Schrodinger’s Cat Mini Quilt

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I finished up the first of the Focus Through the Prism challenges today.  The block to incorporate this month was the Churn Dash, sometimes called the Monkey Wrench.

churn dash block

My version of the quilt, “Schrodinger’s Cat,” features an offset block inside block design, with embroidered kitten, and hand quilting.  Fabrics used in this quilt are Cherrywood Fabric in Indigo from the ROYGBIV set for the Focus Though the Prism challenges, Northcott Artisan Spirit Shimmer fabric in Blue Lagoon, and Washi Tape fabrics by Rashida Cole Hale.

churn dash quilt

The cat embroidery inside the smallest churn dash is from Wild Olive’s hexagon pattern embroidery design. The quilt is hand quilted with orange embroidery floss.

churn dash mini embroidery detail

churn dash quilt

I’d love to know what you think of my finished piece, so please leave a comment.

Sharing over at:
Project Quilting Focus Through the Prism at Persimon Dreams, Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh
Quilts, Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story, Home & Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life,
Thank God It's Finished Friday at A Quarter Inch from the Edge


  1. Laura @ Prairie Sewn Studios on May 13, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Beautiful quilt! I especially love the orange embroidery floss quilting, looks great.

    I saw that you participate in several link-ups, and wanted to invite you to one we host called Crafty Comment Karma. It goes up each Friday and is open to any crafty, quilting or sewing links! I hope you’ll come join us:

    • Andrea on May 13, 2015 at 8:25 am

      Thanks Laura! I’ll be sure to stop by and check out the party.

  2. Cathy on May 13, 2015 at 9:46 am

    I love it! The offset layout really makes it stand out.

    • Andrea on May 13, 2015 at 10:03 am

      Thanks so much Cathy. I really appreciate you stopping by to see my mini quilt.

  3. trish on May 13, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Super cute! I love the vintage-modern feel and the handwork. Absolutely adorable!

    • Andrea on May 13, 2015 at 10:17 am

      Thanks so much Trish! I had a lot of fun making this. I can hardly wait to see what the next challenge is.

  4. Carla on May 13, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Perfect in the offset design and then up close you see that unexpected kitty and you can’t help but smile.

    • Andrea on May 13, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      Thanks so much Carla! The cat makes me super happy too.

  5. Little Black Cat Quilting on May 13, 2015 at 10:48 am

    I’ve never seen a churn dash within a churn dash; its like churn-ception! Lol. I love the little embroidered kitty, so sweet. And clever name for the quilt!

  6. Tara on May 13, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    I love the layout, fun hand quilting, and also your two tone binding 🙂

    • Andrea on May 14, 2015 at 5:08 pm

      Thanks so much Tara. This was a great project to put together. I’m hoping that I’ll be just as inspired for the next challenge.

  7. Beth on May 14, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Very nice mini quilt. Along with being a really interesting monkey wrench layout, I especially like that you used multiple colors in the binding and used orange to quilt with. I love unexpected touches like those (and the cat, of course)!

    • Andrea on May 14, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      Thanks so much Beth! I had a lot of fun doing this project. Would you believe that 2-tone binding was on accident, because I ran out of the yellow? I love how it turned out though. Sometimes even mistakes can make things better.

  8. Renee on May 15, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    hahaha what a great name for this quilt! Love the off center layout with the churn dash blocks!

    • Andrea on May 15, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      Thanks so much Renee!

  9. Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge on May 16, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Love the assymetrical lay-out and the nested churn dashes! Lovely finish. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

    • Andrea on May 16, 2015 at 12:01 pm

      Thanks Jenn! I wish I could be starting on the next challenge, but I still have 1/2 a month before it’s announced.

  10. Rochelle on May 19, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    I really like this design. The background fabric gives it pizzaz and the binding is really great.

    • Andrea on May 20, 2015 at 7:57 am

      Thanks Rochelle! I wish I had more of the washi fabrics to use in the backgrounds of the other quilts in this series, but I’m running very low. I’m hoping to snag some of the new ones from Cotton + Steel when they ship.

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