Monday, September 26, 2022

Prairie Meadow Sew Along - Block Five!!



"BLOCK FIVE"
Welcome to week five of the 
"PRAIRIE MEADOW"
Sew Along!
Join me here each week 
when I will be doing tutorials
 on the blocks for the quilt.

Of course because we are all sewing 
from all around the world  
we all have different time zones...
But I will be posting each Monday 
right here on my blog 
and you can follow my tutorials 
any time each week that 
 is convenient for you.


We are making the 
Prairie Meadow Quilt
68" x 85"



The quilt is made with my newest fabric
 collection called Prairie...

I hope that you all have all 
received your 
fabric kits by now...
 and that we are all ready to begin!!


If you still need one ...
just do a quick google search for 
"Prairie Meadow Quilt Kit"
to find shops who still have some left.




We are also using the
Prairie Meadow
Sew Simple Shapes

I have already posted the
 post which details all of the supplies
 for the sew along and how it works.
I have also given the link there 
for the free PDF Download 
of the Sew Along Guide

to download the sew along guide.


It's important to watch my 
Week One/Block One video tutorial
 because everything I show you in 
block one pertains to all 
the rest of the blocks.
Things such as tips on sewing...
 shaping and turning all of your
 appliqu├ęs as well as the entire 
process of laying out the block.
I also explain about sewing 
the scrappy background.

If you have not watched it please 

to read my blog tutorial for
BLOCK TWO

to read my tutorial for
BLOCK THREE

to read my tutorial for 
BLOCK FOUR
 

As per the sew along guide 
cutting instructions
 you should have everything for your
  Block Five 
 all cut and ready to go!



Here is my Block Five Kit
 Everything is all cut...
all traced and ready:)
You can also see above the squares
 and rectangles that
 I used for the background.

Here is a list of the
  Prairie Meadow 
Sew Simple Shapes 
needed for  
 Block Five:
1 - N-11
1 - N-14
4 - N-16
8 - N-45
1 - N-54
16 - N-57

You will need to cut
4 - 5" long
and 
4 - 3" long
and 8 - 1 1/2" long
of prepared 1/4" straight 
bias strips for the stems 

 


Here are all of my Block Five shapes
 sewn...trimmed and clipped.

Before turning...
you will need to clip the cleavage
 in the star and the 
inner curves in the 5 flowers:)
 


All turned...shaped...pressed and ready:)



I pre-glued the center circles 
onto the four small flowers.
 
I glued the star onto the large flower
 and the larger circle onto
 the center before 
pinning onto the background.




 I pinned this first in the 
center onto the background.
I glued down the corner stems (5")
and glued down the 3"
stems underneath the star points
only on the ends because
the shorter stems will be tucked
underneath them later.

Then I went ahead and glued the
large flower down ...
now that my stems were underneath:)



I First started by doing 
two of the corner flowers.
I measured 3 3/4" from the corner
 diagonally to the top cleavage
 of flower and pinned.
I pinned the leaves 1/2" up from
 the bottom of the stem and then
 placed the inside of each leaf
 on the seam and pinned.



Next I did the circle flowers.
I measured 2" down from the edge 
of my background and pinned.
I pinned the center stem underneath
 to make sure everything
was straight but did not glue yet
because of the side stems
needing to go underneath.

Remember to use your sewn seams 
from the background to 
line these up in the circle and stem
exactly in the center!

For the side circles I measured down
 3 1/2" from the edge of my background
 fabric and then centered 
them between the leaf and stem 
of the taller circle flower.

Then I cut the bottom of the 
side stems at an angle to 
fit underneath the center stem.


I pinned and glued the 
side stems into place 
(tucking top ends underneath the circles)
and then glued the center 
stem down last.


I then glued the three circle flowers
and continued around each side
 of the block...measuring...
pinning and the the Sue Glue! 



