Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Gulf Coast Churn Dash

Earlier this month, I was inspired by the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month to sew up a few purple chunky churn dash blocks. Well, I'm just not suited for these monthly quilt along thingies, because I don't have the discipline to wait for the next clue/color/block/whatever.

I pulled out my green, aqua and blue scraps and made enough chunkies for this quilt top. And without waiting for the right month to use those colors, I sewed this puppy up.



I was originally inspired by Claudia's quilt, which is now finished (isn't it gorgeous?) She's been enjoying traveling along the Alabama coast lately, so I'm naming this one Gulf Coast Churn Dash in her honor. We were anchored in the sloughs near Lake Borgne, LA when I finished joining all the blocks, too.

My top still needs borders, and you might recognize the hourglass blocks from yesterday's tutorial. The chunky churn dashes are 100% from scraps and the hourglasses are from yardage.

Gulf Coast Churn Dash is a charity quilt. It will be given away to someone who needs it, I just don't know yet who that will be. I've been feeling very strongly lately that the world needs more love and kindness, and stitching these blocks with the intent to set them free has helped me. The Hands 2 Help charity challenge is coming up, and perhaps I'll be inspired by Sarah's selection of charities. Or perhaps this one will go to Covered in Love. I'll know when the right destination reveals itself.

Linking up to Sew Some Love.

14 comments:

  1. It looks awesome! Love the colors

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  2. Aw, thank you! Love your version of this quilt. The colors are perfect for the Gulf coast. Happy this beautiful quilt will be donated to some one who will be wrapped in its love.

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  3. Lovely soft colours conjuring up images of a coast!

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  4. Louise~
    I love this quilt and many of your creations are just so beautiful I want to try to make a quilt too!! Might you give us a brief history of your sewing passion? It sounds like you started making quilts since you bought the boat. Did you sew before you began this quilt making and so had some experience with sewing machines and general sewing techniques and then you just moved on to quilts?

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  5. I love the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, but you're right. Sometimes it's had to wait for that next Color of the Month!! Your quilt top turned out beautifully. Anyone would be lucky to receive it!!

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  6. The world does indeed need more love and kindness, and I'm glad you've found a good way to put that idea into action.

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  7. beautiful and to be willing to give to those in need is even more beautiful.

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  8. Exquisite! Glad to know I'm not the only one who doesn't have the discipline to follow along with challenges and BOMs! Enjoy your day! XO

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  9. That is beautiful. Someone will love it.

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  10. the quilt is great. I had such a laugh that you liked the idea of the scrap challenge but can't wait for the next colour .... haha
    Hugz

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  11. Louise, it is just beautiful! Nothing wrong with finishing it in one month instead of 12!

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  12. What a blessing this quilt will be for someone. Love and kindness is something we all need to prove to others.

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  13. Lovely finish! Someday pls take photos of where you sew. I have a room and now have set up tables in back to try spray basting. You get so much more done than I do and I think smaller sewing space.... 😃

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    1. Wow! I enjoyed reading about your set up in the post you wrote up before: http://myquiltodyssey.blogspot.com/2016/01/from-guest-stateroom-to-quilting-studio.html Thanks for sending the link to me Louise!

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