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Thread: Modern Looking Churn Dash

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    Modern Looking Churn Dash

    My ongoing dilemma is to make my older fabric look modern. Now I know this is not necessary with every quilt, but my DH asked me to make a baby quilt for one of his clients. They are a young couple, and while I knew they did not lean towards the current all encompassing trend of grey, I knew I wanted something modern-ish. My starting point was the backing fabric. It is an Alexander Henry print from the 90's. I pulled colors from my stash that matched. The pattern I had seen made in civil war prints and it looked modern so I figured it would work for my fabric too. I am happy to say they loved the quilt. I think it is more "juvenile" than baby, but that way they should get more use out of it. Thanks for looking
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    I love churn dash blocks. beautiful quilt!!
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    Super! I've never seen such a nice modern version of the churn dash.

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    ​Cute fabric and great quilt!

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    Great job...I've always like this block. Using the solid look fabrics updates this classic. I like how you reversed your lights and darks in a couple of the blocks. It takes the predictability out of the quilt and makes one go "AH!".
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    I did not even recognize it as churn dash at first.

    Very modern, masculine, and grown-up looking.

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    very nicely done
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    Nicely done!

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    I didn't recognize this as a churn dash pattern, but I love what you made and the fabrics you used!
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    One of my favorite blocks. Nicely done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by liking quilting View Post
    I didn't recognize this as a churn dash pattern, but I love what you made and the fabrics you used!
    I'm trying very hard and for the life of me can't see a churn dash either. I have trouble "seeing" patterns until someone draws/outlines them for me.
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    I love the way the colors sort of make the Churn Dash disappear...Wonderful quilt they should be able to use as their child grows!

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    Brava! That quilt really turned out well.

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    I had to stare at it awhile to see but they're there!
    What a new 'twist' on a very old block. Great job!

    Quote Originally Posted by misseva View Post
    I'm trying very hard and for the life of me can't see a churn dash either. I have trouble "seeing" patterns until someone draws/outlines them for me.

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    Very nice baby quilt!

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    Love your quilt. Blue is my favorite color and you used it perfectly!

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    Cute quilt and love the backing fabric as well. Churn dash is a nice block to make it modern.

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    Love the dots and dashes look! Someone could do something really exquisite making it a woven plaid. Probably wouldn't be that hard to do but not on my list.

    I will be making some quilts from civil war fabrics probably next year. I think I have enough for about 3 queen sized quilts, so far I have one idea confirmed but this would indeed be another good one. Hmm... I have a lot of this one striped fabric that could be the little squares. There you go again, Quilting Board, another idea and I haven't finished the last 12 yet!

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    Beautiful! It's not babyish and that's fine. The child will get a lot more use from it. Great work.

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    Very pretty quilt.
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    Nice churn dash quilt.
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    Love everthing about this quilt. BrendaK
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    Beautiful quilt! And the backing fabric is adorable. I love Alexander Henry prints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toogie View Post
    I had to stare at it awhile to see but they're there!
    What a new 'twist' on a very old block. Great job!
    I "saw" the churn dash block there and then I couldn't find it again. I really don't care for the churn dash block, so that's OK. I love this pattern. Very beautiful quilt.
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    Your churn dash quilt is gorgeous. This is my all time favourite block and I have made many churn dash quilts over the years.
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