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.
Scrappy Churn Dash Quilt Blocks
I’ve been sewing these blocks in a variety of sizes with different fabric combinations. 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!
I love the fabric in these blocks. Can you tell me what the fabric is in the 6 inch block?
Patsy Cash says
Thank you for the tutorial in 3 sizes. I love this block.
Thanky for sharing this with us. Your autumn churn dash blocks are so cute. I'm cutting the farbics for my scrappy fall tablerunner and after having a little fabric breakdown (I'm just not a autumn girl and don't have many autumn-ish colors and fabrics in my stash) a little trip to my LQS and a few cute fabrics I'm now ready to make it.
Thank you for giving the 6 inch block that is the size I love to make.'
your blocks are beautiful
So generous as always..thank you?
I like how the contrast is different in each block. That will make an interesting quilt, especially with different sized blocks. I spy Nomad. 🙂
Rosemary B❤️ says
Sherri, you are a doll. Thank you for sharing this!!
Little Quiltsong says
Great idea!! Thank you for sharing! I have a lot of low volume fabrics, that need using up!
Thanks, Sherri. I love Churn Dashes, and have printed this off. If I plug away, I'll have a scrappy quilt by-and-by, as my grandmother would have said.
Thanks for sharing your free pattern. ☺
Very fun! I love the variations in these Churn Dashes–and so lovely to have a PDF for download! You are amazing (and I know you've probably started school, too). Happy new semester!
Love the fabrics you are selecting. Can't wait to see this completed. Love that you are using the different sizes. 🙂
Mary Burnette says
I was unable to get this PDF to print for me to put in a notebook and save for future reference. Can you either send me a copy in my email I can save or post it in your tutorial list.
Thank you so much for all you do in this blog! Mary firstname.lastname@example.org
You are always so generous with us. Thank you so much for the 3 sizes tutorial of the Churn Dash—my most favorite block. 😀
Thanks for different size patterns. I've been wanting to match a churn dash.
Now to pick out some of my fabric. I don't have any to choose from. Cough cough. ;o)
the girlfriend gap says
Thank you : ) Churn dash Love Big time here. Love the scrappy idea. Janita