Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Simple Quilting


This fun little, simple project was part of the Simply Small monthly projects offered by Sherri at A Quilting Life.  These projects are right up my alley as they work with small pieces and a way to give you some ideas on how to use those candy packs or even your own 2.5" squares.

 
I used some candy charms (2.5" squares) from the line 'Posy' by Aneela Hoey for Moda, some left over Kona jelly roll strips, backing is an old fabric off the shelf (no name on selvedge), and the stripe binding was from scraps in a bag gifted to me.  I machine quilted in the ditch around each Churn Dash and then used a coordinating DMC floss to large stitch around each for accent.  This will be an Easter gift with some potted tulips for my daughter when I go for dinner.  


Another simple bit of stitching - the next step for the Relaxing Round Robin.  Adding a border using the fabric used in the first border round.  Yeah, I kept it simple - just another skinny border of the red.  Next month I will add the last round which requires some patchwork, but I think I need to add a little more applique too for balance.

  
And a big thank you to Sheila at Sheila's Quilt World.  I won one of her beautiful post cards in the Ruffles Blog Hop give away.  Simple quilting with a big statement!  A lovely touch of Spring while some of us wait for it to arrive.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon 

17 comments:

  1. That little piece is so fresh and ready for spring. The binding is perfect.

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  2. I sure hope Spring finds its way to your neck of the woods soon Sharon! Your little churn dashes are adorable, and I love the big quilting stitches to highlight them :) The Round Robin is coming along very nicely - it's fun to watch it take shape :)

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  3. Congratulations! Lucky you!
    I love small projects, too.
    It fun to watch your round robin grow.

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  4. The churn dash runner is gorgeous. Maybe I need a small project to get a finish and feel like I am accomplishing something.

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  5. What great projects Sharon and I love Sheila's post card.....beautiful!

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  6. I think I have one of those small charm packs around here somewhere, guess now that I seen your little quilt I might make one of my own. Love everything.

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  7. Your turn dash is gorgeous. I have some of that fabric, but I am not sure what to so with it yet? Congrats on your win.
    Hugs
    donna

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  8. Very pretty spring looking table runner.

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  9. Nice gift for your DD. I'm liking your Relaxed Round Robin! I did one online that the leader told us what shape to use in each border and we got to choose how to use that shape. I love my finished result. Much better than trusting the mail and far away quilters.

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  10. love your relaxing robin. I am still working on mine. I think I need a simple row to break it up too.
    yours is looking so so nice.
    love it!

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  11. Hmmmmm...my wheels are 'churning' now! I'm thinking a little topper in mini churn dash blocks would be just the thing for some springish prints!! And Sharon, I love the quilted postcard! Those are such fun and yours is particularly darling! :)

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  12. Three lovely projects - the Churn Dash runner is simply gorgeous and I do like the sound of a relaxed round robin!! And congratulations on winning the postcard from Sheila; isn't it a beauty?!

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  13. Congratulations on the postcard. Sheila does such pretty ones.

    Your runner is gorgeous. Your daughter will love it.

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  14. Swwet runner Sharon , I am sure your daughter will love it ! Glad you liked my postcard :-)

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  15. The Churn Dash table runner is perfect for Easter!

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  16. Churn dashes must be flavor of the month at the mo. I'm working on some as well. Love yours

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