Remember my Churn Dash quilt?

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Tah-dah! Below is the design that I stared with. Not exactly the same but pretty close! I really like using Electric Quilt to “sort of” design my quilts. I don’t hold fast to what I put on the computer but it gives me a jumping off point which I like.

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I only bought fabric for the sashing and the border on this quilt. Yay! I’m loving the scrappy look for using up my… uh… small stash. 😉

Making progress

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So I was gonna have someone else quilt it and at the last minute I couldn’t send it off… I tried doing free motion and my machine was acting up so I just went with a simple grid, nothing fancy. 🙂

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Churn dash is pieced.

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It turned out to be a bit on the wild side… but really would you expect anything else from me?! Now I just need to get it quilted… but I think I’m going to have someone else do that for me because I’ve already started working on another project. 😉

Last bit of dash?

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I’ve got all 144 six inch blocks made… and guess what I’m doing now? Sashing! When it came time to deal with all those bulky seams I decided sashing would make it all soooo much easier. So I’m adding it. 🙂

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Yearn to churn.

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I didn’t have any time to sew yesterday! I did see lots of friends though, so that was nice.

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I was going to add sashing to these quilt blocks… I even planned it, as you can see in my quilt notes above. ((Gotta use my iPad for something!)) However, the thought of cutting up a bunch of strips just didn’t strike my fancy, not to mention the quilt is already rather colorful! I think I have cut enough pieces to sew the remaining blocks so whippin’ them up should be a breeze. I know sashing can be nice because you don’t need to worry about points matching up, and I know my points won’t all match up… but you know what? Who cares! I’m just going with it. 🙂

Churning out the dash.

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I’m churning out the churn dash blocks… It is quite a fun block to make. I’m also enjoying slapping the colors together however I want! Yeah for crazy colors. 🙂

Churn Dash blocks

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I don’t know what I’m doing with these. I cleaned out my stash and I’m cutting all the small pieces into shapes for this bock. These blocks are 6.5 inches unfinished and when I made the first one I thought what have I done? I messed it up, its too large. Ummm… no it was just fine, apparently 6.5 inches looks large next to 4.5 which is what the Dear Jane blocks are. I just need a bit of a break from Jane… how long did it take her to make that quilt? It seems a bit like it is taking forever!

Of course I have a few projects that are soooo close to being done, and I could have chosen to finish one of those while I take a “break” from Jane, but no… something new is in order! Maybe my motto will be whoever dies with the most unfinished projects wins. I do skip about and read other blogs where they steadfastly finish stuff but really, what fun is that?! 😉