Monday, April 4, 2011

Red and White Churn Dash Quilt

Finally pictures of the shirtings quilt I teased a couple of weeks ago. This quilt was made from a bundle of fabric the shop put together for the Retreat participants.  We needed a few samples of projects to make with the kits, so I came up with this one.  
I've always really liked the traditional Churn Dash block and the red and white contrast is always classic. Makes for a pretty traditional quilt.  And it makes me feel so 'au courant' (snobbish for "hip") with the recent Red and White quilt show in NY last weekend.
Here's the back. I used some micro-dots and a cute French General print to piece the back.  I love the little detail stripe from the French General selvage edge.
See? Red and White - can't go wrong. I wish I could have gone to the Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts show in New York last weekend. Looks so fabulous. You can see a lot of pictures and links to other posts at Pat Sloan's Red and White blog.
I'm planning to make a crib size quilt using this same method out of more modern fabrics. When I get that done, I'll publish the pattern with both options.

Linking up to Quilt Story.

36 comments:

  1. Absolutely Love It! The positive/negative setting is smashing!

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  2. I love churn dashes. This is great

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  3. So pretty! Can't get better than red and white together.

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  4. This is so beautiful and traditional/old-fashioned looking. Very impressed!

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  5. Nope you can never go wrong with a classic block and a classic color combination.

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  6. Love the style of quilting on it. Looks soft and ready to cuddle up with already!

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  7. I love, love your quilt. I have tons of red fabrics and want to make one like this. Can you tell me what size the blocks were? Thanks so much.

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  8. Oh so pretty...you are right, you can't go wrong with red and white!

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  9. It is GORGEOUS! My favorite pattern...done in reds...I LOVE IT!

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  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! This is one of my favorite blocks - traditional blocks can be so appealing. The simplicity of the red and white is perfect. Great job!!!

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  11. Beautiful! Gotta love those two color quilts...they're so graphic!

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  12. Stunning! Red and white quilts are the new black!

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  13. LOVE the churn dash quilt............making one myself at the moment...........must get back to it....

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  14. Such a simple block but so stunning. Nothing better than a red and white quilt----maybe blue and white comes in a close second. Hope this is a keeper.

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  15. Great quilt! I love the churn dash block...

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  16. Churn dash is one of my favorites. Love the red and white style.

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  17. Ooooo yeah! You are hip. I saw the red and white exhibit and can't wait to make one. And I happen to love churn dash blocks and shirtings. Your quilt is just my cup of tea. Pretty, pretty, pretty!

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  18. You can't go wrong with red and white. I just love your version with the churn dash blocks.

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  19. Very pretty quilt! I iike the different blocks...red on white and then white on red :D

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  20. That is beautiful! Great job using the red and white fabrics. I love the French General detail stripe too, I am making a quilt using Rural Jardin and leaving the stripes in all of it, it's so pretty.

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  21. Just beautiful! Love the reds and whites!

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  22. I love it! Reds and shirtings make one wonderful quilt.

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  23. Really Striking Quilt! glad you explained 'au courant' I will make sure to use it at every snobby moment I can :)

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  24. Absolutely GEORGEOUS quilt!

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  25. I could easily add your quilt to my collection...just in case you don't have a home for it!

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  26. I love it! One of the classic quilt color combinations that looks wonderful with the way you created it.

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  27. Love the red and white! Makes for a lovely quilt. Well done.

    Have a super great sewing day.

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  28. It's just beautiful...wish I could have gone to the red/white exhibit too!

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  29. Really gorgeous! And it doesn't look dumb-downed at all. ;0)

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  30. I wished I could have seen the red and white show...I have a vintage quilt from the 20's when the Red Cross quilts were made for the boys coming home from WW1. It's my favorite. Your quilt is quite lovely and so in style!!!

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  31. Love the reds! So pretty! Thanks for linking up to Quilt Story!

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