Alright! I am so excited to finally start sharing some Pittsburgh Quilt Market projects with you! Today we are showing off the Churndash Court
quilt we made for Riley Blake
's booth. We used the Little Ark
line and I am in love with the color combinations. Aqua, blue, grey, green and cheddar! Yes, CHEDDA!
The Ark Friends
print was the perfect size to show off a row of animals in each strip. We fussy cut a little so each of the animals could make an appearance! Can you spot a fox, alligator, turtle, elephant, giraffe, peacock, penguin, duck, seal, hippo, rabbit, dove, lion, whale and snake? Yes, I even included the snake.
My Mom, the crazy awesome talent behind Wolf Creek Quilting
, quilted serpentine line in opposite directions across the busy strips in a light yellow thread. She quilted the churndash with water-drop pattern to mimic the fabric with matching blue thread. Isn't the quilt pretty when the light is just right and you can see all the quilting details? One of my favorite things =]
We had a few extra strips left over from the front, so I pieced them together to make a scrappy label. I used the same Quilt Label technique
as before, this just looks a little fancier with the piecing. Since the Ark
print was too large for the top, we chose to use it on the back of the quilt!
We used the same solid blue from the churndash for the binding and machine stitched it on. The solid fabric was a nice frame and calmed the edges down a bit!
Quick Quilt Stats:
- Made by: Shayla Wolf
- Quilted by: Kristy Wolf
- Quilting: Serpentine lines and water drops
- Fabric: Little Ark by Carina Gardner for Riley Blake Designs
- Finished Size: 36" x 36"
- Pattern: Churndash Court
- Techniques: Simple foundation piecing
- My Favorite Part: The fussy-cut strips of animals.
You can find the Churndash Court pattern here in PDF and paper form! If you make this or any other Sassafras Lane project, we would love to see it!
Well that was the kick-off project! What do you think? Still want to see more? I hope so! We have two more Riley Blake projects we will show you this week, so stay tuned! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Sewing!