That DAM Quilt Along! – Blocks 1 and 2

Let’s get That DAM Quilt Along started! After another week of yet-even-more-never-ending snow and freezing cold temperatures, all I want to do is hibernate indoors with my sewing machine and “churn” out a few blocks.

Be sure to read the Introduction, and carefully plan your fabric choices if you want to have enough left for your blocks a few months from now.

Marie made these beautiful samples of blocks 1 and 2:


Block 1: Churn Dash (12 Inches)

Our first block is a classic churn dash in the picture on the left. You’ve probably made this one before because it’s an easy beginner pattern. I love the fabric Marie carefully cut for the middle (called “fussy cutting”) and the other low volume prints she used for the background.

Tutorial: Churn Dash – 12 inch

Block 2: Rosebud (8 Inches)

Our second block is called Rosebud, the smaller block on the right. It’s a little more complicated than the churn dash and gives you more practice making those dreaded half-square triangles <SCREAM!> Marie says to be sure to read the tutorial very closely and use a very scant ¼ inch seam allowance for one section.

Tutorial: Rosebud – 8 inch

For more in-depth instructions, checkout our most recent blog post.

Remember to bring your blocks to our next guild meeting, and be sure to post them to our Flickr group and Instagram hashtag #ThatDAMQuiltAlong.

Questions? Send us an email through the Google group or post it on our Flickr discussion.

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