Rainbow Quilt Block of the Month 2021 Block Three

Welcome back to the Janome Rainbow Quilt Block of the Month 2021! designed by Janome Maker Carolina Oneta

This month is Block 3, The Churn Dash Block. The Churn Dash Block originated around 1800-1845. As with many other blocks, it is based on what was in the homes and lives of the creators. This simple 9 patch block was one of the first to be learned by young girls also has many other names including Broken Plate and Monkey Wrench.  Carolina shows how you can take a traditional block and make it modern with the fabrics that you choose! 




White background

· One 7” square

. One strip 2.5” x 18”



. One strip 2.5” x 18”



· One  7” square

· One  4.5” square



 Make four half-square triangles.

  • Place a white and orange fabric square right sides together.
  • Sew a 1/4″ seam allowance all around the perimeter of the square.
  • Make two diagonal cuts and press each piece open to one side.
  • Trim away the dog ears using a square quilting ruler, you will obtain 4 - 4.5” half square triangles.


  • Sew the two long strips of fabric, right sides together.
  • Next, cut your sewn strip of fabrics into four equal parts 4.5”. Press these units to the dark side.
  • Join all rows according to the diagram below. Use a quarter-inch seam allowance.




Press your completed block and trim down to 12.5″ square.


If you are just joining in, please be sure to make Block One and Block Two on the Janome Blog! 



After you finish your block, please be sure to share a photo on your social media! We love to see what you are creating! 

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#janomemakes + #rainbowquiltBOM2021 also,  tag @janomeamerica and @carolina_oneto!






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