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!