Happy Valentine's! Here's a darling mini Churn Dash quilt pattern for you to stitch. It's a scrappy happy little quilt. These miniature blocks (3" finished) don't need very big amounts of fabric to complete. You can probably find the fabrics you'll need in your scrap box.
A little more fabric is needed for the sashing and borders & binding -1/2 yard should do.
A Fat Quarter is enough for backing on this wee quilt.
♥♥CHURNING FOR YOU ♥♥
Valentine Mini Pattern from RockingChairQuilts.com
14 ½” x 18” finished Size
Tools: Rotary cutter, straight ruler and cutting mat
Creative Grids® Half-Square 4-in-1 Triangle Ruler - CGRBH1 (option A) Aurifil Threads to match or any color of Aurifil thread that makes you happy today☺
½ yard for Border, blocks, sashing, binding:
Cut two 2 ½” x WOF (border)
Cut two 2 ½” x WOF (binding)
Cut three 1” x WOF (sashing)
Cut two 1” x WOF (blocks, cut in half at fold to make 4 pieces 1: x 21”)
Background -12” x 21” piece (or can be scrappy)
Cut four 1” x 21” (Blocks)
TO MAKE THE Half Square Triangles for your blocks use one of the following OPTIONS:
- If using the Creative Grids® Half-Square 4-in-1 Triangle Ruler - CGRBH1. FOR EACH BLOCK you will need to cut strips of background and prints 1 ½” x 5” and pair them RST then use your 4 in 1 ruler to cut your HST segments (see illustrated steps below) each 1 ½” x 5” strip will make 4 HSTs – enough for one churndash block. If you want 12 different blocks you can use 12 different prints with your background fabric or you could make all your blocks alike and use only one color print strip with your background strips, or any combination in between.
- Use triangle paper that makes 1” finished size HST.
- Cut three 1 7/8” x 21”, from these strips cut 24 – 1 7/8” squares then cut on the diagonal to make 48 triangles. These background triangles will then be paired with print triangles to make 4 half square triangle units (HST) for each of your 12 blocks.
- Use your OWN preferred method to make the 48 HST units
Blocks – up to 12 different prints - you’ll need a piece 3 x 7 for each block
Cut one 1 ½” square from a variety of prints (this is the center square) you will need 12
See Step 1 under the background cutting. Whichever method you want to use to make 48 HSTs you will need to cut the same size and amount from your variety of prints as you cut have cut from your background fabric.
I will be using the Creative Grids 4 in 1 ruler so I will cut a strip 1 ½” x 5” for each block I want to make. In my sample quilt, I made two or 3 blocks from each of 5 prints until I had a total of 12 blocks
Backing – Fat Quarter will work for your backing
MAKE BARS AND BACKGROUND UNITS: Using the 1” x 21” background and border strips. Pair a background strip to a border strip and sew with ¼” seam allowance. Repeat to make a total of four. Cut the sewn strip sets into 48) 1 ½” segments. They should measure 1 ½” x 1 ½” when pressed open.
USING THE CREATIVE GRIDS 4 IN 1 RULER TO MAKE YOUR HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES
MAKING HALF SQUARE TRIANGLE UNITS (HSTs) Pair each print 1 ½” wide strip RST (right sides together) with a 1 ½” background strip. Use your CGR 4 in 1 ruler* to cut sets of triangles. Chain piece paired triangles using a ¼” seam along the longest edge of the triangle pair. Press open and admire your work ☺*refer to markings on the ruler OR the printed instructions that come with the ruler for placement before cutting
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