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 

6 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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