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“Eye Candy 4” is Done

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Turkey Tracks: June 19, 2022

“Eye Candy 4” is Done

I have had such a good time with this Churn Dash series of quilts I made starting last winter. I love seeing these Churn Dash blocks butted up next to each other—as the secondary patterns that form are very pleasing I think. I used sashing between blocks on the first 3 quilts.

Again, all the fabrics are from the Cotton+Steel/Ruby Star Society fabrics I had in my stash.

Here’s a close-up of the mostly ”fussy cut” block centers.

I quilted with a slightly darker grey and used the pantograph ”Bayside.” And I had enough of the clear red fabric to make this lively and perfect binding.

The back is pieced with some of the larger pieces from my Cotton+Steel/Ruby Star Society fabric stash.

The larger pieces are seriously depleted now—but there are at least two more planned quilts to be made yet—and two bins of cut 3 1/2-inch blocks to be used for, maybe, the ”Pot-Pourri” quilt series. I can easily use other fabrics from my regular stash to piece backs.

Written by louisaenright

June 19, 2022 at 10:37 am

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  1. Such a lively quilt! Congrats, it’s a beauty. I also like how you made your label. A triangle would never have occurred to me.

    Laura Kate

    June 19, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    • The label triangle is a square of fabric—usually 8 inches—folded on the diagonal. I iron it and then pin it to a corner and baste it at the seams—so it gets sewn down when I put on the binding. Then I sew down the straight edge of the label before I turn and sew down the installed binding by hand. I think I learned this method from Bonnie Hunter’s blog, which I’ve followed for a long time now. Also, I now use a FABRIC gel PERMANENT ink pen to write on the label as that writing withstands a washing.


      June 20, 2022 at 7:28 am

  2. What a very fun stash you must have!! I love your quilts!!!


    June 19, 2022 at 7:46 pm

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