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A Churn Dash Summer Quilt

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*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view

Whenever I think about churn dash quilt blocks, my mind goes to ice cream…and then, naturally, to summertime. So when the I looked at the Baby Love pattern by Camille Roskelley (found in her new book Simply Retro on page 29), I knew I needed summery fabrics that popped. The So Sophie collection by Chez Moi seemed to fit the bill with its soft pinks, blues, and apple greens, and it bright pops of red.

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This is a super easy quilt that comes together fast – in fact, I completely pieced both front and back of this 36″ X 36″ quilt in one afternoon…and then pinned, quilted and bound it in the next 24 hours. The blocks are a generous 12″ finished size…so nine blocks makes a perfect table topper, baby quilt or a smallish lap quilt.

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There was plenty of 5″ blocks left over from the charm packs to piece a back.

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I quilted this one with my new favorite quilting method for small quilts: echoing the pattern with straight line quilting.

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And the binding was a no-brainer. I had tons of beautiful red/white dot fabric that I bought on sale months ago which makes the whole quilt pop.

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I’m looking forward to having friends over for a summer picnic with my new Sophie Churn Dash quilt as a table topper!

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SimplyRetroI made this quilt as part of the Simply Retro Sew-A-Long sponsored by Jana Machado. Visit the dedicated Flickr group to see more interpretations of not only this pattern, but other patterns from the book Simply Retro.

4 Comments

  1. Paula Paula
    July 23, 2013    

    What a sweet little quilt! I love the fabrics- so soft and fun. I think a churn dash is in my future soon!

  2. July 27, 2013    

    Beautiful quilt! I love the fabric you used, really cheery colors!

  3. July 28, 2013    

    I’m amazed that you can make something that gorgeous so quickly.

  4. July 29, 2013    

    It’s a beauty! You’re very talented. 🙂

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