The Hodge Podge returns…

Just before I went off-line for a couple of weeks, I had started to make my own sampler, using vintage quilt blocks from 100+ years ago.  I am loving how these blocks are coming together and decided to keep going with this project, so here is block number 4…. the Churn Dash…

churn dash block

This block is also referred to as The Wrench in some quilt books.  This six inch block was pretty easy to paper piece and as with all my Hodge Podge blocks you can find the free paper piecing pattern here….churn dash pattern.

You can also use this pattern to make a Greek Cross block….

greek cross variation

There are many more Hodge Podges to come… I may not have been able to sew in the last couple of weeks but I could wield a mouse and design some blocks!

15 thoughts on “The Hodge Podge returns…

  1. I wondered what you’d ease yourself back in with, and this is the perfect solution. If I remember rightly, the last one was Broken Dishes, and I used your pattern for one of my F2F blocks, adding an extra border round the outside of the ‘dish’. It’s so lovely to have you back!

  2. Love the churn dash, although I didn’t know it by that name. I made a small throw a couple months ago for our newly remodeled family room and used all different blocks. This one was my favorite (the center square was a pinwheel), and for some reason it always makes me think of the TIE fighters from the Star Wars movies 🙂

  3. Really nice to know you are feeling better and have been using your mouse. I really like these 6inch blocks but then I really like lots that you do. Keep up the good work and the recovery.o

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