Churndash Court in Zig Zags June 25 2014, 0 Comments
We have one last project from the Dear Stella Design booth at Quilt Market to share. This is our Churndash Court made in Zig Zags. We used the entire line of zig zags except white, gray, black and navy. We added a few Confetti Dots to fill in the color: cantaloupe, lime and delft. The quilt finishes 36" x 36"; the perfect size for a wall-hanging or baby quilt.
This was a "planned scrappy" quilt. We used 18 fabrics in rainbow order in each corner of the churndash to create the gradient effect. The two corners opposite of one another are identical. Two corners go gradate from purple to pink and two corners gradate from lime to yellow. The solid white churndash pops off of all the vibrant colors.
My Mom, the talent behind Wolf Creek Quilting, quilted wavy lines in the center of each strip and on each seam with a light orange thread. She quilted a meandering feather in the churndash with white thread. She put two layers of batting in the quilt to prevent the backing from showing through the white churndash. The extra loft makes the quilt puffy and shows off the quilting.
Using our Simple Quilt Label tutorial, I made label with the mint and parrot zig zags. Don't look too close! I may have forgotten a letter and then shoved it between two others =/
We used the charcoal Sunburst Stripe for the binding. I am a sucker for a striped binding and this one was a perfect edge for this colorful quilt.
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My Mom decided to take a nap while I was photographing this quilt on the couch, so she was subjected to being a sleeping model. Quilt Market prep was exhausting! But so much fun!
That was our last Dear Stella project. But don't worry, we still have lots to share. Next up is a more sophisticated take on the Shelby Satchel! Check back soon for that. Thanks for stopping by!