Friday, June 1, 2018

June's Block!

Happy June! Here in Minnesota we went right from snow to 80 degree weather. We had no spring! Our weather right now feels more like July, then June. But that's okay, we are enjoying the warmth. It's officially ice tea and lemonade season! I'm also happy to break out the flip flops and sandals! 

This month's block is a fun one. A skiing snowman! My oldest son started out skiing before getting a snowboard, this was when he was a teenager. It was a great sport for him during the winter since our neighborhood backs up to a ski resort. I spent many snow days driving the boys to the resort and dropping them off for the day. The cold never bothered them since they had so much fun racing down the hill. The hot chocolate and freshly baked chocolate chip cookies the chalet sold helped too!

I love this picture of my youngest... notice the little trickster hiding behind him giving him some bunny ears.... just cracks me up!

This is the layout for the on point square block. You will use the 4" ad 4 3/8" blocks that you have cut out of the 9 fat quarters. The key to this block is to make it scrappy looking.
I am using the pattern placement page for the layout of my snowman pieces.

I am using a dark brown thread to sew a button hole stitch around my applique pieces.

This is the setting I'm using on my machine for stitch length and width.

I penciled in my design, probably a big no-no using a pencil. I could have used a blue marker, you know the kind that disappears but mine has dried up. So I grabbed a handy mechanical pencil. My stitches will cover up my lines.

A close look at my stitching...

~Skiing Snowman~

To finish this cute design, I embellished my square with some special buttons from Just Another Button Company. I do have these buttons available in my Etsy Shop. Pattern can be found on the Quilt Doodle Designs Website. It's a Free download this month only.  I will not be sewing my buttons onto my quilt top until after I have it all done and quilted. I will also be offering some extra postings for you wool workers out there too! This BOM will be offered the first of every month. Like always, it's FREE for the month that the block is out, then there's a small fee if you have to play catch up to get the block. To make sure that you don't miss any of it,  join my mailing list. Not only will you get all of the BOM 2018 postings and updates, but you will also hear about all sorts of other fun quilty goodness too! I do not sell or share my mailing list with anyone. Just an FYI since all this stuff on GDPR.

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I hope that you have fun with this month's design.
Happy Quilting!

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Button kits are available in my Etsy Shop too!

Fabric kits are available in my Etsy shop for the 2018 Snow Much Fun BOM! The kit includes your border and block fabrics. This year's quilt is a flannel quilt that will be super warm and cozy when it's finished. I am also working with Just Another Button Company for some adorable buttons to embellish your quilt with. These buttons are available in my Etsy shop.

I only have TWO fabric kits left in the Quilt Doodle Etsy shop.

I will not be selling anymore kits, when they're gone, they're gone. Please note that substitutions may be made when some fabrics 'run out' but the substitutions will be equally as cute! Fabric kit does not include backing or binding

Finished quilt measures 60" x 72"

If you missed out on getting last month's block... you can get it here...


  1. Thank you Cindy. This block is as cute as can be.

  2. Thank you, Cindy. Fun memories with your boys. This is a cute block to celebrate their skiing.

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  4. What a great snow-fun block! Thanks so much for this lovely BOM. Now that it's getting so hot, it's a refreshing idea to work on snowmen!