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Nested Churn Dash

Finished Block Size: 24” x 24”

Start with a 4” finished block and grow to a 24” finished block. An ideal block to use up scraps in your stash.

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Fabric Selection
This block was deigned to be scrappy. Suggestions:
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Choose the same colourway for each churn dash block. Try a mixture of small, medium and large prints. Throw in some stripes and dots for fun. Make the fabrics for the churn dash blocks a darker value than the background for contrast. One background can be used for the entire block or a different background can be used to surround each churn dash block. As an alternative, try using contrasting solids for the churn dash blocks and backgrounds.

Techniques
Read all instructions before making the block. ¼” seam used for all piecing.

Half Square Triangles (HST)
This is a quick method to make the corner blocks of each churn dash block. The measurements for each square will be listed in the cutting requirements.

Step 1
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Place 2 - squares, right sides together. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner Sew ¼” on each side of the line.

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Cut on line to yield 2 HSTs. Press seam to one side (darker fabric) or open. Trim to correct size.

To trim the blocks, make sure the 45 degree marking on the ruler is on the diagonal line of the block. Trim the top and side of the block. Rotate and trim the remaining sides.

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Cutting

Read all cutting instructions before beginning.

Piece A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q

Number to Cut Measurement 1 4 4 2 2 4 4 2 2 4 4 2 2 4 4 2 2 2 ½” x 2 ½” 1” x 2 ½” 1 “ x 2 ½” 2 ¼” x 2 ¼” 2 ¼” x 2 ¼” 1 ½” x 4 ½” 1 ½” x 4 ½” 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” 2 ½” x 8 ½” 2 ½” x 8 ½” 5 ¼” x 5 ¼” 5 ¼” x 5 ¼” 2 ½” x 16 ½” 2 ½” x 16 ½” 5 ¼” x 5 ¼” 5 ¼” x 5 ¼”

Unfinished HST Size

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Finished Block Size

4” x 4”

1 ½" x 1 ½"

8” x 8”

2 ½" x 2 ½"

16” x 16”

4 ½" x ½"

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24” x 24”

4 ½" x ½"

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Block Assembly
Centre Block
Unfinished Size : 4 ½" x 4 ½"

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Using Pieces D and E, make 4 - HST blocks for the corners of the churn dash using the technique - ‘Half Square Triangle - HST’, found on page 2. Press seams open. Trim piece to 1 ½" x 1 ½"

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Sew Piece B to Piece C lengthwise. Press seams open. Make 4.

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Layout pieces. Join the pieces to make 3 rows. Join the rows. Press rows away from the centre. Unfinished block size is 4 ½” x ½”. The remaining rows will follow the same technique for piecing and assembly. Carefully, follow the cutting instructions for each HST found on Page 3. ©2014 Jane Davidson, Want it Need it Quilt

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This pattern is for personal use only. It cannot be used for commercial purposes. It cannot be copied or distributed in any format. It cannot be used with distribution of any product, including kits or made into a pattern for re-sale.

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