Sunday, July 20, 2014

Summer Quilting



 It's hard to believe that summer is past the mid-way point for me. I only have five more weeks until school starts (I teach English Composition part-time at a local community college), and I'm starting to feel the pressure to finish up at least some of my summer goals. My number one summer quilting goal is to finish my King-size Nested Churn Dash quilt. I have 6 completed blocks (the blocks are 24" x 24", so it's hard to get them all in one photo), and I have 10 more to make.  I do have all of the parts and pieces cut and arranged in piles for the remaining blocks.



 Here is a close up of my two most recent finishes. Every time I finish a block it's my new favorite...until I make the next one. The block on the left uses a light blue for a "light" in the outer corner hst's...kind of looks like I made a mistake in the photo, but I was short on the lighter fabrics, so I had to substitute with a few light blues. The quilt is going to be so scrappy I think it will be okay.

I'm already starting to worry about the sashing; I think I should probably go with a solid cream for the sashing strips with a variety of red and blues for the sashing posts.  it's going to be a pretty visually "busy" quilt, so maybe the cream solid will give a little bit of a resting space.



I had to take a break from churn dash blocks to make an iPad case for my daughter's friend. She said her favorite color was green, and the new Heather Bailey fabrics, "Up Parasol" seemed perfect for her. I mixed in a little "Nicey Jane" and the green polka dot from "Happy Go Lucky" as well.


Hope your summer is going well! Thanks so much for stopping by!

26 comments:

Karen said...

Your blocks look fabulous. This was kind of on my radar for this summer, but it's not happening :(. Yours is going to be wonderful. Maybe one day....

Sonia said...

Your quilt is going to be beautiful and the ipad pouch looks great. :)

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Wow you quilt is beautiful! How small is the center? Who is the pattern from?

Hildy said...

Love your churn dash blocks they look so great!And this ipod case is so cute, too, I'm sure your daughter's friend love it:-)

NMSue said...

I LOVE this pattern and its even more fun to see all the different fabric choices folks make.

imquilternity said...

I love both of your projects, but especially the iPad case. It's perfect in those beautiful fabrics!!

Billy'sgirl said...

Your nested churn dash blocks are lovely. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished quilt. I purchased the pattern from Craftsy, but haven't chosen my fabrics yet. I love your patriotic colors. I may do something similar.

Bev said...

Wow! I LOVE those! How big is that going to be? I made one of those blocks and couldn't believe how big it was! Love each one of them! XO

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love, love, love your churn dadh blocks. I made nine and I am now at the spot of what fabric to use for sashing. I was thinking red but after reading your post, red might be too much. Not sure!

Maree in NC ☺ said...

Oh my goodness, I surely do LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your churn dash blocks! ♥ They are awesome!

JoAnne said...

I knew I would love these blocks when you said you were going to use your M and S scraps--and I do! Don't say that summer is more than half over! I'm moving (the packers come tomorrow) and it feels like I haven't had much of a summer so far.

3girls1apple said...

Love the quilt. It's beautiful. And the colors as well. Thanks for sharing from 3girls1apple.com

3girls1apple said...

Love the quilt. It's beautiful. And the colors as well. Thanks for sharing from 3girls1apple.com

3girls1apple said...

Love the quilt. It's beautiful. And the colors as well. Thanks for sharing from 3girls1apple.com

sunny said...

Love the fabrics for your nested churndash!

Cindy Anderson said...

Your nested churn dash is beautiful! I am making one too and also have 6 blocks made and 10 to go and the rest cut out. Hope to finish it soon!

excuseme23 said...

The nested churn dash blocks look great in the Minick and Simpson fabrics, these are the prettiest ones I've seen.

Karen M said...

Your nested churn dash blocks are sucking me in. I love the RWB color way. I have sworn off new, impulsive projects until I have finished my LONG list of in progress work. You are really tempting me. I always love seeing your work Thanks for sharing.

susiefloozie said...

Love the iPad case and your blocks are gorgeous!

Thimbleanna said...

Your Nested Churn Dash is looking wonderful Sherri -- now I want one! I've been studying that one block and I can't figure out where you had to substitute -- I think they all look great!

Joy said...

Your blocks are coming along nicely! Love the iPad case!!

laura said...

Your blocks are awesome!!! I love those colors!!!!

Michele said...

They do look great and I like the idea of making a bigger quilt with those.

Julie Beard said...

Dear Sherri,

Never really thought much of the churn dash block until now! Love your layouts and I think I'm inspired slightly to clean my sewing table off and do some sewing/piecing!!!! Yikes!!!

Thanks so much for the inspiration. Love getting your blog and see what you are getting up to! Bye for now happy quilting Julie

Sharon said...

I am loving those churn dashes!
That is my favorite color combo when I make a quilt!

Sharon said...

I am loving those churn dashes!
That is my favorite color combo when I make a quilt!

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