Week 6 #ScrappyChurnDashQAL ~ Section B4

Boy oh boy, this quilt along is moving right along! We only have 4 weeks to go, to a finish! Today we will be making a 12 inch block that I refer to section B4 in the grid. None of these blocks are hard, and I hope I can teach you a new technique, which is how I am going to start.

We are going to build the Argyle block. This block will measure at 6 1/2 inches unfinished and 6 inches in the quilt. You will need to select two neutral fabrics (recommendation). You can go scrappy with this and make each piece a different fabric. First things first, in order to sew and cut this, you will need to download and print the templates.

I have opted to go completely to use the templates, not sure how to do this any other way. So cut out your templates, ensuring you are trimming your corners properly and lay these pieces of the fabric and either trace with a frixon pin (wrong side of fabric), or, place template on fabrics and trim using a straight edge template in alignment with template. See video on my youtube channel for clarification.


Cut one piece for G

Cut two pieces for D

Cut 4 pieces for E

I first cut the white fabric into a strip that measures 3 1/2 inches for piece E. And I also cut a tan strip that measures 3 1/4 inches for pieces D and G. Now I lay the templates on the fabric and proceed to cut out the shapes. Take note that the triangles are not the same size if you turn them the wrong way. While cutting your pieces the letter on the template signifies the direction of the triangle. Make sure how you read the letter is how the triangle is to point upward, otherwise you will have to call a divorce lawyer and have the seam ripper divorce the marriage of fabrics (funny and not funny…)

Because we sewed this diamond with the triangles, we have created a straight line, so no Y seams, yay!

Next you will sew the remaining triangles to piece D.

No matter what pieces you are sewing, the templates have three points on each end. If you align the middle point of each of these pieces, it will guarantee your seams will match up. If they do not match up, readjust your seam allowance and try again.

Now the argyle block is ready for its final construction, just two more seams to go. Again, align the middle point on the starting and ending edge when you sew. This will allow your diamond to be perfectly nested to its mate next door.

If you pressed to the dark side on the large diamond segment, you will also press towards the half diamond segment. That way your seams will nest beautifully. You can always press towards the triangles too. Pressing is totally up to you on this block.

Trim block to 6 1/2 inches. Argyle block complete. Set aside.

Onto the 9 patch

This block I used three fabrics. Use as many as suitable for the style you are going for.

Of these fabrics I am opting to use the darker prints for my HSTs. We will be making 4. There are two methods, Easy Angle ruler and draw a line method.

If you are drawing a line, cut two squares of 2 fabrics that measure 3 inches. Draw a line from corner to corner on the lighter of the two prints. Sew on each side of the line. Cut on the drawn line. Press to the darker print. Trim HSTs to 2 1/2 inches square. Set aside.

If you are using the easy angle ruler, cut two strips of fabric that are 2 1/2 inches wide. With right sides together, place template on the strip at the 2 1/2 inch mark with black tip hanging off the edge. Cut 4 pairs. Sew a scant 1/4 inch. Press to the dark side and trim to 2 1/2 inches if necessary. Set aside.

If you are using the draw a line method, you will need to cut your neutral squares qty 2 each of two different fabrics at 3 inches. Draw a line and sew 1/4 inch on each side of the line, cut into to pieces. Press to the dark side and trim to 2 1/2 inches.


4 HSTs

5 Blocks light fabric 2 1/2 inches

Make a 9 patch with your pieces.

Press as you wish. I recommend spinning your seams and nesting all seams.

Now onto the blue broken dish block.

Select your fabrics, I opted to go with two blues. You could certainly make this scrappy as you want.

Above I have selected my fabrics for the next block which is going to be making QSTs. I opted for using two fabrics total for this block, you could certainly go very scrappy with this. If you chose to go scrappy with this, I recommend cutting your pieces to the template pieces that you can print out. We are only going to be using one method for this and that is cutting 2 squares of each fabric that measure 5 inches square.

