Thursday, February 28, 2013

March BOM

It's March and time for the BOM for this month.  It's an easy peasy one.... the easiest one for the year. We've got to have at least one super easy block just for the fun of it. It's an old fashion 'rail fence' block. This is one of my favorite patterns and if you need a quick quilt to put together, this is a fantastic block. I made my son a rail fence quilt many years ago. It was so much fun to make. You will need 4 fabrics to complete this block, from light to dark. If you are using only two fabrics, just alternate the fabrics in the block. The printable pattern can be found on Craftsy. Past patterns can be found for a small $1.99 fee at my Etsy and Craftsy shops just in case you are just joining the BOM or have missed one.
So here is how I completed the BOM, 'Rail Fence'....
Here are the four fabrics that I chose for my block.

Cut 1  2" strip x wof from each color.
If you are using fat quarters; cut 2  2" strips x wof from each color.

Sew together using a 1/4" seam lengthwise, going from light to dark. Iron.

The width of your 4 strip section should measure 6 1/2".
Cut 4  6 1/2" blocks from 4 strip section.

Lay the blocks out following the pattern diagram.
Sew sections together, iron. Your finished block
should measure 12 1/2" including seam allowance. As
you can see, I arranged the blocks to make a 'zig zag' in
the block design. It adds a little interest to the block. Have fun
with the block! There's no right or wrong way.

March BOM
'Rail Fence'
Don't forget to post photos of your Quilt Doodle BOM finishes in the BOM flicker group for a chance to win March's prize! Woot woot!

The next block pattern will be posted on April 1st! The winner for the March block giveaway will be announced on March 31st.... I can't wait to see everyones 'rail fence' block! Stop back to see this month's giveaway! I will be announcing it on the 15th...
 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! 
There is also a Quilt Doodle BOM Pinterest board. 

Happy quilting!
  Congratulations to the February Winner!
Nadine's February block
Congratulations to our February winner!
Nadine's block which was posted to the flickr group is the February winner!
Nadine.... please email me your email address so that I can get your prize sent out to you!
Winter Accessories With Paper Piecing
The winner won this wonderful set of patterns from Soma of Whims and Fancies!


  1. I've always loved the rail fence pattern too.

  2. My very first quilt was a rail fence for my daughter. She saw it in a book and said it looked like lightning. She was scared of storms at the time, so I let her pick the fabrics and we made it to keep her safe on stormy nights. I love that it will be in this quilt! Thank you!