Tuesday, January 5, 2021

First Flimsy for 2021

 I have been missing in action so far this new year, so let's officially welcome in 2021, shall we?

So, I entered the new year dealing with a sinus infection that just would not stop. I feel as though I have totally lost the last week. We have been good quarantine-minders, and stayed away from everyone (sniff!). We found a 1000-piece puzzle to work on while watching various bowl games. We were happy to see our Buckeyes win on Friday night, and the Browns win on Sunday.

Even though I wasn't up to doing much sewing, I did have a bright idea somewhere along the line, and I had blocks ready to stitch when the sinus headache finally relented. The block exchange we did in the Frankfort Girls group resulted in this beauty being finished off yesterday.

I had the idea that I would use an easy HST block that resulted in a light/dark secondary design. I dug in the stash for a suitable HST combination and pulled the two ancient pieces you see above. I couldn't even begin to date those two pieces; they have been in the stash for a very long time. 

My resulting quilt top measures 68" square. I am undecided at the moment about adding borders. I will take a few days to decide. Here are some close-up shots of the flimsy.

The idea for this design came from some pictures I'd saved on Pinterest. I am glad I took the time to consider a variety of options because I am very pleased with how this turned out. It did require making a few extra churn dashes to complete the design. I also had to do some mathematics (!) to figure out the 8 setting squares where the light/dark design turned the corner. Totally worth it.

And just to document that we did it, here's the puzzle we worked; begun on New Year's Eve and finished on January 2.

 Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. Love the setting for your churn dash quilt!

  2. This churn dash turned out beautiful! Happy stitching!

  3. Your Churn Dash is so different than any setting I have seen before! Great job!


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