Churn Dash Quilt Block

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:

Churn Dash Straight Set

And in a straight set with sashing (I like that better):

Churn Dash Straight Set 2

Churn Dash in an on point set with borders:

Churn Dash On Point

And set on point with sashing:

Churn Dash On Point 2

The on point settings are really busy…let’s calm it down with a few plain blocks:

Churn Dash On Point 3

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!

Churn Dash On Point 4

You could play with design using graph paper, but it is so much easier to use Electric Quilt.  Either way, have fun!

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2 responses to “Churn Dash Quilt Block

  1. Laura,
    Love the one with a few plain blocks … like it being calmed down!

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