Churn Dash Quilt Block - Free Quilt Patterns

The Churn Dash quilt block is another variety of nine patch quilt block, one with a name that looks very like the object specified.

These patterns should make a block 9 inches square if seams are allowed in addition to the units here given. (enlarge pattern) Odd scraps may be used for the different blocks,especially when set together in some definite order. Lightest prints to the center shading to the darkest in the outer rows gives a plan to the whole quilt. With lattice strips of some one color about 2 inches finished, the churn dash makes a clever coverlet.

This Churn Dash quilt, 7 blocks wide by 8 blocks long, will finish about 75 by 86 inches. You will need 3 yards of white, and 5 1/2 yards of print would be used if the block set together with print strips. If set together with alternate white squares, these amounts would reverse, 3 of print and 5 1/2 of white. Allow extra for seams on all blocks.

With this pattern one might use Horn of Plenty to quilt on the alternate squares or the Four Flowers.

Click on image to print the 5" block of the Churn Dash Quilt Block.

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