Make 56 Churn Dash Quilt BlocksRefer back to page 2 for component and block assembly diagrams. Fabric colors refer to blocks like mine -- insert your own colors/values if you make changes.
I suggest that you make the outer triangles in half square triangle units from at least two different fabrics, so that, if blocks are sewn side-by-side, you won't end up with four like-triangles that meet at block intersections. It's much more interesting when you create visual movement by varying color in those adjoining areas.
Always cut just enough fabric to make a sample block or two before you cut all of the fabric for any quilt.
Red fabric: 2-1/8 yards
Light fabric: 4-1/8 yards
Green fabric: 2 yards
Half Square Triangle UnitsYou'll need a total of 224 half square triangle units. I always use the sandwich method, but you may prefer another technique. Choose one that results in half square triangle units that finish at 4-inches square (in other words, are 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" before sewing them into the block).
For the sandwich method:
- (112) 4-7/8" x 4-7/8" light squares
- (112) 4-7/8" x 4-7/8" red squares
Follow the previous instructions to complete the half square triangle units.
For the Strip Pieced SegmentsMake strip sets as shown on page 2 -- they'll just be longer.
Note: You might need one or two more strips of each than indicated below (if you square up often or if your fabric shrinks a bit; the extra is included in yardage calculations)
- Cut (25) 2-1/2" strips of light fabric from selvage to selvage
- Cut (25) 2-1/2" strips of green fabric from selvage to selvage
- Sew contrasting strips together in pairs to create strip sets as shown on page 2. Press, square up, and cut as many 4-1/2" segments from each strip set as possible. Cut a total of 224 segments.
- Assemble each of the blocks as shown on page 2.