Monday, August 9, 2010

BOW #10 Churn Dash Frame

The Churn Dash, with a few changes in the sizes of the pieces in the block, can become a frame for another small block.    If the Churn Dash Frame is 12" you can use a 6" (finished) block of your choice for the center piece.  (A 9-patch configuration--3x3 squares--is a good choice for the 6" block.)

The piecing of the frame is the same as for the Churn Dash in last week's BOW, but use these sizes for the pieces in a 12" finished block:

(1) 6-1/2" square or block
(4) 3-1/2" Half Square Triangle units (light/dark)
(4) light 2" x 6-1/2" rectangles
(4) dark 2" x 6-1/2" rectangles

The table runner at the top of the post is made from 3 Churn Dash frame blocks, set on point, and with 3 different 6" blocks in the center.  It makes the block more interesting--something more to look at.

Below is a Block of the Month recently finished at Kanesville Quilting.  "Dots and Dashes" uses many Churn Dash (the "Dashes") frame blocks, each with a different block in he center.

Just think of the possibilities!

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