Monday, June 20, 2016

Dashing

The layout for this quilt was inspired by Bonnie Hunter's "Random Ohio Stars." When I was making that quilt, I loved the layout and thought it would work well with other blocks. The chosen block would need to be easily done in two sizes (one half the size of the other), and it would need to rely heavily on contrast for effect. Churn Dash was my first choice.


Here is my "Dashing" experiment.

Dashing--75' x 88"






Two borders--a blue and a floral






A few more blocks--there is a bend in the quilt; I promise the blocks aren't wonky!





Tye-dye type backing

The backing leads me to a lesson I learned from this quilt--never assume WoF! The tye-dye was much narrower than I expected, and at the last minute, I had to add a strip to the bottom to make it long enough. Whew!



I'd like to try this with other blocks--there is something about this asymmetrical layout that really appeals to me.



I'm linking with Jo's Country Junction UFO Challenge and  Fiber Tuesday 66 at The Quilting Room with Mel.



14 comments:

  1. Another fabulous finish! This looks likes fun quilt--I may have to try this one myself.

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn--it was fun. Churn Dash blocks are so cheerful! :)

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    1. Thank you! I enjoyed trying out the idea. Thanks for visiting. 😀

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  3. What fun! This layout looks great!

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  4. Gorgeous! I love that arrangement too. That's one of my favorite blocks too! Consider me a follower!!! Looking forward to seeing more. :)

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    1. Thank you, Kathy. I appreciate your kind words.

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  5. I agree with you - asymmetrical layouts are more interesting. Dashing sounds like a perfect name for your impressive quilt. Thank you for your comment on my mom's quilt.
    Hugs,
    Preeti.

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    1. Thanks, Preeti! I'm glad your trip went well--I thought about you often.

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  6. What a terrific quilt! I agree..it makes those simple blocks really shine! I've already got an idea of how I might apply this layout on a quilt I've been thinking about.

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  7. Thanks, Jennifer--and thanks for visiting my blog!

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  8. That's awesome, I really like all the blues :)

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