A quick share today of another project in the works. This festive red and white churn dash quilt isn’t going to get finished before the holiday, but I thought I’d at least share the progress since it’s so pretty for Christmas.
This quilt is made using a classic Churn Dash quilt block on repeat. It’s made using my Fast Churn Dash quilt pattern which is Fat Quarter and Fat Eighth friendly. It’s one of my favorite fast patterns because with a quick-cut system you actually make 2 blocks at once!
The original quilt I made when I designed this pattern was also a scrappy red and white version. Seeing the red and white Peace on Earth collection from Riley Blake Designs this year inspired a new variation of this quilt.
This collection is made up of traditional plaids and ginghams as well as vintage-inspired toiles and scenery motifs. Very classic.
You can still find pieces of the collection – including Fat Quarter Bundles – available on Etsy. I used a Fat Quarter Bundle + 2 ¼ yards of the White Sprigs print (for additional FQ’s + borders). Once it’s quilted, I’m planning to use the red ticking stripe for the binding.
I love the simple graphic statement of a two-tone color palette. The varying shades and print patterns give the quilt depth and movement.
This red and white churn dash quilt won’t get finished in time for Christmas this year, but I still plan to keep it out after the holidays. That’s one thing I love about red and white quilts. They don’t have to scream “Christmas”. I love keeping red and white quilts out through February. So we’ll enjoy this one after Christmas and have it all ready to go early for next year. 😉