Monday, January 30, 2017

Sweetie Pie Sew Along - Week Three - Lemon Pie Block!!

Today is week three in the 


If you are just joining us...
to down load the free pattern

to get your 
Fruit Salad 
Sew Simple Shapes

to get your Pie Ruler

Okay now lets go!

Today we are making 
Lemon Pie:)

P.S. I havent trimmed up 
any of my finished 
pie blocks yet...
I'll show you how 
I do that next week)

Cut your fabric and your 

(I thought it would be just as easy to
 make the Lime Pie at the same time:)

These are super simple appliqués...

Just four pieces total
 to do both blocks.

Towards the bottom 
of the lemon/lime 
is a slight inside curve.

You will need to make a few clips 
so that it will lie flat when
 turned right side out.

When clipping...
clip all the way
 TO your sewing line but
 NOT into it or past it.

You can see the clipping here too.

Use the turning tool to shape them
 until you are happy with how they look.

Now you're ready to
 pin or glue baste.

But before you do...
trace your embroidery:)

Use your B-15 circle to help
 with placement of your appliqués.

Pin or glue.
I'm really loving this 
Have you tried it yet?

These are the colors from the 
 that I used for this weeks blocks.

And these are the colors from the 

Now your Lemon is ready
 to make it into a circle!

And don't forget your Lime:)

Super duper easy!



Because this sew along 
is all about Sew Cherry 2 ...
I wanted to show you 
this fun little project
 that I made last week for the
 farm table in my kitchen.

The pattern is called
 Cherry Turnover Table Runner

And it uses one 

If you aren't familiar with Jolly Bars...
they are special sized pre-cuts (5"x10")
by Fat Quarter Shop 

I love how Sew Cherry 2
 is perfect for my kitchen!

I used this yellow print
 from the collection for the back:)

Thank you sew much
 for joining me during 
this weeks episode...

stay tuned for
 more fun next week:)

Monday, January 23, 2017

Sweetie Pie Sew Along - Week Two - Appliqué!!

Welcome back!
It's week two of the 

We are making the Sweetie Pie Quilt
to download the free pattern

The fabric collection that 
we are using is 

And we are using the new
to cut the slices 
for each pie block...

And the
for the appliqués:)

If you are just joining us...

Look on the right sidebar 
of my blog here
 to see all of the
 Sweetie Pie Sew Along 
blog posts and tutorials.

Last week I showed you
 how to make your 
Pie Blocks 
and get them ready to fill
 with the fruit appliqués.

This week we will make 
Cherry Pies!

to view part two...
 where I show you how to
 prepare your appliqué shapes.

Here are a few close up 
photos of the process.


Sewing and trimming...

And shaping.
is a great tool for
 helping when getting
 your shapes smooth.

to review the
 super duper close up
 of me using it during the
 last sew along as well!

This is the
that I use for my appliqués.

Trace your embroidery 
onto your background square first 
so that you know where to
 place the cherries and leaves.
Your embroidery guide 
is in the pattern:)

Use a light box or a sunny window
 when tracing all embroidery patterns.

See how easy they are to place?

If you are still worried 
about placement...
simply put the 
C-15 Sew Simple Shape 
on top to make sure it will 
fit nicely inside 
the size circle that it
 will eventually become:)

Before glue basting or 
pin basting your leaves...
make sure to trace your
 embroidery lines onto them.

Now you're all ready for

I use the new 
to match all of the appliqués.
You can use it for
 machine appliqué as 
well as hand appliqué.

After your appliqué and 
embroidery is complete...

Use the C-15 Sew Simple Shape
 to make your cherry block into a circle
 just how I showed you in the video...
and fill your pie!

Take a photo and use the hashtag
when posting on 

There are 2 Cherry Pie Blocks 
in the quilt
 so you can make both 
of them this week:)

I use the Bee in my Bonnet 
for the embroidery.

I use a backstitch and 
all 6 strands of the brown
 for the stem and also
 the green for the leaves:)

If you are a beginner...
I have a four part 
Beginning Embroidery Tutorial 
on You Tube that is very detailed.
Click on each to view them:)

I also talked about the daisies in the video.
You can do these appliqués anytime you want during the sew along.

I traced all of mine at the same time...

So that I can do them
 as time allows each week.

For the video I prepared 
2 daisies to show you...

One with 6 petals just like the pattern...
 and also in the finished quilt hanging behind Cindy and I during filming...

And one with 5 petals.

You choose which one that 
you want to do for your quilt:)

I'm going to have 
so much fun making 
gingham daisies 
each week!!!

These first two weeks 
have been a lot of prep and
to you for all that you have done.
It makes me so happy 
that we are all doing this together:)
 Once your pies are all ready...
  it will just be a matter of 
filling them with fruit each week.

The sew along will go for 
8 weeks so don't stress...
we have plenty of time.
Just have fun 
making pies with me:)

Next week we will be making 
Lemon and Lime Pies!

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