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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Mega Churn Dash

The roll of the dice landed on UFO number 6 this week – which is the duvet cover I’m making for our bed.  I’m using the Mega Churn Dash pattern from Kathy Doughty’s book, Adding Layers.

Last time I worked on this UFO, it finished up looking like this.  One baby churn dash block inside a medium sized one.

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It started off like this

Then with another afternoon or two sitting at the sewing machine, it grew like Tospy and ended up this big.  That’s certainly a mega churn dash, wouldn’t you say?

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Mega churn dash on top of our bed

I’d laid it on top of the duvet cover to see how it was going for size.  What I’ve done so far is just right for the length, and I’ve measured and cut two strips to sew along the sides to make it wide enough.  Then I’ll have to make an envelope, and add fastenings.  Having never made a duvet cover before, I’ll be making it up as I go along.  Hopefully I’ll get a bit more time at the sewing machine in the next day or two.

7 comments:

Vireya said...

That is indeed a mega churn dash!

Plum Cox said...

What a great idea - and beautifully done! A duvet cover is a great way to display a patchwork top, isn't it? We only have duvets not quilts on our beds too....

Janice said...

Now that is what I call maximum effect for minimum effort. Very effective. I'm sure you will be able to figure the rest out by copying another cover.

Raewyn said...

Wow that sure is a huge churn dash - very cool!!

Katie said...

How very ambitious! I’m sure no one has seen a churn dash that big! :-)

Nancy J said...

Love it on your bed, and so many. many huge thanks for a wonderful lunch, this revived my spirit and soul to 100% again. And an Applique book, how lucky could two of us be down here in NZ to win a book from 2 different give-aways? I am sorting out my selvages, and batik scraps, one for my ebook, and the rest for that applique in the Handcraft magazine. No housework, just stitching and dreaming. Hugs again.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I love this pattern and the idea is so fanciful, like nesting dolls which are always fascinating.