Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sew Simple Shapes Series - Week 6 1/2 - Blocks 13, 14 and 15 Tutorials!


Welcome to week 6 1/2 cute people!
Yes...I did say 6 1/2.
I thought we needed one
 in-between week 6 and 7...
 so here we are!

Above is Block 13 and the
 first one that we will be doing today:)



We will be making three blocks 
(13...14 and 15)
with my fourth set of 



Pieces that you will need to
 trace, cut and sew for Block 13 are:
 5 - D-2
1 - D-4
8 - D-20
4 - D-23
Cut 4 - 3 1/4" long 1/4" wide 
stems from your spool
 and sew your pinwheel background block:)



There are no inner curves or cleavage to clip 
on this block and its an
 easy peasy layout with just a few pieces.

As usual...my center pieces go on first:)

I measured 2 3/4" in from the corner and placed the flower center.
I measured 3 3/4" in from the corner and placed the flower.
The tip of the leaves are 2 1/2" in from the side edge.




I always use my 12 1/2" Trim-it to 
make sure everything is lining up correctly:)


Ready for applique!



I love the simplicity of this block...



And the cute half circle flowers:)


BLOCK THIRTEEN


Onto the next block:)


For this block you will need the following Bee Happy Shapes:
12 - D-1
1 - D-2
4 - D-14
4 - D-20
Cut 4 - 4 1/2" long 1/4" wide 
stems from your spool and 
sew your pinwheel background block:)



Lay your center pieces out first and panther for glue basting.
I measured 2 3/4" in from the corner and placed the tip of my stars.
The top circle from the set of three measures 1 3/4" in from the side edge...



And the 2 circles on each side measure 2 3/4" in from the edge and are 2" apart.



Remember to use your ruler for perfect placement:)



Ready for applique!!



These circles are little and worth it!...
I love them sew much:)



Stars instead of flowers add a lot of interest and variety...
who doesn't love a red plaid star...right?



BLOCK FOURTEEN


Now for the last block with the 
Bee Happy Sew Simple Shapes.
I really wanted to use the stars again but this time in aqua:)


The shapes you will need for Block 15 are:
1 - D-2
1 - D-3
8 - D-5
4 - D-12
4 - D-14
4 - D - 16
Cut 4 - 2" long and 4 - 4 1/2" long 1/4" wide stems from your spool.
Sew your pinwheel background square:)


Place your center circles first:)
I measured 2 3/4" in from 
the corner and placed
 the yellow egg shape for the flower center. 
The widest part of the shape is at the top:)
I placed the red flower so that the bottom just barely overlapped the
 bottom of the yellow egg shape.
The starts are 1 1/2" from the side edge of the background block.


Before I placed my leaves I used my ruler to check that everything was correct...
then I put two leaves under each flower.


Ready for applique!


The aqua star print is from my latest collection called Autumn Love that is just being shipped to quilt shops world wide this week!!


I love this block too.
I love every block in this series and how they go together!


BLOCK FIFTEEN

Next week there will be
2 more blocks and we will be 
using the 
See you then!
xx
Lori
P.S. Here are previous weekly
 links for this series:






Monday, July 16, 2018

Sew Simple Shapes Series - Week Six - Blocks 7 and 8 Tutorials!!


Welcome to Week 6...
Here are the four blocks
 that we just finished...
YaY!

Click on these links if
 you are just joining in:


We used the 
and I made 2 more blocks using
 the same set for this weeks tutorials:)


Here are blocks 7 and 8.
I had to do them out of order
 but now here they are!!



Let's start with 
BLOCK SEVEN



Here are all of my pieces...
sewn and shaped:)
The templates from the set
 used for this block are:
4 - C-1
1 - C-3
8 - C-4
8 - C-7
4 - C-8
1 - C-15
Cut 4 - 2 1/2" long 1/4" wide stems
 from your spool
 and sew your 
pinwheel background block:)


Start by centering the large circle
 and then the circle for the center of that!

Now you can arrange the 
8 flower petals.
Use your ruler for spacing
 and pin before glue basting:)



Use the 12 1/2" Trim-It Ruler 
to center everything and to see
 how far in to glue baste your pieces.


I placed my heart 3 1/2" in
 from the corner like this.
The circles in-between are
 2" in from the edge.



All ready to applique!



