Ok. So my blog post title today sounds like the name of a still life painting or something but I just couldn't resist taking a photo of my Churn Dash Quilt with a photo of my dusty old churn.
Side note: I haven't ever used the butter churn but I have made butter several times with the grandkids. We shake up cream in a jar with marbles - no churn dash - and love to eat it on homemade muffins or homemade biscuits.
60 x 72
120- 6 inch churn dash blocks in Civil War reproduction fabrics.
I swapped some of the blocks last year with members of Block_Swappers. And also last year I swapped CW Repro 2.5 inch fabric strips with members of Quiltville Swap.
I did some straight line vertical and horizontal quilting on my plain Jane Janome.
I quilted each side of the center squares and then also quilted in the ditch between blocks.
I don't really like to quilt in the ditch. It's kind of hard to neatly stay in the ditch when you can't really see the ditch all too well.
But, it's a UFO and it's done. It's washed. It's crinkly soft. It's mine.
And it will keep me warm this winter while I'm sitting on the couch in this old farm house (heated by wood) eating those homemade biscuits with homemade butter. (Side note: I don't sit on the couch covered in a quilt to eat those same homemade biscuits if they are covered with homemade jam instead of butter. I end up covered in quilt and jam.)