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!

1 comment:

QuilterBee said...

This is my favorite SAL thus far! Adding applique changes it up a bit, so portable and fun. I do needle turn so it takes me an extra couple minutes but I'm keeping up just fine :) Oh!! And I owe you a big thank you for taking time to make your hand embroidery videos! They are just what I needed to move into another quilt-y skill. Hugs!! Amie :)

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