Saturday, November 30, 2013

December's Block

Well, here we are, the last block. I thought a 'star' block would be perfect for December's block. So I choose 'Aunt Eliza's Star' as the final block. For our BOM, I'm taking the liberty to rename it 'Christmas Eve'.... December is a very busy month for all of us, getting ready for Christmas. Our sewing machines are humming non-stop all getting ready for Christmas Eve... hence the name change for the block.  Many of you are probably down to bits and pieces from your fabrics. This block can use either two colors up to four. I used four... let me show you how I completed the last block. It goes together pretty quickly.  The printable pattern can be found Free HERE 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. All past tutorials can be found listed above, just click the BOM tab.

Here are the four fabrics that I choose for my block.

Out of the background cream... cut 4 ~ 4 1/2" blocks and 1 ~ 5 1/4" block

Cut the 5 1/4" block corner to corner, then corner to corner again to form 4 triangle blocks.

From my red fabric I cut 2 ~ 5 1/4" squares (star points)
Then I cut the square corner to corner, then cut corner to corner again to form 4 triangles from each square.
From you other fabrics you will cut:
1 ~ 5 1/4" square (I used dark brown)
Then cut the square corner to corner, then cut corner to corner again to form 4 triangles.
1 ~ 4 1/2" square (center square)
I laid the block out to get ready to sew the block together.
Sew the triangle sections together to form a 4 1/2 square.
I like to chain sew things together....
My square is ironed, make sure to match up your seam.
Sewing the final seam for the triangle block....
Here my 4 1/2" blocks are all laid out ready to sew the Christmas Eve Block together...
Sewing away.....
Christmas Eve

The Quilt Doodle BOM 2013
I'm a little sad that the BOM 2013 is almost done. I have so enjoyed seeing everyone's progress so far. I want to keep the party going! Let's have a blog hop party in January to show off our blocks and/or pieced quilt tops! (Even if your quilt top isn't finished, please join and show off your blocks) Wouldn't that be fun.  At the end of the hop I will announce the GRAND PRIZE winner for the BOM 2013. To join, please EMAIL ME

your name and email 

your blog if you have one
 ( if you do not have a blog)  I will host for you..

your url of your blog

More details to follow soon!

Remember to get your photos taken and posted in the flickr group for a chance to win the final monthly prize, which will be announced on December 15th. The GRAND PRIZE will also be announce, the winner for that will be chosen at the end of the Quilt Doodle BOM 2013 Blog Hop.

Happy Quilting!

Congratulations to this month's winner!!!

Our winner has won 3 PDF patterns of her choice from
Quilt Doodle Designs!!!


  1. Your block is beautiful...makes me feel like i missed the boat on this BOM. :O)

  2. Another beautiful blocks and I`m happy to join the BOM.Congrats to Phylly.Have a fun week!!

  3. Congrats to Philly. This was a great BOM and I will send info for the finale.

  4. I LOVED this BOM quilt. Thank you for hosting it. I finished my quilt top today and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

  5. Hi Cindy,
    me too, I entirely loved so much to sew your blocks through the year. It was so fun and hope to see us in January for the blog hop ;-) Take care, Martina

  6. This looks like it was fun! Love the 4 colors for this block, and it was a perfect name change.