Wednesday, December 31, 2014

January's BOM Blocks

Welcome! It's the very beginning of the My Favorite Things mystery BOM. I'm so excited!!! For January there are two blocks that we will be working on, a snowman and a Christmas tree. Two of my favorite things. They are both applique. In fact all of the blocks with the exception of December's will be applique.  As I mentioned, it will be a mystery quilt but I have let you in on the layout of the quilt. This quilt can be done scrappy if you want to bust your fabric stash. Each month I will offer a NEW block and it will be FREE for that month, as soon as the next block comes out, past blocks will be available for a small fee....
I traced all of the pieces onto the heat n bond. Drawing in pencil on the paper side of the heat n bond.
Then I iron on the pieces onto the wrong side of the fabric
 and cut them all out.
Then peel off the paper and lay them onto the front
side of your block. Iron in place. The snowman is
placed on a 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" square.
Lay all of the pieces in place for the Christmas
Tree design also. Iron them in place. Remember it will
be a mirror image of the design you traced. The Christmas
Tree design is placed on a 10 1/2" x 15 1/2" rectangle.
I like to machine applique my pieces using a tiny
buttonhole stitch. Here is the setting I use on my machine.

You can also do the stitching by hand using 2 strands of 
DMC floss. This is a good project for in front of the TV.
Here, you can see how small my stitches are. I think
the smaller stitch looks nicely with the scale of the design.
Practice with you machine and experiment with your stitch
size until you find the stitch size that you like.
I go slow to while I applique and stop and pivot around corners.
January Snowman! I embellished the block with some
buttons, beads and embroidery.
'Christmas Tree'
The tree is decorated with brightly
colored buttons.

Finished quilt measurement 57” x 82”

This month's pattern is available for FREE HERE! and also HERE

A printable supply list can be found HERE!

Cutting instructions and quilt construction for the quilt can be found HERE!

Fabric kits are available HERE!

These pretty colors are in the fabric kits...

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! Woot woot!

Don't forget to grab the button too and post on your blog! The more the merrier! The code for the button can be found below.

If you want to be added to the email reminder list... send me your email.

The next block pattern will be posted on February 1st!  The winner for the January block will be announced on February 1st also. I'm looking forward to seeing your first two blocks!

Happy New Year!
Happy quilting,

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  1. Thank you for the new QAL and pattern. It's going to be darling!

  2. Cindy, Are you not the sweetest! Thank you so much for your generosity and time and talent! We appreciate it! This is going to be a very cute quilt! Thank you!

  3. Cute designs to kick offf the year, Cindy. Thank you.

  4. Happy New Year and thank you so much for this BOM! I love your designs and I'm very excited to begin the New Year with you!

  5. I love the patterns - the snowman and the tree . great.
    Best wishes, martina

  6. This snowman is adorable. I look forward to this BOM. I cant do anything until at least June. But I will be saving them for when I can. Thank you for sharing and putting in all this work for us. This will give me a great reason to start learning machine applique.

  7. Adorable blocks to start your new BOM quilt! I am a little confused....will the blocks have sashing or pieced borders around them? Thank you!

  8. This looks like a cute quilt and I will certainly be making it. Thanks so much, I love machine applique.

  9. this is just too stinkin' cute! thank you for sharing and have a wonderful 2015!

  10. Love the look of this . Sew cute ... and to thiink that my new years resolution was not to begin a new BOM until last years were finished ! And we are only 3 days into 2015 and I am breaking it! Thank you for the sweet block ;)

  11. Merci beaucoup.
    Belle année 2015 !

  12. Howdy Hey Cindy..I am sooo excited when I saw this side of your BOM, I am jumping up n down and thrilled to let you know I am joining in on this 2015 BOM!!!!! Please add me to your email reminder list... Your instructions like you are awesome! Thanks again
    Sherrie Nordgren

  13. I am so new to blogging and quilting I am looking forward to learning both. Could you please email the Jan bom pattern. I couldn't get it to open. Thanks

  14. What an adorable quilt this is going to be! Thank you for doing this and sharing :)

    If I may make one small suggestion, as a longarm quilter, it is better to add your button and bead embellishments after it is quilted as the quilter won't be able to quilt close to them.

    Again, thank you for your generosity!

  15. Ich bin von dem Bom 2015 begeistert und nähe mit. Viele Grüße aus Deutschland / Berlin.
    von Sieglinde Kellotat-Baer

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