VINTAGE CHURN DASH QUILT

VINTAGE CHURN DASH QUILT

Vintage Churn Dash Quilt
Vintage Churn Dash Quilt

Sometimes a quilt top appeals to me and I just have to bring it home. This happened with this vintage Churn Dash quilt when I saw it at an antique store in Oaktown, IN in 2010. Even better, it fit my budget at $30.

The blocks are 8″ square and are made of cheerful 30’s and 40’s prints. A solid orange sashing is between the blocks. Here is an easy pattern to make your own.

I kept it where it could be seen for several months while I decided about adding an outside border. I was not concerned about the certain size. However, I personally like an outside border to frame the quilt.

After several months, I decided to leave the quilt top “as is” and have it machine quilted. RLM did a great job on it in January 2011. The machine quilting is a close loopy design. It looks really good over the entire top.

Loopy quilting design shown on front and back of quilt.
Loopy quilting design shown on front and back of quilt.

The batting is a poly/cotton blend batting. For the backing a cotton multicolored printed sheet on light background was used.

The finished size is 64″ x 76″.

This vintage churn dash quilt makes me happy every time I look at it. The fabrics and cheery colors remind me of something my beloved Grandma would have made from feed sacks.

VINTAGE CHURN DASH QUILT
Vintage Churn Dash Quilt

Reminder to all quilters:

Please don’t feel like you have to make every quilt you have. It can be fun to purchase completed blocks, a completed top, or a finished quilt. The important thing is to surround yourself with quilts you like because they make you happy.

Purchasing parts of a quilt, or an entire top can also save some much-needed time. Quilting should make you happy, not stressed.

Happy quilting.

Choose Joy

PLEASE NOTE: 
ALL PHOTOS AND WRITTEN CONTENT ARE MY OWN UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

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