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 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 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.