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!