Thursday, September 12, 2013

Moda Blog Hop:: Day My Turn

Alright Blog Hop Bunnies, are you ready for something big?
I mean really big.
Back when the theme of Size Matters was proposed and we designers were asked for input about the blocks, I asked, "what about supersizing?"
This is not particularly surprising to those of you who are familiar with my quilts, like this and this and this.
I love, love, love the idea of taking a traditional block and reinterpreting it really, really big.
I think it gives a traditional block a new, fresh look and, as an added bonus, allows you to piece up a large quilt pretty darn quickly.
For this event, I selected a well known and much-loved block, Churn Dash. It's a super-simple block consisting of half-square triangles and squares made up as a nine patch. Because it's very simple and straightforward, it is perfect for manipulation.
Check out mine:
This block measures 24" x 24". Yes 2 feet in both directions.
I've made it up in a combination of muslin and one of the prints for my new collection, From Outside In.
After I made this block, I was so excited about it that I made a couple more:
And maybe even a fourth:
All, of course featuring prints from From Outside In.
Wait till you see these fabrics. I am so happy with how they turned out.
I had debated about whether I wanted to stop here at a quilt that would measure about 48" square or keep going to make an even larger quilt.
I think I've decided to finish this quilt at its current size because I'd like to make a second version that playes up the spaces in between the churn dash motif.
One of the things I absolutely love about From Outside In is the solids in this collection and I'd like to make a quilt that focuses on those.
So many options and only 6 weeks or so until Quilt Market.
Have I whetted your appetite yet to try supersizing? Especially supersizing this block?
Well, good.
Here's the link to all the info you could ever need to make this block both in the super size size and in a few more modestly scaled versions.
Also, I'm not the only one on the blog hop today, so, after you visit here, bop on over to check out these two lovely ladies and their creations.
And, let's face it, what would a blog hop be without a giveaway? So, because I really, really like you and because it's really, really fun, I'm giving away a jelly roll of fabric featuring my most recent Moda collection, Simple Marks.
What do you have to do to win? Eat a bunch of carrots? No, just leave a comment and I'll randomly draw a winner once the blog hop is over. I'm going to have to limit the winner to someone in the US though, international postage is, you know, tres expensive.


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Rebecca Stevens said...

Very generous. Thank you. Great block and it has been a great blog hop. Thank you Moda.

Erin said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Love the Churn Dash!

Janet M said...

Churn Dash is one of may favorite traditional blocks. I can't wait to see what else you come up with! Thanks for the chance to win some of your fabric!

Terri McBride said...

Cute new fabric line love the aqua. Churn dash is a great block this has been fun wish it wasn't almost over.

tpott said...

It amazes me how much size, sashing (or not), two colors or scrappy really changes EVERYTHING. It could be simple or stupendous, it's your choice. Thank you for the pattern, blog hops allow me to meet so many new to me designers/bloggers.

Julie said...

I love the Churn Dash block and thanks for the great giveaway.

Dee said...

I can ear carrots - love them:). Churn Dash is my favorite block - it is the block that never fails me - love it!

debra said...

the churn dash of course. greta for scraps scraps work well together in almost any block in my opinion thanks for chance to win

Allison said...

I love the idea of really big blocks and being able to make a quilt quickly.

Connie said...

Thanks for a chance to win some of your neat fabrics! I'll even eat a bunch of carrots!1

QuiltLady said...

Love the really big blocks. Love a chance to win some fabric. Thanks for participating!

DonnaP said...

Big blocks - so simple and a lot of fun - plus you see your finished product so much earlier! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

James Dodson said...

Great big blocks! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Paula said...

Loooove the block!!!

Karen said...

I love the churn dash block...it is one of my go-to regulars when I just want to do something fast and gratifying! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Love your neat fabric and would love to win some. Thanks for the give away.

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Mary Jane Link said...

I love, love your idea of supersizing blocks! There is still so much you can do with colors, prints, etc. I can hardly wait to try it! Thank you

Kellie from Indiana said...

