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Churn Dash Variation "Star Power" Quilt | Midnight Quilt Show SEASON 4 FINALE Angela Walters

Churn Dash Variation
it's throwback Thursday

midnight

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style and the turn - block is back and better than ever and tonight I'm gonna

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you a modern remake of that traditional block but first I know it's sad but this is a last episode of this

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but don't worry don't worry you can turn your frown upside down because I have a special gift for

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subscribers in which you can get your closing fix for free let's get to it so I know I said I was gonna throw back
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but I'm not going that far back whoo that's just scary Oh was I thinking no I'm going back to one of my earlier

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s that I made which was a turn -

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and I'm gonna do a better remake this time around now this pattern is designed by Monique Dillard and it's called

star

power

although in my head every time I think of it I hear so my first task I need to pick out 12 of these beautiful fat quarters to be the blocks or the turned ashes of my

quilt

and eight of them to be the
bordered so pretty eyes are kind of dark ooh I like this blue isn't that pretty it kind of matches my shirt we'll go with that one so this

quilt

that I'm recreating is one that I made for my brother-in-law as a Christmas gift gosh 15 years ago and it has some vintage

Angela

quilt

ing on it I can't wait for you to see how horribly atrocious it is okay I think we're good to go I'm gonna get

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ted and get cutting these out so I'm going to take my fat quarters for the

star

blocks and I'm gonna stack them up a little bit so I can dice them and slice them and pretty much get them into the size I need them to be kind of careful about stacking those this just helps me be a little bit more efficient it's kind of funny we take big pieces of fabric cut it into pieces just to sew it together in one big piece of fabric but it makes total sense to me now I'm gonna cut up the fat quarters for the borders I've got them kind of stacked together stuck
together that's kind of nice and trim these up and speaking of throwbacks have you seen my first crafty class oh I just remember being so nervous they turned the camera on I was like I don't know what to say the great thing is that crazzy has a new membership program so if you're indecisive and you're not sure if you want to take the class or any of the other ones you can get a free trial membership where you can watch all of them including the cooking classes the woodworking
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Watchers I mean I think so they told me I was special either way you gotta check it out and all these squares are the same size it's gonna be a pretty piece border now that I'm done with those I'm gonna cut up the background that's really gonna make those jewel tones pop off of it each block uses two colors of fabric in some
of the backgrounds so I need to background squares to matching squares of the fabric it looks pretty and then two smaller squares of this same fabric so now we're gonna go on a fabric scavenger hunt there we go and then I'm gonna pick a second fabric let's go with this purpley one and then I'm gonna need some squares oh this is gonna be pretty I'm gonna turn this into a turned - block like a traditional turn -

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this has four big half square triangles in the corners and
they're actually a very basic block to me all I need to do is mark my line from corner to corner and then I'm going to put it right sides together with one of these big squares the great thing about the cheeks is there's not really a right side or a wrong side and I'm going to sew a quarter inch on each side of that line halfway there and do the same with the other block now just gonna cut on that drawn line and each one of these is gonna give me two half square triangles I just
remember when I was an uber culture I thought this trick was pretty cool especially after I made a lot of half square triangles not using these time-saving techniques and once I open it up there we go just like magic a half square triangle and the press that trim it up and get ready to do the rest of the walk now what makes this

quilt

a little bit different than your traditional

churn

Dash

is we're gonna incorporate some flying geese into it so I've went ahead and asked my brother-in-law
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if I could

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you that quote that I made for him all those years ago now here's your more traditional

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- block it has your rectangles here what we're doing though is throwing in a flying geese block to give it a different look and look at that tiny little sashing I was super proud of myself when I did that now I want to see your throwback

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we'll talk about this more in a little bit but first we're gonna do the flying geese blocks using my rectangle I'm gonna take a background square and do the same kind of thing that I did with the half square triangles by drawing my line the difference is this time I'm actually sewing on the line I'm not going to sew a quarter inch on each side place it just like that and then give it a sew a quick trim I'm gonna press that over and do the same on the other side and
if you're super adventurous you can do this without marking but I'm gonna go ahead and at least mark out this one that way I can have one good flying geese goose square I'm gonna come over and when I fold that back you're gonna see there's a little bit should be right about a quarter of an inch space of background fabric that's perfect when I sew it together that's gonna go in the seam allowance and hopefully give me a nice perfect point now I just have to do that
three more times using the same fabrics now each one of these flying geese blocks gets a rectangle of the background fabric and that's going to complete this unit boom now let's do the floor patch that goes in the center that block and we can finally put it together this is where all the magic comes together I have my Center for patch block we have our cute little half square triangles remember the colorful part points towards the center and then the part that makes this also fun is
that flying geese block unit and they're all gonna point into the center as well looky there man that's pretty now all that's left to do is it so the blocks in two rows and so the rows together and see our turn - walk one last press to make sure everything's nice and in place and I think that looks fantastic now I'm just gonna make some more of these blocks and put it together before I can lay out my block so I need to piece the border but it's not as hard as it sounds
I'm just taking all these squares and making a really simple border now I like to make it look as strappy as possible so this is where my

quilt

ing OCD is gonna come out I'm just gonna try really hard not to have two of the same block next to each other not that I think anything bad will happen but just keep it looking random and what I'm gonna do is sew them together in groups of two and then sew those groups together until I have a nice long chain of pieced squares since they're
so nice and small I'm not even gonna bother pinning Who am I kidding I don't pin anyway but I definitely wouldn't pin these even if I were a pin er gonna make any sense all right see I'm feeling purple purple nude it kind of matches my wine like that looks like a nice Merlot some more blue and then I'm just gonna take these and now sew these together here's where it gets a little challenging because again I'm trying not to keep the same colors next to each other but
it doesn't matter it's fine it does have to be perfect doesn't you just relax