With right sides together cut the square from corner to corner. Sew on each long edge. Place the HST on top of the other HST matching light fabric to dark fabric and dark fabric to light fabric. Cut again from corner to corner and sew on the long edge. This gives you two QST blocks. You will repeat this method to make two more blocks. Trim to 3 1/2 inches. Make a 4 patch. Sew your 4 patch and press as you wish. I chose to spin my seams on all pressing of making the QST blocks. Ensure your block measures 6 1/2 inches. Set block aside

And now lets make the friendship star block.

I recommend only three fabrics for this block. I made this block twice. Both were fails. I recommend picking a common background fabric for the HSTs as well as the 4 patch blocks. I also recommend your darkest fabric used for the friendship star part of the block.

First you will make your 4 patch segments. I would cut strip sets at 1 1/2 inches from two fabrics, a light fabric and a medium blue fabric. Then subcut those sewn strips into 1 1/2 inch pieces. Sew together making a 4 patch with dark and light corners opposing one another.

Here are mine. I do not recommend going scrappy. Open and spin seams.

If you chose to make your HSTs using the draw a line method you will start out with 2 squares of 2 different fabrics at 3 inches. Draw a line from corner to corner and sew on each side of the line with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Cut on the drawn line. Open seam and press to the dark side, trim to 2 1/2 inches. Make 4 HSTs.

If you are using the easy angle method, cut two strips of two different fabrics at 2 1/2 inches. With right sides together cut 4 pairs of triangles. Sew on the long side. Finger press seam open to the dark side. Trim to 2 1/2 inches if necessary.

Layout your 9 patch, notice the circles on these fabrics. I recommend your 4 patches made of two colors, make where the circles are, the darker fabrics (in example of hst above, make it the lighter blue background fabric), and where the circles are not, use an even lighter fabric.

I made another block, and still am dissatisfied with it.

Place all your blocks together and sew them in a 4 patch

Congratulations, you have made it through another week of my torturous patterns. 🙂 I hope you will continue along with me next week, (next week is a way easier quadrant of this quilt along). And if you would like you might get to see a blooper reel on instagram so make sure to follow along there as well. Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog!


Week 5 #ScrappyChurnDashQAL ~ B1

Greetings and happy Saturday, or whatever day you manage to make it here. Welcome to week 5 of the #ScrappyChurnDashQAL! This weeks 12 inch block is going to be on the second row on the left.

First block we will be delving into, is a neutral scrappy 9 patch called sho-fly!

I have made mine with three different neutrals, but you could get away with just using 2. Select a light back ground fabric and a neutral fabric that contrasts and shows itself against the background fabric. You can also chose a 3rd fabric for the very corners of the sho-fly, or you can make these from your neutral background fabric.

And before any cutting happens if you wish, you can download the free paper templates to assist you in cutting your pieces.

Method 1 draw a line method.

To make your HSTs you will need to cut 2 squares of darker neutral and 2 squares of light neutral background fabric at 3 inches. Draw a line on the lightest fabric. Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the line. Cut on the drawn line, open HST and finger press to the darkest fabric. This will give you 4 HSTs. Trim these down to 2 1/2 inches.

If you are using Method 2 the Easy Angle method, you will cut two strips of fabric at 2 1/2 inches. With right sides together, place Easy Angle ruler on strip sets and cut 4 pairs. Sew a scant 1/4 inch, finger press open and press to the dark side. Trim to 2 1/2 inches if necessary.

Sho-fly BOM

You will need the 4 HSTs you just made above, plus 4 background squares and qty 1 Medium neutral print that matches the darker fabric in your HSTs.

Layout in a 9 patch and sew your pieces to form rows, and press towards the HSTs in the 1st and last row, the middle row, press towards the center square. Again pressing this by nesting seams is optional, but I highly recommend it with spinning your seams. Your seams will lay flatter and be less thick which is easier for your machine, and quilting later.