I love the block. Especially having different sizes to choose. Thanks so much!

Rosa said...

Your blocks are just beautiful and can´t wait to see your project finished.Happy sewing!!

Swedish Scrapper said...

Whoa, that is super as a super size! I have seen some versions of churn dash recently using your Simple Marks and they look awesome!

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Bonnie said...

Super sizing the blocks is a great idea - I can see results so much faster! Thanks for the giveaway.

Kathy Lemon said...

Churn Dash Block has been my all time favorite block. Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the generous giveaway!! Enjoy your use of vibrant colors in your modern artistic designs.

Janet said...

Hadn't been on your blog for a while....was fun catching up on your creativity.....jmh

gailss said...

Thanks for the chance to win and guess I will have to eat those carrots!
Gail

Donna said...

Love those fabrics and love the super sized Churn Dash. Also love carrots!

Anonymous said...

Love the Churn Dash. Thanks for your inspiration!

Leanne
llsant@prodigy.net

Joan and Kevin said...

Love the pattern!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Chiska said...

I love that block, I'm going to have to try it super sized. Thanks so much for the chance. I was just working with a piece of your fabric my 8 year old son picked out to make a bag with last night. He's sewing for the first time and "just doesn't want to quit" Thanks so much for the chance!

Susie Johnson said...

So much creativity!

Anonymous said...

Love the big block and your color choice is so fun.
Jane

Linda Cates said...

Thanks for your generous giveaway. Love your new line.

Kitty said...

Love the idea of super-sizing a traditional block! Thanks for the pattern and ideas!

EmileeHope said...

Love the churn dash! I have been into making giant blocks as well-like entire finished quilt size blocks! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Gina S. said...

Love super size, the bigger the better. Less pieces to cut, sews up faster, just awesome.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the Churn Dash blocks - with this size you could put a smaller churn in the center - a double churn!

Laura said...

Sometime you just need to go Big!
And to make the Churn Dash blocks super sized is just the thing. Now I am headed to the sewing room to do just that!

Lynette said...

Thanks for the giveaway and the fun blog hop! I do love using jelly rolls!!!

barb said...

I love big blocks. As a hand piecer and hand quilter, you can "churn" out more quilts at a faster pace. babscorbitt@ gmail dot com

9patchnurse said...

My favorite block, no kidding! Love the idea of going big and I can't wait to try it. Those fabrics are gorgeous!!!

Mary said...

I love the big blocks. Churn Dash is so fun to work with. There are so many possibilities.

Linda K said...

I do love the churn dash, and it's wonderful when it's BIG!

Peg said...

Pick me this time.

kerrynjane said...

Neat modern fabrics. I'd love to give them a whirl. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a chance to win. I like the traditional quilt blocks like Churn Dash, pretty fabric.

Miss Jean said...

I would love to win some of your fabric!!!

Angie said...

Oh. My. Goodness---I am in LUVE with this super-size. This is my favorite block anyway, and this just makes my little heart skip beats. :)

Kristy said...

I am a churn dash fan. I just did a quilt with super small churn dashes, so I am ready for the super size. Here's hoping I get your fabric. Kristy
soardkgatfusedotnet

Amy Farrington said...

I love the idea of super sized blocks! Large blocks display the incredible fabric nicely!

Tiff Blakey said...

I'm hoping to make a churn dash quilt for my sister for Christmas.

marcella said...

Pretty new fabrics! Love that the collection has solids - sometimes coordinating ones are impossible to find! Churn dash is one of my very favorite blocks and I love playing with it.

Marcia said...

Such creativity! Your color choice for the large churn dash is so fun and bold. Love it.

capitolaquilter said...

Love the super sized blocks and am so excited about the new line.

Lisa Marie said...

I love your fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win!

Pat said...

Love the 24" churn dash block. Would like to make a full size quilt using this pattern. What fun. Your fabrics are fabulous!

Sallie said...

Thank you for the great giveaway!

