April 02, 2020

TGIFF - Inventory Churn and an Announcement

Welcome to TGIFF! Wait, what day of the week is it? We're all staying home every day now, like many of you, so the days are really running together. Of course, this would be normal for us if it were summer vacation, but then we'd still be going to church on Sundays to keep ourselves oriented in the week a little at least. Somehow watching church on a livestream in my pajamas doesn't seem to have the same effect 😄 It is time for TGIFF, though, so let's celebrate our finishes for the week!

Somehow, even with all the time in the world to sew, I finished my quilt top for today's post this afternoon and the post needs to be published just as soon as I finish typing it. Procrastination at its finest.

Before I share my finished quilt top, I'm excited to announce that I'm going to be teaching a free Introduction to English Paper Piecing pop-up workshop! It's going to be a live workshop in a private Facebook group, so if you want to join the group, just go here to sign up. The live workshop will be Sunday, April 12th at 3 pm EST and the replay will be available in the group so sign up even if you can't make it live. I can't wait to share my EPP tips and techniques with you! Don't forget to sign up!

Now, here's my newly finished Churn quilt top 😊 You can get Churn as a PDF or a printed pattern. We tried for outdoor pictures, but a flimsy blows around in even the slightest wind and it just wasn't happening today.
Churn quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
This is my third time making Churn and you can see the original here and the baby version here.

I made this version as part of the Inventory Quilt Project, so I cut only one piece from every fabric and it represents my entire blue and teal stash (except for a few novelty prints that I chose to leave out). Because I made the HSTs using the two-at-a-time method, each of those fabrics is in the quilt twice, but they did start out as a single square of each. I have to admit that it's a little busier looking than I was expecting, though a friend told me it reminds her of an old patchwork quilt.

These sunny yellow churn dashes have been making me ridiculously happy these past couple of grey days.
Churn quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
I cut one piece from each of the yellow and pink fabrics, too, though they don't represent my whole stash of those colours. I love how the quilt mixes fabrics I've had for years (close to two decades for some of them) with fabrics that are brand new. That pink handprint fabric is from Mister Domestic's Playroom collection, while the blue with pink splotches below it has been in my stash for.e.ver.
Churn quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
There are loads of Island Batik fabrics included, plenty of them from the Blueberry Patch line I used to make my Blue Sparkler quilt last year. I love that the quilt has blues from very, very light to very, very dark and everything in between.
https://www.devotedquilter.com/2019/08/beat-heat-blog-hop-blue-sparkler.html
Once it's quilted, this will be my Hands 2 Help Comfort Quilt challenge quilt, which I'll be using for the caregiver's quilt initiative. This initiative seeks to give quilts to caregivers in our communites, who work tirelessly caring for family members and deserve a little something special for themselves. This will be a quilty hug for a friend's mom, who cares for her adult daughter with Down's Syndrome 😊
Churn quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
Here's one last peek at a sunny churn dash 😊
Churn quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
Don't forget to get your copy of Churn (print or PDF) and to sign up for the Introduction to EPP workshop!

Okay, now link up your finishes for the week, then visit some of the other links to celebrate with them. Stay healthy and wash your hands!


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4 comments:

  1. It's a bright and happy quilt, Leanne! I love the pops of yellow and pink and look forward to seeing how you quilt this.

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  2. I love these tiny Churn Dash in the centers! So cute. Thank you for the special class ;)

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  3. The small yellow churn dash blocks really pop right out.

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  4. Such a bright and happy quilt! LOVe the little churns there that just Pop out!

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