Saturday, March 1, 2014

March's Block of the Month 2014

March is finally here! February has been a really long month here in Minnesota, I hope that March is warmer. At least the days are getting longer. I've enjoyed watching everyone's Cozy Cabins being built! I love them all! The fun thing about this quilt is you can choose to do it scrappy or not scrappy, I'm doing a little of both. It's a great project to use up some of your stash. But remember, tone on tone fabrics will work the best with this mystery design. This month we will work on a block that I have named 'Big Tree'. A cozy cabin needs a big tree to shade it. The block is the same size as the Cozy Cabin block. One thing to keep in mind is to do the background the same or similar fabrics as you did for your Cozy Cabin block. This will also be true with the blocks for May and September. (We will get back to making 'strips' next month.) The Cozy Cabin pattern can be found Etsy and on Craftsy.  If you missed Chilly Silly Snowmen or Cozy Cabin, it's not too late to get the patterns. They can be found for a small fee on Etsy, Craftsy, and Patternspot.

Here are my fabrics all cut and ready to go.
To form the triangle square blocks I sew corner to corner...

My stack of triangle squares, sewn... but I need to trim the extra fabric and iron.

I find it helpful to have a large work space to lay this block out.

Everything's in place and ready to be sewn.

All of my 2 1/2" squares are sewn, now just to add the bottom 2 1/2" strip.

'Big Tree'
Quilt Doodle BOM 2014 Quilt Layout
Remember to post your finished Big Tree block onto the Flickr account for a chance to win the prize at the end of the month! If you blog about it, please email me a link so that I can attach it to the Pinterest Board I have going for the BOM 2014. I hope you have fun with this section of the mystery quilt. It can easily be done in a weekend. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's trees! I'll be announcing the prize for this month's block around the 15th and the winner will be announced on April 1st, when the next section is out.

Happy Quilting,
Isn't her Cozy Cabin cute! I love the cat in the window!
DeloresQuilts won a Moda Charm pack donated from Quilt Taffy!


  1. The tree is adorable, Cindy, I cannot wait to begin. Thank you for the fun BOM, it's nice to look forward to and the blocks are so simple, that I spend the biggest time selecting my fabrics. I love that!

  2. Ahhhh! Love the tree and the mound of snow under it. I bet we see some decorated trees. Congrats, Delores, the cat in the window on your cabin block Is so cute!

  3. Lovely tree :-)
    Also love Delores's block with the cat in the window. Very cute idea!

  4. Cute, cute, cute block again this month! Thanks, Cindy! Can't wait to get all my chores done today and get started!
    I missed seeing Delores' kitty in the window before - so adorable!

  5. Love this tree…thanks for sharing :)

  6. Its a wonderful block and as a cat lover, I do think the cat is a nice touch. Congratulations to Delores.

  7. Hi!!!!! I love the tree block!!!!! What fun!!!!! Congrats Delores and I love the cat in the window too!!!!! I am going to try to find one now!!!!! I am such a copycat!!!!! I have a little raccoon I could put in the tree!!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!!

  8. I just love the kitty that DeloresQuilts put in her window! Congratulations!

  9. That is a big tree! I love to see the quilt filling in. Congrats to Delores. The cat is a cute addition.

  10. LOVE the kitten in the window x Have made my tree and posted on Flikr x

  11. Another cute block! Thanks!

  12. I finished my Big Tree today. Here's my blog post:

  13. Today is Mar 31st and I can not find the Mar block instructions. Can you help me? This looks to be a cute BOM.
    Thanks, Pat