Liberated Churn Dash Quilt Pattern ~ A Giveaway

Wonky Churn Dash

Remember this little guy? One of my favorite quilt blocks from my liberated sampler was the wonky churn dash. In my original post, I linked to a tutorial by Sarah at Sew Joy Creations, so you could make your very own liberated churn dash block.

Sarah has since developed a fantastic quilt pattern using these liberated churn dash blocks! Her pattern is 22 pages, full of color photos and very detailed. And the best part is, Sarah has offered to give away a copy of the pattern to one of you. All you need to do is leave a comment! What fabrics would you use for your Liberated Churn Dash quilt? I will pick a winner Thursday, July 19th in the evening. Good luck everyone!

++ Closing comments to pick a winner! ++

The winner is #61, Jen B! Jen said “I think I would piece together charms from swaps to “make” some fabric. Maybe my neutrals with a turquoise background.”

Congratulations Jen! I will be in contact!


  1. 3

    Melody says

    This pattern is fantastic! I would use the monkey fabrics I collected earlier this year at the AQS quilt show in Lancaster – since ‘churn dash’ is also known as ‘monkey wrench’ 😀
    Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  2. 7

    Janef says

    I think the movement and the humour of these blocks is great! I would use a combination of Suzuko Koseki’s lettering fabrics and Malka D’s Dye colours and patterns – that would be really zingy!

  3. 8


    How fun is this! I was examining your first quilt block, wondering how an entire quilt would look, and then as I scrolled down, I said “Wow!” Out loud, even, with no one else around. The pattern is right on target – I’d love to do a quilt like this.

  4. 11

    Kim says

    Love it! I don’t know what I’d use but there are so many possibilities I’m sure I could find something!

  5. 12

    beth yeager says

    i have some beautiful purples that i have been looking for a design for and I think this one would be perfect!

  6. 13

    Kathy Schwager says

    I have quite a collection of Kaffe. I think that would be a good choice.

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    What a great pattern…I’d use the batiks I’ve been collecting to make this!! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

  8. 19


    WOW! I am loving it! I’ve not done anything ‘wonky’, being a traditionalist, but I would certainly give this beauty a try!!

  9. 20


    Ooo I love it! think I’d use my black and white and grey stash of fabrics with a hint of lime green or purple…

  10. 21

    gloria says

    I love this!! – I have been struggling with a huge older fabric stash – trying to incorporate my older fabrics with my new fabrics – I think I would try my older fabrics with this new pattern and see how it turns out – I have done a traditional churn dash with modern fabrics and loved it – now time to reverse it!! Thanks for a chance to win!! ( Its hard to teach an old dog new tricks… but I’m learning) hehe

  11. 22

    carmie says

    I love the modern look of this quilt, the blocks are fantastic. I would use
    Ellen Luckett Baker, Quilt Blocks, Metro Geometric.

  12. 23

    Sandra Timmons says

    I just love the pattern. I also love the colors used in this pattern, so I would just go with those fabrics and make me the cutest quilt. Thank you.

    Sandi Timmons

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    Your quilt is gorgeous and the churn dash blocks are dancing over your quilt.Love,love!!I`d use red and aqua fabrics or batik fabrics in green colors

  14. 26


    Absolutely love the church dash blocks and quilt. Would love to do one in batics! Thanks for the inspiration….

  15. 27

    shannon says

    How fun! I think I will have to try this with my beautiful African fabrics that I get at the local market here in Niger. WOW!

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    cynthia says

    What great energy and movement that pattern has–such fun! I’d use Metro Heaven and Helsinki by Patty Young.

  17. 29

    Penny says

    I loved that pattern and went to Sarah’s website to check out the pattern. I’m working with aqua, red and whites these days and would use that combo on this wonky quilt.

  18. 34

    Betsy says

    I’d love to see it in “Dear Mr. Claus”! How fun it would be to hand it down to future generations!

  19. 40

    jackie says

    Too too fun. I’ve got some red white and blue fabric, make a nice picnic blanket

  20. 41

    Rachel says

    This is such an awesome design. I have been dying to make and Red, White and Black quilt from my stash of fabric set aside for it and think this might possibly be the pattern to make it POP! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome pattern.

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    Great quilt! I’d use the Denyse Schmidt Hope Valley bundle I have. I’ve been having trouble deciding on a good design, and this would be perfect. Thanks!

  22. 43

    mary c says

    I love this pattern. I am looking to make something for my niece for her high school graduation next spring. I think this is the answer. I am going to use bright colors from my stash and make it scrappy. I think she will LOVE it. Thank you for the chance to win!

  23. 44

    Carolyn says

    Oh I do like this! =)
    I think I’d go with Kona Solids against an almond background.
    Thank you for the chance.

  24. 46

    Krista says

    I love the churn dash! So old school yet fresh and modern…just like Denyse Schmidt’s Flea Market Fancy line, which is what I would use! Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. 47

    Gunilla says

    Fun block! I would use my favourites nowadays: yellow, pink, orange and red! Great cheer-me-up-colors when it’s raining, and it does that alot here in Sweden! Sun please come back, we miss you! ( probably it’s a sun-dance-quilt actually).

  26. 49


    What a great pattern, so wonky and free spirited! (That might not be a real word.) I would use blues and greens or reds and pinks or yellows and oranges, something bright.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

  27. 50

    Rhonda Desgranges says

    I love this churn dash! I would use aqua, yellow and grey with a white background. Thanks for the chance to win!


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    Patricia says

    Hi~~~! Thanks for a chance to win!! This pattern looks fun and happy!! I would use grays and blacks with a touch of lime green and red thrown it.

  29. 54


    I’ve been wanting to make an all solids quilt – I think this could look great like that! Thanks for the chance!

