I’m a little late with my November bee blocks for Hive 8 in the Stash Bee, but Jamie of Pink Door Fabrics, our November Queen, has been wonderfully patient.

churn dash

Jamie asked for 12.5″ churn dash blocks in a vintage palette including, if I remember correctly, red, turquoise, navy, pink, as well as a few others. She wanted a bit of novelty fussy cutting in the center that would contrast with the dark part of the churn dash.

churn dash 1

I felt guilty for making her wait for my block, so I made two more blocks to go with the first.

churn dash 2

I can’t navigate to the tutorial on the Stash Bee blog any longer, but  if you’d like some help making some blocks for your own projects, I found this lovely churn dash tutorial at A Quilting Life.

churn dash 3

While I’m on the subject of Churn Dashes, I have to include a picture of the sweet gift that Ella from Throw a Wrench in the Works.  I met Ella through Rachel’s Penny Sampler class last year, and when my son was born, she made the Pixie Churns quilt from the class for him.  The colors are so bright and when folded just right, it tucks into the carseat perfectly, keeping him warm as we venture out to entertain his older brother.

Ella's Gift

Ella’s quite the knitter, and I commented on one of her Yoda hats a while back.  The ears stand up beautifully, and I have no idea why, but I am a total sucker for a good yoda hat. (I have one that my sister made my oldest sometime between the infant and toddler stages.) My new baby wears Ella’s hat every time we go for a walk and quite often while he lounges in the carseat at the playground; I absolutely love it. Every baby needs a yoda hat!

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