Another little quilt

This is another finish thanks to the hand quilting service from Bellwether. This quilt is one from the mini of the month program (2010) at Temecula Quilt Company. It is a Lori Smith (From My Heart to Your Hands) design. I made a little change to the kit because I ran out of the colored fabrics used in the little churn dash blocks (I think they are 3″). I am a pre-washer and the pieces frayed and shrunk. Anyway, I was quite happy with the way the brown Jo Morton fabric worked as the corner blocks. I think I like it better than if the corners had each been a different color. I should have used it for the binding, too, but I had already cut the blue that came with the kit and didn’t feel like digging through the stash for more of the brown.

The striped fabric in the borders really “makes” this quilt. Aside from the brown I added from my stash, I think the fabrics are all from a Bonnie Blue (Marcus) line. Dick Fries had the quilter follow the zig-zag line in the border and it turned out really cute. You can see it better on the back.


I also like the way the quilter solved the problem of the thick bumps where the points are in the churn dash pattern. She just skipped them. I think that worked just fine, don’t you?


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  1. Such a cute little block. The quilt turned out lovely. Nice fabric choices and finish. I have enjoyed seeing the quilt design and would love to see what was done in the plain blocks. Any chance?

  2. What a beautiful little quilt! Just a note about the skipping over the thick intersections of seams–I was once at a quilting bee with a woman who had been in training to judge quilt shows. She told us that it was preferable, where thick intersection prevented even stitches, to stitch only through the top layers, so from the top the stitches looked consistent, but on the back you would be skipping a stitch. I have followed that advice ever since.

  3. What a great little quilt and you're so right about the quilting expertise. Thanks for highlighting that. A real team effort I think as the choice of border fabric was really a creatively inspired one. So perfect. Simple, classic and classy. *karendianne.

  4. Absolutely charming! The hand quilting on this little beauty looks perfect. Following the zigzag line is so logical and attractive.

  5. A few hiccups with blogger this morning, so I hope this comes through Taryn..
    Love, love the little quilt, perfect with the hand-quilting..
    Julia ♥

  6. I like your little quilt a lot. The border stripe does work well. I like the brown for the corners. I don't think I would have wanted the corner to all be different. I think Temecula Quilt Co. makes such good fabric choices in anything I have seen on their blog.

  7. another beauty! wow I love that you used that for the outer border, great fabric. the quilting is amazing, just right!
    enjoy this little quilt!

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