Saturday, May 12, 2012

Churn and Dash!

I'm not in over achiever status yet, but I'm getting back to normal status. I finished my bee block for May a few days ago. I'm happily just in one bee right now, the fabulous Stash Trad Bee. We make traditional blocks from our own stash of fabric each month for a different person in the bee. This month Felicity chose a mini churn dash block for us.


Colorful Churn Dash - For Felicity




I can tell that I'm trying to take control over some small part of my life (literally!) because I was SUPER meticulous when I made this. It's really four blocks in one and I made each one separately, one at a time. Probably my favorite of the four is this one with one of Denyse Schmidt's fabrics from one of her Joann's lines. You can tell that this reproduction style fabric is perfect for this traditional pattern!


Colorful Churn Dash - For Felicity




Of course, it's always nice when the back of the block looks as pretty as the front. I don't think you see enough pictures of the back of people's work...so you don't always know how they made it or how well they made it. So every once in a while I like to show the back of a piece.


Colorful Churn Dash




I had a lot of fun making this block. I could definitely see making a whole quilt with this pattern. I think Felicity's quilt will be beautiful with all of the scrappy goodness. And it's pretty on pointe too!


Colorful Churn Dash - For Felicity





I've also been working with some other pretty fabric lately...


My Precious...




This is for one of my minimal sewing projects...It's been taking longer than I intended to do this project but life has just been taking longer. I think that is the result of having a two year old. Oh and moving...yeah...that has made things a little crazy.



And the reality of my fabric has been kicking in as repeatedly try to put all of my sewing supplies away in my new sewing room. The happy news for you all is that I will be doing a destash soon. Sad for me because I love fabric. But it needs to have a happy home. I spent all of tonight putting together fat quarter bundles and I still have SO much left. But be on the lookout for that soon!


11 comments:

  1. one of my favorite blocks. super cute.

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  2. I love love how the block turned out - thank you, Angela!

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  3. looks great! This isn't normally my favorite style block, but I think it will look really cute how she's doing them all!

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  4. I took a photo of the back of my latest quilt top for that reason too! I was thinking..."I think I'd like others to see how pretty this looks!" Plus I pressed nearly every seam open!! "They deserve some attention too!!" Love the DS Churn Dash block! Very pretty!

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  5. Can't wait to see what you're making with your FFA! It is the BEST fabric line ever, so I'm sure what you're working on will be amazing!

    Also, FQ bundles from your stash sound too good for my budget to handle! :)

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  6. Wow, Perfect Piecing! What a sweet block. I love Churn Dash and scrappy is always great! I am fairly new to blogging and I keep reading about bees. I want to keep my eyes open for one - sounds so fun!

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  7. Love your block back and front, I love when the backs look pretty too!

    I shall keep my eye out for your destash :o)

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  8. I would feel smugly satisfied if I had created those cute churn and dash blocks. They came out so well--front and back!

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  9. lovely block! you're right...it would be LOVELY with a bunch of those all put together!

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  10. Your churn dash block(s) is lovely! I've always loved that pattern. I'm catching up on your blog today, as per my usual!

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  11. Meticulous and quite successful. Guess what, my green and blue fabrics have just outgrown their shelf. This. is. very. scary.

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