Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival Quilt


  Well...today the Blogger's Quilt Festival quilts are showing up all over blogland...I love reading the stories behind each one.  Thanks so much to Amy for organizing this once again!


I decided to share a quilt I haven't posted about yet...I got the pattern back in 2003 during the annual Las Vegas area shop hop, but I don't think I finished the quilt until some time in 2004. 


I had started collecting a few 30's prints and decided this would be a fun quilt to use them in.


I love the churn dash pattern...it's just one of those patterns I've always been drawn to...do you have patterns and designs like that?




I wasn't very accurate in some of my piecing with this quilt...but I'll never forget the sense of accomplishment when finishing...or the sheer delight at the beautiful quilting done by Andrea, an owner of  The Christmas Goose.

Hope you're enjoying all of the festival quilts...and the market posts that are starting to show up...I'll have some market things to share soon!  Have a wonderful day!

59 comments:

Stephanie said...

I was wondering how you decided to share just one quilt when you have so many lovely ones. Thank you for sharing this beauty.

Kaaren said...

Love it, Sherri.

Churn Dash is one of my favorite traditional blocks and I just love the 1930's repro fabrics.

Terriaw said...

I love reading all the stories behind the Festival quilts too, including yours. This quilt is so pretty. Love the soft colors and the white sashing and the striped border. The churn dash block is fun to make, isn't it? My current favorite blocks are the wonky star and string-piece. Thanks for sharing!

Carol at Serendipity said...

I love the fabrics and the pattern is stunning.

Carol

Sandra Henderson said...

Great quilt!~Could be an antique, by looking at it in the photos! I prefer quilts that aren't perfect. Even though I don't see any lack of perfection in your piecing, I prefer things to be REAL.. Thanks for sharing! XO

Miri said...

Lovely! I love Churn Dash and 30s fabrics and this quilt is just wonderful!

Strlady said...

I think the Churn Dash is a favorite for many (including myself) so his one is even more wonderful because it speaks to all of us that still have that block in the Must Make pile.
Gorgeous!

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Oh, what a lovely churn dash quilt! Thanks for sharing pics and the story behind it!

Dagmar

Jan said...

This is a lovely quilt. I can imagine snuggling up, under it.

Teresa said...

I agree churn dash is great. I havent done one yet, but this quilt makes me want to! Thanks for sharing this

Mel said...

Such a cheerful classic!

And as a coincidence, the quilt I'm going to post is a 30's too!!

Must be spring!

NanaKaren said...

What an amazing quilt! I love the pattern and the fabrics you used.

Have fun quilting!

Karen L.

paulette said...

What an incredible quilt!! And I have to tell you~ last year we went to Las Vegas for the first time and as we were leaving my husband asked me what was my favourite sight in Las Vegas and of course I said (without hesitation!) the Christmas Goose!! LOVED that shop!! My husband thought it would be one of the spectacular casinos....not even close!!;o)
Take care!!
Paulette

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your quilt. Aren't those 30s fabrics wonderful! Never thought of using this pattern and in those fabrics it is fantastic.

jen duncan said...

Sherri- Please forgive my laziness for just posting on this one quilt because oh my stars and pinwheels===every previous post I'm looking at is FABULOUS too. Wow. You sure are a git'rdone kinda gal. I like that about you, but I REALLY like how you put patterns and fabrics together. REally beautiful stuff!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Great quilt, Sherri! Churn dash is one of my favorite blocks, but I've never made a churn dash quilt. This makes me want to, though!

Mary said...

Love this quilt. But then I love the "old" patterns, and the 30's fabric. Thank you for sharing.

Rachel said...

This is beautiful, Sherri. I love the 30s prints and the traditional pattern. Love it ♥

SarahB said...

What a beautiful quilt! I really love the striped border!

Tanya said...

I just found your blog and went back through all your older posts and OH MY GOODNESS! You are quite the quilter! One very talented gal!
I love all your quilts and have thoroughly enjoyed seeing them.

My MIL is a wonderful quilter too, but I'm more of a 'quilter-wanna-be'~ LOL!

Tanya~friendshipcrossing.blogspot.com

Thanks for sharing!

Ivory Spring said...

Love the colors, Sherri! Another happy quilt.

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Valentina said...

Oh Sherri, you made my heart sing!
Churn-dash is also a favourite of mine and I am looking forward to making it one day,
Have a Blessed Pentecost!
Valentina from Cyprus

katyquilts said...

It's beautiful! A great patter for the 30s prints. I love them too :).

katyquilts said...

It's beautiful! A great patter for the 30s prints. I love them too :).

Darlene said...

Another beauty, Sherri. You simply can't go wrong with 30's fabrics - so timeless.