Terri Mosier said...

Churn Dash, one of my long time favorites! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Jen said...

Cute! I'm loving the supersized blocks as quilts and have been thinking of doing one myself. Love it!

Mara said...

I just made a few churn dash blocks for a member in our European Siblings Together charity bee, it was so fun.

Joan said...

Churn dash is such a great block, thankyou for the pattern and a chance to win!!

Deb said...

Love the fun bright colors of your collection! And I love the idea of supersizing the block! What a great idea!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Steph said...

Yes, your supersizes are always appealing to me. I am finishing a HST quilt and I will use the extra HSTs in making some churndash blocks. I also have charity hospital baby quilts in my que and 4 big blocks like you have done will be a great design to use.

Trish said...

Such bright and fun colors in the new collection. I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Rachell said...

I love jelly rolls and I love big blocks. I make a lot of baby and crib-sized quilts, so it's way easy to whip up a quick baby quilt with big blocks.
reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

Violet said...

Churn dash blocks are on my list of things to try. They look amazing super-sized! Thanks for the giveaway!

Rina said...

I've never made a churn dash - you've inspired me! Thanks for the chance to win a lovely bright jelly roll!

Melanie J. said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Denise said...

Love, love these large piece blocks! Thanks for sharing -

Susan Evans said...

I am really liking the super size blocks. Thanks for doing the math for this one. (That't what gets me flummoxed)!

Susan P said...

Churn dash has always been a favorite of mine not matter what size. Thanks for the giveaway. Love your fabric!

MKR said...

Love the Super-Size! We should make all quilts that way - would complete one quicker!

usagypsy said...

Love the block! Reminds me of the farmers wife quilt I've been wanting to do for so long! Maybe this winter it would be a fun challenge to start.

mailergoat said...

Love it! I love seeing super-sized block quilts, though I've yet to make one. Would love to, though. And thanks for the fabric giveaway! Though I was hoping it might be for an advance bundle of your gorgeous new line!

Jenny said...

Thanks for the block and the chance to win some of your great fabric!

lia said...

I love the churn dash block! Thanks for a chance to win. lia.vandenbrand@live.nl

DianeY said...

Your chart for all the sizes is wonderful! Thanks for doing all the math!

Julee said...

Thanks for taking part in the Moda Blog Hop. This is one of my favortie blocks.

Anonymous said...

Love the big blocks!!! Would be great for floor pillows for that college bound child. sue from Lake Tapps

Deb said...

I've not seen the line you're giving away, but I'd love to play with something new!

Tamie said...

What a large block! The thing is that at that size it doesn't take many to get really big.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Thanks for the chance to win--your fabrics are so distinctive and cool!

Quilted Rainbow said...

Love your blog, thank you for the chance to win.

Mary said...

Churn Dash has always been one of my favorite blocks. Love the larger size!

Ann in NC said...

I love your fabric lines! I have made things from the last two!!

Beth Beal @ Old Cedar Knoll Farm said...

I am really loving these big blocks! What fun.

Barbara Pavlas said...

Love the churn dash. Thanks for the giveaway.

connie said...

Churn dash is a sweet block in about any color

Ann said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I love how you take small blocks and blow them up. It just shows how versatile traditional blocks can be.

Michele said...

You have one of my favorite blocks! Also love the Simple Marks line... my favorite shop ran out of it!

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Absolutely LOVE this line and have many ideas of what to do with it ... hopefully I'll win! Linda

house on hill road said...

love this! will you be at quilt market? if so, i hope our paths cross.

Steven and Ginger said...

Love The the big churn dash!

Marsha Jean said...

I might have to try making a quilt with VERY LARGE scale blocks...I like that look.

Sharon said...

Love your block and what you did with it. Sometimes I want to use an easy block and super-size it to make a fast quilt and this would be a perfect block to use.

luv2quilt said...

I hadn't thought to take a traditional block and "supersize" it. Think I'll try it.

Kathleen OGrady said...

