Churn Dash Remix with Stash Bandit, Part 3
The back story: I was away from my machine for four weeks this summer so I played with the traditional Churn Dash in Electric Quilt. I called it the Churn Dash Remix.
We’ve played with block proportions, now let’s mess around with settings. A setting is just how blocks will be put together. A setting can be blocks arranged in horizontal rows or on point, blocks with sashing or without, blocks arranged vertically or randomly—there are endless variations.
One of the most interesting things I discovered in this process was that a Churn Dash can turn out to look like something else entirely. Even in the setting above, which I created in EQ8 quilt design software, you lose the effect of the original block in favor of something more interesting.
I erased a few blocks to see what would happen, and I really like this effect.
It’s incredibly valuable to be able to see these options before you start making blocks.
I played around with making the Churn Dash wonky, and I like these quite a lot.
Change the dark background to something light? Yes!
Let’s try it with solids and sashing.
Erase a few blocks.
Erase alternate blocks.
Set blocks on point, colors the same in each row.
Rearrange the coloring and use digital fabric instead of solid colors.
Erase some blocks.
And finally, combine what I like best about all the variations into one scrappy, happy, exciting little modern Churn Dash quilt. This one might have to become real, just like the Velveteen Rabbit.
P.S. My new granddaughters are doing great!