Also known as the Shoo Fly block, which is just plain fun to say, the Churn Dash is a popular tradition pattern made modern with popping colours, fun fabrics, and scale.

This month, please add as many or few churn dashes as you see fit. Some inspiration and tutorials:

Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter’s modern classic churn dash blocks.

Archaios Quilt Company does a deep dive into the many iterations of churn dash.

Sherri McConnell at A Quilting Life has scrappy churn dash ideas.

Jane Davidson at QuiltJane has nested churn dash blocks for the super keen.

Nancy’s Notion has a video tutorial for a churn dash star.

From Aquaios Quilt Company

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Niki Storr