Saturday, May 30, 2020

Churn Dash Quilt Block

The churn dash quilt block is a traditional block that has been around for over 150 years. It's timeless! 

I believe one of the reasons it is still used so often is because it's so simple to make. It's a variation of a 9 patch block

It's made with four half square triangles, four strip blocks and a plain center block.

red and white churn dash quilt block

I've been on a quilting kick lately. I've made Bird's in the Air, Shoo Fly and Jacob's Ladder quilt blocks. Click through to my quilting tab to see everything.

Keep reading to learn how to make the churn dash quilt block with step-by-step instructions and a video tutorial.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Half Square Triangles - 4 at a Time!

Two squares of fabric = 4 half square triangles. This easy method is a great way to make several HST's at once.

There are several ways to make them. Previously, I've shared the traditional HST method, and the 8 at a time method. 

Today we'll cover how to make 4 at a time.

four red and white half square triangles

Half square triangles are a foundational unit in piece quilting. They are used in a variety of ways. Many quilt blocks use HST's, including the Jacob's Ladder, Shoo Fly, and Birds in the Air.

These particular HST's were used in a Churn Dash block.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Best Cookie Recipes

Looking for delicious cookie recipes? You've come to the right place! Today I'm sharing my absolute favorite cookies that you've got to try.

collage of different types of cookies