Monday, October 9, 2017

Design Wall Monday - October 9, 2017

This week:  I'm working on blocks to exchange with the Churn Dashers group in Virginia. I am making 28 blocks, 4 each to exchange with 7 participants.   I worked on this project quite a while ago, and this week when I made more blocks, they were all coming out too small!  I stewed about it, trying to figure out what was wrong with my seam allowances......then I read the directions more carefully.  I found out my problem....I was trying to square up the blocks to 6.5 inches......and the directions said to square up the blocks to 6.75 inches!

I felt so silly, since I was one of the writers when the directions were written last year.   At least I was able to figure it out and move on.

Here's the block.  If anyone knows the name of this block, we'd like to know.
We drafted the pattern from an old quilt that one member owns.

Fall has been so beautiful here in Michigan.  The pumpkins are everywhere; here's a picture of a field of pumpkins near us:

And a closer look:

What are you working on this week?  We sure had a lot of beautiful projects last week.  Thank you so much for your participation. 


  1. That looks like a very complicated and fiddly block. But it will make a great quilt.

  2. The polka dot and black and white certainly make this a lovely block, even if nameless..:) Just love to see the pumpkins; they are such happy looking things.

  3. Cute Block. It has a Wild and Goosey in the middle. If I still had my Block Base I could find the name of it. EQ has a similar Block called Flying Geese 6. It doesn't have the Churn Dash corners on it.

  4. Love that churn dash variation--is that a close enough description? :)
    The pumpkin field near us has now been covered with very expensive homes that are smack against each other :( I miss the pumpkins, but on the opposite side of the road are strawberries, corn, and flowers.

  5. What an unusual block! Fields of pumpkins are so pretty. We're going out to get a Blue Hubbard squash today.


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