SarahVee said...

Love this cheerful quilt. The churn dash block was one of the first blocks I really loved. I made my first big quit as an internet block swap in 1998- churn dashes in purple! Thanks for sharing this early quilt.

Marie said...

Hi Sherri, beautiful quilt as always. I still follow your blog and visit it everytime you post something always great.

Chris said...

I love the Christmas Goose! It is my favorite shop in town :)

Your quilt is so cheerful and bright. I love it.

AnnieO said...

Churn Dash is one of my all time favorites, along with Log Cabin and Double Irish Chain. So far I have made a mini Irish Chain and a twin size Log Cabin, but no Churn Dash! Yours looks happy, scrappy, and charming. Thank you for sharing your quilt's story :)

KMSC said...

Last winter I received churn dash blocks for my birthday from my small quilt group. It's to be a "charity" quilt so I will be sashing the blocks more simply than what you did with yours. However, I love the way you sashed your blocks. Hmmm, another churn dash quilt may in the works!
Thanks for sharing this beautiful quilt.

a little bit biased said...

Ooh, I LOVE it! It's very striking and beautiful! What a great accomplishment. I also love your paper roses quilt below too.

SheilaC said...

Sherri your Churn Dash is gorgeous in the 30s prints! Thanks for sharing it

SheilaC

A Garden of Threads said...

I also like Churn dash blocks and they look wonderful in the quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Quilter In Paradise said...

great pattern! I like 30's fabrics too!
Thanks for sharing
Beth in Dallas

Loris said...

Very sweet quilt! Charming and inspiring both. Thanks for sharing it.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love your quilt Sherri. Nothing better than 1930's repro fabrics. And I love the Christmas Goose too. It's a great shop. I used to go there all the time when Vegas was my hubby's territory with work.

Sue-Anne said...

Your quilt is gorgeous Sherri. I love the 1930's and I too love the churndash block.

julieQ said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! What a fun setting for those pretty blocks.

Becky said...

Love your '30's churn dash quilt! Love the piano key border. I'm drawn to '30's quilts. I have 3 or 4 projects in "plastic containers", but have yet to finish one. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy Spring Market!

Carol said...

A very pretty way to showcase 30's prints.

Denise said...

Love this quilt, churn dash is one of my favorite patterns!

Jackie said...

You know that the 30s prints hold a very special place in my heart. I am just absolutely loving this quilt! The churn dash is a terrific one to showcase 30s prints. LOVE it!!

Deanna said...

Such a happy quilt. Just wondering, how bit is it? Somehow I see it on a guest bed. Who wouldn't know they were welcomed if that was there for them? I like how each block is bordered.

Deanna said...

Such a happy quilt. Just wondering, how bit is it? Somehow I see it on a guest bed. Who wouldn't know they were welcomed if that was there for them? I like how each block is bordered.

Allie said...

Beautiful quilt, great use of those fabrics.

Ariane said...

I love it. It's a beautiful quilt.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Cute, cheerful quilt!

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

This is a very beautiful quilt! I love the 30s reproduction prints, they are my all time favorites. Thank you for sharing this beauty!

prashant said...

I love the fabrics and the pattern is stunning.
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GLÒRIA said...

Very, very, very nice quilt!!! Good work!!! Happy Festival!

Shannon w/ Monkey Dog Quilts said...

Hmmm....I'm inspired to try the churn dash design. Thanks so much. Sew On!

Joanne said...

Beautiful quilt! Love the fresh colours.

Leslie said...

this is gorgeous...i love reproductions and have been collecting them for awhile...well maybe hording is more the term...this quilt is a perfect pattern for the fabrics

KaHolly said...

Sherry, it's gorgeous, and the perfect entry for the quilt festival! With all the new, fancy quilt patterns available, being a traditional quilter, I appreciate the churn dash and your choice of using reproduction fabrics was an A+ decision. I like how you framed each individual block, and how it came together as a whole. Beautiful! ~karen

Dresden Quilter said...

It is a beautiful quilt. I love the churn dash. I would love to make some quilts using the traditional blocks.

SewCalGal said...

Lovely blocks, great design, fun fabrics. You did a great job. Love it.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

PS - You may want to translate before you accept comments in other languages. You have a comment from someone whom I believe is spamming inappropriate comments in another language on many blogs.

Karen said...

It is so lovely! That feeling when a quilt is finished and we are happy with it is so great isn't it?

Eileen said...

very nice--love the colors and it looks great to me--nice border that compliments it so well

Michelle said...

That is one gorgeous quilt! I love everything about it--the pattern, the scrappiness of it, and the cheerful colors you used.