Monday, July 29, 2013

a little progress on a GIANT churn dash + question

This weekend's project was piecing this fun giant churn dash for a baby quilt top.

big churn dash #1

The pattern came from Camille Roskelley's latest book Simply Retro, although it would be relatively simple to turn any of your favorite quilt blocks into one giant block that's perfect for a baby quilt. I loved how quickly this quilt top came together & can't wait to finish it!

big churn dash #2

The fabric I have for the backing is my favorite of the four fabrics I picked for this quilt. Looking forward to showing you, but I'll wait until the quilt is finished. You'll just have to check back to see!

Question: How would you quilt this? I'm considering zig-zag quilting (as shown in Simply Retro), a big spiral, or possibly concentric squares. What's your pick? Any other ideas?

And if you're stopping by from Plum & June's Let's Get Acquainted Link Up, thanks for checking in! I hope you'll take a look around & come back soon!

10 comments :

  1. I like the idea of the big spiral but I think it might detract from the clean lines of the piecing, so I would vote for the zig-zags or concentric squares.

    I love the fabrics you have used in this quilt, they are so fresh and pretty.

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    1. Thank you! And that's a great point about the quilting. I'll definitely keep that in mind. :)

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  2. Hello Rebekah,

    Lovely quilt top. I'm with Celtic Thistle. I think concentric squares would look good in the centre and the oblong blocks, and parallel diagonals in the triangle blocks.

    Love from England,
    Muv

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    1. Oh, that's a great idea! Thank you. :)

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  3. Swat a great idea to make a quilt out of one giant block! You've gotten me thinking!

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  4. Oops! I really meant "What a great idea!" Always good to proofread!

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    1. Haha, thanks. I'd love to hear if you do something along these lines.

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  5. The zig zag looks amazing on her block, but I love the idea of the squares too! I got my first idea of a single block baby quilt from her Swoon pattern.

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  6. I did come here from the Plum and June link up.
    There are lots of great areas for quilting on that baby quilt aren't there? If it's retro, the concentric squares should fit right in.

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  7. I came here from Plum and June, too. I'm so bad at coming up with quilting designs. This begs for something with clean lines. I look forward to seeing the finished product!

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