Correction, Wonky Churn Dash and Death of a Project

Yesterday I showed you how I made a wonky churn dash block for a guild challenge.  Here’s a little correction: I said I pressed the seams to the blue throughout.  Actually when you add the corner half-square triangles, you should press toward them so your seams will nest in the middle.  That is if they even meet in the middle.  Additionally, if you really want this block to lay flat, you can press seams open as another option.

Today I made another block, starting with a blue center.  Make four of each of the following units (bars and half-square triangles):

Two units

Two units

Trim the seam allowances to reduce bulk:

Half-square unit

Half-square unit

Do a casual layout of your wonky units:

Block layout

Block layout

Sew the units into rows and cut straight edges so you can sew the rows together:

Trimming

Trimming

Adding bottom row

Adding bottom row

Ready to square up

Ready to square up

Square up your block.  In this case, I made it a rectangle.

It's a rectangle!

It’s a rectangle!

As for The Animal Collage Project, for now the hippo is dead.  Poor Hippo.  I just can’t find the love to get back to this project.  Sometimes you just have to set things aside and move on.  Hippo for Sale…

Hippo

Hippo

I’ll be back after my sweater class on Saturday for an update.

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Hi—I’m Candy P. I live in beautiful Northwest Arkansas and write this blog about quilting. I love the entire process of quilting from design to piecing and appliqué, to free-motion quilting on my Janome. I have been sewing since I was five and started quilting in 1991 with a group in NE Minnesota. We used cardboard templates and scissors and did everything by hand. I have since made traditional quilts, donation quilts and Quilts of Valor; I’ve done paper piecing and foundation quilting but now really enjoy improvisational piecing using scraps from my stash or my hand dyed fabrics and making art quilts. I am also currently trying to finish any and all unfinished projects. I am so far behind I can never die. I have always been a maker, a sewist and needleworker, running the gamut from hand embroidery to macramé, knitting, crocheting, crafts, book binding and mixed media projects. I have taught a lot of handicraft classes including fabric painting, origami, and calligraphy, Dancercise (who remembers that) and my own exercise classes. When I’m not in the garage dyeing fabric or in my studio, I’m at Zumba or walking on local trails and photographing art or whatever catches my eye. I currently belong to Crystal Bridges, AQS, The Quilt Show, NWA Modern Quilt Guild and the Van Go-Go Girls (a local art quilt group). I occasionally make it to the piano and the golf course and enjoy cooking with my husband and generally wreaking some kind of havoc with my daughter. You can read my previous blog at Kandykwilts.blogspot.com but you cannot read my blog as northwind at The Quilt Show, apparently lost forever. I write about my current projects, mistakes and all, and often tell you what products I use (with no compensation). I am open to suggestions about blog posts and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about my projects or posts. Comment or email me. Feedback is most welcome—just be kind.

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