Sunday, April 13, 2014

Jessica's Sisterhood Quilt

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts continues--this month I am adding to Jessica's (from Quilty Habit) quilt.  First it went to Ashley, she added the row of churn dash blocks:


I was really excited to work on another black-as-neutral quilt.  The last one was this prayer quilt.  The fabrics are so much prettier and brighter for this one--I love the contrast.

The first block I decided to make is this Radiant Splendor block.


I messed up making the flying geese right away (I made colored geese instead of black geese), and then saved the half square triangle trimmings--all the extras went to the "boneyard" on my design wall:

Photo courtesy of my 4 year old.

So my goal then became using the pieces from the boneyard wherever possible:

Layout from this blog.

And I also wanted to use some of the Echino Birds I ordered with a gift card I won during a Sew Mama Sew giveaway to Jones and Vandermeer:


I chose the fabric especially for adding a few birds to her quilt, so I was so thrilled with how well the colors worked out!

While debating what to do with all the boneyard pieces, I came across this tutorial on making a churn dash block with a tiny pinwheel in the center.  I started with 1.75" HST, and ended up with a 2" churn dash with an itty bitty (wonky) pinwheel in the center.  I then added more churn dashes to it to get this block:

I call it the "yo dawg, I heard you like churn dashes" block.
I used all but 5 of the boneyard flying geese, hurray!  Here's the whole quilt now, going to Laura next!


I really enjoyed working on this quilt--I think the birdy blocks are my favorite though!

13 comments:

  1. HOLY CRAP HOW IS THIS MY QUILT TO KEEP FOREVER?! You are freaking amazing. And out.

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  2. It looks great! I've always loved bright colours against a black background. That was how I made my second quilt, and at least one more since then.

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  3. So much awesome!! I laughed so hard when i saw your hash tag for the churn dash block, so funny! Your blocks are all amazing! I love your Radiant Splendor block, gorgeous! And thanks for the link, i'll be making that one for sure!

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  4. Wow your blocks are so stunning with the rest! Love the birds! Jess is a lucky girl this is turning out amazingly!

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  5. Wow your blocks are so stunning with the rest! Love the birds! Jess is a lucky girl this is turning out amazingly!

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  6. sooooooo, it's a good thing i send quilts to you.... because i would steal those bird blocks. ain't no shame in my game. fair warning, jess. you better quilt those down quickly, because i am smitten.

    you are one talented lady, renee!

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  7. Wow - the colours you have used, just pop against the black. Love that radiant splendour one,

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  8. The bird blocks are fantastic, but I have to admit that I love I love the "yo dawg" block - that center piece looks so tiny! :)

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  9. I don't know which block I love best, they are all so awesome, and the birds are a real cute addition!

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  10. Wow! I'm struggling to pick a favorite. I'm leaning towards the pink and black one. Such a beautiful pop and so graphic.

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