Tuesday, January 15, 2008

quilt-a-long week 9

Folks, we have made it to week 9 in our quilt-a-long, can you believe it?

I chose another fairly easy block for this week.
And it's only 2 colors, just for you, Amy Jo. :)

cut 2 squares 4 7/8" from the colored fabric
cut 4 rectangles 2.5" x 4.5" from the colored fabric

cut 2 squares 4 7/8" from the background fabric
cut 1 square 4.5" from the background fabric
cut 4 rectangles 2.5" x 4.5" from the background fabric

use the 4 7/8" squares to make triangles
(use the same method as shown in the previous blocks)

layout as shown

sew together

and your block is complete

it should measure 12.5" at this point

any questions will be answered in the comments, as always.


Mama Urchin said...

Since when are triangles easy?

Anina said...

Oh, it's a churn dash block! I know this because I just love saying it: churn dash, churn dash...

dutchcomfort said...

Thanks Amandajean, triangles are my favourite! I love to learn the original names names of blocks So this is a churn dash block! Wow, it won’t take long before I will be a real quilter!

Amy Jo said...

Oh, Thank you...you know I love those one color blocks!! I'm now caught up and will get these done soon, so I can remain caught up!

Karen said...

Now that I'm caught up, I'm ready to go with this one! Ready to "churn"!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping up even when life throws you a curve. Hope everyone in your family is doing well. I got caught up over the weekend and am so in the groove I can't wait to sew tonight! I am using this quilt-a-long as an opportunity to practice being precise, and it's really helped me a lot to learn what works best for me. Those matchy points look pretty good, if I do say so myself! So glad to be a part, even though I don't have a blog. Someday soon I will try posting pictures.

Anonymous said...

I havent caught up yet I only found the site last week but I do have the first 4 weeks cut out
hope to be fully caught up before week 10 is posted :-)

Marcia said...

You're amazing, with everything going on, you still got a new block out to us. Thank you. I hope all is well at your house. I've been thinking about you all.

Anonymous said...

Thank You !!! Maritta

Unknown said...

Is this block also called a Monkey Wrench?

Condolences, AJ, and thanks for keeping up the Quilt-A-Long, although we all would have understood skipping it for a while... :) *hug*

Stefanie said...

So I will do this today, and will be caught up. So good. Thanks

sulu-design said...

You are amazing. Nothing stops - or even delays you!

sulu-design said...

You are amazing. Nothing stops - or even delays you!

Kim said...

I'm finally caught up including this week.

Danetta said...

I finally have some time to do this. I got started today and hope to be caught up by Monday. Thank you for doing this! I am already looking forward to the next one.

Robin said...


I finished this square yesterday and also square #1. I feel my skills coming back little by little! I am enjoying these squares so much!

I posted pics of my completed squares on my blog.

Thanks so much!
Karen T.

Karen said...

I finished the churn dash block today and love it! Three more to go...how time flies when your having fun!

Anonymous said...

I have totqally caught up now and have done each block twice
Have loved doing these thank you so much

mixtapezine said...

can i join in?

Monika said...


How does someone join in these 'quilt-a-long's?? I seem to catch them in the middle or the end!!

My email is