Now serving sho-fly pie!

Ensure your block measures 6 1/2 inches. Trim as necessary. Set aside.

The next neutral block we will now make is a fancy pinwheel. You will need three neutral fabrics for this block. I recommend making the part of the pinwheel a little louder volume fabric, or not. That is what is great about this quilt, the fabrics you select will be totally unique to everyone else’s.

If you will be using method 1, draw a line method you will need to cut 2 different fabrics into squares that measure 4 1/2 inches. Draw a line, sew a 1/4 inch on each side of the line, and cut on the line.

Open HST and finger press to the darker fabric. Trim the HST blocks down to 3 1/2 inches.

If you are using Method 2, the easy angle method, you will need to cut a strip of two different neutrals that measures 3 1/2 inches. With right sides together, using your easy angle ruler, at the 3 1/2 inch line, cut 4 pairs. Sew a scant 1/4 inch, finger press open to the darker fabric. Your block should measure 3 1/2 inches, trim as necessary.

Layout your pinwheel HSTs in and make that pinwheel spin in a 4 patch block.

Sew the HSTs together, and nest seams if desired. I have spun my seams. Measure block and make sure it measures 6 1/2 inches.

After you build your pinwheel block, we still have one more step, to clip the corners. You will need to cut a third fabric into four 1 1/2 inch squares.

Method 1 for clipping your corners, draw a line on all 4 squares.

Sew just on the side of the line closest to the actual corner that is about a thread distance on that side of the line. Clip off the excess fabric, and press seam outward.

Or if you will be using your covered corners ruler, Place a 1 1/2 inch square on a corner aligning all raw edges with the block and the lines on the ruler. Trim your corner. Sew a scant 1/4 inch. Open and finger press outward.

Repeat what ever method you will use 4 times.

And after all corners are clipped, remeasure your block and verify it is still 6 1/2 inches. Trim as necessary.

Set this block aside. We are halfway through this weeks block. Now onto the blue blocks!

Rail Fence block

I find selecting fabrics in a gradient movement for the rail fence is hard, especially if you are working from scraps. If this does not work for you, just place any blue fabrics you wish as your strips in this block. I like the appeal of a gradient block, but in the end, it does not really matter.

You will need to select 6 different blue fabrics. And cut strips that measure 1 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches.

Sew your strips together and press all your strips in one direction. This block was easy to sew, but for me, hard to pick out fabrics! Measure your block and ensure it measures 6 1/2 inches square, trim as needs. Set block aside.

The Striped QST block is last. This block and math for me do not get along. I used the templates to cut my pieces. The paper templates are at the top of this post.

Using 4 blue fabrics, and the template, cut each trapezoid figure out. It might be a good idea to go view the video on my youtube channel to see how I did this. A photograph can only capture so much.

In addition to the trapezoids you will also need to cut a square of blue fabric. I made mine a navy blue, you could opt for a lighter blue at this point as well.

Cut 2 squares of dark fabric at 2 1/2 inches and cut each square once from corner to corner.

Sew onto the narrow side of the trapezoids by finding matching centers. I folded my pieces to find this. There is enough fabric for this, to eyeball it. I chose to press every other sew middle segment outward to ensure nested seams.

Join your QST pieces by sewing quadrants together to make a half, and then sew the halves together. Nest seams. Press the remainder of this block however you wish.

And now we are ready to bring all the blocks together and sew a 4 patch.

I recommend spinning your seams. Press as you wish.

Folks, if you are up to date on your sew along, layout your blocks. It is starting to look lovely!

This concludes the quilt along until next week. Tune in and see an epic block fail! Thanks for reading my blog!

Week 4 #ScrappyChurnDashQAL Section A3

Welcome to week 4 of the #ScrappyChurnDashQAL! This week will be tough, but I think easier than last week. Here is the youtube video. You may glean useful details for that.

INsert video here.

Lets start with making a neutral block, the flying geese block.

