby" gets involved in your projects.
    Hugs all around.

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  8. Very cute quilts!

    Waiting for repairman? Not fun!! I hope the rest of your day goes well!

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  9. Such pretty quilts, Cheryl! Way to use your stash!

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  10. Very nice. I love all the Colorado in the quilts.

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  11. Love, Love, Love churndashes - and especially bright colorful ones like yours Cheryl!!! Such a cute idea for a baby quilt, and it will make a wonderful gift for someone who is dealing with loss and tragedy right now. Great call by you and hubby :*)

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  12. I really like your bright cheerful Churn Dash blocks. They will make a great baby quilt and giving quilt. Love them both!

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