# Fun & Games

## Here’s a quilt made for play. The large Churn Dash block has a checkerboard center that could be used for chess or checkers. It’s the perfect addition to any family room.

Specifications

Skill Level: Confident Beginner Quilt Size: 56" x 72" Block Sizes: 8" x 8" finished and 16" x 16" finished Number of Blocks: 45 and 1

Materials

• 1 fat eighth each light and dark salmon batiks*

• 3/8 yard dark maroon batik*

• 1 yard each light and dark pink batiks*

• 11/4 yards light maroon batik*

• 21/ 3 yards white-with-pink batik*

• Backing to size

• Batting to size

• Thread

• Basic sewing tools and supplies

*Batiks from Hoffman California- International Fabrics used to make sample.

Cutting From light salmon batik:

• Cut 2 (21/2" x 20") strips. Subcut strips into 12 (21/2") H squares.

From dark salmon batik:

• Cut 2 (21/2" x 20") strips. Subcut strips into 12 (21/2") J squares.

From dark maroon batik:

• Cut 1 (87/ 8" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 3 (87/ 8") E squares and 12 (21/2") I squares. Cut each E square in half on 1 diagonal to make 6 E triangles.

From light pink batik:

• Cut 3 (91/4" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 10 (91/4") squares. Cut each square on both diagonals to make 40 A triangles. Discard 1 triangle.

From dark pink batik:

• Cut 3 (91/4" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 10 (91/4") squares. Cut each square on both diagonals to make 40 B triangles. Discard 1 triangle.

From light maroon batik:

• Cut 3 (31/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 5 (31/2" x 161/2") L strips

and 2 (31/2" x 81/2") N strips.

• Cut 1 (21/2" by fabric width) strip.

Subcut strip into 12 (21/2") F squares.

• Cut 7 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.

From white-with-pink batik:

• Cut 5 (91/4" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 20 (91/4") C squares and 15 (21/2") G squares. Cut each C square on both diagonals to make 80 C triangles. Discard 2 triangles.

• Cut 1 (87/ 8" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 3 (87/ 8") D squares and 15 (21/2") G squares. Cut each D square in half on 1 diagonal to make 6 D triangles.

• Cut 1 (161/2" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 10 (3" x 161/2") K strips and

18 (21/2") G squares (48 G squares total).

• Cut 1 (31/2" by fabric width) strip.

Subcut strip into 4 (3" x 81/2") M strips.

Completing the Hourglass Blocks

1. Select one each A and B triangle and two C triangles to complete one Hourglass block.

2. Sew A to C and B to C to make one each A- C and B- C unit as shown in Figure 1; press.

3. Join the A- C and B- C units as shown in Figure 2 to complete one Hourglass block; press.

4. Repeat steps 1–3 to complete a total of 39 Hourglass blocks.

Completing the Triangles Blocks

1. To complete one Triangles block, select one each D and E triangle.

2. Sew D to E along the diagonal to complete one Triangles block as shown in Figure 3; press.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to complete a total of six Triangles blocks.

Completing the Checkerboard Block

1. Join two each I and J squares with four G squares to make row 1 as shown in Figure 4; press. Repeat to make a total of three row 1’s.

2. Join two each F and H squares with four G squares to make row 2 as shown in Figure 5; press. Repeat to make a total of three row 2’s.

3. Join two each I and J squares with four G squares to make row 3 as shown in Figure 6; press. Repeat to make a total of three row 3’s.

4. Join two each F and H squares with four G squares to make row 4 as shown in Figure 7; press. Repeat to make a total of three row 4’s.

5. Join rows 1– 4 in numerical order to make a half-block referring to Figure 8; press. Repeat to make a total of three half-blocks.

6. Join two half-blocks to complete the Checkerboard block as shown in Figure 9; press.

7. Set aside the remaining half-block for the half- checkerboard section.

Completing the Quilt

Refer to the Assembly Diagram as needed.

1. Sew a K strip to opposite sides of an L strip to make a K-L unit as shown KL in Figure 10; press. Repeat to make a total of five K-L units.

2. Sew a K-L unit to opposite sides of the Checkerboard block to make a checkerboard strip as shown in Figure 11; press.

3. Sew a Triangles block to opposite ends of each remaining K-L unit to make a block strip as shown in Figure 12; press. Repeat to make a total of three block strips. Set aside one block strip for the half- checkerboard section.

4. Sew a block strip to the top and bottom of the checkerboard strip to complete the checkerboard unit as shown in Figure 13; press.

5. Join four Hourglass blocks to make a strip as shown in Figure 14; press.

6. Sew the strip to the left edge of the checkerboard unit as shown in Figure 15; press.

7. Repeat step 5 with five Hourglass blocks, press and sew the strip to the top of the checkerboard unit to complete the top left section of the pieced top; press.

8. Arrange and join the remaining Hourglass blocks to make one each 10-unit and 20-unit section; press.

9. Sew the 10-unit section to the right edge of the top left section to complete the top half of the quilt top; press.

10. Sew an M strip to opposite sides of an N strip to make an M-N unit; press. Repeat.

11. Sew an M-N unit to the short ends of the remaining half-block and add the remaining block strip to complete the half-checkerboard section as shown in Figure 16; press.

12. Join the half-checkerboard section with the 20-unit section to complete the bottom half of the quilt top; press.

13. Join the two pieced halves to complete the quilt top; press.

14. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 110.

15. Quilt as desired.

16. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 110 to finish. l