Flying Geese Block Bom

You may want to go a tad lighter on the darker fabrics. I recommend going lighter than mine.

  • 2 rectangles 3 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches
  • 4 squares 3 1/2 inches

Method 1 draw a line method

On the 3 1/2 inch squares draw a line from corner to corner and place over one end of your rectangle unit. Sew just a thread distance on the side of the line, and when you fold out your corner, it should come pretty close to being a rectangle in shape. Measure and ensure your newly sewn piece actually now measures 3 1/2 by 6 1/2. If it does, yay! Trim away the extra fabric in your seam allowance and press your corner out. Repeat on each corner of both rectangle pieces.

Method 2 Folded Corners Ruler

Place a square of fabric onto the rectangle, and align all edges of all fabrics on the folded corners ruler. If your raw edges do not line up, scootch that fabric square until everything is true. Cut on the bias from corner to corner. The great thing about this ruler, it provides the correct seam allowance so you cut once and you should not need to trim up after sewing. There are no dog ears to contend with either. Less work, working smarter not harder. Repeat on the other corner of your rectangle, and repeat these steps for your second rectangle.

Regardless of method, after sewing your flying geese, verify your unit measures 3 1/2 by 6 1/2. If it does not trim. Sew both rectangles together.

Onto the QST star block.

Again I want to apologize. My photos went poof, so I have tried to snip pictures out of the video. They are grainy, but better than nothing.

Fabric selection, I recommend a very light white print, a light gray or tan print, and a print that could be white or ecru that has a dense print or volume to get the desired look you will need.

Of your White lightest print, cut a strip at 2 1/2 inches. Using the Easy Angle ruler, cut 4 pieces and set aside

If you are not using the Easy Angle method, cut 2 squares that measure 3 inches, cut both squares from corner to corner and set aside.

Using your tan and higher volume print, for the Companion Angle method, cut a strip of each fabric 1 1/2 inches. Cut 4. Sew these with the correct orientation where your tan or darkest print is on the left side of your QST sub unit

Now sew your white or lightest print to the half unit you just sewed. Make 4 and always ensure your darkest print is on the left side of your QST. If you are not using the companion angle for for this part of the block you will need to cut 1 squares each of tan print and high volume print at 4 inches. With right sides together, cut those from corner to corner, and again from corner to corner.

Sew these together on the short side of the triangle. Make sure when you open your sub unit that the darker print is to the left. If you sew this on the wrong side of the triangle, you can just seam rip and then sew on the other short side. When trimming, place the 1 1/4 inch mark on the dead center where all seams meet and trim your block to 2 1/2 inches. Repeat this process 4 times.

Make sure all your QST blocks match with the different prints in the right locations.


  • 4 QST blocks
  • 5 high volume squares cut 2 1/2 inches (mine are a bluish tint)

9 Patch layout

Sew your 9 patch with nesting seams. I use the spinned seam method. Use whatever pressing you like to use on 9 patch blocks. Because of the block surrounding this in the design, you may press as you wish.

Alright, let sew a couple blue blocks shall we. First block today will be the economy star block. You will need to select two blue fabrics that compliment one another. You can use a larger print for the larger square.

There is only one method for making this block.

Economy block BOM

  • Center square 4 3/4 inches
  • surrounding back ground 2 squares cut 4 inches
    • Cut these back ground squares from corner to corner

Fold your square in half and finding your center. Do the same with the long side of your triangle. Match centers and sew. Repeat this step on the opposite side of the square. I finger pressed my seams to the dark side.

Do the same on the remaining sides, matching centers and sew. Press to the dark side. Trim your economy block to 6 1/2 inches.

9 Patch HST block

Fabric selection, you will need two blue prints that compliment one another, I used a darker high volume print with a lighter country blue print.

Method 1 Easy angle ruler

Cut a strip of each print that measures 2 1/2 inches. Place right sides together and place Easy Angle ruler on strip set at the 2 1/2 inch mark. Cut 9 sets. Sew your HSTs and press to the dark side. Trim to 2 1/2 inches if necessary.

