After our busy family weekend with the newlyweds' celebrations--to be detailed in a separate post--I got back to the sewing room to play with pieces and parts for more Chunky Churn Dash blocks for my Dad's quilt (free Pattern by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville).
I like to sew them up in batches of six blocks, makes it easy to lay them out on the cutting mat and not have to spend too much time sitting to sew or standing to iron. I'm probably going to use blue and cream for the hourglass alternate blocks--my Dad likes blue. Bonnie's design calls for 60 Churn Dash blocks, 61 alternate hourglass blocks, and she has three borders to make the quilt finish just under 80" square. I may just add more blocks and eliminate the two narrow borders.
The leading edge sure made the sky beyond so blue. While we worried that rain would spoil the wedding reception, the terrible weather predictions for other parts of the country soon played out. My sympathies to all those who have been flooded or had tornado strike damagest, the pictures on the news are devastating.