Friday, February 1, 2019

February's Block!
Happy February everyone! The February block for Garden Sunshine is all ready. I have been enjoying seeing everyone's blocks from last month! Seeing the spring birds and birdhouse blocks have been brightening my day around here. Especially since I have been living in a deep freeze over the last week. I'm tired of looking for jumper cables and bundling up. Oh how I am longing for the days of summer right now. Wind chills were a -56 the last couple days. Today's -26 felt like a heat wave! The weathermen are forcasting upper 30's for the weekend, geez, it's time to break out the capri pants and flip flops! No kidding! I hope that where ever you are you are nice and comfy warm. 

At least the weather is perfect for hanging inside and quilting. Last month we had two blocks that were pieced and either embroidered or applique. This month is a pretty easy month, just one block! A variable star block...  I have fabric kits available in my Etsy shop. (Just in case you need some fabrics) They are on sale right now.  I also have yardage of some 1930's prints if you need to add to your stash. For those of you just joining this month, the list of fabrics needed can be found below.

 The monthly FREE pattern will be available on my website. I have a special 2019 BOM section on my website. Each month the FREE pattern will be posted. But as soon as the new section or block is out it will no longer be a freebie. But it will still be available for a small fee on my website or in my Etsy shop. If you want to share you finished blocks, feel free to post them on Facebook and tag me or post them on Instagram tag Quilt Doodle Designs. I love to see everyone's progress as we stitch along together. 
Let me show you how I made this month's block. I am using colors #3,#6 and #15 in case you have your fabrics numbered.
Here I have all my fabric pieces ready and all cut out.

To make the center square on point, you sew the green triangles on two opposite sides, iron.

Then I sew the triangles onto the other set of opposite sides and iron.

I like to lay all the block elements out on my cutting board before I start to sew the block together. It helps me minimize mistakes. 

Then I stitch all the sections together to form my variable star block.

~ Variable Star ~
This month's block goes together pretty quickly, gives you time to work on another project. Or if you're like me, I'm making two of these quilts, one applique and one that is embroidered! Hope you are having a great day, remember January's block is no longer FREE. It can be found in my ETSY shop and also on the Quilt Doodle Website for a small fee. To get this month's block, head on over to Quilt Doodle Designs... remember this block is only available this month FREE PDF download. 

Happy Quilting!
Cindy and Belvedere


  1. Thank you... a lovely block... looking forward to making it

  2. I don't understand how to get the birdhouse and flower patterns for Jan. or the flowers for Feb.

  3. Thank you! Just got my February block today - I'd been anxiously waiting :-) I'm enjoying your BOM very much and appreciate the online sew-along to keep me working diligently!

  4. merci Cindy, j'ai bien reçu le bloc de février!!

  5. Thank you! I love stars, and this one is beautiful in your fabrics.

  6. Looking forward to making this one

  7. Thank you! This is a lot of fun.