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Cheeky Churn Dash Quilt Along – Week Three

Quilt Along – Week Three

We’re moving right along into Week Three of the Cheeky Churn Dash Quilt Along!  Head over to the Original QAL Post to review the details and schedule, if you need to.

Congratulations to Marcy S. for winning the week one prize- the Alison Glass Insignia FQ bundle sponsored by Knotted Threads!  Marcy posted a lovely picture of her bluebonnet fabric for the week one prompt:

A quick review of what we’ve done so far–scroll to the bottom of this page for links to each weekly post.

Fabric Discount!knotted threads

Jennifer at Knotted Threads on Etsy has joined in the Quilt Along fun to bring all Cheeky Churn Dash QAL participants a 10% discount on fabrics purchased from her shop!  She has a great selection of current and modern fabrics, so you’ll want to take advantage of this 🙂  Use the coupon code: CHEEKYCHURNDASH at checkout.

How to Participate:

Post Your progress on Instagram using the hashtag #cheekychurndashquiltalong

Be sure to include the hashtag when you post to Instagram so everyone else can see what you’re up to, and if you’re in the US, you can enter to win prizes 🙂

Stay in the loop!

If you haven’t signed up for the weekly emails that will go out for the Quilt Along, sign up here.  There might be some added info and bonus content for you as a little treat!

Alright, so here’s the breakdown for Week Three:

week three assemble hsts

  • In Week Two, you should have decided on which Option of the Cheeky Churn Dash you’re making–Option A or Option B.  You also should have kind of looked over the Accordion Sewn HST™ Method and decided if you’ll be using that method of piecing your HSTs or the standard piecing method outlined on pages 6-7 of your pattern.  If you chose the method outlined in pages 6-7, you starched your fabric already.  So here’s the action list to complete for Week Three!
  • For Option Aoption page
    • If using the Accordion Sewn HST™ Method, draw a diagonal line from one corner to the other on the wrong side of each square designated for half-square triangles.
    • If using the standard method, follow the instructions outlined in pages 6-7 to make the HST blocks.
      • Check out the video for the Cheeky Churn Dash.
      • Assemble a total of 24 half square triangles made from combining fabrics B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I.  Assemble a total of 12 half square triangles made from combining one Fabric A with one fabric B-I.  So for Option A you will have 36 HSTs.
  • For Option B
    • If using the Accordion Sewn HST™ Method, draw a diagonal line from one corner to the other on the wrong side of each square designated for half-square triangles.
    • If using the standard method, follow the instructions outlined in pages 6-7 to make the HST blocks.
      • Check out the video for the Cheeky Churn Dash.
      • Assemble a total of 33 half square triangles made from combining fabrics B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I.  Assemble a total of 12 half square triangles made from combining one Fabric A with one fabric B-I.  So for Option A you will have 45 HSTs.
  • For both options-press your HSTs well.
  • This week, post a picture of your stacks of completed HST blocks on Instagram using the #cheekychurndashquiltalong hashtag.  Be sure you post your IG picture with the hashtag before the start of Week Four to qualify for this week’s prize!  Week Three’s prize is sponsored by Crafter’s Companion– and they’re offering up a gorgeous fat quarter bundle and thread set!
  • These are my completed HSTs for week three!  I can’t wait to see yours!

Next week, we’ll be squaring up all the half-square triangles!

Cheeky Churn Dash Quilt Along Posts:

Week One – Introduce yourself and gather your fabrics

Week Two – Starch and cut your fabrics

Week Three – Assemble and press the HSTs

Week Four

Week Five

Week Six

Week Seven

Week Eight

Week Nine

4 thoughts on “Cheeky Churn Dash Quilt Along – Week Three

  1. Hi Joanna!
    I chose this pattern (Option A) to do my first quilt along because it’s cute big blocks and because it’s layer cake friendly. My print layer cake doesn’t have the same distribution of numbers of prints to mimic the fabrics you call B-I so I just counted the number of 10″ squares needed for both the hst’s and the 5×9.5″ rectangles. I had to add a few from my stash to reach the same number as listed on the pattern (38). But, if my math is right, I have 2 too many. Is this right?
    After much counting and recounting, I am coming up with needing 36 10″ squares – 6 to cut into the 12 5×9.5″ rectangles and 30 to make hst’s. Is my math right?
    Also, I’d like to try the accordion method because it seems fun. There should be no reason not to simply mix in my 6 background 10″ squares with the 30 prints so long as I pay attention and not repeat any match ups. Right?
    Thanks!
    Tracie

    1. Hi Tracie!
      Yes, your math is correct. The reason the pattern says 38 is that I had specific colors I was using, and so to get the right amount of color combinations for the specific color layout I had, I needed 38. You will be totally fine if with your 36, as long as you aren’t using my specific color layout. Does that make sense? Feel free to ask if you have any more questions!
      Joanna

      1. It does make sense. Thanks for the quick response!

        And for the accordion method – there is no reason not to mix up the prints and backgrounds and do them all at once?

        1. You can totally mix in the background prints (just don’t put any of the background prints right next to each other) and do them all at once. I will say–if you choose to do this, if you don’t have a large work surface, like an extension table for your sewing machine, the weight can kind of build up and start to pull everything to the left. So just be conscious of that so you use a stack of books or your hand to support the weight of the fabric building up to the left. If that doesn’t make sense now, it will once you start the Accordion. Have fun!!!

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