Monday, December 31, 2012

January BOM

Happy New Year!

I'm so glad that you stopped by to check out the Quilt Doodle Block of the Month club.... the first of each month I will be presenting a new block! I have all of the blocks designed and it was hard to pick out the first block to present... I didn't want it to be too simple or too hard. So I closed my eyes and picked one.... I hope that you have fun piecing it....  in my Craftsy Store and also in my Etsy Shop.

The January block is named 'Monkey Wrench' It reminds me of 'Snails Tails'. You will need a light and dark fabric to do this block.  Here is the tutorial on how I complete January's block. If you have any questions feel free to email me anytime.

Cut 1  6  7/8" square light fabric
1   6  7/8" square dark fabric

Cut each block in half, corner to corner and label A

Cut 1   3  7/8" square light  fabric
1   3  7/8" square dark fabric
Cut each square in half corner to corner
Label these triangle pieces B

Cut  1   5  1/8" square light fabric
1   5  1/8" square dark fabric
Cut each square  in half corner to corner
Label these triangle pieces C

Cut 2  2  5/8" squares from dark fabric
2   2  5/8" squares from light fabric
Label the squares D

All of the block sections are labeled and ready to sew.

Sew the squares together to form a 4-patch block.
The next 'row' will use the B triangle pieces, lay out as shown.

Following the diagram on the block pattern, add B triangles.
Line up the center of the long side of the triangle with the seam of the 4 patch center block.
Start by sewing opposite triangles, iron. Repeat using the last two triangles.

Following the diagram on the block pattern, add C triangles.
Remembering to line up the centers.

Sew the opposite side triangles.

1/4 seam is used.

Following the block diagram add the A triangles.

Line up the centers, sewing opposite sides to complete the block.

Monkey Wrench
finished block measures 12 1/2" (including seam allowance)

There's a flicker group! Please join...Every month post photos of your Quilt Doodle BOM finishes in the BOM flicker group for a chance to win that month's prize! Woot woot! You can post your finished BOM blocks anytime during the month, just make sure to get them posted before the last day of each month to be counted for the giveaway!
Don't forget to grab the button too and post on your blog! The more the merrier!

I made my block using Civil War type fabric.... but the possiblilities are endless.... here are some fabric ideas....
Fun bright fabrics!

1930's reproduction!


I can't wait to see your blocks! Remember to post them in the flickr group befor the end of the month! The second block pattern will be posted on February 1st! The give-away for the January block will be announced on January 15th and a winner will be picked on the 31st.... it's a New Year and a time for new beginnings. Let's get those sewing machines humming....
The giveaway for January is now closed.

Happy New Year!
Happy quilting!


  1. I'm in!! I always wondered how to make this fun block. Can't wait to see the rest

  2. This looks like fun - and so helpful getting good instructions so I feel I can do it.
    Thank you!

  3. Thank you for sharing, and its great to see its free but more important I know how talented you are, see ya in the Hops!!

  4. This is wonderful. Thanks for the great tutorial. I am making a new baby quilt and this will go perfect in it.
    Happy new year.

  5. Danke !

    Ich mache gern mit und freue mich schon auf 11 spannende Monate.

  6. So, do I just start making the blocks and post to flickr? I'm on as KellyKwilts and I saw your pattern for the Grinch Mug Rug (so cute!). So glad to find another fun quilt blogger who is having a BOM. This will be my 3rd BOM to join. All 3 will be 30's too. My stash needs replenishing I think. Time to go shopping!

  7. Thanks for the great tutorial.Love this block!

  8. Do you have this in a pdf form? thanks

  9. Hello this bom is fun and I like the first block I wamt to join
    How do I do?

  10. I,ve just finished
    making the Snails Trail will post it in my blog

  11. I just discovered your DOM! and here is the blog post for the january square!