Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April's Block! Grandma's Attic BOM

April's Block
Happy April! It has been a surreal few weeks... I've lost time and feel like I'm in the twilight zone. I can say though, quilting has been keeping me sane. I can actually relax if I'm quilting and listening to an audiobook. I'm sure I'm not alone! Many of us have been busy making facemasks, working on UFO's and actually completing them! I've enjoyed seeing the postings of last year's BOM completed by many quilters over the last couple weeks. It warms my heart to see finished quilts. This month's block is super easy... 

 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 Shoo-Fly Block. You will need 1 red (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!

Following the directions cut out all of your squares and triangles... then start by making the triangle squares, pair together the cream A and red A triangles, right sides together. Sew along the diagonal edge. Press. Make a total of 16 triangle squares blocks.

Following the diagram below and the block layout, sew your Shoo-Fly Block together. 

Make 4 total. These single blocks measure 10 1/2" x 10 1/2".
Sew the 4 blocks together to form this month's block.
~ April's Block ~

 I hope you have fun making this month's block.  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! Stay Well!

Cindy and Belvedere

Website Note- I was hoping the new website would be up and running, but not quite yet. Don't worry about the web address, it'll all be the same when I do make the change over. I'm hoping that everything will be easier to use and download! 


  1. I still cant download the pdf. I clicked on the 2020 on the right of screen and nothing. I havent got the march and april pdf.

  2. Thank you! In all the other mess, I almost missed April.

  3. Cannot access your website for some reason. Had to copy and paste pattern into word document and then print the pattern. Wasn't sure if it was the new website or not. There is no tab for BOM 2020.

  4. I tried all last month and all January to get a PDF of the blocks of the month. I don't know how I got the other months. I am not computer savvy. I would really love it if you could send me the blocks to me in an email as a PDF.

    Please!! Please!! Please!!