September 15, 2016

Dog Days: Flimsy Finish

dog days |ˈdɔɡ ˈˌdeɪz|a period of inactivity or sluggishness

Earlier this week Cloud 9 sponsored the latest New Block Hop. Dog Days made is block debut that Monday. The whole theme capitalized on how I was felt whilst in design mode. August was all about dog days! 

Click here for the block tutorial. 

To test the pattern, I started with making 4 blocks. After that, I was addicted and made up another 16! The quilt top has 20 blocks total in a 4 x 5 block arrangement. Each block finishes at 12 inches square and the quilt measures approximately 48 inches by 60 inches. 

After making a string of large quilts, I am feeling this is the PERFECT size quilt, not too big but not too small.

For the test blocks I used scraps to see how they would look all together. I loved how they turned out and kept going, digging into my scrap bin yet again. Boy do I not regret, this top has so many patterns and so much personality. Scrappy is the theme of year, but this might be my last for a while. My scrap bin is officially "under control." 

For now anyways ...

Linking to Needle n' Thread Thursday and Finish It Up Friday 


  1. I really love how this quilt top reads, Chelsea! And congratulations for getting your scrap box under control, that is so awesome.

  2. This is great pattern and your scraps are so beautiful! Fantastic quilt! x Teje

  3. This is gorgeous! Your progress on your scrap pile is really impressive!

  4. I love how this looks as a scrappy quilt. Well done!

  5. Hurrah for a lovely quilt and a scrap bin that is officially under control!

  6. I love that you made whole quilt from your block design. =) I still have to get around to doing just that.