Nested Churn Dash–Large Quilt Entry

The second quilt I’m entering in the Fall of 2014 Blogger’s Quilt Festival
is my most recent finish – Nested Churn Dash.


photo taken by Karmen Lindner Photography

I’ve been making a lot of quilts from my scraps lately – but it seems as they’re all sort of starting to look the same since they’re from the same bins of scraps.  With my Nested Churn Dash Quilt I decided to started with yardage.  Now that I’m done with the quilt I have some fun new scraps to add to my scrap bins!  I started this quilt to follow along with Quilt Jane and her Nested Churn Dash Along – what fun!  And of course – who doesn’t love them some Quilt Jane!?


photo taken by Karmen Lindner Photography

My nested churn dash blocks are made in a sort of ROYGBIV color scheme - with a  bit of brown and different shades of each color thrown in.  There are two different blocks – basically flips of each other.

One thing I’m most proud of this quilt is how I added that extra half square triangle and strip to the ends of each row thereby creating a sort of ‘chevron’ effect with the blocks.  It was my solution to make the quilt a bit wider even though I didn’t need more length.


photo taken by Karmen Lindner Photography

My aunt, the lovely Barb Raisbeck of Quilts by Barb did the long arm quilting on tis quilt and I think it is just perfect!

Are you loving this jumbo block?  No worries – you can get your very own pattern HERE for just $2!

Category – oh which category?  I just couldn’t decide…so, I check out the dimensions.  The perimeter of this quilt is 254” which qualified it for the ‘large’ quilt category – done!

Quilt Stats

Name: Nested Churn Dash
Finished Size: 73.5” x 53.5”
Machine Pieced: Me, Kim Lapacek
Machine Quilted: Barb Raisbeck, Quilts by Barb
Category Entered: Large Quilt (over 240” around)

If you just LOVE this quilt be sure to head over and nominate it for ‘Viewer’s Choice’!

Thanks for stopping by!

Check out all the AMAZING quilts entered … here are the quick links to all the category pages:

 Mini, Small, Large, Appliqué, Art, Hand Quilted, Home Machine Quilted, Modern, Original Design, ROYGBIV, Scrappy, Viewer’s Choice

quiltson  the fence 2014

My friend Karmen – the lovely lady and talent behind Karmen Lindner Photography came out to the orchard this past Monday to do a quilt photo shoot.  Here’s the first sneak peek she shared with me!  These are most of the quilts I finished between May of 2014 and now.  I just LOVE how they look up on that fence – and then added the gorgeous fall colors and deep blue sky!  I can’t wait to see more!!!!


  1. What a beautiful backdrop you have with the orchard to showcase such interesting quilts! Lovely quilt & very creative idea to add to the width. Great job!

  2. Your quilt is stunning! Good luck with your entry!

  3. Congrats to the winner!
    Your quilts are just awesome and hope you get many votes.

  4. That is quite a project for a photo shoot. It is hard to photograph quilts outdoors if there is any wind at all. The lighting is always tricky too. She did a good job and great job on all those finishes!

  5. I love the color combination! I find that I need to start using my scraps now and less yardage. Maybe my next quilt! Good luck in the festival!

  6. Fun quilt and great colors! I really like your quilts displayed on the fence!! Good Work and Great photos!!


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