Monday, September 16, 2019

Granny's Garden Sew Along - Week Four!!

Hello again!
It's time to make more flower blocks:)

It's Week Four in the 

76" x 86"

Today's tutorials are for blocks 
Thirteen - Fourteen - Fifteen and Sixteen

Here is a link to the 
week one video 
if you would like to reveiw.

Okay...Let's get planting!!

Sew Simple Shapes for Block Thirteen:
2 - I 5
4 - I 19
1 - I 20
Cut your stem 5" long
 and press one end under.

After tracing the I 19 shapes...
mark the center using the 
center marks on the shape.

Draw a line 1/4" away from the
 center mark on both sides...
or in other words mark two lines
 1/2" apart in the center.

These will be your petals for the flowers...

And you will need to sew
 on your newly marked lines too:)

After sewing...
trim...and cut an "X" 
in the interfacing for turning.

No clipping needed on any of these shapes.

Turn...shape and press. 
All ready for pinning and glue basting!

I used the 10 1/2" Trim-It Ruler
 to check all of my basting placements.

Block Thirteen is ready for applique:)

Sew Simple Shapes for Block Fourteen:
4 - I 1
1 - I 25
1 - I 27
Besides the 9" Shabby Cloud circle
 you will need a 4" Shabby Cloud circle...
both using the Circle Ruler set.

You should have 8 - 4 1/2" squares
 cut for this block.
We are going to make another dresden 
just like I showed you last week...
except each square is scrappy:)

After marking your line on the back
 of four of the squares...
match them up like this 
to make 4 half square triangles.
They should each measure 4 1/2" square.

Make your pinwheel block like this.
It should measure 8 1/2" square.

Now to sew all of the shapes for the block!

Sewn and ready for trimming and clipping.

Make sure that the cleavage points
 on the dresden match up right on the seam.

Clip each cleavage on the dresden
 and the scalloped circle.
Cut your "X's" and turn.

Look how sweet this scrappy dresden is!!
I love it:) 
Shaped and ready for 
pinning and glue basting.

I started out with the center first.

And added that onto the green 
scallop circle and finally the
 dresden and onto the large circle.

Once again I used all of the lines
 on the ruler for placement.

I'll add buttons to this block at the end.
Block Fourteen is ready to applique:)

Sew Simple Shapes for Block Fifteen:
2 - I 10
5 - I 15
Use the 2" ruler from the set
 to make the flower center.
Cut your stem 6" long
 and press one end under.

Sew your shapes and after trimming
 clip both cleavage in each tulip shape.

Cut your interfacing and turn.

Just a reminder of how important 
this Point to Point Turner is.
This is what my shapes
 look like after turning.
There is no way that 
I could shape it without this tool.
I have tried many...
but this is by far my favorite
 and the only one that works for me.

I know I've told you this before 
but this is a close up of
 when I turn it sideways while
 GENTLY pushing out the points.

All shaped up...
 lined up and ready to go!

Stick in your pins...

And glue:)

Use your ruler for placement...of course!

And just like that...
 this cute little aqua flower is 
ready for planting/applique.

Sew Simple Shapes for Block Sixteen:
7 - I 3
2 - I 6
1 - I 20
Cut your stem 5" long 
and press one end under.


(no clipping needed)

Turn and shape!!

Under the ruler:)

Block Sixteen ready for applique:)

Please share your progress with us!

Oh my goodness!!!
 I just can't tell you how much
 I am loving this sew along!!

I could make flower blocks FOREVER 

Thanks so much for 
gardening with me this week:)
I'll meet you right back here 
next week
to plant more flowers:)

P.S. If you are just joining us
 be sure to click on the links below 
for the previous Granny's Garden
 posts and tutorials.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Vintage Block Along - Week 32 - September Star!!

Hi there!
Thanks for stopping by for a visit:)

It's Week 32 in our 

Today I'm sharing yet another
 classic vintage block from 
my grandma's pattern basket.

I'm using Farm Girl Vintage fabric
 and one of my Bee Backgrounds 
for today's block.

This is a traditional vintage star block 
and I'm calling mine 
September Star

When I was growing up...
September meant going back to
 school because for us
 summer ended after Labor Day weekend.

Grandma played a BIG part in our
 schooling and she often said that she thought it would have been
 rewarding to be a teacher.
And she really would have been a good one!

She especially loved all subjects
 and I remember reading so many 
of my reports to her
for her correction and approval:)

Approval from grandma meant a lot to me
 and I often wrote my papers to
 impress her instead of my teachers...
haha ...
because I knew if I impressed her
 that my teachers would
 give me a good grade.

I remember after reading them
 to my parents...they would give me their help too of course...
and then Mom would say
 " over and read it
 to Mama and see what she thinks:)

(both of my parents called their parents 
Mama and Daddy their entire lives)

Long story not so short...
that's why I've chosen 
to do this block today and to 
call it September Star:)

Let's get started!

From the background cut:
4 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
8 - 2 1/2" squares 

From this print for the corners cut:
4 - 2 1/2" squares

For the center cut:
1 - 4 1/2" square

For the star points cut:
8 - 2 1/2" squares

Start by adding an easy corner triangle onto each side of the rectangles.

Mark a line or use the 
Seams Sew Easy Guide

You will need to trim and press one side first before you can add the other.

You should have 4 flying geese units that measure 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"

Now add an ECT onto 
each corner of the center square.

You will need to add these two
 first before you can add the other two.

You should have one 
square in a square unit 
that measures 4 1/2" square


It's time to lay your pieces out
 like this and sew your star together.

Now you can add the corners...

So cute!!!
For some reason I forgot to
 take a photo of the back of my block...
but I pressed all of my seams open 
except for the corners:)

September Star 
should measure 8 1/2" square BEFORE
 we sew it into our big beautiful quilt:)

Thanks for visiting with me today 
about school days...
more grandma memories and 
another vintage block!

I'll see you back here 
in two weeks for more:)

If you are just joining us...
click on each block that we have
 done so far to go to the tutorial:

8. Humble
15. Memory
19. Picnic
20. Sparklers
26. Parade
30. Leftovers
31. Peony
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