Friday, November 6, 2015

One Block Wonders BOM ~November~

It's time for block 2....but before we start.....Let's announce our winner......drum roll....
#4 Sharon Schutt
please email me your mailing info Sharon, and congratulations!!! 
Have fun creating something special 
with this lovely FQ Bundle of Soft Dreams from P&B Textiles!

Now onto November....

I'm excited about this one!! I've made two projects so far in different layouts, both I'm turning into Christmas Tree Skirts, one is even quilted and bound.

If last month was all about geese, this month is all about HST ~ half square triangles ~ I think one of the most versatile blocks to use!!

This months give away is sponsored by 

I was so honoured when I was chosen as one of Calico Cats fabric ambassadors,  and then this lovely Tonga Treats bundle arrived at my door as my first assignment! I know that some don't appreciate batiks, but I do, and these vibrant reds and greens where so fun to work with.

I took 10" squares and turned them into 5" charms! 40 to 160 in a few easy cuts....I always look at the cost of 4 charms to one layer cake and buy the cheaper option. Saved money means more fabric, lol

To half square triangles

To a fantastic Christmas Tree Skirt
Pattern for Christmas Blessings can be found here

The hardest part for me was cutting into the quilt to make the opening for placing around the tree trunk!! Seriously, it took me 10-15 minutes after checking and re-checking my circle placement, to get up the nerve to cut down that seam....

(HST Tutorial)

Draw a line diagonal from corner to corner on the
lightest block of your pairs. With this Omnigrid ruler you place the centre line on each diagonal corner and trace a line down both sides of the ruler.

Place your pairs right sides together

Stitch on both lines or a 1/4" from both sides of your centre line

Cut down the centre of both sewn line, lining the ruler up with both diagonal corners.

I have a Quilt in a Day half square triangle ruler, so I line up my stitch line with the 4.5" line and trim

If you trim with a square ruler, press your block open first, I press my seams open, and then lining up your diagonal seam trim to 4.5"

Hope you are all inspired and ready to take on this months block. Can't wait to see what you all come up with. Don't forget to use #OneBlockWonders2015

More Goodies

is offering 25% off any orders over $10.00 in November
use code

Don't forget that Rita is offering 20% off any order during the  One Block Wonders BOM year!!!

And this month

Use Code
and save 15% off the Evergreen Collection

 And as always there are more fun features in the Facebook Group

See you all at the end of the month, for our next Link Up Party! on November 27th.
Would love to hear from you, and reminder to use #OneBlockWonders2015 on Social Media when posting pictures


  1. Thank you for this tutorial. We still use our original tree skirt, because it has become a cozy memory one, but maybe it is time to retire it. Love your pattern of tree skirt and fabric used. Beautiful!

  2. *Happy Dance*!!!! I'm so excited to have won the Soft Dreams Bundle! It is such a pretty collection. Thank you so much for hosting this BOM and also for finding fun give-aways too! And, thanks for this great tut! I have been using a white embroidery round tablecloth for years under our Christmas tree, and each year I promise myself to MAKE one, that has not happened yet! ;-)

  3. My sister is wanting a new tree skirt. Thanks for the timely tutorial.

  4. Congrats Sharon. This is a great looking block. I belong to a coffee group, we meet the last Wednesday of each month. Heather has been hosting this group for the past three years and I think it is time to make her a nice Xmas thank you. P.S. I love batiks.

    1. I'm just getting back to reading replies to Sandy's post. Thanks, Ioleen! The fabrics have arrived, I just need to find the perfect idea for them!

  5. Congrats Sharon.Any layout is just beautiful and love your fabric combo!

  6. Sharon, congrats, your layout was gorgeous. The November month, I will have to find something else, as we don't do a tree any more, but I have 2 small tables asking for something different.

    1. Thank you, Nancy! For November I did another table topper. I just didn't have enough time to construct Sandy's lovely tree skirt.

  7. Sandy! Thanks again for your tutorials and hosting this BOM. I really do have to put your tree skirt on my 2016 to-do list of all things quilty. Yours is so pretty.


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