I barely made it!  I was really burning the midnight oil last night to get my project for Le Petite, “Butter Churn” done!  The pattern is a This & That pattern by Sherri K. Falls.  It was a ton of fun to do! 

I changed the outer border from the original design.  The pattern called for a border of half square triangles all around the quilt.  I liked the look of framing the center design, so that’s what I did!  I love how it turned out!  It’s a small project.  It finished 23.5″ square.  I’m going to use it for a small wall hanging rather than a table topper.  I used several fabric collections.  The majority is Clermont Farms by Minick & Simpson.  I also used some Rural Jardin and Maison de Garance both by French General.  The blue border is from my stash.  By the way, I have the tiniest fabric stash of any quilter.  The fact that I could use something from it is a miracle!  I’ll share it with you some time, but I’ll prepare you first.  I don’t want to send you all into shock!  I’m the kind of quilter that needs to have a pattern in mind before I can buy fabric. BUT that’s a conversation for another post…

Make sure you stop by Sherri’s A Quiting Life or Sinta’s Pink Pincushion to see the Le Petite Parade.  I’ve seen a few of the quilts on the blogs and they are gorgeous!


  • Patti says:

    Wow, I really like how that turned out. Again, the eye is moving over all the different designs that the fabric create.

  • Lori says:

    What a sweet quilt!! I like the border too as it doesn't distract from the center.

  • Darlene says:

    OH, I LOVE it! Love your border decision. 🙂

  • Carol says:

    Oh Linda I just LOVE it! Your border is perfect!

  • Terry says:

    It looks wonderful! You did a great job on it! :0)

  • WoolenSails says:

    I would say you did a beautiful job, using your stash.


  • Maria says:

    What a nice little quilt! The colour choice is just what I like! It would look really good in my hallway together with my dark brown chest of drawers. I think I will make this myself, 'bookmarking for later'

  • Cheryll says:

    My favorite block…churn dash. I love it!

  • Carrie P. says:

    What a great quilt. I love that traditional block. I made a table topper years ago using it in the quilt.

  • Jeanette says:

    gorgeous. I love the churn dash block. One of my favourites. The border is very nice.

  • Kristin says:

    Lookin' good Sis!!! You are so talented!!

  • Thelma says:

    After seeing your project with the plain border and comparing it to the hst borders on some of the others, I think I prefer yours. The butter churn blocks stand out more, great call on your part! I have this pattern and hope to get to it someday! Great job!

  • Mary @ Neat and Tidy says:

    Well I think your quilt is gorgeous; I just love your work!

  • QuiltSue says:

    I love the fabrics you used.

  • Days and colors says:

    Your Butter Churn turned out so beautiful! I love your color combination!

  • Candace says:

    I love Butter Churn, Linda! I've been wanting to see how Clermont Farms looks sewn up – now I must have some!

  • Anne Ida says:

    Your Butter Churn turned out fabulous, Linda! I love the border you chose for it – it frames the center perfectly.

    Now you have really gotten me curious about your stash… Look forward to the revealing post ;o)