Sunday, March 31, 2013

April BOM

Take me out to the ball game,

Take me out with the crowd;

Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,

I don't care if I never get back.

Let me root, root, root for the home team,

If they don't win, it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,

At the old ball game.
It's April and time for the BOM for this month.  I am calling this block, 'Ballgame'. I used four fabrics, one being cream. This block is embellished with 30 mm yo-yo's. I love yo-yo's. They are optional, so feel free to leave them off if you would like. The yo-yo's remind me of 'bases', the block has the shape of a baseball diamond.... baseball is right around the corner. The boys of summer will be playing again soon. I can almost smell the brats and hot dogs and hear the crack of a bat....
Have fun with the block!  If you are using only two fabrics, just alternate the fabrics in the block, starting with the dark in the center.  The printable pattern can be found Etsy and 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 my Ballgame block.....
For the center square, cut a 4   3/4" square and label 'D'

From a contrasting fabric, cut 2 ~ 3   7/8" square, and then cut corner to corner.
Four triangles total.
Label 'C'

Using a coordinating fabric, cut 1~ 7  1/4" square.
Then cut corner to corner, then cut corner to corner again to form 4 triangles.
Label 'B'

From light fabric, cut 2   6   7/8" squares, then cut
from corner to corner to form 4 triangles.
Label 'A'

All of the pieces are ready to be pieced together....

Following the diagram on the pattern, sew the 'C' triangles onto the  'D' square remember to  center pieces before sewing.

Here I am adding the 'C' triangles to the 'D' square. Iron
Then add the 'B' triangles remembering to center the triangles long side with the 'CD' block. Iron
Lastly add the 'A' triangles centering the long side with the 'BCD' block. Iron

The block should measure 12 1/2" square.....

Then add 30 mm yo-yo's on the center block's points.
Isn't it a pretty block! I'm looking forward to seeing your
Ballgame block.
Remember to post photos of your Quilt Doodle BOM finishes in the BOM flicker group for a chance to win April's prize! Woot woot!
The next block pattern will be posted on May 1st! The winner for the April block giveaway will be announced on May 1st.... I can't wait to see every ones 'Ballgame' block! Stop back to see this month's giveaway! I will be announcing what the prize will be 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! It has been so much fun seeing everyone's blocks, they are all so lovely.  Love all the different fabrics!
There is also a Quilt Doodle BOM Pinterest board. If you blog about the BOM, email me your link and I will post your block on the Pinterest board for the Quilt Doodle BOM.

Happy quilting!
Congratulations to March's Winner!!!
Congratulations Rosebumps! 
You can click on the link on my sidebar and see some of the wonderful items she can choose from! Nicole is wonderful to order from! I love her friendly touches she adds to orders. She is so wonderful to order fabric from!


  1. I really like that block with the yo-yo's!

  2. I just started following your blog so this is the first BOM that I have seen and I love it. We are anxiously waiting for opening day... Lets go Blue Jays... Lets play ball!!!

    I am going to make this block tomorrow. You will see it on my blog, Tuesday.

  3. Nice block, I like the yo yo's you have used on it!

  4. Love the April Block...and love the reference to baseball......Go BlueJays!!

  5. This is one of my favorite blocks!

  6. This looks like a fun block. I made a baseball block/pillow a long time ago for a friend that was for the Chicago Cubs, unfortunately, I cannot find that picture!