Method 2 draw a line

Cut a 5 squares of each print at 3 inches. Draw a line on the back of the lighter squares. Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the line, cut on the line.

Open your HST and press to the dark side. Trim your HST to 2 1/2 inches. Repeat this 8 more times. You will have an HST left over.

Make the 9 patch.

Sew your block together in rows and join rows. Press as you wish. I nest all my seams and spun my seams. Measure your block, it should measure 6 1/2 inches. If it does not, trim as necessary.

All your quadrants are sewn for segment A3, yay! Now lets combine them into a 4 patch block.

I am very pleased with how this section of the quilt turned out. If you are unsuccessful at any point you can always build the block again, or even better. If there is a block you just absolutely refuse to do, or you do end up with a block fail, you can always select a fabric to put as a place holder for your block. If you are building a neutral segment and it does not turn out, or turns out too small, whatever the reason, you can always cut a neutral piece of fabric at 6 1/2 inches and skip it entirely. You could opt to do this for any block at any point in the quilt, it is your quilt. You can make this however you wish. This pattern is to be followed or not. And by all means if you can get to the same point using your own method which works for you, go for it.

And for grins you can always check out my instagram page or my youtube channel to get the latest digital media on this sew along. If at any time you get lost in this quilt along, you can always get all these posts in one location, linked as they come out for ease of finding instructions. Click here for my blog post on fabric requirements all the way through the current weeks block.

And if you are interested in the templates, here you go. You can download this pdf just below the image.

This has been fun, and I am looking forward to sharing the next 12 inch block. Seeya in a week! And thanks for reading my blog!

Week 3 #ScrappyChurnDashQAL section A2

Good morning quilters! Can you believe fabric wise we are over halfway done with this quilt? Yay!

I am not going to lie, section A2 is not easy, but as long as you cut properly and use a proper 1/4 inch seam, you will expand your quilting horizons.

First things first, I am going to take this block by block. This week we are building 4 subsets to equal 1 twelve inch block. So basically we are building 4 six and half inch blocks that will be sewn together in a 4 patch. I am going to list the tools required for all of this weeks work and then will break it segment by segment.

You will need to download the A2 PDF form here.

If you do not have the tri recs ruler, you will need to down load the templates so you can make our first block the 8 pointed star.

Chose your fabrics. Chose two neutral fabrics that compliment one another, or chose one where the volume of print is busier than the other. Here are the two that I chose. We want to show our star in the quilt, but we do not want it to be loud. A soft star will work best. But it is your quilt, chose your fabrics however you wish!

*sigh* I had taken a gob of photos and they all got deleted. So you will have to rely on the video solely for using the tri recs ruler or using the templates for triangle in a square. Sorry, this is most frustrating.

If you are using the tri recs ruler you will cut your two neutrals into 2 1/2 inch strips. The lightest of the neutrals you will cut 4 large wedge 60 degree triangles. And of your busier or darker neutral you will cut pairs of ears using the other part of the template. If you fold your fabric onto itself, with one cut of the ruler will equal a mirror image. If you do not mirror image the ears, it will not work. Make 4 units, and square up to 2 1/2 inches.

Please watch the begining portion of this video which shows how to use the tri recs ruler. And if you do not have the tri recs ruler, watch the video, it shows how to use the downloadable paper template from above.

Insert video here.

After you have assembled your triangle in a square regardless of method, you will need to cut the remaining fabrics to make your 6 1/2 inch block.


  • 4 triangle in a square blocks made above
  • 4 lighter neutral squares
  • 1 darker neutral square that matches the 8 points on your star.


Lay your blocks out in a 9 patch formation, and again you will have to refer to the video because all my pictures got erased.

Sew your 9 patch pieces together, nest your seams (or not that is optional) and press however you wish. Set aside.

