Mar 01 2015

Oriental Churn Dash

Well, the Oriental Churn Dash quilt top is completed.

030115 (1024x1017)It took longer than I thought that it would to get it finished.  The zig-zag pattern is created by sewing triangles to each block in each column which takes more time than anticipated.  The quilt top looks better than the picture shows and I am happy with the result.

The pattern called for a 3″ inner border and a 10″ outer border, while in my version it has a 2″ inner border and a 5″ outer border – both borders determined by the amount of fabric from my stash.  The top measures 69″ square instead of 83″.

The butterflies fabric for the outer border contain all the colors of the churn dash blocks, and – I think – is a perfect choice.

February was the month for playing with oriental fabric and finishing two UFOs.  I thought that March would start with machine quilting, but that will not be the case – there is one more oriental quilt top waiting to be sewn, then it will be quilting tops.


One Response to “Oriental Churn Dash”

  1. Libby in TN says:

    Love it! The zig-zag setting, though time-consuming, really makes the quilt. Great job!

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