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Old 02-28-2011, 02:36 PM
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I'm a newbie (only been quilting since last year). I want to make a quilt using a Churn Dash Pattern. My question is can all blocks be the same or should all blocks be different colors. I'll be putting sashing between each block.
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You can do them all the same color, or you can do them different. It is just personal preference.
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by teddysmom
I'm a newbie (only been quilting since last year). I want to make a quilt using a Churn Dash Pattern. My question is can all blocks be the same or should all blocks be different colors. I'll be putting sashing between each block.
This is personal prefernce only! no right or wrong way to do it!
what colors or fabrics do you have now?
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Originally Posted by teddysmom
I'm a newbie (only been quilting since last year). I want to make a quilt using a Churn Dash Pattern. My question is can all blocks be the same or should all blocks be different colors. I'll be putting sashing between each block.
It can be whatever you want.
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Welcome from NW Wisconsin!

It's your quilt -- you can decide! Using just a few colors makes things easier and is restful for the eyes, but very scrappy quilts with many, many fabrics are also great -- they look warm and welcoming.
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I think that is totally personal choice. All different colors uses up lots of scraps. I've seen both ways and they are equally beautiful.
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Originally Posted by bj
I think that is totally personal choice. All different colors uses up lots of scraps. I've seen both ways and they are equally beautiful.
Same here!
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Check out the churn dash blocks on this post. 5th picture down. They are super scrappy and the quilt is going to be stunning, I can tell. [http://quiltwalktalk.blogspot.com/20...and-sneak.html]
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There really is no wrong way. But I do agree with Leslie. Every fabric you use requires another decision at the shop, and more decisions while sewing about what goes with what in each block. And finally, more decisions as you set the blocks together about what goes next to what. So the fewer fabrics, the easier it becomes.

I started quilting by making a crazy quilt, and it took me 2 years to finish it. So many fabrics, so many decisions!

Next I made a log cabin, then a few 9patch quilts and 4patch quilts. I used very limited palettes for those, some plaids, some calicoes, and a muslin or white background. And wow, they were lots easier than that first one.

My advice would be to look at some churn dash quilts and decide what you like best. There are some quilts made in this pattern on the Churn Dash page of Quilters Cache:
http://www.quilterscache.com/C/Churn...ock_Page2.html
Some are scrappy and some are controlled with just a few fabrics. See which ones you like best. If you trully love the scrappy look, go for it.



Good luck with it. I hope you have fun and love doing it!
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Originally Posted by watterstide
Originally Posted by teddysmom
I'm a newbie (only been quilting since last year). I want to make a quilt using a Churn Dash Pattern. My question is can all blocks be the same or should all blocks be different colors. I'll be putting sashing between each block.
This is personal prefernce only! no right or wrong way to do it!
what colors or fabrics do you have now?
I don't have any fabrics now. I'm leaning toward the blocks being alike. Thanks for your help
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