After about 10 minutes I removed my
 pins and let my block lie flat 
to continue drying the glue:)








I love these colors together:)


That is my BLOCK FIVE tutorial:) 


 BLOCK FIVE 
all ready for applique:)

Afterwards I will 
press from the back and then 
I will use my 
16 1/2" Trim-It Ruler
to trim down the block.



Thanks for joining me
 again this week for the 
Prairie Meadow Sew Along

I'll meet you right back here
next week for the 
Block Six tutorial...
xx
Lori

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Sew Simple Shapes Mini ReMix Series - Blocks #15 and #16!!

 


Hello Quilty friends...

thanks so much for 

joining me here again on my 

blog for this months tutorials.

We are making blocks 15 and 16!


This month we are using the
BLOOM 
Sew Simple Shapes



You will find the tutorial for 
making the pinwheel backgrounds
during week one tutorial for this series
if you need a refresher.

I used the gray stars from Bee Plaids,
 Red Chicken tracks from Farm girl Vintage,
And pink daisy and yellow circles 
from my Bee Backgrounds collection.



For Block 15 I used:
1 - A1 small circle
from Farm Girl Vintage

1 - A2 - large circle
from Flea Market

8 - A20 petals
Cut 4 each of 2 different yellow prints
I used a yellow print from Prim and 
a yellow floral from Cook Book 


After you sew the shapes you will 
need to trim and turn...
no clipping needed on these
 shapes before turning:)



Lay your pieces out...
pin and glue baste as per usual:)
Your flower should be 5 1/2" tall and wide.

Of course you will need to
 use your 6 1/2" Trim It Ruler 
to keep everything lined up and
 within the window
as I've shown you in my videos.

Glue baste and applique:)



For Block 16 I used:
1 - A6 small oval
from Bee Plaids 
1 - A8 large oval
from Vintage Happy 2
2 - A11  leaves
Cut 2 - 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" strips
from two green prints
I used Riley Green from Bee Cross Stitch
and green X's from Granny Chic

Cut a 3 1/2" stem from your spool
 and press one end under:)



I noticed on my sheet of the
 BLOOM page
in the SSS Cutting Guide 
that A-11 says 2" x 2 1/2"
but it should be 2" x 3 1/2"


Sew your green strips together 
using a 1/4" seam allowance and
 press open so that they lie flat.
Now you can sew the leaves by
 placing the  traced A-11 interfacing,
lining up the top and bottom points
 onto the center seam. 
It's an easy and fun way 
to make 2 color leaves!
Now sew the remaining shapes...
no clipping needed on these either!!



  
Layout your block so that 
your flower measures 5 1/2" tall.

The leaves are 5 1/2" wide as well:)
 Glue baste and applique!



Use the 6 1/2" Trim It Ruler to trim your blocks up (after applique)
and then sew them into your stars!!



For my star around Block 15...
 I used this print from my
 Flea Market collection.
 For the background I used 
a background from Bee Plaids.


For my star around Block 16...
 I used this gray print from my
 Stitch fabric collection.
 For the background I used 
Sea Glass circles from Bee Backgrounds. 
 


I hope you love this months blocks!
We now have 4 more blocks to go...
 for a total of 20.
Depending on my filming schedule 
for next month...
I may do those tutorials here as well.

If you are following my 
YouTube Channel
you will receive a notification
about next month
(if you have subscribed and
 hit the bell when subscribing)


Remember that as I 
told you in the beginning...
this is the quilt setting that
 we will be using to finish
our ReMix Mini Series Quilt.

It's my original 
Sew Simple Shapes Series Quilt 
that I did here on my blog as a 
sew along several years ago.

The blocks finish at 12" and 
so do our star blocks and so 
we are using the same setting!

If you would like to plan ahead...


to go to the post for all of 
the measurements for finishing the quilt.

If you are new to this series
all of the other block tutorials
 and information is on my 
YouTube Channel
to go check it out!


I hope you love making 
this months blocks as much as I did...
and I'll chat with you later!!
xx
Lori

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