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just good and I'm gonna wait till I'm done piecing this whole long row to iron it there's no point because I don't have any crossing scenes yet all right I'm almost there just got to keep sewing on pieces and I'll have one long border I'll

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you that that looks like what I'm done all right each row has three blocks which is nice because I don't have to make a
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lot of

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blocks and you're gonna get a little bit of sashing in between but unlike the sashing I put on my throwback

quilt

it's gonna blend in with a background and that's gonna really give it the illusion that these turned ashes are floating I don't think that that's the right sashing where did that even come from there we go I mean it is late but I didn't think it was that late so now I have my first row I think it looks beautiful I'm gonna sew it together and

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you what the rest of it looks like the second row is also finished but in between them gets another row of sashing with some fun little pops of color this is going to really pull it together and I'm loving how that's looking the center is finished but I'm not quite done with this poll yet I have to add the borders never that pieced border that I made and a solid border but it's so worth the effort it's gonna really make this

quilt

look fantastic here's what the top
border is gonna look like and my fun pieced border and I'm gonna add the same on the sides and see you back here when the whole thing is assembled always like peace borders but when I have to quote them I love it when they're easy to piece like this now that my

quilt

top is finished all I have to do is take my beautiful batik backing make this into a

quilt

sandwich and get to the

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ing I'll see you there but first I have to

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you just how far I've come as a machine

quilt

er
have you ever heard this saying every master was once a disaster yeah I pretty much summed that up so when I quoted this

quilt

for my brother-in-law I had just got my long arm

quilt

ing machine so it's one of the very first

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s that I long arm

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ed so the machine

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ing is let's just say very rustic very vintage

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esque but what I did is I actually used a pantograph and if you're not familiar with that what that is it's just basically I'm tracing a pattern from
the back and here you can see this very special loopy kind of design now even though I'm kind of poking fun of it now because I'm much better this was my best work at the time so I'm kind of proud of it and you know what's even better is my brother-in-law was very insistent that he gets this

quilt

back so he must be enjoying it as well alright enough about this one let's get to

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ing the

star

power

turn - so we can see how that turns out for this

quilt

I'm gonna go with
a silvery grey thread because I like how it

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s up a little bit on that background but it's gonna blend in on the blocks and I'd like to see the

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ing it helps me see where I'm going especially when it's this late at night and since the background fabric has this kind of fun leafy design I'm gonna do a leafy all-over meander now for right now I'm gonna keep that meander in all this background area so any of this dark area I'm gonna quote my leaf and what I'm
going to do is just go out to a point and then come right back and that's gonna be the first shape right there and it doesn't matter how big it is I just need it to come to a point at one side and be kind of closed off at the bottom and then from that point all I have to do is echo echo echo echoing to my point I'm coming right back down and then once I decide that's enough of that one I'm going to do that same shape again just pointing in a different direction so maybe this
one faces down more and then echo that as well then because I'm running out of room I'm getting ready to run into this next block I'm just gonna make another leaf shape and it's gonna poke out this way so the trick is to make sure that I'm making these leaves go in all different directions without getting myself boxed in a corner now the trick to this

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ing design and any other

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ing design is to make sure you use echoing to move around so from here I'm going to
echo around my leaf so that I can get over to this area and

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t working my way back over here now one thing I want to point out is most often I'm coming back to where that leaf

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ted but sometimes there's not room to add my next one so I might add half of an echo where I come out to my points and then from there branch off with another leaf so from here stop hold another little leaf and then echo echo echo it might look weird at first but I promise once you fill in that whole area
it's going to look fine there's the first little section filled in and what I've done just to

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you a little bit closer is I've

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ed my leaf shape and then used echoing to fill around it to make it bigger now what I love about echoing is you already have that shape I'm just going around it so it lets my brain kind of turn off for a second but then when I'm ready to add my next one I'm just gonna branch out by

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ing my next little leaf and then echoing around
it now if you're trying this design at home let me tell you the secret to success is keeping that spacing all consistent because then you won't have any holes in your

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ing so I'm gonna keep

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ing this leafy meander over the whole

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and this is actually what I call turn and early

quilt

ing

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ing is nice and quick but I have put together some

quilt

ing diagrams one that

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s you how to do this leafy meander and another one an up all night version which

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s you how you
can custom

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these blocks and you can get those by looking the description box below and hey since you're down there you might as well go ahead and subscribe so you don't miss any videos well I'm gonna go ahead and get this finished you know if I'm cozy in my chair that means this

quilt

is finished and this

star

power

throwback turn -

quilt

is a success it's fun to look back and see how far my

quilt

ing has progressed and a kind of reminisce over all these beautiful fabrics
well thanks for joining me in my

quilt

ing room for another episode of the

midnight

quilt

show

and it will be a few more weeks until my next episode but you can check out all my classes and other classes with a crafty membership program and the free trial which you can find the descriptions below and you can subscribe while you're down there as well come on you know you want to all the cool kids are doing it and I really really want to see your first

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so be sure to share those on social
media so we can see how far we've all come it's

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ers well speaking of throwbacks I found an old throwback a mixtape so I'm gonna listen to that we'll see you soon