Colossal Churn Dash Quilt

I'm working on a fun new quilt called the Colossal Churn Dash quilt. It's a pattern by Natalie of Missouri Star Quilt Company and I first saw this quilt while watching one of their Triple Play videos on YouTube

I just love watching these ladies (Jenny, Misty and Natalie) present, create, work and banter in their clips. If you haven't watched a Triple Play video yet, I do encourage you to go and look some up. They're released monthly and each video is themed. The three quilters create a quilt within that theme and whats great is that they're all so different.

Anyways, you may have heard already, but I love the churn dash block and have made a few churn dash quilts in the past... when I saw Natalie's Colossal Churn Dash design, I knew that I had to make one. It's made up with 10" squares (perfect for a layer cake) although I used leftover yardage from my Island Batik ambassador days. This range is called English Lavender and is made up of beautiful purples, lilacs and blues. You can see my original post about this range and the project I made with it here.

I cut out 10" squares, mainly darker purples and blues, from my remaining pieces of yardage - I left some purples which I'll eventually use for the outer borders. That colossal churn dash is also an Island Batik solid in grey. I would have loved to use a bright yellow or orange, but as this quilt will eventually live on my sons bed, I kept is slightly more sedate than what my usual inclination would be.

I pieced the main section of quilt top quite quickly. I had it laid out on the floor beside me and Harry, my little fluffy helper, decided that it looked like a good place for a nap. Hmm...

I've now made up the outer border pieces so will add those today and then hopefully have it basted and quilted before too long. It's nice to be able to work on and finish a quilt quickly - unlike some of my more recent looooooooooong term slow projects.


  1. Anorina, very nice churn dash quilt for a churn dash lover. Love the batik fabrics!

  2. I really like the fabrics you've used, this is a great churn dash quilt, happy stitching!

  3. Oh my goodness, that is beautiful, I can see why Harry wanted to try it out.


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