I'm back for week eight of the
I have loved seeing everyones progress
as we make the BLOOM quilt together:)
to download the pattern
Thank you so much for all of your enthusiasm
for my first set of Sew Simple Shapes...
I love appliqué and I'm so happy to be back doing it with you:)
If you want to do my easy method for appliqué..
to get a set and begin!
For the BLOOM quilt...
I am using my Calico Days fabric collection.
Many of you are as well...
and I have also loved seeing everyones blocks
in other fun fabric choices:)
This weeks block:)
These are my fabric choices for the appliqués.
Just another word to those who are using Calico Days...
you may choose to use the exact print
for each block in the pattern or
switch them around to your hearts content.
It's all Calico Days and will all go together in the end.
Just have fun with it:)
We are using BLOOM shapes -
A-1 A-2 A-5 A-6 A-20
Here is the cutting for this weeks block...
From fabric and Pellon both:
Cut 1 - 3" square for A-2
Cut 1 - 2" square for A-1
Cut 4 - 1 1/2" x 2" for A-5
Cut 4 - 2" x 3" for A-6
Cut 4 - 2" x 3" for A-20
From fabric only:
Cut 1 - 9" square for background
Cut 1 - 5/8" x 15" strip for stems
You all know my method by now...
Trace - Trim - Cut "X" - Turn and Press!
Now your cute shapes are ready for appliqué:)
Press your background in half both ways
as well as diagonally both ways.
Prepare your stem strip and cut into two pieces 7" long.
Line them up centered with the diagonal lines
and glue baste or pin into place.
Next up are the A-20 shapes.
Measure in 1 1/4" from the edge of background square.
Next place the ovals by measuring in 1 3/4" from the corners.
Place the smaller ovals in the center of the pink ovals...
Center the two circles as well:)
Glue baste or pin all shapes into place
and appliqué with a happy heart:)
Trim your block to 8 1/2" square and
cut your outside border strips and squares.
Snap a picture and share it on
using the hashtag
I absolutely love
how this block turned out...
but I know I say that about them all!
A few weeks ago I made this block...
And sewed it into my latest tutorial...
Quilty Zip Bag
to see my tutorial and
to make one (or 6...lol)
of your own.
I have another new tutorial
for our sew along
coming up this week...
so stay tuned!
Where you're Planted!