Earlier this month, I was inspired by the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month to sew up a few purple chunky churn dash blocks. Well, I'm just not suited for these monthly quilt along thingies, because I don't have the discipline to wait for the next clue/color/block/whatever.
I pulled out my green, aqua and blue scraps and made enough chunkies for this quilt top. And without waiting for the right month to use those colors, I sewed this puppy up.
I was originally inspired by Claudia's quilt, which is now finished (isn't it gorgeous?) She's been enjoying traveling along the Alabama coast lately, so I'm naming this one Gulf Coast Churn Dash in her honor. We were anchored in the sloughs near Lake Borgne, LA when I finished joining all the blocks, too.
My top still needs borders, and you might recognize the hourglass blocks from yesterday's tutorial. The chunky churn dashes are 100% from scraps and the hourglasses are from yardage.
Gulf Coast Churn Dash is a charity quilt. It will be given away to someone who needs it, I just don't know yet who that will be. I've been feeling very strongly lately that the world needs more love and kindness, and stitching these blocks with the intent to set them free has helped me. The Hands 2 Help charity challenge is coming up, and perhaps I'll be inspired by Sarah's selection of charities. Or perhaps this one will go to Covered in Love. I'll know when the right destination reveals itself.
Linking up to Sew Some Love.