Sunday, September 1, 2013

September's Block

It's hard to believe that it's already Labor Day Weekend! Where did the summer go? Summer is officially over on Monday.... I'm officially back to school. I think I will really enjoy being at an 'early start' school. My day will start at 7:00 am and I get to go home at 2:30.... I'm hoping that I will be able to fit my quilting time in when I get home.  I will miss my summer days spent in my jammies quilting and working on my patterns. So I am naming this month's block, 'End Of Summer'. I broke the design down to easy to do squares and triangle blocks.... I used a light, medium and dark fabric to complete 'End Of Summer'. This month's block can be found HERE and also on Craftsy. Remember the pattern is free for the month of September, after that there will be a small $1.99 fee for all past blocks. It's my sneaky way to keep everyone motivated each month. Organizing a BOM quilt also keeps me motivated too! Let me share with you a few pictures on how I put this month's block together...

I used three fabrics, a light, medium and dark to complete my block

I broke the design down to easy to piece squares and triangles.
Here I have the paired up light and dark 3" squares. I am sewing
a 1/4" seam on each side of the center line that is drawn from corner to corner.
I am using a 'handy dandy' plastic guide that I found while straightening my
sewing room. Have you ever been cleaning and find something that you
even forgot you had picked up for quilting! I bought this guide years ago!

I then cut the triangle sections apart. Then I iron the triangle square blocks
Trim the triangle square blocks to measure 2 1/2" squares.

I find it easier to piece a block if I lay it all out next to my sewing machine.

Here I have my block pieced in strips, all
ready to be pieced together. 
'End Of Summer'
September's Block

The next block pattern will be posted on October1st! The winner for the September block giveaway will be announced on October 1st.... I can't wait to see every ones 'End Of Summer' block! Stop back to see this month's giveaway! (It's another great prize!) I will be announcing it on the 15th...
 There's a flicker group! If you haven't yet...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.  If you blog about the Quilt Doodle BOM 2013, please send me your link so that I can post your block on the Pinterest board!

Happy quilting!

August Block
Kerri (revkez)

Grip & Stitch Quilting Disks

Kerri has won a set of Grip and Stitch quilting disks from Clever Craft Tools, one of my sponsors. I am also including some fabric swatches which would be great for a scrappy project. Keep posting those pictures for your chance to win! More fun prizes are to come.


  1. Oh wow thank you so much I got such a shock when I saw it was me. This has been a great mystery QAL I cant wait to finish mine the Bugs look awesome.

  2. Another wonderful block.Congratulations to Kerri!

  3. What I first saw this block I put it off and put it off. Now that it is done it's one of my favorites! Yeah! I blogged about it today at

  4. Yay my prize arrived today! I love it thank you so much!!!