Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Nested Churn Dash Hop! Summertime and the Living is EASY!

Wowie WOW WOW!

When I first saw Jane post this block I thought AWESOMENESS!  Then looked at it three or four times to see if it was even something I could do.  Then she announced a pattern and I was over the MOON!  I was honored to be asked if I wanted to participate in a blog hop for the Nested Churn Dash...OH HECK YES!!!



This was the one of the fastest blocks I have ever put together!  I will be making a full quilt this summer when things are too hot to go outside and the kids just want to sit and read.

I decided to make mine into a pillow to match the Katie Jump Rope quilt that I made with Rachel on her Postage Stamp Quilt Along.  It is just perfect!

I fussy cut the center square, I have a thing for fussy cuts and think they belong anywhere you can find a place to put them! This one is a Munki Munki one that I swear is me ( non stop chatting) and the in house engineer.  I showed him last night and he laughed a little too quickly and too hard so I think I was pretty spot on ;)



I did find that writing the colors that I was going to be using in the different sections on the pattern  helped me to keep it all straight .  I need all the help I can get ;)



Last night I did a whole ton of free motion quilting with my Bernina and some 50wt Aurifil.  I used two layers of Pellon Nature's Touch.  I went crazy and just played.  This is a whimsical fun pillow to be loved and I really just wanted to have some fun with the quilting. Pillows are a great way to practice new free motion quilting techniques since there is not so much to try to wrestle.

I am pretty sure this pillow will just be found here this summer...where it should be...


Being loved :o)

I hope you will try this fun and really simple block as a quick summer project.

Please visit all the other fun and talented bloggers in this amazing hop!

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 18th - Sherri McConnell - http://www.aquiltinglife.com
June 19th - Sara Lawson - http://www.sewsweetness.com
June 20th - Amy Smart - http://www.diaryofaquilter.com
June 21st - Katy Jones - http://www.imagingermonkey.blogspot.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.

15 comments:

Debbie said...

oh I love your version!! I've got my top done and have totally enjoyed it so far!!

~Diana said...

Really a fun take on churn & dash! This project has turned my sisters opinion of the block around. She has now gotten on the train. I'm next~may just try some fussy cutting! :)

PatSloan said...

so adorable!!

WhoMom said...

Adorable pillow! So afraid this is past my skills but am going to follow along the hop and maybe later this summer I'll feel more up to the challenge. I can always start with a pillow, right?

Anita said...

Love how you turned it into a pillow!

Katy Cameron said...

Ha, I love the centre of yours!

Quiltjane said...

Kim, I love every thread of your cushion. Thank you for quilting along with me. x

lovetostitch said...

Love that it matches your quilt but not "matchy". Yes, I would have to write beside the steps also, great tip! Great job quilting it also!!

Carrie said...

I love your pillow! Perfection!

And now it's definite - I am making mine into a pillow too. That was the plan but I was rather enjoying the quilted top so I was wavering. But not any more!

Genius touch with the fussy cut center - I never think of that until "after". But you're right, it should be something done as often as possible. :)

frances newcombe said...

I love this post! Your pillow is fantastic and I love the colors! Great photos! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Much much love,
Frances

Helen L said...

I love the colors and prints you used: so fun and happy!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

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Mdm Samm said...

oh my word...churn about in lovely colours...really pretty pics too

thegreenapricot.com said...

Super cute! I'm loving this pattern as well!

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