Over the last month, the mail man has been kindly adding to my growing pile of cheery churn dash blocks. It's been so exciting!
It all started with this darling! It was a year ago, in January, that my friends from the Mid-Century Modern Bee created blocks for me during my month as the Queen Bee. I posted a tutorial here with a quick way to make them.
I remember the excitement when the first few blocks began to arrive!By the end of January 2013, I had a nice assortment of blocks in my chosen colors of pink, red, and orange. Juicy Fruit became it's name. I loved it so!
Often one to not leave well enough alone, I soon decided that my throw size quilt should really be bed size. Oh, and wouldn't it be fun to throw in a few large size blocks, I commented to Linda and Suz who each soon gifted me with a twelve inch beauty.
Over the last year, I've been making more 6 inch churn dash blocks every now and then. Last summer, I even spent one whole retreat day making them.
That's when I got the idea to begin adding some yellow and white into my bright pallet.
When my turn to be the MCM Queen Bee rolled around again, I decided to get serious about finishing my Juicy Fruit quilt. I again asked the members to sew up more churn dash blocks to add to my collection. No one complained, I hope!
I laid their additions all out together to admire. Who can't smile when you look at that!?
Just in case you are interested in the numbers up to this point I counted them all. There are 24 full size blocks each made up of 4 small churn dashes. Then, I also have 70 single six-inch churn dash blocks. Yes, that's right folks, that's 166 little churn dashes tucked away just waiting to come out and play!
Without my friends I would have never gotten to this point. (Isn't that how life is with just about everything?) I'm planning to finish up the remaining 34 six inch blocks that I need plus a few more larger churn dashes at a weekend retreat coming up in mid April. I'll finish this, I promise!