Thursday, January 31, 2013

Another Quilt Block Completed!

I finished my Churn Dash Block for the My Favorite Block Quilt Along Block-Number 3 hosted by Kim at Persimons Dreams.   Katy Jones from I'm a Ginger Monkey Blog shared the Scrappy Churn Dash Block.  Thanks Katy!


I cut out the pieces, but I couldn't make up my mind, if I wanted to make more than one of the 6 inch blocks.  I cut some pieces and then laid them out.  I cut more pieces and I laid those out too.



I cut so many pieces. I made six blocks!



I cut one of the half square triangle block wrong, so the one on the center top has one dark triangle that is smaller.  Oh well.  It is wonky!



I had fun mixing them all up!


I could use four of them together like this to form a 12 inch block.



It's looking great with the other 2 blocks.




Or I could lay them out like this and just use five of them.



On Twitter, on Talkin' Tuesday, one of the topics was, "What makes a good Quilt Along?"  
I have been thinking about it all day:   
#1 easy quilt blocks with good instructions
#2 time in between to get them done
#3 incentives - chance to win prizes
#4 Scrappy -- to help use up your stash of fabrics.  
My Favorite Block Quilt Along has all four! 

And the coolest part is, if you are reading this right now and you have been thinking about doing the quilt along, but you haven't started yet. You still can start it!  You can start anytime!  You can read about each block, print out the instructions, make a binder, and then make the quilt blocks on a sewing weekend or whenever you want.

I am trying very hard to stay up to date, but if I have a week where I can't sew a block or two --- oh well!  I will just make them the next week.

Thanks for following along with me!
Marcia

6 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I agree with your list on quilt alongs. I love how you went with the 4 small churn blocks.

marth225 said...

I can't make up my mind on which way I like more. I will definately download that pattern for another day(year)

quiltmania said...

You have so many options with your churn dash blocks, looking good!

Angie said...

Oh I just love these---the block is my favorite anyway---make them in blue/yellow and I'm in love. :)

Katy said...

They look great! Thanks so much for making my block (and having such fun with it!)

Katy x

rubyslipperz said...

Churn dash is a fun block with fun possibilities...they can play so many different "games" when they are put together. =)

hugz,
annie