Friday, June 2, 2023

June's Block/Section

It's June! The garden is planted, the mulch is laid and now I'm ready for the warm days of summer. Josephine isn't a fan of walking in the heat. She'd rather soak up the sun and lay around. I guess I'm with her, I hate walking in the heat too. I'm a sit by the water type of girl. This June is a little more low key, not a lot going on compared to last year.  More time to sew and design which is always good!  Now let's talk about this month's block, or section. Remember the large rectangle you saved from last month? Well, you'll be using it this month! You'll need some red fabric for the lettering and some fusible web such as heat n bond or flexifuse.

 In case you missed last month, this is what we did:
From blue fabric cut: 3- 15 ½” x WOF strips. 
Then sew the strips together end to end.
Cut 2- 15 ½” x 52 ½” strips. 
Set one aside for later.

On this month's section, you will be appliqueing "... and to all a goodnight" in red letters. We will be using fusible web like heat n bond or Flexifuse to attach the letters. 
Go on over to the website and download and print up this month's pattern. Remember it's only FREE the month of June, after that there will be a small fee. Then gather your blue background fabric and red fabric for the letters.

Trace the letters on the paper side of your fusible web, heat n bond or flexifuse, whatever your favorite iron on adhesive is. The letters are reversed on the pattern so they will be the right direction when you iron them on. 

Cut out the letters.

Peel the paper backing and place the shapes fusible side down on the right side of the blue background strip, centering the design in the lower right-hand corner about 1 1/2" from the lower and right side edge. Press the letters following the fusible manufacturer's directions.

Don't worry, I have something fun planned for the large space that is left over on the large rectangle blue background piece. Stitch around the raw edges of the applique using either a straight stitch or buttonhole stitch using a matching red thread color. If you are unsure about your stitch size, practice on some scrap material until you find the setting that you want to use for the machine applique.

 Help spread the word and tell all your quilting friends about this fun wintery block of the month! Each month we will work on a new section of this mystery quilt. There's basic piecing, some applique and other fun embellishments. As always, the monthly directions will be free during that month and then available for a small fee after that.
Finished measurements of the 2023 BOM quilt is 60" x 70"

Grab the button and link it to the Quilt Doodle Blog and help spread the word! 

 Each month's pattern is a free PDF instant download. If you miss a month, the patterns are available for $2.50 on my website and also in my Etsy shop.  

If you don't have a printer, you can purchase a PRINTED copy of the monthly patterns.

 There's also a Facebook Group, please join and post your progress! It's also fun to see everyone else progress too! Make sure to post your blocks so far! 

I have also been posting time lapse videos on my Instagram feed on how to stitch the blocks together. @quiltdoodledesigns. They are fun to watch.  I hope that you all have a wonderful day and find some time to do some stitching! 

Happy quilting,
Cindy and Josephine


  1. Thanks for this - I need to catch up - so much to do in the garden - but now that it's hot (Chicago) I'm hiding inside!

  2. Love that dog watching for you! Thanks for the other half of the quotation. I do like this year's BOM - not that I ever haven't liked the one you put up. I had them all, and lost them in a computer stupidity, but it's okay, now I'm getting this one. =)