Saturday, May 22, 2010
38 Churn Dash blocks, while Arabic Lattice Blocks are 'cooking'
Sometimes you have to let your blocks 'cook' for a while (Arabic Lattice), so you can look at them, figure what's next, does it need a border? etc. So, with my fingers were itching to do SOMETHING, I decided to use some 1 1/2 in strips and some 2 1/2 inch strips, already cut, to make 'a few' Churndash blocks. (A "few" turned into 38 so far. I think I need 56 for a whole top.) None of the blocks are duplicates -- I LOVE how the colors play with each other. Some are lovely, some not, but all are interesting. If you sometimes feel you are in a rut with your colors, a scrappy block like this is so much fun - pairing up colors you've never used before can result in some lovely surprises. If some are just 'too much' you can always use them as the label! And so far, ALL the fabrics came from my boxes of pre-cut pieces.
These are 6 inch finished blocks and will be alternated with a quarter square of 2 colors.
This is my second Churndash quilt - the first one was hand quilted and I NEVER get tired of looking at the unexpected color combinations on that first one.