Alright Blog Hop Bunnies, are you ready for something big?
I mean really big.
Back when the theme of Size Matters was proposed and we designers were asked for input about the blocks, I asked, "what about supersizing?"
This is not particularly surprising to those of you who are familiar with my quilts, like this and this and this.
I love, love, love the idea of taking a traditional block and reinterpreting it really, really big.
I think it gives a traditional block a new, fresh look and, as an added bonus, allows you to piece up a large quilt pretty darn quickly.
For this event, I selected a well known and much-loved block, Churn Dash. It's a super-simple block consisting of half-square triangles and squares made up as a nine patch. Because it's very simple and straightforward, it is perfect for manipulation.
Check out mine:
I've made it up in a combination of muslin and one of the prints for my new collection, From Outside In.
After I made this block, I was so excited about it that I made a couple more:
Wait till you see these fabrics. I am so happy with how they turned out.
I had debated about whether I wanted to stop here at a quilt that would measure about 48" square or keep going to make an even larger quilt.
One of the things I absolutely love about From Outside In is the solids in this collection and I'd like to make a quilt that focuses on those.
So many options and only 6 weeks or so until Quilt Market.
Have I whetted your appetite yet to try supersizing? Especially supersizing this block?
Here's the link to all the info you could ever need to make this block both in the super size size and in a few more modestly scaled versions.
Also, I'm not the only one on the blog hop today, so, after you visit here, bop on over to check out these two lovely ladies and their creations.
And, let's face it, what would a blog hop be without a giveaway? So, because I really, really like you and because it's really, really fun, I'm giving away a jelly roll of fabric featuring my most recent Moda collection, Simple Marks.
What do you have to do to win? Eat a bunch of carrots? No, just leave a comment and I'll randomly draw a winner once the blog hop is over. I'm going to have to limit the winner to someone in the US though, international postage is, you know, tres expensive.