Quilted

A while back my sister Maureen saw a Churn Dash quilt I’d made and decided she wanted one too only brighter. This is mine … the blocks are 12 inches finished.

This is the one I designed for her. These blocks are 9 inches finished and I used an Accuquilt GO die to cut them for her.

She started making a few blocks but set it aside and hadn’t worked on it for a while. When Mom was here in January we decided (with Maureen’s agreement) that Mom would finish piecing it and I would quilt it for her.

Since we were putting Minkee fabric on the back, I used a lightweight Thermore batting. Pantograph is Steam and while I set up the machine to use a variegated thread, it kept breaking on me (even when I had good stitch quality, had loosened the tension, and the quilt was loose on the frame) so I change to black and am happy with how it turn out! Luckily, I didn’t have but a few inches of the variegated thread to pick out of the quilt.

The back is a gray Minkee.

11 thoughts on “Quilted

  1. Youza Mary! You, your mom and your sister make a fabulous team. I just LOVE this version. The minky on the back hides the thread – it just kind of absorbs it so it doesn’t lose a bit of that luscious feeling. I’ll bet your sister is just tickled pink that it is all wrapped up. ~smile~ Roseanne P.S. I want one too – I’ve never made a churn dash quilt but I sure do enjoy the block.

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  2. Lucky Sister! It’s so fun that you and your Mom enjoy quilting together so much. Sorry about your frustrating thread problems. But, the quilting looks beautiful!

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  3. This is beautiful and I am happy that you gave a little of your time and love to give Maureen something special. Someone said you are a good sister. You are just a good and thoughtful person who gives of herself for all the right reasons and inspires others – at least this one other- to do the same.

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  4. Beautiful! I have some churn dash blocks I started years ago out of left-over fabric from my girls clothes. I’ve been thinking about doing more. Now I will. Thanks for the inspiration.

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