Nested Churn Dash Along Quilt Top Finished

My intention for my Nested Churn Dash blocks were to be ‘fillers’.  When I wasn’t sure what to sew…I would do another round on the a churn dash block.  Well – about two weeks ago I went on a sewing binge…

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And I managed to sew ALL SIX of my Nested Churn Dash Blocks!  I only intended on making 6 blocks…which leaves me with a semi awkward sized lap quilt… 48” x 72”.  I like to have my width a little bigger than that.  I contemplated adding a strip on the side like I did for my Deconstructed Dutch Rose Quilt…but as I had the blocks on my design wall, I realized if I just shifted the middle blocks over one row…  I could make a whole new ‘design’ show up AND add 4” to my width. 

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I had to make three more outer single churn dash strips to make this work.  But…do you see how now a ‘chevron’ type pattern shows up where the blocks meet each other?  I am loving how this worked out! 

And…another thing shocking about this quilt is it’s not really a scrap quilt.   I used mostly the same fabrics for each part of the quilt.  There are two sets of blocks…they are just inverts of each other.  I did have to use a few different reds as I didn’t have enough fabric to make three blocks with the red as the outside strip. 

My Nested Churn Dash Quilt top is currently at the quilters and I can’t wait to see what she does to it!

8 comments:

  1. Very clever, I can see the chevron! That came together great!

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  2. Nice solution to the size problem. :)

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  3. Very cleaver shifting of the blocks to get the Chevron pattern.

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  4. Ooh, very fun and clever way to solve your size problem! Very cool, Kim!

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  5. Love your nested Churn Dash, it looks gorgeous. cdahlgren at live dot com.

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  6. I spotted the chevron - very cool! Love the look of it all! Well done!

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  7. Love them,they look fabulous!

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  8. Bright colors just make this!!! Great Job!

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