Saturday, June 12, 2010

I’m Yearnin’ for a Churnin’…

… Churn dash..that is!!  Ever since I saw a little scrappy churn dash quilt in my travels last winter I have been yearning to make one…so yesterday I googled ‘small churn dash block’ (what did we EVER do before the computer??) and it took me right to Sentimental Stitches…the same blog where we have been downloading Beyond the Cherry Tree BOM!  Wendy is also giving away Midget blocks…like this was number 19 out of the 92 that you can download for FREE!

Isn’t it so gosh darn cute…!  And look at the instructions…lots of pictures and clear step-by-step simply instructions!!

 P1080258And I got to use a few of my new what-cha-ma-call-its.  This little marking tool worked great…and it was only $2!!  Loved it and when I used a mechanical pencil with a long lead it was dead on 1/4 inch.  So I would rate it a 10 out of 10…a good thing!   P1080261 easy is this?  Mark the middle or the sides…or all of the above!!


And I bought this ruler from my buddy Eleanor Burns at the Road to California…Have a I told you how nice she is?..well she is and boy can she TALK but in a good way!!  Anyways..back to the ruler…


See how you line it up and then trim…the centre line should go over to the left just a bit more (hard to hold with one hand and take a picture with the other…I think I need to hire a photographer!)…see how it should go right down the point (where the number 4 is) and the number two line goes right through the middle of the seam…worked GREAT…another 10 out of 10!! P1080265

Now everyone- all at once say…”ahhhhhhh”…aren’t they just the sweetest  little Churn Dash blocks.  Just over 4 inches small! 


So what am I going to do with them?…Don’t know but I sure like’em!!  They are made from Jo Morton civil war fabric (I think).  The fabric came as a bundle of fat eights and one still had a selvage on that said Jo Morton.  Regardless…the small print is perfect for these little guys…I think I’m going to have to make a whole bunch of them and see what comes about!


“Between Charming Friends Quilt Along~ PROGRESS!!

image_thumb1I joined the group ‘Between Charming Friends’ Quilt Along’  late…so pitter patter, I got at her!!  Yesterday I  got all my fabric cut out and I’m now waiting for Step 3!!  Whew!!  I’m all caught up!!P1080274  So how are the rest of my Charming Friends doing?  It’s still not too late to get Charmed!! Hop on over to Charming Chatter and join up.  If you do, you will end up making this lovely little quilt~ SEW CUTE!


Have a super Saturday and Happy Quilting!!


  1. What sweet little churn dash blocks! Thanks for the link to these! I'm going to try to do the quilt along too, but I have to finish my Polka Dot Girls quilt before I can start anything else.

  2. Your tools make it easy to get the corners right. Very pretty little blocks.
    Lovely fabrics for the quilt along! Now I really need to pick mine.

  3. Love the churn dash blocks!!!I think they look amazing set on point.

    I wish you were here for the show today -it is just so amazing!!! Yesterday we were completely overwhelmed by the crowds and had full on panic stations to buy 150 sammies and 200 more cookies for today cos we sold out of all our food! Merchants mall is FABRICULOUS! Missing you...

  4. The churn dash blocks are adorable, Paulette. Very sweet, indeed.

    And, you're ready to start sewing your "Between Charming Friends" quilt - woohoo!!!

  5. I like that ruler, I will have to look for one.
    Wonderful charm quilt and beautiful colors.


  6. Love those tiny churn dash blocks...that ruler is one of my favourites too!

  7. Churn Dash is one of my very favorite patterns and those fabrics are perfect for that pattern! I can't wait to see what you do with them. :) blessings, marlene

  8. Just love those little churn dashes and what a whizz of a ruler. Have not seen them before. happy Sewing

  9. nice, love what you are up to now! you're always so busy!! wish i could accomplish 1/2 as much as you!!

  10. Your Baby Churns are just great in the small-scale prints. I'm looking forward to seeing what they become.

  11. I think the Churn Dash are my most favorite blocks. I used them in my July FFF...oops...let something slip there. *wink*

    All my pieces are cut out as well, Paulette for the smaller version of Darlene's 'Between Friends' quilt. Bring on Friday for the next step!

  12. Churn Dash blocks are one of my favorite!! Yours are so cute!!

  13. How cute are your little churn dash blocks! Love them! And look forward to seeing what you do with them :o)

    And way to go catching up on the cutting for the quilt-along. Look forward to seeing how your little Between Charming Friends quilt will turn out!