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Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Believe Circle Quilt

Hello Believers!
For March's quilt, I'd like to do a variations on the Churn Dash block.  The Churn Dash is my all time favorite traditional quilt block.  I love how you can change up the fabrics and color ways and create lots of variations!  

Below is a diagram of several variations on the Churn Dash.  Most of them use the 3x3 grid, with all squares being equal sizes, but some, like the Wrench, Puss in the Corner II, Ruins of Jericho, Whirling Five Patch and Grandmother's Choice and Grandmother's Choice II, though all use a 3x3 grid, the spacing of the grid is not equal.  

This is a diagram I did for fun; in no way do I expect the color layout to be exactly as I show. This is an idea of what you can do!
You can find a lot of these quilt blocks, with directions, online.  Several of these come from the book, 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks by Judy Hopkins.  I am happy to share cutting/assembly directions with you if you want to do a particular block and cannot find online directions.  Just let me know!

Please create your favorite version of the Churn Dash using the Design Seeds color scheme below.  You can use the light gray, white or low volume as your background.  I'd like to avoid a creamy background for this project please.  Or you can do one of the colors as a background (as I show in the diagram).   Feel free to use solids or prints.  Mix up the colors if you'd like.  Make it modern, make it yours!  

Piece and Quilt did an Urban Churn Dash sew along at the beginning of this year, and that is also a neat block if you care to check that out.  It's also on IG under #urbanchurndashsewalong.  These blocks finish at 24"  . . .

Which leads me to size.  You can make two 12" x 12" finished blocks, or if you want to make one super-sized 24" x 24" finished, feel free.  You can even make a few 6" x 6" blocks as well.  I just want them to be finished square and at a size divisible by 6.  Make what is the equivalent to our usual two 12x12, however you want to divide that up.

Please let me know if you have any questions!  I look forward to seeing what you all create!

Hugs and Happy Sewing!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I love the color scheme, Nicole and I love that we can be so creative with this block! Looking forward to working on these!