Lesson # 12 -
The Churn Dash Block
Once again I have saved one of my
favorite blocks for last. I love the Churn Dash. It looks
very Early American to me, and can be quite dynamic placed on the
Again, there is nothing new to
learn. It is just
Here are the directions to make the
Put two 3 3/8 inch squares together
(using both fabrics) Draw a diagonal line down the back of the
lighter fabric and then stitch on both sides.
Do two squares to get the four
Half Square Triangles in the block. They will measure three inches
Cut Four 1 3/4 x 3-inch
rectangles from both fabrics. Those are the pieces that you will
join for the outer blocks.
Cut one 3-inch square for the
Using the techniques you have
already learned, finish by joining all the pieces. If you have
measured, cut, and sewn accurately, the block will measure 8 inches.
You should have your quarter inch
allowance at the end of each point.
Here is a picture of The Churn Dash
with Small Squares
If you've successfully completed these lessons, you are in for hours
of fun and creativity!