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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Analyzing a quilt and finding surprises!

One of the first quilts I became attracted to at the recent Sisters Quilt Show (Oregon) had lovely colors. 

As I gazed at the Churn Dash block design, I began to notice some detail that I hadn't been aware of upon first perusal. I knew there was something about it that caught my eye and held me there. The intrigue caused me to inspect it more closely.

Here's what I discovered as I focused on the opposite color corners in each block (pink and orange): those Churn Dash blocks aren't just "wonky." Each Churn Dash is actually made up of four Friendship Star blocks. It's much easier to see them in the white stars to the bottom left and right of it. How clever!! Have you ever seen this design before, or made it? I love how the base half-square triangles give it that "wonky" look! If you know the name of this particular pattern, please let me know.

This little "twist" helps me to understand how design can make a big difference in a quilt's appeal.

My sincere apologies for not having the name of the person who made and quilted this lovely piece.

DON'T MISS my previous post on July 19 to see a fabulously homespun, paper-pieced quilt :)   
Especially if you're a CHICKEN FAN like me!

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  1. that's a very nifty twist!

    1. Yes, it is. Thanks for stopping by, even though this was NOT my quilt.

  2. How incredible! And very clever. I love the design within a design. No wonder this quilt held your attention, Julie! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. It is a beautiful quilt! It is neat to see the friendship blocks within the overall design.

    1. Thanks for stopping by last week to take a look at this eye-catching quilt.