Monday, March 17, 2014

Post 43- Quilter's Haven Churn Dash Quilt

I love getting phone calls from Joni at Quilter's Haven! I love the fun quilts she asks me to quilt because I get to 'go to town' on them! This Churn Dash quilt was no exception. Joni's only request was that crosshatching be incorporated into the quilt design. It took me a full day of auditioning quilt designs on preview paper, but I love the final result! 

The hardest part for me is figuring out what to quilt in the darker fabric where the quilting doesn't show as much. I want a design that shows off the fun fabric and doesn't try to overpower it with quilt lines. As you can see in the picture above, I did crosshatching in the blue fabric and took the crosshatching a step further in the white fabric with the continuous curve, which gives a diamond look to the squares.

The center medallion was a doodle I had drawn a few weeks earlier. I embellished it with lines and circles for a stunning effect.

I loved the green dot fabric and got a lot of my design inspiration from it.

I did get frustrated at one point in the designing process and made a quick order on Amazon (and actually paid for the one-day shipping) to get Judi Madsen's new book 'Quilting Wide Open Spaces.' I love her quilting and her book is full of inspiration. I have to give her credit for the border of this quilt.

This was such a fun quilt to quilt!

Quilt Specs:
Batting: Hobbs 80/20 and Wool
Thread: Superior So Fine 401


  1. Amazing!!! Your quilting is awesome, great work.

  2. Don't know why I didn't see your comment a few months ago, but thank you for the compliment! :)