Saturday, February 1, 2020

Grandma's Attic BOM ~ February's Block!

February's Block
Happy February! If you are new to the BOM here's the details.... There will be a new block design each month for a total of 12....  it will be a traditional sampler quilt. I'm planning it as a stash buster. It's based on two colors, a main color and a white/cream background color. You can choose any color for your main color, blue, red, green, anything....I'm making mine out of red fabrics. I have a lot of red Civil War fabric on hand, so that is what I'm using for mine. So go raid your stash for some fabric. You will need;

4 1/2 yards white/cream
4 yards red
1/2 yard red for binding
5 1/3 yard for backing

The finished size is 67" x 87"

Let's get started on this month's block, it's a spin off of a Log Cabin Block. You will need 3 different reds (or colors of your choice) You will make four blocks and then sew them together to make a large 4 block square. So go to the website and download the directions, grab a cup of coffee or some pop and let's go sew!

To begin with, cut out all of your block pieces following the directions. The PDF pattern can be found on the Quilt Doodle Designs website.
Begin with sewing together the cream H square with the red G rectangle and then add the red F strip.

Continue sewing.... cream F, cream E, red E, and red D.....

Continue sewing on the strips building your Log Cabin blocks. If you like chain stitching, it will work to sew all of your blocks together, ironing in between each strip.

Make a total of 4 of the log cabin block. Then sew them together to make one large block.

~ February's Block ~

When I first started sewing, the log cabin block was one of the first blocks I learned how to sew. It's a quick easy block and is all straight stitching. I hope you have fun making this month's block. It can be made 'two' toned like what I've got pictured or you can make it scrappy. Remember the goal is to use fabric from your stash!

The monthly FREE pattern is available on my website. I have a special 2020 BOM section on my website. Each month the FREE pattern will be posted. But as soon as the new section or block is out the old block pattern 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 your finished blocks, feel free to post them on Facebook Group (Quilt Doodle Designs Grandmas Attic BOM 2020) and tag me or post them on Instagram tag Quilt Doodle Designs. I love to see everyone's progress as we stitch along together. 

Happy quilting!

Cindy and Belvedere


  1. Thank you Cindy. This is one of my favorite blocks.

  2. Thank you! I need to get started on this BOM! Love the blocks so far!

  3. thank you. i love them in the red/white pattern

  4. Thanks! Log Cabin is always one of my favorite blocks. Red and white is a favorite combination. So win all the way around. =)

  5. Thank you!! I love getting to make one of my favorite blocks!!

  6. Thank You Cindy, Love Log Cabin Blocks

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