Monday, December 16, 2013

Churn Dash block {Quilt-as-You-Go Simple Sampler}

Welcome to week 6 and block 8 in the Quilt-as-You-Go Simple Sampler!

This week's block is the Churn Dash, which seems to have been popping up everywhere lately! 

To start off with, cut (1) 3.5" square and (1) 1.5"x14" long strip of background fabric, cut (1) 5" square each of focus fabric and background fabric, and (1) 2"x14" strip of focus fabric.

Sew the 14" strips together along their long sides and sew the 5" squares, right sides together with a 1/4" seam, along all 4 edges.

Cut the 5" square diagonally twice to yield 4 HSTs. Press your HSTs and your strips toward the darker fabric.

Trim your HSTs to 3" (unfinished). Cross cut the 14" strip every 3.5" to yield (4) 3"x3.5" units.

Put together your center column by sewing two of the strip units to either side of the 3.5" background square.

Sew the two outside columns by joining two HSTs to each of the remaining strip units.  Layout as shown and sew the three columns together.

Check out the index post for instructions on how to add borders and make a Quilt As You Go sandwich.

1 comment:

  1. The churn dash block is on my to do list, just love this! Thanks for sharing :)