I like your block. There are so many options available with that block, using different background colors to make an illusion to tie the blocks together, how fun. Your new collection looks like it is going to be awesome. Would love to win a jellyroll of Simple Marks. Thanks!

debbowers said...

I'm really starting to like the big blocks as well. I made a king size quilt for a gift and only used 16 blocks! Thanks for the blog and the give-away!

Terri U said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Lisa E said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. I love Simply Marks. Good luck at market!

babiesdoc said...

a friend and I made a churn dash quilt for the wedding of another good friend some time ago.

Actually since the quilt recipients oldest daughter (born after the wedding) is now in her last year of med school
it really was SOME time ago

thanks for making me remember

Lou said...

Love this idea of making traditional blocks larger!
Thank you!

SueAnn W said...

Oh how I love this simple block! I am going to make it in the super sized block and share it with the Grand kids!

mjb said...

Ooh solids coming soon!

Kathy MacKie said...

If I win I'll gladly pay for postage!

Scattered Threads said...

I have seen this traditional quilt block in many quilts and I have "plans" to use this quilt block to make a quilt "one day." Thanks bunches.
I am all about criteria..LOL and I love your humor…I will eat my carrots in my soup today as it is raining here and left my comment. LOL.
TFS and I am certainly enjoying the blog hop.
Jackie:)

Barb said...

I would love to win some of your beautiful fabric. Churn Dash is one of my favorite blocks.
Barb

Maria2 said...

Thanks for the ideas and the give-away.

Lee Anne said...

Always love your work...fresh, new, and exciting every time! You are an inspiration to all of us "want to be" quilters. Thanks!

Salakom said...

Thank you for this block. I have had fun following the Size Matters Blog. I love the large block!

Amy Verne said...

Love your large scale work.

Anonymous said...

Anne M - perfect fabric for these really BIG blocks - what fun! Thanks to you and MODA for the blog hop and a chance to win the giveaway.

Juels said...

Great block! So much fun to do this blog hop!

banjo795 said...

I'd eat the carrots, no problem! But I'll restrain myself and just leave a comment. ;-> I'm actually working on some Churn Dash blocks that are made with a couple charm squares and an extra 2 1/2 square. They are finishing up at 5 inches, so they are MUCH different from your big blocks! Maybe I'll make the backing from the big blocks? Hmmm - creative juices starting to flow!

Sandy said...

I love the churn dash block, and this one is amazing. Thank you for sharing the measurements with us...and your giveaway also!

Erin said...

I love carrots. And these blocks!

Diana said...

Churn Dash is so traditional, but your fabrics give it a modern look. Will have to try a LARGE block
Thanks for the giveaway.

Cindy said...

I love your line because it includes solids. I just started using solids colors (not white or muslin). What a hoot!!

teachpany said...

Big traditional blocks are just so much fun!

Carrie P. said...

great looking blocks with the solid backgrounds. I am working with solids more which is fun. thanks for the giveaway.

Linda said...

HI! THANKS FOR A GREAT BLOG!
THE CHURN DASH IS SO FUN!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

suzanne said...

Thanks for linking your other work. I make quilts inspired by the 19th century, but I need to develop a new eye to make things for my granddaughter. I especially like your fabric & the big log cabin.

Kate said...

thanks for the chance to win- lovely fabrics!

tjm24271 said...

Thank you for the block and for the giveaway. Happy sewing!

Miss Busy Bee, Debbie said...

I never really thought about use a simple block and enlarging it like that. It's very modern in its look! Thanks for the blog and the pattern. Have a blessed day!

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Love the block and the size... I have always loved your oversized block quilts. Thanks for the chance!

Robin said...

Thank you for your pattern - Churn Dash would be a new one for me. Thank you for the chance!

Joanna said...

I just finished making a churn dash quilt that is also in reds, greens, blacks and yellows. So, I love your block and seeing multiples of it. Looks great.

