Churn Dash Block Challenge Design

One of the best quilting choices I made was joining an online quilt designers group a few months ago. It has helped me work creatively and have accountability to others besides myself. The purpose each month was to explore a quilt block by playing with it, having fun without being too labor-intensive, and sharing/viewing the designs of the members; perhaps generating a new quilt pattern or construction technique. Instagram would be our method of sharing with others, developing interest, and gathering new followers.

In June, we looked at the churn dash block, as pictured below.

churn dash








I chose to make a somewhat wonky churn dash with solid fabrics and a print background. I tried a few layouts and knew I didn’t have enough background fabric to make triangles for setting the 8 blocks. I made one more block and the 9 blocks looked good, but it was smaller than I wanted. So I chose some more solids and made a total of 12 blocks. The quilt is shown at the bottom of this photo list.


I think it will make a fun quilt for a toddler. I will be quilting it during the next month or two and adding a binding of the various solid colors.

If you would like to view all the churn dash quilts the group designed (and some are really ingenious!) look at my Instagram @patchworkbreeze and find the handles for all the designers under my post. You can also use #junedesignerblockchallenge and click the RECENT tab at the top to get started.

Have you ever made a churn dash block or quilt?

Our block for July is a 5-patch chain, which I have already designed.

Nancy Myers
Nancy Myers
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