Nested Churn Dash Mini Quilt

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
The block pattern can be purchased and downloaded from here and here.
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.
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