Friday, September 9, 2022

Churn Dash Diva

For the past several months I've been participating in Chooky Blue's Churn Dash SAL. I'm pleased to say my flimsy is finished!


I thought I had the blocks arranged so like fabrics wouldn't be next to each other but I see that didn't happen!

Here is a close up of the lovely pink border fabric and the dark brown sashing.

I decided to use civil war fabrics because I have a well filled tub of them. Originally I was going to use a variety of colors but decided to continue with the pink/brown combination when I saw how lovely they were looking.

An on point setting was used with 2" finished dark brown sashing in between the blocks. The pink cornerstone fabric I've had for years and there is still enough left for another project.

After the brown border was attached, the quilt started talking to me. She said she wanted the outside pink striped fabric to be mitered. Okay, I can do that. If you look closely, you can see part of the mitered corner in the picture below.

Then she started telling me how she wanted to be quilted, hand quilting of course with a outside feather border that has a scalloped edge! The churn dash blocks are supposed to be quilted in an overall design.

I asked how about long arm quilting with an overall Baptist Fan design? That suggestion was promptly refused.

So, that's the plan, hand quilting, outside feather border with a scalloped border. She did agree to waiting a year while I quilt another quilt that has been waiting longer, age before beauty you know. Of course I do need to finish hand quilting Welsh Beauty first.

This is why I've name this quilt, Churn Dash Diva. I've had other quilts talk to me before but never this demanding.

18 comments:

Jenny said...

Churn Dash Diva indeed! She was telling you exactly what she wanted.

maggie fellow said...

truly lovely - I didn't know there was a gene stratton porter line of fabric - love her

Ray and Jeanne said...

Love this flimsy! And I really like it when a quilt speaks to you - so glad the Diva is telling you what to do! I'm looking forward to seeing the quilting. ~Jeanne

Preeti said...

Just like you, I agonize over the placement of fabrics, making sure they are well-distributed and not clustered. But when I look at your quilt, all I see is joy and beauty. Time for a happy dance. Hope your weekend is full of fun activities.

Chris said...

tHIS IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I am still plugging away at making my blocks.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A super churn dash version, I love your colours!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Beautiful! What a diva!?! LOL! I would've told her, you're going to get a beautiful edge-to-edge longarm feather and you're going to love it! I don't notice the two of the same color together. But I agonize over block placement all the time, too!!!

Frédérique said...

Lovely flimsy, pink and brown are wonderful together. Well done with the mitered corners too! And I love the name ;)
Thank you for sharing and linking up!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Is perfect!!!
I love the Pinks and Browns together!

Chookyblue...... said...

love the pink and brown together......congrats on getting your top together it looks great and I love the border, sashing and setting fabrics........they show the blocks of well..........glad shes talking to you about her wants and the plan sounds good.....it does make decisions easier when the quilt starts talking to you.......

Kathy S. said...

It's gorgeous. Very nice choices for the dark brown sashing and pink cornerstones. If you didin't tell me that same fabrics were next to each other I would have never known. There are so many fabrics in this quilt that my eyes danced all over it. Don't you just love it when a quilt speaks to you! Have a great weekend. Congrats on finishing a beautiful quilt top.

Rose Marie said...

Oh, so lovely! Bravo on getting this top done before the challenge is up.

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Pink and brown is a wonderful combination, and your Diva is justly proud! I'm sure the lovely hand quilting will be the perfect finish.

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

Pink and brown is one of my favorite combinations. I laughed about your quilt's name. Sometimes they have a mind of their own and tell you what they want from the first selection of fabric all the way to the last stitch of the label! She is one beautiful Diva!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is so pretty, Gretchen! I like the pink and brown combination. Funny how some quilts just demand to be made a certain way!

Ivani said...

I love the color combo of this quilt. You made a beautiful top, Gretchen.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Love the setting and the colors you selected! A beauty! Hugs

loulee said...

Churn Dash Diva is beautiful.