Today, I'm super excited to share my little mini for Amy's awesome Sew and Tell Mini Quilt Challenge.
Not too long ago, another fabulous quilty Amy posted a new churn dash quilt she'd finished, and I was surprised at how much I liked it. I do like traditional blocks, but I haven't ever seen a churn dash quilt I liked...until Amy's. I just loved the simplicity of it, and I thought it would look good in a teeny tiny size, so I did the math for some 6" blocks and got to cutting.
These blocks came together awfully quickly, then I decided to add a fun border for an additional pop of color. I added some DS Fairgrounds for the backing, and set about to quilting. I was seriously indecisive about my quilting, and that's why you'll see two different kinds of quilting on this quilt. In the border, I went with a puzzle-piece kind of straight-line quilting which was a lot of fun, though I can't imagine doing it on a large quilt. I then added some echo quilting inside each print of my blocks for some extra depth.
Name: A Dash of Fancy
Size: 20" square
Design: 6" churn dash blocks
Quilting: Puzzle-piece quilting and straight-line echo quilting
Fabrics: DS Flea Market Fancy, various Kona and Free Spirit Designer Solids to match
Binding: Free Spirit Designer Solids in Pastel Grey