Monday, October 1, 2018

October is here! Let's finish our quilt top!

October is here, it sure feels like fall here in Minnesota. My trees are starting to turn and it is cooler outside. I finally broke down and started the furnace and have pulled out my sweaters. It's soup and baking weather and I have been pulling out some of my family favorites to warm the kitchen. It's hard to believe that we are wrapping up the Snow Much Fun quilt. I hope that you have enjoyed this quilt so far. I'm also getting ready for the BOM for 2019, I have details listed below. I hope that you'll be able to join me in January for this fun quilt!

It's now time to finish up your Snow Much Fun quilt. All that is left is to put on the sashings and border, then you are done! Except for the quilting of coarse. Let's get started...

For the sashing you will need your
Sashing (red)- 1 ½ yards
Cornerstones and Border (green)- 1 ½ yards
Binding (green)- ½ yard

Cut Fabrics
From Sashing fabric (red) cut:
                12 – 3 ½” x wof strips
                                Then cut:
                                                24 – 3 ½” x 14 ½” rectangles

From Cornerstones and Border fabric (green) cut:
                2 – 3 ½” x wof strips
                                Then cut:
                                                16 – 3 ½” x 3 ½” squares (cornerstones)

                8 – 3 ½” x wof strips (border)

Here I am sewing the cornerstone blocks to the sashing pieces.

Following the quilt layout diagram, sew the blocks and sashing sections together to form the quilt top.

Here is the quilt top with only the sashings

Remember the two strips you made last month? Now it's time to sew them to the top and bottom of the quilt top.


Quilt Border: To make a pieced border, sew the 8 3 ½” strips together end to end.

                Then cut:

                                2 – 66 ½” strips for the sides of the quilt

                                2 – 60 ½” strips for the top and bottom of the quilt

Layer quilt top, batting and backing and quilt as desired.

I think it would be fun to show off our finished quilts! So I'm going have a little blog hop so we can share them in December. If you don't have a blog I can share your posting on the Quilt Doodle Blog. I have some fun prizes to celebrate! To post your quilt, they don't have to be quilted, just the top pieced.

So email me,

Your name
Your email address
Your Blog Name
Your Blog URL

 Next month, November, I will give you some ideas for quilting, then your quilt top is all done! This will give you time if you want to quilt and finish it for the holiday season.
~Quilt Layout~

To finish this cute quilt, I embellished my design 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. The nine patch and strip directions are 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. Next month I will show you how my quilts were quilted to help give you some ideas on how to quilt yours.

Happy Quilting!
Announcing a NEW BOM coming January 1st!
This will be a 12 month BOM series. We will work on our piecing skills along with some applique. It will be an adorable scrappy sampler quilt. More details will be posted soon!

If you would like to post this image on your website or blog to spread the word. Please grab the image above and link it to my blog.

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  1. Wow! This is a big quilt! And it is so cute! Thank you, Cindy!

  2. Love this BOM, just too Darling! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
    Carol O

  3. Thank you so much for this quilt it's been a Blast!!!

  4. I have enjoyed your past block of the month, this one has been fun and look forward to the next one. thank you for you generous and creative works.

  5. I got bogged down this year, but I'm not in school now, so I'm going to be prepared for 2019! Thanks for the heads up, and I did post about it on

  6. Many thanks for the BOMs.This year I'm down and hope to be prepared for the new one.

  7. Thank you, Cindy. I love you quilts!!