Hello and happy Wednesday! 2016 has been a year for me to get organized and try to use my stash as much as possible in fun scrappy projects! Lately, I've been sewing up some churn dash blocks which are perfect for scraps of all kinds! I thought you might want to sew some too, so I have a downloadable PDF for these blocks at the end of this post.
I've been sewing these blocks in a variety of sizes and have been using different
fabric combinations for them as well. The churn dash is a classic block that really lends itself to a variety of design options.
For my 12" finished scrappy churn dash block I chose a very light center with low-volume backgrounds for the rest of the block sections. I used the navy and orange as strong contrast elements.
I used lighter background pieces for the outer units than for the center unit in my 9" finished scrappy churn dash block. There is still a good amount of contrast between my dark rectangles and the dark portions of the half-square triangles, but they aren't as contrasting as in the 12" block.
I played around with color and contrast a little more in my 6" finished scrappy churn dash block. The combinations are really endless. You can also switch the darks and lights for even more block possibilities.
If you are ready to sew up your stash and make some of these fun blocks, I have a free PDF printable pattern for you to download with instructions for all three block sizes.
Just click here to download the PDF pattern!
Happy sewing! Thanks so much for stopping by!