It appears I have lost my files for the neutral half square triangle block, jeepers. Too much media, and a trash happy operator apparently. Sorry.

Chose neutral fabrics again that compliment each other and have slight contrast to one another.

There will be two methods for making the HSTs. Method 1 is using the Easy Angle ruler

Cut your two selected fabrics at 3 1/2 inch strips. Using your easy angle ruler, point tip hanging off the edge of the fabric, and 3 1/2 inch line, on the fabric, make cuts that will yield 2 pairs. Sew a scant 1/4 inch. Press to the dark side.

Or if you will be using method 2 which is draw a line method, Cut your selected 2 neutral fabrics and cut one square of each at 4 inches. Draw a line on the back of the lighter fabric. Sew a 1/4 inch on each side of the line. Open and finger press to the darkest print. This method yields 2 HSTs. Square these two HSTs to 3 1/2 inches.

Regardless of method, you will need to cut two squares that measure 3 1/2 inches. Use the lighter fabric. Make a 4 patch make a small bow tie with your HSTs. Sew your 4 patch together, spin your seam (optional). Set aside.

Regardless of method, you will need to cut 4 rectangles that measure 2 by 3 1/2 inches of a blue print. I have chosen a busy line blue print. You could go darker, but I would not go lighter than this. Make sure your rectangles have a nice saturation of blue. For your secondary fabric, chose a darker fabric than your rectangles. Above you can see I chose a navy. Cut 16 squares 2 inches.

Method 1 is draw a line method. Take your 16 blue squares and draw a line from corner to corner on the back of each square.

And I just want to cry, because these photos are also gone. Please refer to the video for method 1 draw a line for the folded corners, or use the folded corner ruler as method 2 following the pictures on screen.

Sew just on the side of the line using method one. Press outward, and repeat 15 more times for your flying geese units.

Using the folded corners ruler, place square exactly over rectangle on one end. Align top and sides of square and rectangle, as well as 90 degree edge of square. All these lines should line up perfectly on this ruler, then make your cut and sew a scant 1/4 inch, press to the dark side. Repeat 15 more times for your flying geese units.

Sew two flying geese units together, one on top of the other, and repeat 3 more times. You are now ready to make your 4 patch.

I have chosen to turn my flying geese units going north, south, east, and west as a layout option. You can lay these out in any format you like.

Press as you wish, I have chosen to spin my seams. Again refer to video for images. And trim your block down to 6 1/2 inches if necessary.

And for the last block you will need to select three blue fabrics, a light, a medium, and a dark. Make sure these compliment one another on the hue scale.

Make HSTs using method 1 draw a line.

Take your light blue and your medium blue and cut into 2 inch squares. Cut 4 each. Draw a line on the lighter square, and sew a 1/4 inch on each side of the line. Cut on your drawn line, open HST and press to the dark side. This will give you 8 units. You will need to trim down to 1 1/2 inches. Set aside

If you are using method 2 and the easy angle, you will cut strips at 1 1/2 inches of the light and medium blue fabrics, and cut 8 pairs with right sides together. Sew the cut pieces a scant 1/2 inch, open HSTs and press to the dark fabric. Square fabric at 1 1/2 inches if necessary. Set aside.

Block BOM:

  • 8 HSTs made in the step above
  • 4 Light blue 1 1/2 inches squares
  • 4 Dark blue 2 1/2 inch squares
  • 1 Medium blue 2 1/2 inch square

Layout your 9 patch sew, and press as you wish

Now take all 4 blocks you have built this week and sew them into the twelve inch block. As far as layout is concerned, it does not really matter in which quadrant you sew what block as long as your two neutral blocks form a line and your blue blocks form a line.

Sew your 4 patch, and press as you wish. I chose to spin my seams, which is optional. And make sure this measures 12 1/2 inches, if it does not, trim as necessary.

Congratulations, we did it! And folks I do apologize for my tech failure. There is much going on behind the scenes, and let it be known I swear I did take photos, they just disappeared!

