Saturday, July 14, 2012

Antique Pink Churn Dash Quilt Finished!!

The Pink Churn Dash is finally finished. I purchased this
top at a sale well over 20 years ago and stuffed it away.
I had to do some repairs and finishing on it but it
was worth it.  It is a beautiful piece of work that
some lady put a lot of love and time into.

I decided I was going to try and do the binding by machine.
I sewed the binding to the back and brought it around
to the front and secured it down with a decorative
stitch.  It came out ok... I think it will take a lot
of practice to be able to machine finish a binding to suit me.
I just didn't have the courage to tackle it by hand
after doing the Crazy Quilt binding by hand the first
of the month. My hands were sore for days.

I got all the quilts washed (warshed) and put away that I took to
the 4th of July Quilt Show up in Rich Hill.  I don't think I
will show another one again this year unless it is my red white and
blue crazy quilt. I like it, it is different than most quilts.

My Nine Patch will go back on the foot of the bed when the
weather gets cooler.

       When visiting at the show a few of us ladies were talking about washing
our quilts, how to and what not to do. Well then we got off on the
topic about how most of us say "warshed" when the proper way is
washed.  I know I tell the grand kids to go warsh their hands and get
a funny look once in a while. I guess it's all in what you grew up hearing
and I believe that in Southern Missouri we heard warshed more in my
day. I won't even get started on windows....


  1. Love your pink churn dash -- it's such a pretty quilt! And I'm sure that whoever pieced the top would be happy that you finished it. :-)

  2. What beautiful quilts Peggy. It is wonderful how you restore them and create such works of art.

  3. Such a beautiful quilt. Congrats on finishing such an old project! I love projects that have been worked on by different people --- adds even more love to the finished product.

  4. Beautiful finishes. I popped over here from Plum and June's link up and I am so glad I did. Your quilts have put a smile on my face.
    I love machine binding but I sew the binding on the front first and then press it well before stitching in the ditch to catch the back of the binding.

  5. Lovely quilt! I think it's great that you rescued a quilt top that obviously had a lot of time and effort put into it!

    I'm just finally starting to get the hang of machine binding - have you seen the tutorial on Crazy Mom Quilts? I quite like her method!

  6. hooray! Way to go, finishing such a nice piece from a different decade and a different worker. :)