I don’t like churn dash blocks!

There, I said it! I’m never one to hide their true feelings about colours (give brown a chance!) or patterns, or prints with too much white in them… I think they look weird and are too strong in (industrial) shape to show a secondary pattern. So I challenged myself to come up with some churn dash designs on EQ7 that I actually might like.



Large scale with 2″ finished squares…



I think I like these better than the traditional block 🙂


  1. Hannah
    Posted October 20, 2013 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    I quite like the squares one!

  2. Posted October 20, 2013 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    Very brave! The second design there is really lovely 🙂 I do like a churn dash. Its fast and easy to make!!

  3. Posted October 20, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Hmm, I didn’t mind the ones we did for Lauli’s Brit Bee quilt last round, but in general I’m not a huge fan either. Probably because they have evil triangles in them 😉

  4. Posted October 20, 2013 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    Oh I like a nice churndash, but couldn’t eat a whole one xxx

  5. Patti
    Posted October 20, 2013 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Churn Dash is a quick, easy pieced block but really not very pretty. Love your variations!

  6. Posted October 21, 2013 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    I love hte scrappy one. You see the churn dash and then you don’t. It works on several levels.

  7. Posted October 21, 2013 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    The scrappy one looks cool, but doe make my eyes hurt a bit, but I like a good churn dash, and am rather partial to a bit of white as somewhere to rest my tired eyes! oh well, it takes all sorts as they say!! :O) (and i still don’t like brown when it’s the predominant colour in a quilt, can’t help it, it must be an aversion to being born in the 70’s and all of that awful brown clothing!).

  8. Posted October 22, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    I love your second version of the churndash – would make a great giant quilt!

  9. Posted October 22, 2013 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    I don’t like Churn Dash much either, although I saw an antique blue and cream quilt and they were set on point and sashed and I preferred that. I like your first version best 🙂

  10. Posted October 31, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    I love the second one with the scrappy squares. Brown is one of my favourite colours. It is my “black.”

  11. Posted January 24, 2014 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    Oooh I love the large scale version made up of squares and HSTs! It’d be really fun to do them in different fabrics that are the same general color. So one churn dash might be green, but it’s made up of a bunch of different green fabrics. 🙂 Really cool idea, thanks for sharing!

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