Thursday, December 1, 2011

Trying New Things Thursday

My new thing is the churn dash block.  I’d never made one until this morning.  I saw a few examples in the Charmed Prints Quilt Along Flickr group and thought I’d give it a try.

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The four blocks included in the quilt are star, pinwheel, diamond, and Greek cross, but a few people pointed out that switching the corner hsts will make churn dash blocks, so I decided to give it a try.  I started working on the layout of all the blocks and can’t wait to get the sashing sewn on.

Ronnie had a trying new things first today, too.  Her big sisters love to paint, but since she’s not even a year old yet, she’s never gotten to participate—except meddling in their paints and making a grand mess of the kitchen floor and windows!  So I sat her up in her highchair with some fingerpaints today and she LOVED it!

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By the end there was more paint on her clothes and high chair than on paper, but it was worth it for all the smiles (plus, less paint all over the kitchen)!

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I’m linking up this post to Trying New Things Thursday on Happy Quilting.


  1. What a cutie pie! Love your churn dashes. You should get my fabric tomorrow.

  2. Your daughter is sooo cute and so are your block!

  3. The churn dashes look great and your little one is adorable!!

  4. Wow, love the blocks. And your baby girl is way too adorable. Love that cute smile.

  5. OMG Veronica is sooo cute! Hope you kept that first painting of her. Your blocks are great too but when you show your baby and your blocks in the same post... ;-)

  6. Your Churn Dashes look wonderful for the Charmed Prints QAL! Can't wait to see more!

  7. What a sweet baby girl. Love the face with all the paint on it. Your turn dash blocks are great. Love the fabrics you are using.

  8. I love churn dash blocks. It's one of my favorite blocks to make and I have two quilts I've made with them. There will be more, if I live long enough.


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