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Saturday, May 31, 2014

What a big Churn Dash!

I told you back here that I was about to make Jane's Nested Churn Dash block. 
Well, I did!

Using my bag of Tilda fabric scraps for inspiration the first churn dash block was finished within an hour and measured a tiny 4"...



 Step two was to make this 4" block the centre for a larger churn dash. More Tilda scraps...




Looking sweet, yeh?
Once again, this churn dash becomes the centre for an even larger block. My Tilda scraps were still holding out...



At this stage it's 16.5" square, but it's about to grown even larger!
Running out of Tilda scraps big enough to keep going, I pulled a few larger pieces from my fabric shelves and this final churn dash block is complete...



...finishing up at a decent 24.5" square!
I popped my toes in the photo so you can see how large the block ends up being.

 
AT this stage I'm not sure whether I'll rummage through more fabrics and make a couple more blocks for a bed runner, or whether I'll keep going and make this one block an even larger churn dash?
Or will I leave the block as it is now, add a different border from the small pile of leftover Tilda scraps (maybe 2" squares or a sawtooth), and let it become a rather lovely mini quilt or table topper?

Any ideas? Leave them in the comments below - I think I need your help with this decision!

hugs



29 comments:

Karen said...

Its a great pattern isn't it. Your block is so lovely with those pretty Tilda fabrics. I always like making quilts for our beds because that's where they get used most in our house but I don't have the same sewing deadlines and commitments you have. I think a bed runner would look lovely. You could also hang it if you had a long space.

Melody said...

Absolutely LOVE this design in Tilda

Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous Jenny, love those fabrics and colours, a big decision, I suppose you could make another that would compliment for a bed runner which I think would be beautiful, then you could decide, not easy, which ever way the block is lovely an interesting pattern, I have added it to my pattern collection. Hope you receive ideas that help. Judithann :-)

Christine M said...

Your block is gorgeous, Jenny.

Larissa said...

A gorgeous version of this block!!! I'm hoping to make mine into a quilt - just not sure whether it will be single or double bed size :D I am loving it in the Tilda though!!! Sooooo pretty!!!

Baa. xxx said...

Ooooh...go bigger...Yeh! bigger ...bigger.....bigger....

Sue W ♥ said...

make a bed runner with matching cushions as it would look lovely as a cushion cover

barcord said...

It's beautiful Jenny........the possibilities are boundless. You will make the best choice in the end.xx

Tania said...

I am doing this too Jenny - starting it tomorrow. Yours is gorgeous, so beautiful! Just such lovely fabrics and colours. I think a bed runner would be just stunning x

Christina said...

Looks great. Your fabrics are so pretty. It would be lovely as a table topper.

Donna Pheneger said...

First, your nested churn dash is lovely - the colors! Love them. Second, I thought maybe a table topper. I wonder how big you can go to make a regular size quilt?!

Heather said...

I'd LOVE that as a table topper.

KimM said...

Love your block - the fabrics are so pretty. I think a bed runner would be awesome!
xxx

Pamela Davis said...

This block is gorgeous! It would be quite lovely as a table topper, but go on and keep making the blocks and you'll have a lovely quilt! Hugzzz

Jacqueline said...

Love your fabric choices.. I would go with a bed runner because those fabrics would work well in my room...

Patricia said...

Jenny, The block is beautiful! Love the colors.

Patricia C

Edi said...

Usually your first thought is your best choice. The block is absolutely gorgeous, but you really can't go wrong with Tilda, can you? Your piecing is perfect !! Looking forward to working on mine :)

anniebeez said...

Jenny I love it! love it! love it!! I would make a table topper because I was just wishing I had one!! LOL!

Lline said...

Hey Jenny, I Like Sue W's idea. Add a couple of cushions. If you made them removable cushion covers with a bed runner they could also be used as a table runner and placemats or along the sofa back with cushions. I always like dual purpose things.

prsd4tim2 said...

What a fun block, and your Tilda fabrics are lovely. I think I have to go make my own nested churn dash block now. =) Thanks for the inspiration.

Jill Hicks said...

Love the block and your fabrics choices.

Narelle said...

OH Jenny love how it turned out a table topper i would make it so beautiful i love it. But then i love everything that you do. Have a great weekend
Hugs
Rell xx

Quiltjane said...

Hi Jenny, that is absolutely gorgeous. Make sure you post it on other social media using #nestedchurndash so everyone can see it. x

Stitched With Prayer said...

Wow Jenny, it is absolutely gorgeous!!! Churn Dash has always been a favorite of mine, and I love all of your ideas. I think at some point, you should try several of them. But for me, this time, if I was making this one, I would keep going with bigger and bigger Churn Dashes until I had the size quilt I wanted. Just think what beautiful bedspread it would be with the Churn Dashes centered on the bed, with a simple but lovely wide border hanging over the sides and bottom of the bed. I think another thing I love about this piece, is the fact that depending on the fabric you choose to work with, it can be a fun, bright piece...a completely elegant piece, or anything in between! Think what a wonderful Christmas Quilt it could be! The possibilities are endless!!! Big Hugs dear friend...

Barb said...

OMG!!!!
Delicious!!!!!!!

Cathy said...

I love it! I saw it online and was debating whether to join in or not.....after seeing your block, you've convinced me!! So cute!!

Lin said...

What a lovely idea and very prettily done. I think I love it as it is with maybe a border. It would make a great table topper. xx

Thoeria said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jenny! The choice of colours ....how it all ties together.....simply beautiful.

Gai Butler said...

Beautiful fabrics in your Nested Churn Dash Jenny. I will be making one of those as a table topper so that is where my vote lies - especially when so many other commitments call. What ever choice you make, its use will bring you joy.