Sunday 13 March 2011

A Finish....Gilded Churn Dash!

It's not that it was a big quilt or a difficult design....just that at the moment I don't have much time to quilt!

I used Hobbs 80/20 batting and Metro thread top and bottom in navy and a gray/blue.

I stitched in the ditch (SID) the main blocks and then it was freemotion feathers with a small amount of ruler work for the continuous curve in the churn dash blocks.

There's a continuous double spine feather in the border but it's difficult to photograph on the dark fabric.

I marked registration dots in the blue blocks and used a curved ruler for the lozenge shapes and then freemotioned the feathers with no markings...they turned out quite well,  just need to work a little on the spacing for the feather fronds to get them more even and consistent.....

I started this quilt to use up that navy gilded the end I think the gilded  fabric gives the quilt an elegant touch, it's on the back too!

The finished quilt measures 50 x 62 inches an is the perfect size for the back of a doesn't really match the decor of this room but it can stay there for a while!


  1. Kay, Beautiful, your feathers are wonderful. You sure have mastered your Millie

  2. Hi Kay, it looks fabulous! If only I had a quilt top that I could get you to quilt for me!!
    Anne x

  3. Kay - love your churndash treatment. I never know what to do in that block!

  4. Another awesome finish! Simple, yet so elegant.

  5. Very nice. I like to see what people pick out to do differently with different blocks. It has turned out great.

  6. Congratulations! It looks wonderful - I sure don't see any problems with your feathers. But if it really bothers you, I'll be happy to send you my address....

  7. Beautiful Kay - just beautiful. lOve it all!! I think that the Churn Dash block offers lots of ways to quilt - Its on my to do day - Ha. Your quilting is fabulous!

  8. Kay your quilting is gorgeous! I can relate to putting a quilt in a room for awhile even if it's not a good match. I just love to look at them for a bit.


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