Finished Uppercase Churn Baby Churn quilt

>> Friday, October 21, 2016

I am tickled to have finish on a Friday!

churn baby churn baby quilt sewjoycreations design

I finished my Churn Baby Churn baby quilt for my son's teacher. I've started to call it Uppercase Churn Baby Churn because it is almost completely made with prints from the Uppercase fabric line (the numbers print was my addition).

pumpkins and baby quilt pattern Churn Baby Churn by sewjoycreations

I lucked out with some overcast fall weather this morning to take the quilt out onto my front porch for a quick photo shoot. My first finished quilt with a straw bale in the photo :)

The light was just right for capturing the quilting too. I didn't do a lot - I sewed in the ditch of most of the churn dashes. Here you can see straight lines angled out from the middle.

Remember the back?

quilt backing cross patchwork design reverse side of baby quilt

After designing the back using up two patch blocks and creating a cross, I really started to think of the quilt as reversible. So much so that I wanted the quilting to compliment the back too. I actually started to quilt with the back face up going down one long side of the cross - just to see if it the quilting line would match up well enough on the front with the churn dashes.

Well, it could have been good enough, and maybe if it wasn't a gift it would have been, but I ripped out that line and quilted it from the churn dash side instead. I went around the cross 1/4" away from the patches then I did diagonal lines coming out from the center of the cross.

quilting closeup radiating diagonal lines from cross center

This photo shows the diagonal line quilting better. Here you can also see the stitching in the ditch of the churn dashes that don't intersect with the cross - see them up in the blue part?

I used the blue for the binding too - it matches pretty closely with the Uppercase blue on the front.

closeup quilting front Churn Baby Churn baby quilt

I understand now why people take so many photos of their finishes - I'm really happy with this one! Plus because I'm gifting it, it's nice to have these photos that show how the quilting detail so I can remember what I did in case I want to do this again;)

You can find my Churn Baby Churn baby quilt pattern in my online shop.

Do you have a finish to share this week?

Linking up for the first time at Confessions of a Fabric Addict - Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? - click over just to see the cool quilt she made with mens' ties! There's a lot more eye candy too ;)

With Joy,

Sarah V.


Chantal October 21, 2016 at 4:35 PM  

Love the pieced background of these Churn Dash blocks. Lovely! Congrats on this charming finish. ;^)

Sarah Craig October 21, 2016 at 10:08 PM  

It's a beautiful quilt, Sarah! I love churn dash quilts, and this one is such a wonderful blend of colors. Thanks for sharing, and for joining up for Whoop Whoop Friday!

Jannette October 23, 2016 at 4:36 PM  

Just found your blog (from the link at Confession of a Fabric Addict), and signed up to get your blog posts. Nice to find another Canadian blogger!
LOVE your Churn Baby Churn quilt - and I'm sure the recipient is going to fall in love with it too!

Janet October 27, 2016 at 5:22 PM  

A beautiful quilt! Good for you for a finish. It always feels so good.

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