  30. 55

    Jenn says

    What a cool block! I would use the waiting blues for my daughters birthday quilt. 🙂

  31. 57

    Leigh Ann says

    I would make this with the buckets and buckets of scraps I have lying about, and use the white in white scraps for the background. I love the variety of sizes and directions, and how they all come together in the pattern. Thanks for inspiring me to wonk things up!

  32. 60

    Ellen Ban says

    Love the liberated churn dashes! I would make it out of reds and greens for Christmas!

  33. 61

    Jen B says

    I think I would piece together charms from swaps to “make” some fabric. Maybe my neutrals with a turquoise background.

  34. 63

    Bruinbr says

    Very fun! I think I’d use yellows, oranges, and reds! Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. 68

    Shirley in Canada says

    I have not idea what colors I would use… but I do think it would be really scrappy 🙂

  36. 69

    michelle says

    Love it, and it looks do-able. Colours I have already picked – solids in white, teal blue and orange – I can see it already!!!

  37. 71

    Kim McPeake says

    What a great block and wonderful quilt. Love the colors. Can’t wait to pull some fabrics to create something new.

  38. 73

    Deb Joseph says

    I would use Kona solids for the first quilt and I also have large stash of holiday fabrics that would be perfect for the second and for the third…hmm. I could have A LOT of fun with this pattern. My fingers are crossed.

  39. 76

    Yvonne beyer says

    I think I would use some gray print fabrics I have been saving with a Kona Ash solid. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  40. 77

    Beth Hammergren says

    what a fun think outside of the box pattern. Really love the colors in this example. Would love to see more stuff from her.

  41. 80

    MNnancy says

    How fun is that quilt?!! I was thinking that it might look striking in the Sea Garden fabric line by Snowflower (Kona).

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    Annette says

    Such a cool pattern! I would love to make it with a mix of solids… Or maybe scraps….. Either way, lots of fun. Thanks for the chance. Have a great day.

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    wow, it looks like it would be a wonderful way to use up some scraps… I have a bunch of orange, pink and purple that would be really cool. Thanks for the chance to win!

  44. 83

    Cher Hutchinson says

    I love the look of this new pattern. Gives it a totally modern look. Kona white and reds would be my choice.

  45. 85

    Carla G says

    I would like to make this quilt with Simply Color by V and Co. Or in aqua and blue batiks. Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂

  46. 86

    Karrie Smith says

    Light gray background and aqua, teal, and orange for the Churns. Dark Gray binding.

  47. 88

    Linda says

    Ooh, These are super cool! I think I would try a black and white fabric for these. It will have a great modern bold feel.

  48. 89

    Anita says

    I’d use some of Liberty of London’s new floral quilting fabrics, for a crazy twist.

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    I would use Erin McMorris’ “La Dee Da” in Aqua. It would be great in this pattern. Thank you for a fabulous giveaway!

  50. 93


    Great pattern! I’ve got lots of fabric to use for a Churn Dash ~ thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win!

  51. 95

    Dianne says

    Lovely pattern!! i would use solids with some “almost solids”.

    THANKS for the awesome giveaway,

  52. 96

    Christie m says

    I love this pattern! I have a hugh stash of green fat quarters that I need to play with. I think it would look great all scrappy! Thanks for the giveaway.

  53. 97

    bee says

    how fun is this pattern?! i’d like to see what these would look like with some holiday fabrics, prints & solids!

  54. 99

    Patsy says

    I have loved this pattern since I first saw it! It is wonky and lovey at the same time! I can’t wait to make this quilt!!

  55. 100

    jeanne e. says

    she made a cute pattern with your wonky churn dash. 🙂 if i had the funds and could buy new fabric, i think i would use chicopee from denyse schmidt.

  56. 102

    Lynnette says

    I love the blues and greens in both your block and her quilt. I would have to use similar colors with a little pop of yellow or orange thrown in. What an awesome design and what an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.

  57. 104

    Jacklynn Grimm says

    I love the wonkiness of this quilt. I would make it with a mix of solids with a few choice prints. Thanks for the give away!

  58. 105

    Michala Thake says

    Woah what a fantastic pattern! I’d love to have a go at this using teals and olives.

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    Linda Mc says

    I so like this. I would like to use red, white and blue for next year’s 4th of July picnic.

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    What a cool pattern! I think I’d use orange and aqua. A quilt pattern like that is just begging for lots of color!

  61. 109


    Great pattern! Would be fab for a mans quilt. Love the patchworked parts. I’ve a big red and aqua stash so I could use that with charcoal background maybe with a touch of mandarin orange.. I’m eating one now!hehe

  62. 114


    This is such a fun take on a well established block! Churn Dash was one of the first blocks I learned to make when I started quilting 3 years ago, so I have a soft spot for it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Oh, my 3 y/o little boy’s name is Dash, but traditional Churn Dash patterns just don’t fit his dirt-and-noise-in-motion personality. I need this pattern! 🙂 Thanks!

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    Jo says

    Love that pattern. I have a set of red and orange batiks that I think would be good for this pattern. But mustn’t start anything new yet! Already too many on the go and not enough time.

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    Penny J says

    I would love to use brights on this quilt. I love the liberated quilts I’ve been seeing lately. Thanks

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    Sandylou says

    I think this pattern is so funky I think I would use a selection of spots and stripes and the white background is so modern I love it.

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    Pam Sadler says

    Thank you…. I would use anything modern, and add a fussy cut print to the center… I would make some wonky churn dash blocks to add to some quilts I am making for the NICU our guild supports…

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    Betsy McCreary says

    I love the churn dash pattern–but this is really fun, Fun, FUN!!!!!