|Churn Dash Challenge Entry|
This apron was made with my grand-niece in mind. She had a birthday this month and turned 13.
At our Spring Quilt Retreat earlier this year each participant was gifted a churn dash (CD) block and told to make something with it for a challenge to be held in September. My CD block has been stored in a very safe place which is so safe that it cannot be found. So I had to create my own block.
|Traditional Churn Dash Block|
|My Modified Churn Dash Block|
Since my traditional block went missing, I could design my own churn dash block which needed the following components to make a 9" finished block.
|One 3-1/2" Printed Square|
|One 14" Strip Cut Into Four 3-1/2" Segments|
two 1-1/2" white strips &
one 1-1/2" printed strip
|One Printed & One White 5-1/2" Squares|
Sewn 1/4" around the perimeter of the square
and cut twice on the diagonal
The formula for making 4 half-square-triangles from a dark and light square is
Size of HST + 2" = Size of each of the two squares
3.5" + 2" = 5.5"
Then a decision had to be made as to what to do with this block. There were the usual cushion or table top covers, a wall-hanging or a medallion for a baby quilt. I decided to make an apron. Before the apron was constructed, a 1" border was added to the churn dash block to make it stand out.
|Waterproof Nylon Apron|
What we have now is a reversible apron, one side that is waterproof!