Good morning cute people!
Welcome to the second week of the
BLOOM Sew Along:)
I'm so excited to be sewing the
BLOOM quilt with you:)
to download my free pattern
BLOOM set of my Sew Simple Shapes
and let's get started...
On block number two!
For this block we will be using
A-1 A-16 A-18
from the Bloom Sew Simple Shapes
You will need to cut BOTH from fabric and Pellon;
1 - 2" square for circle
4 - 2" x 3" for red petals
4 - 2 1/2" x 3" for blue tulips
1 - 5/8" x 15" strip for stems
(you will need 2- 6 1/2" long stems prepared)
Cut your background 9" square
(trim down to 8 1/2" later)
Trace around the shapes onto your Pellon.
Just a reminder...
I use SEW-IN light to medium weight.
You can find it online
or at your local fabric and craft store
Pin your Pellen with tracing side up to your fabric that is also right side up.
***TIP*** For smooth lines...
go slowly and lift your foot often
to pivet when you are sewing on curves:)
Trim about 1/4" past stitching lines...
Clip the X's in the Pellon...
Turn and press.
Press your background fabric in half both ways like this.
Prepare your your stems
just like I showed you in the
Now you are ready to layout for basting.
Start with one of your 6 1/2" long prepared stem strips
and center it on the diagonal line of your background block.
That means it will go 3 1/4" above and below your pressed line...
Use your favorite basting method...
I like to use basting glue on mine...but take note that I use it sparingly.
Just one tiny dot in the place of where I would normally place a pin.
Repeat for the other stem.
Now to place the red petals.
Place them so that the points just touch the stems.
Use your pressed lines to make sure that the petals are centered.
Now for the circle.
I found it helpful to measure 2" from the
outside edge of each red petal to center the circle.
Now place the blue tulips by measuring 1 1/2" from the circle like this.
Use the diagonal lines to make sure your tulips are centered.
Now for the appliqué...
it's your choice to do it by hand or by machine:)
When appliqué is complete...
press on the back only.
I sprayed a little light starch on the back
before pressing to help get the pressed lines out of the background.
trim up your block to 8 1/2" square
just like I showed you in my
Lay out your
block border strips and squares...
And sew it together:)
Block Two is complete:)
Be sure to use
when you post it so we can all see!
I hope you are enjoying making my BLOOM blocks...
Be sure to visit
and see what they are doing
for the sew along!
Join me next week for block three:)
Where you're Planted!