There have been a couple of churn dash blocks around here lately. First was this wonderful Pixie Churn baby quilt made by Ella at Throw a Wrench in the Works (pattern by Rachel at Stitched in Color).

Lincolnquilt

Then, Jamie asked for a Churn Dash block during November in Stash Bee.

churn dash

For Christmas, I made my niece a doll quilt.

doll quilt

After Christmas, I had a thought: wouldn’t it be cute to make my niece a bed quilt to match her doll quilt? I’d like to make something like the Pixie Churn but twin-size instead of the 34″ baby quilt.

Once you make one churn dash, you really don’t need a tutorial to make the other sizes, but if you’re new to this block, check out this tutorial over at A Quilting Life.

To simplify my improv arrangement, I’m making blocks that will finish in increments of 3, and I scribbled out a little reference sheet to use while I cut my pieces for all the blocks.

It’s not rocket science [ that’s for you Yvonne πŸ˜‰ ] but I thought the chart might be helpful for you to reference if you’d like to make several churn dashes of different sizes, too.

Churn-Dash-Sampler-Cutting-Guilde

So, here it is. Feel free to download it, bookmark it, pin it – whatever you’d like. I hope it’s useful for you!

Cheers!

6 Comments

  1. Sarah

    I love you. πŸ˜€ I’ve wanted to make a giant churn dash extravaganza for ages – now instead I get to watch you make one. πŸ˜€ Hopefully, while I catch up on some other WIPs…. But I’m really excited to see what you come up with. The pixie churn quilt is one of my favoritest ever quilts. πŸ˜€

  2. Kelsey

    Your “scribbled out reference sheet” is rather fancy, my dear. Haha. I like the idea of getting hooked on a pattern and trying it in all different scales. Maybe I should try that this new year!

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