Sunday, February 1, 2015

February's Block 2015

This month's block is a pretty teapot. It is one of my favorite things, but actually it represents a great friendship I have with my dear friend Lynn. I've known Lynn since high school. We had a lot in common, we were both teenagers that had dad's that were transferred from out east to the midwest. A very different life the we were used to. Soda was now called pop, a hero - a sub. I didn't understand the whole creamed tuna on potato chip school lunch. I thought it looked soooo disgusting. She helped introduce me to a great group of friends, one of them being my husband. We've been great friends forever... we've giggled, cried and have shared many things. She's been there to help celebrate the good times and has offered a shoulder during the really crappy times. She's like a sister to me. We've been pregnant together which was fun, our youngest sons are 3 weeks apart... and now they are grown. We are both empty nesters... well almost... When our kids were little, we would get together, giggle and gossip  visit over cups of tea. When the kids were young, they would play and Lynn and I would sit at the kitchen table drink tea and visit. Sometimes we would work on crafts while the kids played away. These days we stop at Starbucks or Caribou for our tea and then make our way to our favorite shops and look for treasures to share with our families. I now pull my special teapot out for our quilting/sewing days. It's such a blessing to have such a great friendship.

I've traced all of my pieces onto the paper side of the heat n bond.
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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.

Trace all of the pieces onto the paper side of the heat n bond.

The pieces are ready to go to the ironing board and be
ironed onto the wrong side of the fabric.

Cut the pieces out....

Remember the design will be a mirror image from the
design that you traced... all ready to go back to the ironing
board and fuse all of the pieces in place.

To get nice sharp corners I stop with the needle down,
lift up the foot and pivot the square.

February's Block... love the 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 still  available HERE!
This quilt can be done scrappy if you want to bust your fabric stash. Remember 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.... past blocks can be found in my Etsy and Craftsy shops. They are PDF instant downloads.

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!

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The next block pattern will be posted on March 1st!  The winner for the February block will be announced on March 1st also. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's teapots! Now onto our winner...

Rhoda Janes

Rhoda, please email me...
Happy quilting,

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  1. Thank you so much ! This is so cute. I have cute red fabric with the swirls like your pink, which I think I will use for my teapot. Love the story about your BFF and I love your pictures-make this so easy! Have a groovy day!

  2. Such a sweet design! I am an avid tea drinker and love my teapot :-)
    Enjoy that beautiful friendship. Thank you for the lovely new design!

  3. Thanks so much. I love the tea pot. It will look great in the quilt but I think I might have to make a mini quilt as my daughter collects tea pots and will love it.

  4. Couldn't quite get mine done in time for the drawing, but am enjoying this a lot. Love the little teapot that is coming next.
    I am sewing by hand and am not using heat and bond, but am using wash away stabilizer and turning under the edges. I finally peeked at the Flicker group photos and see that my blocks will all be backwards from everyone else's blocks. I can only assume it has to do with how the heat and bond technique is done.
    Since I have two that are turned wrong, I think I will just let all of them be turned wrong....well not really wrong, just mirror images.
    Thank you for doing this BOM!

  5. Wow - what a cute block!!! THANKS!!

  6. This is yet another super cute BOM in the making!!!

  7. Love the new tea pot block. You give such clear directions. Thank you.