If you guessed CHURN DASH . . . you were correct! Actually, most of the names on the list also refer to the same block, except for a few that just look similar, like Shoo Fly. Churn Dash is one of the old tried-and-true blocks much admired for its simplicity. This was easy to piece together and I've already started hand-quilting on it. It's lined with Warm & White, the bleached version of Warm & Natural (a wonderfully soft cotton batting), which allows the white background to remain bright and crisp. "True Blue" is my evening quilting project; by day I'm piecing more tops, mostly from "scraps" in an effort to reduce my stash a bit. To make room for NEW stuff, of course. You know, the stitcher's lament . . .
So much fabric...so little time.
This was a few weeks ago, at a fantastic quilt show presented by the 'Sisters in Stitches' quilt group in Eugene, called "A Stitch Back in Time". It was exciting and inspiring seeing so many quilts on display; over two hundred actually. Which was impressive in itself. Most of them made in this decade, but also some brought over on the Oregon Trail. Pictures do not do justice to how awesome these quilts were.
Row upon row of color and pattern and inspiration. Here's a mini tour. . .
Recognize this block? We've come full circle! It's another Churn Dash block, used in a "1930's Reproduction Quilt" which looks completely different set on the diagonal and framed. The border detail all along the edge is quite charming.
Another use for hexies! (I don't think I'm quite done with them yet.)