Today is week 5...YaY!
We get to start on the second row:)
if you are just
getting started and need the
for the BLOOM quilt.
And...if you the
BLOOM Sew Simple Shapes
Let's get started with Block Five:)
Choose your fabrics...
and grab your templates
A-1 A-2 A-9 A-10
Cut from BOTH fabric and Pellon:
2 - 3" squares for flowers
2 - 2" squares for centers
2 - 2" x 3" for large leaves
2 - 2" squares for small leaves
Cut long stem 5/8" x 6"
Cut small stem 5/8" x 5"
Cut background 9" square
Trace your shapes onto the Pellon...
Place onto the right side
of your fabric and stitch.
Trim seam approximately 1/4" around stitching
and cut an "X" in the Pellon only.
Press your shapes after turning right side out like I showed you in
Now prepare for appliqué:)
I did not press any creases
in my background square.
I started by measuring in 2 3/4"
from the left edge for the long stem...
And 2 1/2" from the right edge
for the short stem.
Glue baste or pin them both into place.
Measure 1 1/2" down from the top for the large flower...
And 2 1/2" from the top for the small.
Baste the yellow centers on the flowers as well.
The large leaf is 1" from the left edge...
As well as the small leaf.
There is about 1/4" between the flower bottoms and the top of the leaves.
Glue baste or pin into place and appliqué!
After appliquéing...cut your border pieces.
This is before I trimmed my block to 8 1/2" square.
This photo is after I trimmed my block.
Notice that I started to appliqué my stems a
little more than 1/4" up from the edge
so that when I trim my block I do not trim off my stitching.
if you do happen to trim off your stitching...
just make sure that you sew the
bottom border on right away to
protect your trimmed stem edges from unraveling:)
And your block 5 is complete!
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Until next week...
Where you're Planted!