Wednesday, September 25, 2019

CCD Progress

The Chunky Churn Dash quilt is coming along. More CCD blocks have been added since I made these original ones.

I decided that the CCD blocks need some friends. It seems a shame to cut up the prints into such small squares; maybe some alternate blocks featuring larger squares would work. These blocks all finish at 6".

Since I don't have enough of one solid purple for all the blocks, I'm using three solids and one tone-on-tone that reads solid-ish. When they're all scattered around, and also used in the CCD blocks, they'll be fine together.

A 6 x 7 block layout on the wall; I'll add white sashing and purple cornerstones for a top that will finish at 43 x 50".  A good size for a donation quilt for a child.

I've added vertical sashing between the blocks to make the rows, and added sashing rows to each row of blocks. Ready for final assembly.

A few row seams, and this will be a finished top. I'm hoping to get it finished before the end of September. I'm giving a demo in October about machine-stitched binding using glue-basting, and I need this to be quilted by then so I can use it for the demonstration sample.

I needed six more blocks than I could make with the pre-cut printed squares I had available, so I made a few more CCD blocks.  I used a Kaffe Fassett fat quarter I had on hand whose colors and geometric shapes worked okay, not perfect but certainly well enough. I have two 6-1/2" blocks left over with no purpose for them; anyone want them? Leave a comment with your email address.


  1. I love it!! I like how the other blocks just pop in there!!

  2. The vertical sashing you added made all the difference. Love it.

  3. I'd be happy to add your extra blocks to my orphanage! They'll end up in a charity quilts some time down the road :)
    louise (dot) hornor (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. OMG, I don’t know how I missed this, but it’s so vibrant and cute! The additional blocks really set off the CCDs!