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RBD Block Challenge 2023 - Block 5

Welcome back to week 5 of the Riley Blake Designs Block Challenge. Are you joining in with us? There are so many great quilt blocks to create and sew together and we are having so much fun!!! What a wonderful way to bring quilters together! I turned the center of the block into a single fussy cut square to showcase the adorable Fox Family of Forest Friends. Read below how I did this.

You are invited to join myself and 15 other Riley Blake Design designers as we share 16 NEW and exciting 10" quilt blocks! It is fun and free and the final quilt is a surprise!!!

We began on (January 3rd) and will be ending May 23rd with the finishing instructions! Every Tuesday, a NEW block pattern is released, except the last Tuesday of the month when we take a moment to catch up, get inspired and really enjoy all the awesome work happening on the RBD Block Challenge around the globe!

Here are the links you will need:

Riley Blake Designs Website

Riley Blake Designs Blog

Riley Blake Designs YouTube Channel

Follow along on Instagram with the hashtag #rbdblockchallenge


Block 5: Cheerful Churn Dash by Amanda Niederhauser

Block 5 of the #RBDBlockChallenge is designed by Amanda Niederhauser of Jedi Craft Girl and it's called Cheerful Churn Dash

You can download the FREE block pattern here:

Block 5_Cheerful Churn Dash(SECURED)
Download PDF • 742KB

I made mine using a combination of my Forest Friends fabric and some coordinating RBD Confetti Cottons (see my fabric list at the bottom of this post). I also opted to switch out the center piecing for the opportunity to fussy cut (1) 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" square! Easy, fun and so very cute!!!

I am continuing with the stitching details and did some outline hand stitching in my background fabrics. It gives the block so much texture and personality.

I hand sew these embellishment stitches BEFORE I assembled the blocks into the final quilt and before I quilt it. It really just sets of the block nicely. I am looking forward to seeing all the blocks together in the mystery quilt!

Quilting together is all about community, friendship and creativity. I hope you can join us and share your progress.



Forest Friends by Jennifer Long, Bee Sew Inspired for Riley Blake Designs

Confetti Cottons by Riley Blake Designs

Aurifil Embroidery Floss


RBD Block Challenge Blocks:

Here is a look at all the #RBDblockchallenge blocks to date. I can't wait to see what this quilt will look like when it all comes together!

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