The Double Churn Dash
The Double Churn Dash Quilt Block is a 5-patch quilt block. This churn dash block takes a 9-patch churn dash and turns it into a 5-patch block. If you click on the link for the churn dash, you will see that the double churn dash block has a smaller center and is subdivided into 25 patches.
As you can see from the grids on the picture at the left, the double churn dash patches are made from squares and half square triangles.
The half square triangles in the corners take up 4 of the smaller patches. The rest of the units are small squares. One of the lines of small squares that go through the center of the block can be quickly constructed using strip piecing.
Remember that 5-patch blocks like this one do not blend well with the more common 4-patch and 9-patch blocks. Be very careful putting them together in a quilt.
However, this is a beautiful block, and can carry a quilt by itself. You can put sashing or squares between the blocks. Or you can add other 5-patch blocks.
The Double Churn Dash is one of the more popular 5-patch quilt blocks.
Wall Hanging any size
Baby 36x36 up to 52x52
Lap 52-68 x 52-96
Twin 64-72 x 86-96
Full 70-88 x 88-100
Queen 88-99 x 94-108
King 94-108 x 94-108
Pre-cut Quilt Squares
Many beginning quilters like to buy quilt pre-cut quilt squares. While itis convenient, be aware you will need a lot of them. Here is approx how many 4-inch squares you need for the following size quilts without borders.
Finishing Your Project