I love this cheerful block with 
yellow heart flowers and
 a red daisy in the center:)


Now it's time for 
BLOCK EIGHT


Here are the Fruit Salad Shapes
 that I used for this one:
4 - C-1
5 - C-3
8 - C-4
8 - C-5
4 - C-8
1 - C-14
Cut 4 - 3 1/2" long 
1/4" wide stems 
and
4 - 2 1/2" long 
1/4" wide stems 
from your spool and
sew your pinwheel background block.


I used my ruler to see where I could place all of the pieces and to see what the finished block size will look like:)



Just like block seven...
I placed the 2 circles
 in the center first.

I measured 2 3/4" in from 
the corners and placed my blue flowers.

The cleavage in the heart
 measures 2" from the side edge 
of the fabric background.


Once the flowers and hearts are basted...
It's easy to fill in 
the space with the leaves.
The larger leaves go on the 
bottom and the smaller on top:)



Ready for applique!


I love the double leaves 
on this block and how the stems
 on the hearts make them into flowers:)


Okay cute people...
that's it for today's tutorial.

Next up will be blocks from my
 fourth set of 

I just may sneak a tutorial in
 before next week because I want to
 get all of my blocks finished
 before my Autumn Love Sew Along
 starts on the 20th of August:)
See you soon!
xx
Lori


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Monday, July 9, 2018

Sew Simple Shapes Series - Week Five - Blocks 11 and 12 Tutorial!!


Hello cute people!
Thanks for tuning in for 
episode 5 of the 
Sew Simple Shapes Series
Please click on these links
 to the previous episodes 
if you are just starting
 this series now:)


We are still playing with the 
and we will be making the last
 of the four fruit blocks today:)


Trace and sew the 
following shapes from the set:
1 - C-1
4 - C-6
4 - C-8
4 - C-9
4 - C10
Cut 4 - 2" long 1/4" wide 
green strawberry stems
Sew your pinwheel background block


These are the three shapes 
from this block
 that have inner curves and 
cleavages to clip.



All of my strawberry block parts!


I placed my flower petals 
in the center first...
I forgot to take a picture 
before I placed the 
red center circle on 
but you can see that all of 
the petals touch... 
so thats easy peasy:)



I measured 2 1/2" in 
from the corner and 
placed my stem.
Then I measured 3 3/4" in 
and placed my strawberry. 
The strawberry top goes 
about 1/4" above it.

The yellow gingham hearts 
are 1 3/4" in from the edge:)



I pinned and then glue basted...
and when dry I removed the pins:)



Super sweet and super easy block to make:)



Both background prints are from my 
Bee Backgrounds Collection.
The applique prints are all from 
Bee Basics.



BLOCK ELEVEN
Fun and Done!!


Okay let's make some 
granny smith apples now:)


Trace and sew the following from the
 Fruit Salad Sew Simple Shapes:
8 - C-1
4 - C-2
1 - C-3
8 - C-4
4 - C-8
4 - C11
Cut 4 - 2" long 1/4" 
wide brown stems
Sew your pinwheel background block


These are the two shapes that
 have an inner curve and a cleavage.


Ready...set...go!


I placed the circles 1" in from the 
center of the block and 
pinned them for glue basting.
Top it with the flower center after:)


Measure down 2 1/2" from 
the corner and place your stems.

Measure 1 3/4" in from the side
 for the red gingham circles:)


Measure 4" down from the 
corner and place your apple.

The leaves go right on the 
stem center and the tip measures
 1 1/2" from the outer edge.
Place the hearts in the center
 of the apple...cute right?


Make sure to use your
 12 1/2" Trim-It Ruler
 every step of the way.
No block is perfect...and that's okay!
 But it's always good to use 
the tools that help us:)


I really love the 
denim flower in the center:)
It's from my Calico Day's collection.
The hearts are from 
Cozy Christmas and the gingham 
is from Bake Sale 2!


Both background are from my 
Bee Backgrounds and the 
yellow pears print is from 
Bee Basics.
I used the green bandana print 
from my Bee Backings and Borders 
for the apples:)


All ready for applique!!


BLOCK TWELVE

Next week I will have 
two more blocks for you
 from the 
Fruit Salad 
Sew Simple Shapes:)

 Until then...
Have a Quilty Kind of Day!
xx
Lori



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