Well, I am hoping that my virtual teaching skills helped you make and master each block. As I do all of this, it is becoming easier and easier on the tech side of things. So, lookout blog world, I am going to shine like a new penny in the coming weeks, hahaha.

Don’t forget to catch me on instagram or if you missed any instructions for this quilt along, you can find them all linked right here.

Week 2 #ScrappyChurnDashQAL – center

Welcome to week 2 of the free #ScrappyChurnDash QAL. Today we will be making one pattern, 4 times. And today’s block is….drum roll please…..the churn dash itself!

Supply list

  • rotary cutter
  • matching thread
  • Fabric and scraps
    • Neutral scraps that are light
    • Neutral scraps that are very light
  • Cutting mat
  • Rulers
    • Easy Angle Ruler *optional
    • Standard rulers you normally use
  • Frixon pen or marking pen *optional

This week’s block is another 12 inch block and I will have to ways to skin the cat. You can either use option 1 with the easy angle ruler, or option 2 for the draw a line method. First we will make our subassemblies, and then we will make our 9 patch block. You will need to select fabrics for 4 blocks. You need to select 4 light fabrics, and 4 very light fabrics. Here are my selections. The second picture below I have regrets of the darker print, it is too dark. I am using it and you can learn from my mistake. 🙂

First option making your blocks:

Method 1

  • Easy Angle ruler
    • Cut these into 4 1/2 inch strips
      • with right sides together of a light and a light light, make your cuts using your ruler. Of this colorway you will need to make 4 hsts. So make 4 sets
      • Sew your hsts with a scant 1/4 inch
      • press to the dark side

Method 2

  • draw a line method
    • From your light light neutrals of one print, cut 2 squares 5 inches
    • From your light neutrals of the contrasting print cut 2 squares 5 inches
    • Draw a line on your light light neutral squares
    • with right sides together of your drawn on square and your contrasting print, sew 1/4 inch on either side of the line.
    • Cut on the drawn line.
    • press to the dark side and trip to 4 1/2 inches

Bar Blocks ~ From the same fabrics you used to make your 4 HSTs you will need to cut 4 pieces of each colorway at 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches. These are your bars. Sew your bars together and press to the dark side. Your bar squares should measure 4 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches. Trim as needed.


  • 4 HSTs
  • 4 coordinating bar blocks made with matching fabric in the HSTs
  • 1 coordinating fabric for the center square (depending how you choose to sew your churn dash will deterimine if you want the center square of light light fabric {like mine} or the darker neutral fabric like the EQ8 picture})

Sew your 9 patch

And due to the design of this quilt, you can press this however you want to press it as long as you nest your seams. If you want to press all your seams to the left and then on the next row press them all to the right, you are free do press as you wish. I have chosen to spin my seams which I think makes for better nesting.

Repeat this process for each churn dash 4 times. This will be the center of the churn dash a a focal point in the quilt. I have made some of my neutrals too dark. It will stand out.

Or second option:

If you have a panel that is nicely neutral or the lightest of blues instead of making the churn dash blocks you can substitute a panel fabric for this week’s part of the sew along. Your panel will need to measure 24 1/2 by 24 1/2 and will finish in the quilt at 24 by 24. I do not have any suitable panels for this, but gosh my creative juices wish I had something to show as an idea for this.

Or 3rd option:

You can always just cut a piece of 24 1/2 by 24 1/2 piece of one neutrals and have a nice negative space for some elaborate quilting when your quilting your top.

If there are any questions, please put them down in the comment section and I will do my best to get them answered promptly.

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I have placed all the instructions for each week pattern release here. If something gets out of order, it really does not matter. Progress is progress no matter if we race to the finish line or we are the last to cross.

If you sew chose you can sew your churn dashes together to make a large 24 1/2 by 24 1/2 block, or you can wait untill we sew the rows together.

Thanks for following along and reading my blog!