The Churn Dash block is so
classic, and I have definitely dabbled in the Churn Dash block before. I love Quilt Jane’s variation! Nesting the block like this multiplies the
cuteness. Her original block turned out happy and bright in April Showers, so I kept the cheery palette
going and chose 30's Playtime from Moda Fabrics for my block.
I did my coloring scheme a bit
differently. I used red and green prints to color the half-square triangle
corners and alternated the placement of blue and pink prints for my strips.
Altogether, it has a scrappy effect, but not overly so. (I call myself a
“planned-scrappy” quilter; that’s a thing, right?) It’s all tied together with
a Ruby Ice solid background. Since there’s a bit of white in the prints I used,
the light blue gives it a shaded but still light and neutral place to rest.
You probably can’t see any of my
stitches, but I used Aurifil color 2000 to piece my Nested Churn Dash Block.
It’s my standard sewing color, a light cream that blends like a really blend-y
dream. I use this color for 90% of my sewing.
I confess I ran out of time to
quilt it into a project, but I found a huge 24” frame to display it! I’m
thinking of painting the frame white or gray, and it will look gorgeous on a
picture shelf. I’m also thinking about making one with a yellow background and
light, low volume prints for the churn dash. What do you think?
Thank you so much Quilt Jane for asking us to be apart of this fun quilt-along. If you would like to quilt along with us, visit Quilt Jane's blog
, and download the churn dash pattern to start your own amazing churn dash creation! Happy quilting everyone!
Labels: Fat Quarter Shop Fun, FQS Team, Quilt Along