Who is ready for a quilt-a-long of the Nested Churn Dash? Starting 1st June 2014, I will be taking you through the steps to make a 24" x 24" nested churn dash block.
Joining me will be 10 of my favourite quilters who will be making their blocks into a mini quilt.
For the more adventurous, you can continue on and using the 24" x 24" finished block you can make a pillow or mini quilt or make a quilt, ranging in size from 28" x 80" (1 x 3 block bed runner), 54" x 54" (2 x 2 block setting), 80" x 80" (3 x 3 block setting) and 106" x 106" (4 x 4 block setting). I will provide instructions for each setting.
|Fabrics - April Showers, Happy Go Lucky|
by Bonnie & Camille for Moda
June 1st - Requirements, fabric selections and layouts.
June 6th - Tips and hints for making the blocks.
June 9th - Carrie Nelson - http://lavieenrosie.typepad.com/lavieenrosie/
June 10th - Kim Niedzwiecki - http://www.gogokim.blogspot.com.au
June 11th - Pat Sloan - http://www.blog.patsloan.com
June 12th - Lissa Alexander - http://www.modalissa.blogspot.com
June 13th - FatQuarterShop - http://www.fatquartershop.blogspot.com.au
June 16th - Frances Newcombe - http://www.bellybuttonsboutique.blogspot.com
June 17th - Katy Jones - http://www.imagingermonkey.blogspot.com
June 18th - Sherri McConnell - http://www.aquiltinglife.com
June 19th - Sara Lawson - http://www.sewsweetness.com
June 20th - Amy Smart - http://www.diaryofaquilter.com
June 23th - Making a quilt using the Nested Churn Dash block.
June 30th - Finishing the quilt.
July 30th - Winners selected from the Flickr group.
Upload your finished blocks or projects to the Flickr Group to win some beautiful Aurifil thread packs and other great prizes. Use #NestedChurnDash on IG, FB, Flickr and twitter. Winners will be announced 30th July 2014.
I was so thrilled to be invited to the Nested Churn Dash QAL. When Jane asked me I couldn't wait to make it. I was at quilt market and I knew I wanted to make it out of what was left over from my next fabric line "Cherie" which comes out this July only a month away! I am excited about this collection because it has different looks. It is a low volume collection which means it has mid-tone values (low contrast, white background, light colors.) So I wanted to try Jane's amazing pattern with this low volume look. I adore this mini quilt it is so fun and easy to make. I have made a churndash block before but never nested like this! I would love to make four blocks and put them together for a lap quilt.
Come on over and enjoy a summer get together with friends using this awesome Mini quilt.
I started my center with my darkest fabrics from the collection then graduated the colors out to the lightest fabrics.
I chose ART GALLERY FABRICS floral element FE -519 Icy Blue for the background. I had a tough time choosing my binding color, but I hope I made the right choice.
Makes a great wall hanging or table topper for entertaining and fits the colors of my home!