Way back in 2009 I dreamt about making a quilt like this one… 

Louise’s amazing churndash quilt (that also was inspired by another quilt in a book she had, we just couldn’t find that book, it would have been fun showing that inspiration quilt too) made in lots of lovely plaids and stripes…it has been on my mind for sooo long… and I told this to Louise and she spent one day looking for her churndash quilt… 😉 a certain someone has a lot of quilts and as it seems a lot of hiding places for them too… 😉 finally she found it and I could take another close look at it and be inspired… yes yes… I want to make one..and NOW!

It has everything I love…  my dream quilt… so said and done ..Louise graciously let me dive into her scraps and start my dream quilt… As organised as Louise is she had already cut strips in gorgeous fabrics…it was like a smorgasbord for quilters… :)


and well how now things happens … my dream quilt took another turn … 😉 making one block after the other picking fabrics that I likedand sewed…how fun wasn’t this…lots of fun… don’t think I have enjoyed sewing blocks like this in a long time… 

Like this quote…need to do that more often..I seem to get stuck in the planning mode way to often…so this was very nice… Just sewing and see what happens…

First day I think I sewed 20 blocks… wow…that’s a lot for me… and as you see…colours aren’t at all like in Louise’s lovely quilt…this quilt had a saying of its own…a bit brighter…greens had to be added …day two I added pinks to it…wasn’t sure if there were supposed to be pinks in the quilt…how silly wasn’t I…of course there had to be pinks in it…lol

Sewed blocks for two more days…but not as many as the first day…think I had 40 blocks when leaving Louise… ( yes I’m back home now) … still packed down in my bag…but will take them up and see what I made and show you later…

I’m really excited about this one…can’t wait to sew..just need to fix some boring things that needs to be done first so I can sew with my heart! 

Went home with a plan…and it will be interesting to see how this quilt will look in the end…all I can say right now…is that I like it very much..even if I doesn’t look at all as the quilt I dreamt about!

Have a few more pics to show from my trip to Louise… so if you’re interested in that..stay tuned ..it will come eventually 😉

See you!

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12 Thoughts on “Churndashes…

  1. Karin Borgman on 17 August, 2017 at 11:49 said:

    Så mycket fint du hann sy!!! Och vilken fin quilt Louise hade!

  2. Your trip was most productive. Churn Dash is one of my favourite blocks. Really love how it is developing. Love Louise’s version too. Xx

  3. Love the colors – so bright and cheerful! Love churn dash blocks!

  4. quiltfairy33 on 17 August, 2017 at 15:04 said:

    So much fun to play with the values! And get many different looks from a churn dash block. I love your charming versions. Hope you have time soon to sew again. :-)

  5. karenlogcabinquilter on 17 August, 2017 at 15:17 said:

    I think the trip to visit your friend was good for your soul!

  6. Louise on 17 August, 2017 at 16:09 said:

    This visit was good for my soul too! Can’t wait to see more blocks!😘

  7. Mary Ann on 17 August, 2017 at 16:39 said:

    Can’t wait to see where your Churn Dash journey takes you!

  8. Funny how our dreams are different from reality. I see Stina written all over those blocks and they look right out of a good dream to me, lol. What a wonderful sewing visit you had with Louise!

  9. I love the churn dash block…….. Must get my quilt finished……..

  10. Lee Berchak on 18 August, 2017 at 03:58 said:

    Oh, I love it, love it, love it!!! Will have to start on the churn dash I have been wanting to make for years now!

  11. Really pretty! Love the fun colors and fabrics. :o)

  12. Stina! You’re Killing Me!!! Those blocks are gorgeous — and I love your inspiration quilt too. The churn dash is one of my very favorite blocks. It’s posts like this that remind me how much I love good old traditional quits in new fabrics. Beautiful!!!!!

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