Block 149 of 368
This block rose from my being infatuated with all the nested churn block posts I have seen lately. While I am not a traditional quilter and tend not to love traditional blocks, this one somehow just speaks to me. The more posts I saw, the more curious I became. If you are as well, here is where it (kinda) started.
In this case I went backwards. I made my wallhanging before I made my test block for this project. Well, actually, I got to 4.5 inches on the wallhanging and did not want to stop, lol. Here is the result, now hanging in my living room.
I used wild batiks I have had for ages and had trouble finding good projects to use them. The light nests are all in shades of grey, my new favorite neutral.
For the quilting I used the wavy lines stitch on the machine. I did the same in the wall hanging in a large grid, for this block I went with close parallel lines on the diagonal.
I have a much better understanding of why the churn dash is such a classic. This also got me thinking about other blocks you can nest with. So much fun!