Monday, March 21, 2016

BLOOM Sew Along - Week Ten - Block Ten!!!

Today is week ten in the 
BLOOM Sew Along

That means we are halfway finished with the blocks....

If you are just joining us...
to download the free pattern

to purchase the 
Sew Simple Shapes
then simply 
to see the first week and get started!

Now onto block ten for the rest of us:)

Here are the fabrics that I chose for this week.
For this week we are using
 A-1   A-21   A-22
Sew Simple Shapes

Cutting for block ten is as follows:
From both fabric and Pellon -
Cut 1 - 2" square for flower center
Cut 2 - 3" squares for leaves
Cut 1 - 5" square for flower

From fabric only -
Cut a 9" square for the background and prepare a 5" long stem.

1. Trace shapes onto the Pellon.
2. Sew on traced lines with pellon on right side of fabric.
3. After trimming... cut an "X" in pellon only for turning.
4. Turn...shape using the clover tool and press.

Take note that on the flower 
you will need to 
clip each "cleavage" right up to
 but not into your sewing.

Press your background in half like this.

Glue or pin baste your stem down
 the center fold and even with the bottom.

Place the cleavage of your flower 
on the center fold 
and 1 1/4" down from
 the top edge of fabric:)

The center circle is placed
 1" in from each cleavage on the flower.

The leaves go right next to the stem...
make sure they line up on both sides.

Now it's time to 
appliqué in your chosen method!

After appliqué is complete...
trim your block to measure 8 1/2" square.
Cut your border strips and squares.

And sew your block ten!
Take a photo and put it on 
using the hashtag

A few days ago I did a tutorial 
showing you 
something else you could 
make with my A-21 template...

A cute little dresden!
to see the tutorial.

I'm having fun with these shapes and 
I love showing you a lot of 
different ways to use them...
I hope you are 
experimenting with them as well!

Until next week...
Where you're Planted:)

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Little Quiltsong said...

OK - maybe this is my favorite bloom block :)!

Susan Allen said...

I noticed on the background fabric there is a calendar from 1963. I was wondering if that had any particular meaning for you. Was that the year you were born. It struck a cord witb me as that was the year my mother died leaving me at 7 and sister 4 without our mother. The poem also mentions a waher woman and my mother took in laundry back then. She also really loved flowers and the springtime. I have decided this will be a quilt in her memory. Thanks for this gorgeous pattern and lovely fabrics.

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