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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.

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36 Comments

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    Sandie ~call me crazy
    April 4, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Love it!! πŸ™‚

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    Jan
    April 4, 2011 at 11:33 am

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

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    nettie
    April 4, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I love churn dashes. This is great

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    Allison
    April 4, 2011 at 11:38 am

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

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    Tiffany
    April 4, 2011 at 11:56 am

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

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    Live a Colorful Life
    April 4, 2011 at 12:18 pm

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

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    ~The Bargain Babe
    April 4, 2011 at 12:25 pm

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

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    the woolen cellar
    April 4, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    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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    Sew Create It - Jane
    April 4, 2011 at 1:17 pm

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

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    Carol
    April 4, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Stunning.<br />Carol xx

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    Angie
    April 4, 2011 at 1:52 pm

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

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    Mary
    April 4, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    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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    Meri
    April 4, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Beautiful! Gotta love those two color quilts…they&#39;re so graphic!

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    Michele
    April 4, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Stunning! Red and white quilts are the new black!

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    Linda
    April 4, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Your quilt is wonderful!

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    Chookyblue......
    April 4, 2011 at 2:48 pm

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

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    Betty Lou
    April 4, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    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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    Vicki
    April 4, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Great quilt! I love the churn dash block…

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    Darlene's Quilts and Stuff
    April 4, 2011 at 4:49 pm

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

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    9patchnurse
    April 4, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Ooooo yeah! You are hip. I saw the red and white exhibit and can&#39;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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    Wendy
    April 4, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    You can&#39;t go wrong with red and white. I just love your version with the churn dash blocks.

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    ANudge
    April 4, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Ahhh I love it!

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    Crystal Hendrix
    April 4, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Very pretty quilt! I iike the different blocks…red on white and then white on red πŸ˜€

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    Heather
    April 4, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    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&#39;s so pretty.

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    pinsandneedles
    April 4, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Just beautiful! Love the reds and whites!

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    Jeanne
    April 4, 2011 at 9:36 pm

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

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    Q
    April 4, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Really Striking Quilt! glad you explained &#39;au courant&#39; I will make sure to use it at every snobby moment I can πŸ™‚

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    Mimi
    April 5, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Absolutely GEORGEOUS quilt!

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    Jo
    April 5, 2011 at 7:42 am

    I could easily add your quilt to my collection…just in case you don&#39;t have a home for it!

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    Judy
    April 5, 2011 at 8:41 am

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

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    Miss Nancy
    April 5, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Love the red and white! Makes for a lovely quilt. Well done.<br /><br />Have a super great sewing day.

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    Connie
    April 5, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Dashing, indeed!

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    Sherri
    April 5, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    It&#39;s just beautiful…wish I could have gone to the red/white exhibit too!

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    amylouwho
    April 5, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Really gorgeous! And it doesn&#39;t look dumb-downed at all. ;0)

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    bbonnieblue
    April 5, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I wished I could have seen the red and white show…I have a vintage quilt from the 20&#39;s when the Red Cross quilts were made for the boys coming home from WW1. It&#39;s my favorite. Your quilt is quite lovely and so in style!!!

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    Quiltstory
    April 11, 2011 at 4:39 pm

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

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