Friday, April 25, 2008

And on down the little churn dash sidetrack

The pieces for that second little 'Churn Dash in a Churn Dash' had got pushed to the back of my cutting table with all the different heart fabrics that I've kept pulling out elbowing it out of the way.
However I just fancied doing a little piecing instead - quite unlike me - so over the past couple of days I've sat down in short bursts and kept popping away at those little 1" squares - oh the joys of having a permanent sewing area - bliss!!!
Here we are, top completed - the whole top measures 12.5" square and it shows the design up much more clearly than the purple and yellow one I tried before. I still find the whole concept of the darker churn dash design within a design quite magical - simple brain, easily pleased :o)
I think I'll quilt it and bind it to make it into a wall hanging for the lounge - the colour combinations will fit in a treat
I'm glad I've got this to the completed top stage - I may not get that much time to stitch this weekend - yet again rugby calls, but only for another few weeks now - and because of this I shan't be spending my birthday this Sunday doing my choice of activities - but never mind, there's no rugby next weekend and it's also a bank holiday on Monday 5th May so I guess we'll postpone the birthday girl's choice of activity until the long weekend
Now............... back to those hearts..................

14 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Happy Early Birthday. Hopefully they get you cake.

Andrea said...

A very happy birthday for Sunday Anne ! This little churn dash is great - you're right - the way the design works is magical. Those little triangles must be small. .

Karol-Ann said...

Wow! That's lovely and oh so tiny too!
Happy Birthday for Sunday!!!

jovaliquilts said...

Neat! I love the overlay, too. Have you seen Ruth McDowell's book, Pattern on Pattern? She does that sort of overlay.

Happy birthday!

Elaine Adair said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!

Love that little churnh dash on a churn dash. I've been wanting to do one -- one of these days.

Sarah Nopp said...

Oh!
I need to make that. It is lovely. See what you are doing, getting me started on another UFO!

loulee1 said...

Happy Birthday for Sunday.

You little top looks great, the pattern within a pattern concept is very effective.

Clare said...

Happy Birthday for tomorrow. The least the kids can do is give you breakfast in bed!

I too like the concept of the churn dash.

Margery said...

I love how this has turned out - the borders pick up the colours nicely. I wish I could have had borders on mine, but the finished thing had to be A5 size or less ... So what's it to be on your Monday birthday (Happy Sunday, BTW)? piecing or hearts?

Rose Marie said...

Happy Birthday! That small mini has a lot of work in it; but the effect is so lovely!

Kim said...

Birthday and cake? Sounds good to me! Love your mini quilt and I agree, space dedicated to quilting is a very good thing. I love my space.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I think you should be treating like the Queen and have 2 birthdays! :o)

I love your double churn dash...very clever!

Helen in the UK said...

The pattern within a pattern is very clever :)

katelnorth said...

Happy Birthday :)