All the fabrics come from re-purposed plaid shirts. I loved making the blocks. I combined colors and fabrics I thought looked fun together and arranged lights, mediums, and darks for contrast or similarity, depending on the block. A variety of churn dashes emerged which I think gives interest to the quilt.
I quilted free-hand Baptist Fans across the quilt, one of my first hand-quilting experiences.
The quilt in different, slightly warmer lighting.
While it's not a perfect quilt, it's an immensely comfortable quilt and speaks to me of home, family, love, and warmth. It's one that I hope will be durable and well-used. I hope loved ones will cuddle in it, sleep under it, and picnic on it until it's worn threadbare.
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Details about the Plaid Churn Dash Quilt
The top was finished sometime between 2006 and 2010. (I didn't keep records then.)
June 1, 2014: hand quilting begun
October 30, 2014: quilting finished
December 27, 2014: binding stitched
June 2015: machine washed and dried (and ready for wear and tear)
Mountain Mist Cream Rose 100% cotton
This batting is easy to hand quilt, wraps and cuddles easily, but is not super warm.
66" x 92 1/8" top before quilting
65 1/2" x 91 1/2" top and back pinned
65" x 90 1/4" quilted and bound
64" x 89 3/4" after machine wash and dry