Friday, September 13, 2019

My Favorite Block....

Carla over at Creatin' In the Sticks hosts the most fun and amazing blog hops!! I always add to my bucket list - and I love it!!

This time she put a call out for *My Favorite Block*  and I knew I had to jump in!!

And do you know why? I was getting ready  to start on another of !! My Favorite Block!!

Can you guess what it is?



Yep!!! The Churn Dash!! I even have one on my barn!! Which I need to update, we added on to the barn and moved the block to a higher even better location!! I can see it from my front room now!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Tutorial by Missouri Star Quilt Co - it uses ALL 5 inch squares. and I LOVE to cut my leftovers into 5 inch squares

This is my Bin of 5 inch squares! It sits by my Sewing machine, so anytime I need a leader ender - I make a half square or a rail block. I just stitch them and put them in a pile...

Then on Sundays - I cut and iron what I have and keep on going..

And my wall fills up until I have 30 blocks - and Bam!! I put it into a quilt top!!

So the Tutorial that I use is here:

Churn Dash Block Tutorial




And then one day I wanted to make an 8 1/2 inch block and because sometimes Math Eludes me - I made a ton of sample blocks with different squares - using the same method - and Ta -da ! I have a measurement chart for you.... ( I mean there is no reason for math to be hard for you too!)

( Click on it - you can save it to your computer!!)  Fun math right??

This is what I made with all of my Sample Blocks - and I awarded it to a Veteran and it was hilarious - I told him about the MATH that was required - and he got a kick out of it - turns out... He was also a math professor - so he appreciated my struggle!    
I also designed a Mystery Quilt using a Churn Dash! You can find the pattern here - I called it a Dash of Chains... Smart right?

 Pretty Cool right?

And then!!! ( are you bored yet?) I saw this Modern Churn Dash in a Modern Patchwork Magazine. 


And I could go on until you were bored.. Or maybe you have already finished your breakfast.....

But !! I have one more!!!

I had all those squares in my bucket ( above) and I have been using them as leader enders.... but because today was the reveal of our favorite block!!  I finished it!!!


And TA DA!!!
Here is my Scrappy Churn dash
and it didn't make a dent in my bucket
But now!
I want to do one in the opposite color way!!




So!!! FOR TONS of other Favorite blocks - check out this post:

and after the FInished Friday Link up - I will have the Friday Links posted too... Just in case!!

BECAUSE today is also FINISHED or NOT FINISHED FRIDAY!!! and man has it been a week!! I am so glad I have a finish to share!!



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Friday, September 13th


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36 comments:

Karen's Korner said...

I would never have guessed that you like the Churn Dash block...wink wink…
Great use of your lovely scraps.

Kim said...

Just look at all those gorgeous quilts of yours! The Churn Dash block is a fabulous one, isn't it. I am afraid I too am mathematically challenged. =)

Libby in TN said...

Churn dash is my favorite, too! Love your scrappy version.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your Churn Dash projects are all fabulous!

Stitchin At Home said...

Love the churn dash blocks! A scrappy churn dash is fun.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Wow so many great quilts from your churn dash! They are awesome.

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Love your CD quilts! How fun that your math-challenged quilt went to a math professor veteran!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Those are ALL awesome Churn Dash quilts!! Thanks for sharing with the Hop. Thanks for saving me from the math when I want to make my own!

Denise said...

Churn Dash is one of my favorites too. All of your CD quilts are gorgeous. I enter my link too, thank you for the linky party.

The Scrappy Camper said...

I love the churn dash block too. Great job on all those quilts.

Cathy said...

What a lovely variety of Churn Dash quilts! Not sure what my favorite block happens to be. May have to ponder that a bit.

Susan said...

Great block choice - love it in the patriotic prints!

Carol S. said...

You've made some gorgeous quilts with that block...wow! I've only made one Churn Dash quilt, but you've definitely inspired me...thanks for sharing!

Calicojoan said...

One of my favorite blocks too. I love love love the modern one! Too cool!

ShirleyC said...

It seems a lot of people like the churn dash, and I do too! Loved your variations.

Karrin Hurd said...

Beautiful quilts, thanks so much for sharing!

Charlene McCain said...

You really do love Churn Dash blocks! They are all beautiful! My favorite I think is the modern one. Thank you so much for the math sheet! It will definitely come in handy.

Janice Holton said...

Wow! I had absolutely no idea how many people love the Churn Dash block! You can never have too many pictures of quilts so I did not get bored and wouldn't have if you had included ten more! Your quilts are great! Thank you so much for the math chart. That is a true gift. :D

Kathleen said...

The churn dashes are so much fun and lovely to have that math chart. Thanks again for hosting the finished on friday.

wendy said...

Wonderful!!! Makes me want to get busy and make one! Thank you for sharing your love of the churn dash block.

Leah said...

Love the Churn Dash, so many great options and sizes. Yours are lovely.

Sharon Aurora said...

Wow! Great quilts.

Carla said...

You are certainly an expert at the Churn Dash block and your quilts are to die for. You have beautiful photos of them too. Thank you for sharing your chart, that is so kind of you. Thank you also for joining the hop. Your colorful quilts make a great post for sure.

Danice G said...

Churn dash block are really pretty. Your quilts look wonderful.

Nancy D said...

Seems the Churn Dash block is a favorite all around!

Vivian said...

Ok, Alycia, I can't resist saying it: You're really "churning" them out!! I have a scrappy churn dash quilt using mod fabrics on the "soon" list. Always fun to see the different ways you can work a theme!

teachpany said...

Great job. Love the scrappy and the multiple sizes. I did one with multiple sizes, too. Fun block!

Kate said...

You've got some great "favorite block" quilts. I had to think if I had a favorite block. It would be hard to pick, but I do have very not-favorite blocks if that counts.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

I suppose my favorite is Dresden plate, but I'm not sure that I should try to pinpoint one. There are too many that I like. Your collection of churn dash is pretty awesome and, as I was looking through them, I was thinking, "Okay time to make another churn dash." I'm so fickle when it comes to quilts--I jump on all the bandwagons!

Sharon said...

Wow! You seem to have churned up a lot of great quilts with the churn dash block. (Wink, wink.) Thanks for sharing!

Tom said...

...nice and simple.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Churn dashes are fun and very versatile. I love your scrappy version, Alycia! And I really love your barn quilt also!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I think the Churn Dash is my favorite block, too.

Jan Snell said...

Yay, for the churn dash. Love leaders and enders.

Brandy said...

Woot woot! Look at all that churndash love! I am also admiring your barn quilt, I don't have a barn to hang mine on so it's a front porch wall quilt LOL! I especially like your latest RWB churndash, it's beautiful.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Love it! I want a barn.. and then I want to put a quilt block on it :) :) xx