Today, I’m showing off my 24″ x 24″ mini quilt that I made as part of the Nested Churn Dash Quilt Along, by Jane Davidson of Quilt Jane. Jane is the quilt designer and maker of the much-acclaimed quilt that was in my booth at Quilt Market, which is called Jungle Ave. Bloom.
On to my Nested Churn Dash! This is a pdf quilt pattern that is available for sale for $2 here. Full instructions and illustrations are provided to make the Nested Churn Dash mini quilt. For the more adventurous, you can continue on and using the 24″ x 24″ finished block you can make a pillow or mini quilt or make a quilt, ranging in size from 28″ x 80″ (1 x 3 block bed runner), 54″ x 54″ (2 x 2 block setting), 80″ x 80″ (3 x 3 block setting) and 106″ x 106″ (4 x 4 block setting). I will provide instructions for each setting.
I had a lot of fun making my block. I used my new Jungle Ave. fabrics, which are hitting quilt shops as early as TOMORROW! This is a great, quick project. My friend made her block into a pillow, which is a genius application (I just didn’t want to copy her, lol!). The whole thing is assembled with strips and squares; the squares are sewn into half-square triangles. I fused my mini quilt to a piece of Pellon fusible fleece, all ready to quilt to backing fabric and bind! I like using fusible fleece for smaller quilted projects because it eliminates the extra time needed to pin or spray baste a quilt. Plus I always have some handy for bag-making.
If you’re interested in making a Nested Churn Dash mini quilt, check out the information from the rest of the sew along:
June 1st – Requirements, fabric selections and layouts.
June 6th – Tips and hints for making the blocks.
June 9th – Carrie Nelson – http://lavieenrosie.typepad.com/lavieenrosie/
June 10th – Kim Niedzwiecki – http://www.gogokim.blogspot.com.au
June 11th – Pat Sloan – http://www.blog.patsloan.com
June 12th – Lissa Alexander – http://www.modalissa.blogspot.com
June 13th – FatQuarterShop – http://www.fatquartershop.blogspot.com.au
June 16th – Frances Newcombe – http://www.bellybuttonsboutique.blogspot.com
June 17th – Katy Jones – http://www.imagingermonkey.blogspot.com
June 18th – Sherri McConnell – http://www.aquiltinglife.com
June 19th – Sara Lawson – http://www.sewsweetness.com
June 20th – Amy Smart – http://www.diaryofaquilter.com
June 23th – Making a quilt using the Nested Churn Dash block.
June 30th – Finishing the quilt.
July 30th – Winners selected from the Flickr group.
Upload your finished blocks or projects to the Flickr Group to win some beautiful Aurifil thread packs and other great prizes. Use #NestedChurnDash on IG, FB, Flickr and twitter. Winners will be announced 30th July 2014.