Super Scrappy Churn Dash Quilt (Finish)


My Super Scrappy Churn Dash quilt is finished. 

A few months back, I was on a zoom chat with the Chookshed Stitchers and the idea was put forward that we all make a churn dash project. The time line was long and relaxed and we could make anything we wanted so long as it was all about the churn dash block.

Chookyblue kept us on the straight and narrow, sending out email reminders to keep at it and get our projects progressing and/or finished.


I was hesitant at first. I have made a lot of churn dash projects in the past and wasn't really looking to make another one as I had so many other projects I wanted to work on. But honestly, resistance was futile. I decided that I'd go super scrappy. 

All of the churn dash blocks were made from pieces in my scrap tubs... which is why they have a whole heap of different fabrics in each block. I made the little churn dash blocks to add a little bit of interest, but also because I had a lot of smaller pieces of fabric that could be used in making them.


I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. I love bright scrappy quilts, and this is certainly that. It's not a huge quilt and I could have kept making blocks to make it bigger, but I know that it would probably have just sat around as a UFO if I didn't put it together and just finish it.

After putting all of the blocks together earlier in the week and finding the perfect piece of fabric for the backing (and older IKEA print), I was ready for that one final push. Yesterday, I basted, quilted it and added the binding by machine. 



This morning, I had a photo shoot. My furry friends decided that they'd like to join in and help. Oh they're so (not) helpful! 

Do your furry friends like to join you to "help" take quilt photos too?


Charlie (1.5 year old) sitting nicely on the quilt for a picture


Harry (7 month old) sitting nicely on the quilt for a picture too

A big thanks to Chookyblue and the Chookshed Stitchers for inspiring us to join in the churn dash fun.

18 comments

loulee said...

It turned out very bright and beautiful. Great finish.
Yes, my furry friend loves to 'help'. She features frequently on my blog.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A super churn dash quilt! Love all this scrappy goodness. And... great photo shoot!

Jan said...

Its lovely and bright! Churn dash is such a nice block.

KaHolly said...

It’s love at first sight!

Gretchen Weaver said...

Your quilt is so bright and happy! The only furry animals we had on the farm were the cows, cats and squirrels! I wouldn't have appreciated any of them on my quilts. Happy stitching!

Rose Marie said...

Lovely and bright quilt and I like those smaller blocks to add extra interest. Furry friends do make delightful photo-bombers!

cityquilter grace said...

love love love it! so colorful!

Janice said...

Aren't you glad you joined in. It turned out so well. The boys were behaving very well while sitting for their photos.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Love the scrappy happy churndash. I would love to make one. All the fabrics sing along in chorus. My cat seems to know whenever I put a newly quilted quilt on the floor to pick bindings. By the time I get the camera, he is sprawled out on it.

FlourishingPalms said...

I always love the look of a bright, happy, scrappy quilt, and combined with one of my favorite blocks - the Churn Dash block - it's a winning combination. I'm glad you didn't resist, and joined in the along. Your quilt turned out beautiful. Yay you!

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Ingrid said...

Que hermoso resultado. Me encantó!!! Y los modelos perrunos ni se diga ❤️❤️❤️

Jenny said...

Lovely and bright, and I like the way you have added a few smaller blocks too. Of course our furry friends like to help with the photos, it's a very important part of their job.

Chookyblue...... said...

so pleased you have finished your quilt.......well done.........and I do love smaller blocks also........
the Chookshed Stitchers are a influencing crew.....

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That's a very fun quilt! I love the scrappiness of it - amazing how it all comes together in the end. Beautiful finish!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

I love it! it is my favorite block!! And I LOVE the way you did yours!! beautiful colors and very striking layout!!!

Allison said...

What a beautiful, bright and cheerful quilt. It seems to have been a happy diversion from the WIP pile. I often find a quick finish spurs me on to get longer term projects finished too.