Churn Dash Cross: Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Churn Dash Cross block appeared during the recent Churn Dash Remix here on Stash Bandit. It’s an ordinary Churn Dash but it has been recolored to emphasize different parts of the design.
Here are instructions to make the block which finishes at 9″.
Cutting for 9″ finished block
Dark Blue #1 and Hot Pink #1
2 squares (A) 4″ x 4″
Dark Blue #2 (forms the cross)
1 rectangle (B) 3-1/2″ x 6-1/2″
2 rectangles (C) 2″ x 3-1/2″
Hot Pink #2
4 rectangles (C) 2″ x 3-1/2″
On the back of the hot pink squares, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner. Layer each hot pink square right sides together with a dark blue #1 square.
Sew 1/4″ out from both sides of the line. Cut on the marked line. Each pair of squares will yield 2 half-square triangles for a total of 4 half-square triangles. Trim each one to 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.
Arrange the patches as shown below.
Join the patches in rows as shown.
Sew the rows together. The block should be 9-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ including seam allowances.
I created a couple of layouts for the blocks. With no sashing and a 2″ border, this version comes out to 49″ x 58″.
If you’d prefer 1″ sashing and red cornerstones, you’ll get a quilt measuring 53″ x 63″. Either one would make a great scrap quilt.
All of the blocks in one color don’t have to contain the same fabrics. If you choose fabrics with a similar value (lightness or darkness) in the same color, your quilt will work.