Nested Churn Dash Quilt Along with Quilt Jane - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Nested Churn Dash Quilt Along with Quilt Jane

I am really excited that Quilt Jane asked us to participate in her Nested Churn Dash Block Quilt Along!

The Churn Dash block is so classic, and I have definitely dabbled in the Churn Dash block before. I love Quilt Jane’s variation! Nesting the block like this multiplies the cuteness. Her original block turned out happy and bright in April Showers, so I kept the cheery palette going and chose 30’s Playtime from Moda Fabrics for my block.

I did my coloring scheme a bit differently. I used red and green prints to color the half-square triangle corners and alternated the placement of blue and pink prints for my strips. Altogether, it has a scrappy effect, but not overly so. (I call myself a “planned-scrappy” quilter; that’s a thing, right?) It’s all tied together with a Ruby Ice solid background. Since there’s a bit of white in the prints I used, the light blue gives it a shaded but still light and neutral place to rest.

You probably can’t see any of my stitches, but I used Aurifil color 2000 to piece my Nested Churn Dash Block. It’s my standard sewing color, a light cream that blends like a really blend-y dream. I use this color for 90% of my sewing.

I confess I ran out of time to quilt it into a project, but I found a huge 24” frame to display it! I’m thinking of painting the frame white or gray, and it will look gorgeous on a picture shelf. I’m also thinking about making one with a yellow background and light, low volume prints for the churn dash. What do you think?

Thank you so much Quilt Jane for asking us to be apart of this fun quilt-along. If you would like to quilt along with us, visit Quilt Jane’s blog, and download the churn dash pattern to start your own amazing churn dash creation! Happy quilting everyone!


  1. I just bought this pattern. I love your fabric choices!I think I will use soft colors, maybe the 30"s playtime which I have not used before.

  2. I love the 'log cabin' look of your nested churn dash block. I too am making one and have gone one step smaller to make the 2" middle from a mini churn dash block (measurements and PDF) can be found on my blog.