Choosing Background Fabrics for the Liberated Churn Dash Quilt

>> Thursday, April 2, 2020

It's time to start my Inventory Quilt! I'm excited to be making another Liberated Churn Dash quilt.

liberated churn dash quilt Sarah Vanderburgh Sew Joy Creations

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What's an Inventory Quilt

My original quilt (seen above) is very modern looking, not just because of the churn dashes but the white  background. That was a challenge for me, believe it or not! I don't do white usually - and this time around I'm going in a completely different direction.

tie dye fabric

My background fabric is going to be different behind each churn. Well, almost all will be different as four of them will be solid red! Yep, red. I couldn't bring myself to make the background entirely red, and I also didn't have enough yardage on hand.

I decided to use what I have on hand. My inventory quilt is a snapshot of what I have on hand - what I've been collecting/keeping for the last ten years - and so I got creative with my background choices.

One of the large churn dashes will have a background of the tie dye fabric in the photo above. I actually won this fabric from Vicki Welsh a loooong time ago! Happy to finally have a home for it.

I've taken photos of all of my background fabrics after I measured to find enough yardage. I'll share them as I make the churn dashes. I did make a photo collage to give myself an idea of what the background will look like. I already see where I will move the finished blocks around, but for now, here's a peek at my background choices.

liberated churn dash quilt background fabric layout photo

Pretty bold, right! The reds are all the same reds they just didn't photograph that way. I will move some around so the busy prints don't blur into each other :) But I feel confident that my choices will work. And with my background fabrics dark I will have fun with my bright fabrics for the churn dashes.

Your Job today

⛋Decide on your background fabric:

one solid or one print
two fabrics
a combination

⛋Wash and iron if required

⛋Photograph if desired (my kitten Sadie recommends it!)

kitten photo bomb with fabric

Leave me a comment and tell me if your making an Inventory Quilt too!

With Joy,

Sarah V.


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