Churn Dash, found in the perpetual calendar, 365 Quilt Blocks a Year by Nancy Martin, is drafted from a 5 x 5 grid.
Here it is presented in a simple straight set with borders…blocks set square side-by-side:
And in a straight set with sashing (I like that better):
Churn Dash in an on point set with borders:
And set on point with sashing:
The on point settings are really busy…let’s calm it down with a few plain blocks:
My intent is to introduce you to the Churn Dash block. There is so much more one could try simply by experimenting with alternate blocks, value and color, and different borders to completely change the look.
For instance, I am not a fan of the corner blocks in the border, so I’d switch those out. And I might add another plain border. And how about a different color scheme? So many possibilities!
You could play with design using graph paper, but it is so much easier to use Electric Quilt. Either way, have fun!