Sunday, November 18, 2012

Churn Dash Workshop

I enjoyed myself yesterday at the Golden Gese Quilt shop where Charlene Higgins was teaching a mixed class of UFO's, Split Four Patch, Shoo fly, and my choice of Churn Dash. It was supposed to be a Shoo Fly class, and two of us were doing that. I decided that I did not like the skinny look of the Shoo Fly and Charlene helped me to adapt the block to Churn Dash, which is a chunkier look.
It was a great group, laughing and joking as we worked along. On the far wall, at the right, you can see the quilt that I was supposed to be making.
"Scottie," my Scotland-made featherweight was sewing like a champ! I got three blocks made before we took a break for lunch.
Here they are laid out on top of a piece of the Williamsburg fabric that I'm going to use as my main color sashing, a constant.
Lying on the table is Charlene's split 4-patch that was a class sample. Nice fabrics, huh?
I was tired so I packed up soon after lunch and went home for a nice nap, but here is a shot of Charlene wearing her pink cardigan sitting and helping Joyce with her UFO.
The shop gives a 20% discount on all fabrics bought for their classes, so I picked out two light Civil War neutrals and 4 Fat Quarters that spoke to me.
I had to buy the .25 cent scraps; they have stars! LOL!

The mail brought my Whittle's of Kentucky order of a couple of Civil War bundles; one in blue, one in brown, and I think I'll be using them in this Churn Dash quilt.
They were only $12 for a bundle of 10 FQ's.!
I was so happy I couldn't nap so I just rested.


Debra said...

Hi Vic, Don't you just Love to be surrounded by Beautiful fabrics?! Ha. Me too.

Janet O. said...

You and I could wipe out the repro section of a fabric store, I believe. I love your fabrics--and I love Churn Dash blocks!

cityquilter grace said...

nice looking blocks and i LOVE the williamsburg sashing fabric! and nice collection of browns/blues there...

Maureen said...

Love your churn dashes. They look great with that red Williamsburg fabric. You are tempting me to go right over to Whittles online store.

Glady said...

It looks like you had a fun quilting day. Nice job on those churn dashes. They look great!

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