Warehouse Sale! Use Promo Code JAN20 at checkout.

WEEK 4: Churn Dash Block

WEEK 4: Churn Dash Block

Written by: 
odamay

A note about ratings for this quilt-along: Overall, the quilt is rated as Moderate, but many of the blocks fall into the Easy category. You will see the ratings vary between Easy and Moderate from week to week. For more information about what these ratings mean, click on the graphic above.

This is part 4 of a 13 part quilt-along series. Find the rest of the posts in this series by clicking on the links at the end of this post.

Welcome to Week 4 in Oda May's School of Sewing! Just one block type this week, but we have 12 to make so let’s get started.

Some notes:

  • Use a scant ¼" seam.
  • Depending on your cutting method, you may have extras each week of common sizes used throughout the quilt. I suggest you label a couple of plastic bags for "2 1/2" squares" and "2⅞" squares" so you can make use of the extras another week.


{from Prairie Traditions by Cathy Smith}

From 5 Layer Cake squares, cut:
(24) 2⅞” squares
(48) 1½” x 2½” strips

From background fabric, cut:
(24) 2⅞” squares
(48) 1½” x 2½” strips
(12) 2½” squares

 

Make Half Square Triangles (HSTs)

  1. Pair (1) 2⅞” print square with (1) 2⅞” background square.
  2. Draw a line along the diagonal of the wrong side of one square.
  3. Sew ¼" away from each side of the drawn line.
  4. Cut apart at the line. Press towards the darker fabric and trim to 2½” square.

Repeat to make 48 HST units.

Pair (1) 1½” x 2½” print strip with (1) 1½” x 2½” background strip. Sew along the long edge and press. Repeat to make (48) sets.

  1. Join (2) HST units with rectangle pair as shown. Press.
  2. Join (2) rectangle pairs with center square. Press.
  3. Assemble block in rows as shown.

Make (12) 6½” unfinished Churn Dash blocks.

WEEK 1: Intro to QAL + Fabric Requirements
WEEK 2: Prairie Rose Garden + 8 Applesauce Cross blocks
WEEK 3: Tropical Punch + 6 Applesauce Cross blocks
WEEK 4: Churn Dash blocks {this post}

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Comments