Three years ago, Jen at Heritage Threads, and I hosted the first Dash Along. We devised a super easy Churn Dash block using a 10" Layer Cake and we used it for a Christmas in July sew along. I made my quilt in Christmas fabric, and Jen made hers in non-Christmas fabric, as an option to give as a Christmas gift.
This year I wanted to make another Churn Dash quilt using Halloween fabric. Unfortunately, Jen won't be sewing along, as she already has a plate full of other obligations, but I'd love for you to join me if you can! I've got some fun prizes to give away each week for those who participate!
One of the things that you'll love about this quilt along is how simple it is to cut these 12" Churn Dash blocks using 10" fabric squares and some yardage for the background. There are two size options, so you get to decide what size quilt you're going to make.
I've already got a few test blocks made and I love how they're turning out. This go-around I'm using a Kitty Corn Layer Cake by Urban Chiks for Moda Fabrics. I'm also using Moda Crossweave in Graphite for my background.
You're probably wondering what you'll need. Well, here you go! For the QUILT TOP you will need:
72"x 84" QUILT (42 Blocks)
One (1) Layer Cake
3-1/2 yards background fabric
60" x 72" QUILT (30 Blocks)
One (1) Layer Cake
2-2/3 yards background fabric
Below are links for easy to read instructions with cutting guidelines, and directions on how to assemble the Churn Dash blocks. (A big shout out to Jen's husband for his graphic design skills!)
Click HERE for a printable PDF.
Click HERE for a mobile download.
The DashAlong will begin on Monday, June 21, and we'll be following this time frame:
Week One: Cut the fabrics and sew the "bar" pieces together.
Week Two: Sew and trim the Half Square Triangles.
Week Three: Sew the blocks together.
Week Four: Assemble the blocks into a quilt.
Should we start with a little giveaway? I think so!!! You could win this cute Moda tote bag and a Smoke & Rust Layer Cake from Lella Boutique. Please go to my Instagram feed for all of the details.
I'm really excited and hope that you are, too!
Be sure to follow me on Instagram @kairleoaks
for all of the sew along updates.
And please use the #DASHALONG hashtag
so that I can see your progress!