Monday, April 02, 2018

scrappy churn dash block tutorial--pint sized

Today I'll be sharing a quick tutorial to make this pint sized scrappy churn dash block. It will finish at 4 1/4"!!!! If you make 4 of these blocks and sew them together, they will (should!) equal the size of one large scrappy churn dash block. (Tutorial here.) I've been mulling it over, and I'm planning on making one quilt using both block sizes. I think it's going to be super fun!!!

From the background fabric cut:
(1) 2 3/4" square for the center
(2) 2" squares for the corners
(4) 1" x 2 3/4" rectangles for the sides

From a contrast fabric cut:
(2) 2" squares for the corners

From scraps, piece several together, end to end, to make:
(4) 1" x 2 3/4" scrappy strips
(they are TINY!)

Cut each of the 2" squares (background and contrast fabrics) on the diagonal once. Pair one fabric of each and sew together to make 4 half-square triangles. Press seams open. Trim each half-square triangle to 1 1/2".

Lay out the pieces as shown above.

Sew the scrappy strips to the strips of background fabric. Press seams toward the background fabric.

Sew the block segments into rows. Press seams in the top and bottom rows toward the triangles. Press the seams in the middle row toward the center.

Sew the rows together to complete the block assembly. Press well. Use a bit of spray starch to press the block flat. Isn't that just the cutest??? If you only want to make one of these, you could turn it into a pincushion. If you wanted to make a lot more, they sure would make a cute quilt! Either way, I hope you enjoy this tutorial.

Happy Monday to you!

19 comments:

Anorina Morris said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I always love looking at ways to use up some of scrap fabric stash :)

tink's mom said...

Way to sweet not to at least try 1 or 2 and on and on.

L Kern said...

I love your quilts. I looked at some of your past quilt tutorials on Pinterest. There is a fabric rectangle pieced using phone book pages that I really liked. My grandmother taught me to make a string quilt top using squares of newspaper. I’ve not seen many people use the newspaper method. I always hated cutting those squares of newspaper. She taught me 50 years ago and there were no rotary cutters the,n so scissors were used and you could only cut a few layers at a time, so it took a while. I’ve been sewing many years so I have lots of scraps and I like the churn dash and the way you piece the strips. Thanks for the tutorial.

grammajudyb said...

Ooh, cute! Thanks for the well written tutorial! I'll have to try at least one!

Di~ said...

This cuteness just slays! me! :)

Teresa said...

Cute block and excellent tutorial

Julie said...

What a cute block! I love the scrappiness of it! Thanks for the tutorial.

Linda said...

Your quilt projects are always inspirational. Can't wait to see the finished product - no pressure!!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

I just love the scrappy churn dash block - thx for posting the cutting instructions!

Sandy said...

Holy Cow, where did you find that humongous rotary cutter?!? Oh, wait! It's a teeny tiny block! LOL

margot said...

Love this!

Kay said...

These are darling and will look fabulous in a quilt using both blocks. x

KaHolly said...

Love it! Thanks for the tutorial. I have a table runner under the walking foot right now, but as soon as it’s finished, I’ll be making a few of these! They really sing my song!

farmhousequilter8 said...

Always love your tutorials. Paula in KY

Nettie said...

The perfect block for a new name tag for my quilting group! Thanks so very much for sharing....
Annette Crain from Utah

puntadas de una peregrina said...

Fantastico!!! Gracias!!!

Hardin County Keepsakes said...

I am working on a scrappy quilt with rows of different block patterns.This is just the size I need for a row.Thanks.

eva said...

what size needle do you use on the juki for these teeny tiny piecings??

Mary Pat Callihan said...

Hi Amanda Jean!
I am always so inspired by you! Last night I purchased your book No Scrap Left Behind. It is great! I bought it as a Kindle book because I couldn't wait to get my hands on it and I read the whole thing today :)
I used to have a blog too, Quilting Quietly. I stopped writing there a couple of years ago. It wasn't my gift, but you are wonderful and I just wanted to thank you for your energy and inspiration!
Mary Pat