Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Churn Dash 2023 Roundup

 Now that we are well into our summer Compassion Quilt block drive, it is time for me to give you an overview on how we did in the Churn Dash drive that we did over the spring.

The block drive consisted of three different blocks this time.  You could make whatever combination of blocks you wanted.  It was fun to see what each package contained.

I received blocks from 52 quilters in two countries (thank you Canada!). A total of 1504 blocks were made.  (I didn't keep track of which size or configuration was received.)

The blocks made a whopping 26 quilts!
And that number is not counting any of the additional RWB quilts that were made from the scraps or donated by generous quilters.  Add those in and we made over 30 quilts for Veterans.

There were not very many repeated designs in these quilts.  You could use the three blocks in lots of combinations, so each quilt looked unique.

Sometimes, additional fabrics were added for sashing or alternate blocks - it seemed like the variations for layout were infinite.

This one was one of my favorites - I adore that scrappy sashing (which is really just those four patches sewn together).

I had a few blocks leftover from the drive.  They were stored away in a tub, along with all the leftover bindings and backing fabrics so that they can be brought out next year when we do this block drive again.

I also have quite a few string blocks made from the scraps.  I want to put every bit of fabric to good use, and making string blocks worked perfectly!

I will continue to make more of these next year and will hopefully end up with enough to make an entire quilt or two.

If you want to read more about my Compassion Quilt project, you can follow this link.

If you want to contribute blocks or fabric to the current block drive, you can go to this post.

I am already starting to receive packages in the mail....Thanks so much!

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Another way you can help out - if you make a purchase at any of these companies, use my affiliate links on my blog.  The money I make in commissions goes right back into buying backings and batting for the Compassion Quilts project.  Thanks so much!

2 comments: said...

What a successful block drive! Here's to Color Stix Blocks being at least as successful!

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

Wow, that's fabulous. And so smart to save what is left over for next year. I hope you have fun with the Color Stix Blocks!

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