Monday, February 22, 2021

The Churn Dash Quilt

 This week I was playing with yellow scraps for the RSC21.  I used yellow scraps as the sashing and border of these churn dash blocks that have been sitting in a box for a few years from the Block Swap adventure.  I got excited about it and just kept sewing.

I grabbed undesirable yellow scraps out of the yellow bin and the one remaining churn dash and whipped together a suitable back for it.  Here's my assistant awaiting assignments in the quilt room.

The photo below turned out a little yellow due to lighting.

I'm quilting it using my template from Urban Elements called Dew Drops in the Garden.  I think it really looks cute.  The design has the right mix of circles, swirls, and leaves.  Sometimes the combo looks like a butterfly.

I don't usually quilt with colored thread.  It's usually white, beige, or off white of I'm feeling bold.  LOL.  Today it's all YELLOW.  I love the effect!  I see more yellow thread quilting in my future.


Linda Swanekamp said...

I was, just 5 minutes ago, winding bobbins for the next quilt as I got the backing and batting on the longarm. I have the same bobbin winder.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

What a wonderful and cheerful quilt you have been working on Kathy. I just love the churn dash blocks and got tickled when you said you put the undesirable yellow fabrics on the back. How fun to have a wonderful assistant as well. Have a very lovely week. Your blog posts are always a delight.

patty a. said...

Love the yellow quilting! I use colored quilting thread a lot.

Kathy S. said...

I'm pretty sure I'm going to be using it more.

Kathy S. said...

Thank you, Melisa. Yes, my assistant is a great helper.

Kathy S. said...

I'm really happy with this bobbin winder. I'm glad I didn't get the fancy one that is on the machine. I'm going to try to teach my assistant how to wind bobbins soon. I have a little counter that sits on the window sill that I push the button every time I wind a bobbin. I know I've wound over 1,000. Can't wait to see what you quilt next!