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Saturday, 18 June 2022

Friday Night Sew In and dashing along

 FNSI has come round again! Many thanks to Wendy for organising us and you can see who took part here .


I have joined in with Chooky's Churn Dash SAL which I am calling a Churndashalong! I had no intention of joining in as I do not want to start another quilt, but when I realised I could make anything using Churn Dash blocks then the idea of a wall hanging was born. I have plenty of the pretty fabrics that I am using for my Wings and Pretty Things so I thought that I would use those . I am also hand pieceing as there is no room in this house for my machine to be out permanently. Besides, I do love hand pieceing. It was how I learnt to make patchwork blocks all those years ago before rulers and cutting boards had made it to the UK and I resisted joining in with the fast machine piecing for many years.

Anyway, back to my Churn Dash blocks which I pieced for FNSI on a hot (for UK) afternoon and evening.


They are 4.5" finished. I will need 4 for my wall hanging, one of these and three more in different fabric combinations. The other one I will use as the centre of a larger Churn Dash block, then probably a third to make a small table centre/cloth. I enjoyed putting these together and am looking forward to next month when I shall make another block.

I also found time to cut out the applique pieces for my last Wings and Pretty Things applique block - here are two that I finished this week.



Have a good weekend everyone.

11 comments:

  1. Lovely Churn Dash blocks. That collection of fabrics is so peaceful that it will make a soft wallhanging. Love the little birdie. ;^)

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  2. love your mini churndashes.... and the Wings blocks are lovely... you already know I love the colours you are using...
    Hugz

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  3. Your churndash projects sound interesting. Your wings and pretty things blocks are very pretty.

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  4. Pretty fabrics in your C/D blocks and that is the sweetest little bird.

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  5. Beautiful churn dash blocks. Well, they had to be since they were made from scraps from your beautiful Wings & Pretty Things blocks! Sounds like quite a successful FNSI!

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  6. Funny how those "I'm not doing that " projects win us over.....sweet churn dash blocks. Another 2 lovely Wings blocks too xx

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  7. I'm not sure I would want to be sitting at a machine in the current weather. Much better to be doing handwork, which doesn't go wrong quite so quickly!

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  8. Beautiful Churn Dash blocks, we all get sucked in don't we!! Lovely blocks for Wings.

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  9. Your applique blocks are pretty. I like how you used the floral fabric.

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  10. These fabrics are always pretty to look at. One always has to start another quilt; big or small. =)

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  11. Your blocks look lovely. I was nearly tempted but decided to finish my UFOs instead. Your appliqued blocks are looking lovely. Well done!

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