Saturday, April 21, 2012

What Inspires Me...


I see a lot of things I like...and that I would like to make, but not all of them truly inspire me.  This, on the other hand...definitely does.  This quilt is made up of churn dash and monkey wrench blocks...
as well as plenty of half-square triangles.  Isn't it fabulous?  (I apologize...I never noted where I saw the photo so am unable to give credit to the person who made it.)  What I love about this quilt is that there is a method to its madness, yet it looks so random.  It so inspired me that when I belonged to the Bee Addicted 3 block swap two years ago, churn dash and monkey wrench blocks were what I asked for.  Alas, those blocks are still waiting to be worked with.  I think at the time it seemed like such a huge project.  Perhaps I'll get to it this year.

Take a look at these churn dash quilts made by Erin of Why Not Sew?.  She stitched one by hand and one by machine...

Be sure to click on the photo to enlarge it.  I love her use of fabrics...these small quilts look so old and soft and already loved.  Don't you think?

You may remember that our first block in the hand-pieced quiltalong, with Erin of Why Not Sew?  was the churn dash block.  Here's mine...

Last but not least, my latest inspiration...this small quilt I saw at Purl Bee.


They call it Masking Tape Quilt...because of the way the little square blocks of fabric look.  I think it is dang cute.

Wondering where all of this is leading?  Why, to this little churn dash quilt I am working on.  All the blocks are pieced...and this is about as random as I get.  And, yet, there is some kind of order to it.  The top is finished...I would love to have it completely done before Sunday night comes.

What inspires you?






"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

5 comments:

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

well you know Churn Dash is my FAVORITE block ever, Jacque! I was jsut sewing up some stripped piece granny Squares and right before I started I thought about skipping the Grannies and making it a Churn Dash quilt. I never tire of them. Your little quilt top is awesome. I love it! You can definitely get that finished by Sunday!!! I can't wait to see it.

moosecraft said...

YOU! You're the one who inspires me to quilt and try new techniques! All of the churn dashed quilts you show are great and I think your choosing the whitewash to stitch your churn dash quilt was a great choice! The "masking tape" pieces "pop"... Love it! :-)

WoolenSails said...

I have always loved that pattern too.
We went to a quilt show today, but now I am wiped out, so trying to get my energy back.

Debbie

Anonymous said...

The masking tape quilt is cool!!!
joyce

Paige said...

Beautiful Churn Dash! I've nominated you for the Liebster Award! Keep publishing and show us all your beautiful creations

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