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…
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.
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!