Laurie said...

thanks for a chance to win :) laurie

llsbaskets at comcast dot net

wobblybobbin said...

Dang! It looks awesome and you could whip up a baby quilt in no time. Now what kind of supersize blocks could one make with a jelly roll..... :)

Jen and Daz said...

Excited about your block, been wanting to make a churn dash quilt for sometime...this is just the push I need! Thanks for th chance to win!

Marie Chat said...

I liked the supersized churn dash you made. Thanks for this opportunity to win!

Kimberly said...

you can never go wrong with a classic and classic with a modern twist, even better!

Barbara Sindlinger said...

I've yet to try the super-sized blocks. I just have a ton of small scraps to use up first. :)

Jean said...

Ohhhh, jelly roll!!! I could take that to camp with me. Quilt. Amp starts today so I'll have to pick one up locally.

Verna A. said...

I really like the Churn Dash block. Thanks for the chance to win!

wendy said...

One of my all time favorite blocks! Thanks for offering your great prize!

Beth said...

I love your supersize quilt!! It definitely hightlights the fabric. Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous prize.

jenny said...

Super fun! I have to give this a try some time. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sheryl said...

I am digging the large scale quilt blocks!!

Barb said...

I LOVE everything you do!!! still enjoying simple marks in both colorways. Plan to make this large churn dash. thanks for the opportunity to win!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Love the Churn Dash block, so many ways to make it interesting. Thanks for the patterns for the different sizes.

J Marks said...

Malka, thanks for sharing your passion of fabric making and your talents in design and quilting with us. Your fabric line A Stitch in Color brought me into the modern quilting movement that I am currently swimming in! Who knew you could make polka dots with carrots???? Fresh quilting showed me what my future sewing machine cover is going to look like. Craftsy and fabric dying are my next steps into your wonderful world. THANKS from a happy fan!

MahSistersQuiltTrunk said...

Love the scrappy look and the size of your block. Good thought for making charity quilts. Interesting and easy as the same time. Thank you.

Carolyn Boutilier said...

WOW! Never thought about making a super sized churn dash block. great idea.
Carolyn Boutilier

Joanne O said...

Churn dash is one of my all time favorite quilt blocks! Thank you!

Vicki H said...

I am liking the super size block. Thanks for the giveaway.

brenda90159 said...

I have just decided to do the Churn Dash block for our guild block of the month so perfect timing. Thanks

Carolyn Boutilier said...

WOW! never thought about making a super sized churn dash block. great idea
Carolyn Boutilier

Leslie said...

Love the idea of supersizing blocks. Thanks for the chance to win some of you beautiful fabrics.

ldylatuna said...

Your in Austin! Yea!! I am in New Braunfels...I love, love, love your baby log cabin. The quilting is awesome.
Thanks so much for the large churn dash pattern. It will be on my to-do list!
Hope to meet you some day. Maybe at the next modern quilt show?
Love, Mary ldylatuna@att.net

Kim said...

Love the churn dash block, so many possibilities with it.

Lisa said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win, I love your block to!!

JANET said...

Love carrots! This blog hop is fun. We get to see many new ideas. I am glad Moda is having this hop, as I would not know how to find these sites on my own! Eye candy and freebies, what more could you ask for!?

Katie.Herzog said...

I love the super-size idea, just might have to steal it...

Julie said...

Always love to add new fabric to my stash.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

Trina

tdamil213@yahoo.com

Lauren said...

I just LOVE Jelly Rolls and hope I win.

BizyStitches said...

the churn dash is one of my favorite blocks too. thanks for the fun and for being in the drawing for a gift. by the way I like cooked carrots. LOL

Cynthia H said...

Loving seeing everyone's super-sized blocks! Lovely secondary pattern with the Churn Dash.

Jill said...

Love these big churn dashes! Love the colors as well!

Melissa Corry said...

I need to eat some carrots as well, good for the eyes and all ;)

Pat said...

What fun, I never thought about making a traditional block really BIG. Thanks for taking part in this Blog Hop!

