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