This is a great take on an old block. If you’ve always liked the churn dash but felt it might be lacking something, this design puts more fabric and color on display by doubling up the blocks. A big block wrapped in an extra layer of churn dashes, with blocks big enough to see and appreciate the prints on the fabric.
Stitch up 12 of these ‘Churn Dash in a Churn Dash’ quilt blocks and make a quilt for any time of year. Use pretty jelly strips in a mix of florals, paisleys, and spots, with contrasting solids for the corners and the center of the block. Solid white for a crisp white background defines the design.
For this quilt, Jenny used Mama’s Cottage by April Rosenthal for Moda fabrics, a great colour combination with navy accents and mixed prints in one block.
There’s 3 across and four down of 12 great big 20″ blocks, to make a quilt finished size 68″ x 88″. Super easy and quick, starting with 8 half square triangles trimmed to 4 1/2″ square for each block. Cut a center square at 4 1/2″ and add strips. It’s simple, making the same block twice, just in different sizes, with the smaller one tucked in the middle of the larger one.
In the video Jenny Doan shows how to create the easy Double Churn Dash Quilt.
Find the layout and fabric requirements here. The pattern is available for purchase from here.