Kat Scott said...

OH GOODY!!! A chance to win your new fabric! Love the churn dash -- hope to find time soon to try it.

Sonya said...

I love the size of this block! I'd be happy to win :)

WoolenSails said...

I have always loved the churn dash and it looks fun with your new fabrics.

Debbie

maggi said...

Love the idea of super sizing! I may have to try the super churn dash! Thanks!

Booklogged said...

I have always liked the churn dash block and now I can add one to my sampler quilt. What a fun blog hop this is. Thank-you.

Patricia said...

Love your new line AND the supersize quilt! Thanks for the chance to win. Hop e it is me!!!!

Slice of Pi said...

I love the idea of accentuating the negative space. Isee many possibilities with that idea. Thanks for the chance to win!

Brenda said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Rebecca said...

Making a churn dash quilt is on my to do list. Love that block.

April Shae said...

Believe it or not but the Churn Dash block is my most fav block pattern of all!! I am working on a "Bohemian Charm" quilt right now that is made of 4 different size churn dash blocks!!!

Kathryn said...

I am in love with big blocks lately. Such fun. Thanks for your version.

Val said...

Your interpretation of size on the churn dash is great and thanks for the chance to win!!

Regina said...

I have been in love with your prints since A Stitch in Color! Thanks for adding some POW to my quilts!!

Willa said...

I have not made Churn Dash. Maybe it is time to give it a try?

Melissa Gerber said...

Super sizing with quilt blocks is the only kind of super sizing I do! Your fabric is delightful! I can see the super sizing working with lots of different blocks.

Mom C said...

While I have carrots, I harvested broccoli yesterday and I am glad to eat some for you. Seriously, I love big too and I like your quilt a lot. I'm finishing a queen quilt and the back is 3 log cabin blocks. I'm having a serious debate about using some other backing and keeping the log cabins for their own quilt, I like them so much. Thanks.

Shelley Parham said...

I love your fabrics. It's too bad your Canadian neighbours can't participate in the giveaway.

susiefloozie said...

Churn Dash is a great block in whatever size you choose! Let's hear it for Moda for doing another great Blog Hop!!!!

mongghon said...

Carrot cake did you say? Mmmm, but who needs food when you can have fabric! Love the churn dash. Thanks for sharing!

Diane said...

Love your block! What fun...

WandaM said...

Carrots? can I have mine glazed!! Love your take on the "big" blocks!

Kathy said...

Wow, I love your pattern and fabric. So fresh...

wendy said...

Love the big blocks! Thanks for a chance at your giveaway.

Terry Gore said...

Love your supersize version of your block....and thank you for the chance to win some of your amazing fabric!!
Tami

tamiquilts(at)att(dot)net

michelle kozak said...

Love your neat fabric and would love to win some to help with making quilt for the sick. I have MS and had to quit my job after 29 years. so I took up quilting and hope I make someone smile that need to know someone still cares

Shannon said...

Churn Dash is a fun block (that I've not made yet), and the fun fabrics you've used make it even more fun!

Robbie said...

I love the idea of a super-size churn dash block. And they say super-sizing is bad....:)

Kay said...

I really like what you did with this simple block. I would be thrilled to win your fabric.

Karen said...

Thanks for the chance to win such a generous giveaway!

Vio said...

I love your changing background colors. I'd love to see what you do with the secondary pattern the churn dashes create. Thanks for the chance!

Becky said...

Love, love, love the SIZE of your block! Thanks so much!

Cheryl Schaefer said...

I love the idea of taking a single block and making super size. One of the first quilting books I purchased was based on that notion. Thanks for the giveaway.

Fiesta said...

Malta thank you for the chance. My first quilt was made with the same blocks. They were all red and yellow

BarbB said...


Love your Wedding Ring quilt and your story about The Breakfast Club...thanks for the opportunity

Anonymous said...

Great block! Love your fabrics.

KarenAZ said...

churn dash is one of my favorite blocks. I love it on point.

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