Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Imitation is the Best Form of Flattery



When I first saw Laura Jane's Churn Dash quilt I knew I had to make this pattern. I love everything about this quilt. The use of black, the text prints, the bright colors, the modern/retro feel to the block design.  Perfection!
Churn Dash - A Brit Bee Quilt
photo from Flickr

Then I saw that Chris @frecklemama was posting about a Pezzy Churn Dash quilt on Instagram. She even drew a few sketches with the cutting instructions and posted them to Instagram. Thanks Chris!
photo from @frecklemama on Instagram

Apparently she had seen Amanda Jean's Pezzy Churn Dash

photo from www.crazymomquilts.blogspot.com


 and Amanda Jean had copied Tara's quilt


Pezzy Dash
photo from www.tinkerfrog.blogspot.com

and I thought, "I have a layer cake of Pezzy prints".
And so it begins.
Imitation.
Flattery.
A new project.
A work in progress.

I cut up my layer cake and chain pieced my half-square triangles and rectangles to make half-squares.


You'll notice that each of the quilts I showed you is a bit different. Everyone threw in one little change up. I decided to make a few squares with background colors to match the Pezzy print.



I started sewing the squares together. I might have created a new block when I got going too fast. OOPS!



So far I have made 16 of the 42 blocks needed. This one will be a baby shower gift. Do you think it's a good gender neutral quilt? There are a lot more colors in the stack and they are all great colors. 


I am linking to Lee at Freshly Pieced WiP Wednesday.

33 comments:

Molli Sparkles said...

Yay! I love the Pezzy fabric too. What a great modern twist on an old classic!

Patchwork and Play said...

Great job! This design is perfect for a baby shower! Are you going to do a 'reverse' block at all?

judi garber said...

The Pezzy colors are perfect for boys and girls. I'm sure it will be great.

Canadian Abroad said...

Looks fabulous! Love your different solids background colours.

Kylie Lloyd said...

You have definitely made flattery noticed. It is a beautiful quilt.

Annabella said...

It's gorgeous Di - go you! I laughed at the chain of flattery :-) Your new block is beautiful - it's like a very classy bow tie - lovely!

FabricFascination said...

Fun prints and pattern!

Flying Blind... said...

Perfect - I love making this block xxx

Dianne Neale said...

I just love the pezzy prints, and they look so good all together.

Sewgreen said...

I think it would be GREAT for a baby!

Now you have me thinking I should make a scrappy one! yours is so lovely!

suemac said...

I saw Crazy Mom's pezzy quilt and I loved it. I had made a churn dash quilt last year for my step-daughter in traditional fabric. It looks so much different and way cooler in modern fabrics.

Lesley said...

Beautiful...such a wonderful pattern! Good for you...your imitation will be stunning!

Alison said...

I love how you used the solid color in the background! :)

Marga (MarPie) said...

I like it a lot and love the idea that you made some background another coler.

Warm regards from Holland,
Marga♥

Cindy Sharp said...

Love it. I always give baby gifts to suite the Mom....what does a baby know about quilts?

Erica said...

Very cute! It is so funny how things get bounced around online, there is so much to be inspired by!

Laura Jane said...

Looks great Di! I was just scrolling through my reader and was like, hey thats my quilt! It was a weird moment! xxx

Melanie said...

Ooooh...you ladies are tempting me with your gorgeous churn dashes! I really need to finish my WIPs before I start anything else though.

Thanks for giving me beautiful quilts to dream about for future crafting!

Valerie said...

Very nice work!

Greta said...

I love these quilts and have been thinking about making one myself. How fun! And it is perfect for a gender neutral baby shower gift. All those bright colors.

amandajean said...

Super cute! I like the twist you are adding to yours. So fun!!!

sophie said...

It's definitely gender neutral and like the quilts that came before it, it's going to be wonderful.

Cindy said...

SO PRETTY! The parade of churn quilts is so lovely, but I have to say yours is my favorite :)

barbara woods said...

i like your new block

Katy Cameron said...

Cool! Think you might be onto something with the new block ;o)

Cathy said...

I like your oops block! I do love churn and dash! It was my gramma's go to block!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

I really like the Oops block! Definitely something that could work in there.

Leanne said...

I so love churn dashes, and this post is fun with all the similar but different quilts. Yours will be lovely.

Cindy said...

I really like the 5 blocks so far with the different solid background colors. It adds some punch to it. Looks good Di!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I love this quilt but you already know that :o) Looking forward to seeing it all together. hugs

Chase said...

I love this quilt pattern. I made one two years ago.. ( in Christmas prints)http://www.flickr.com/photos/chase_un_folded/6522354339/in/set-72157628129732534
We've loved this quilt so much. I have been saving my pezzy prints:) Yours is going to look so great! :)

**nicke... said...

it is gorgeous!!

jeifner said...

I think that mixed up block is pretty great