Scrumptious Butter Churn Free Pattern


It’s finally here…the free pattern.  Long ago we promised this….

We originally told you about the quilt here.  We made this with left over bonus triangles from this quilt, Sneaker Treads, that was featured in Quilty magazine.

Working with leftovers can sometimes create a challenge.  We had triangles that could match but we didn’t have enough left over fabric from the project to ensure that all the blocks would have matching center square.  That’s when I said to Kelli why don’t we make the backgrounds look scrappy??

..and so our blocks ended up looking like this.

It was fun.  When it came to sashing, I was at a loss.  We were out of matching fabric from the line so I dug and dug in my stash and found a yellow check.  There was no yellow in the line but it ended up looking pretty good.

We wrote the pattern so that you can start this quilt from scratch.  You can make scrappy backgrounds it you want or you can make all the same backgrounds.  You can do like we did and make the magazine quilt first and have the leftovers to create this project.

Enjoy the free pattern that you can find HERE and as always, if you make one and want to share, I’d love to feature it here on the blog.  Just send a picture via our Facebook Page or to my email,

Friday Finish: Chocolate Covered Cherries with Free Pattern


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When Kelli and I sent in our book proposal to Kansas City Star we had quilts of all types..modern, traditional, easy, and hard.  We are girls that don’t like to be put into one category.  We like most fabrics and don’t want to limit ourselves…what fun is that?!?!  As much as I love Civil War reproductions..even I want a change up.

When putting our book together it was suggested that we group the more modern looking quilts together and head in that direction.  We were fine with that but we didn’t toss the other designs.  We just filed them away for another day.  Well the ‘nother day has arrived.  This is Chocolate Covered Cherries.  We made it with a Moda Fabric line, Collections for a Cause Millbook.  It was a perfect line as there is lots of reds and browns.  Whether you use a fabric line or if you use your scrap bucket, this is a fun quilt to make.

We love quilts that have simply constructed blocks yet come together to make a great quilt.

I was the designer and Kelli the seamstress on this quilt.  I was so excited as once she had the quilt together she said-”Hey mom, I have a suggestion for a quilting motif for this”…That was wonderful to hear as coming up with the design is always a challenge.


Here’s what she suggested so I went with it…


After I was done I wished I have put feathers in the outer border…next time.


Kelli is planing to gift this quilt to a special relative.

We wrote up a free printable pattern for the quilt.  You can find it here.  It would be fun made up in all sorts of ways….orange and black for a Harley fan or in school colors…the possibilities are endless.  We are very tempted to make it in brights but for now, we have other quilts calling our names waiting to be finished.

Enjoy the free pattern and if you ever make one send us a photo, we’d love to feature it here on the blog.

To see other quilt progress and finishes check out  Confessions of a Fabric AddictLink a Finish FridayFreedom Fridays and Crazy Mom Quilts.

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