Monday, April 24, 2017

Cutie Pie Flower Quilt Tutorial!

Good Morning! 
I hope y'all had a 
great weekend:)

Today I'm going to 
show you how to make my
 Cutie Pie Flower Quilt

I had so much fun
 making this quilt 
using the leftover 
cute little pies 
from our sew along...
I hope you love it 
as much as I do!

This was a fun tutorial to do 
and I think its the first time
 I've showed you how 
to set blocks on point:)

If you have never made a quilt
 with the blocks on 
the diagonal like this...
No worries!
I promise that I will walk you 
through it every step of the way:)

Let's get started!

Last week I showed you how 
to make these 
Cutie Pie Flowers 
using Sew Cherry 2 fabric:)
to go to that tutorial.

Now that your flower blocks
 are finished...
let's make the quilt top!

After appliqué...
I trimmed the stems even with the 
corners at the bottom of each block.

First up is the sashing and squares:)

Cut 36 - 2" x  8 1/2" strips
I used 1/2 yards Yellow 

Cut 24 - 2" squares
I used 3/4 yards of the red daisy
 because I'm also using
 this print for the binding:)

Lay out your blocks, sashing, squares and 
sew together like this.

Then sew the sashing between
 the blocks as well...
Press towards the sashing strips.

Make sure that when you
lay your blocks out ...
you lay them on their
 side going the same direction:)

Now to cut the side triangles!

From the background fabric: 
(I used about 1/2 yards for the triangles)

Cut 2 - 15" squares
Cut them twice from corner to corner
 like this for a total of 8 side triangles.

***Cutting this way is super important 
so that the sides of the quilt 
will not end up on the bias.

Now cut 2 - 9" squares
 and cut in half from corner to corner
 like this for a total of 
4 triangles for each corner.

I sewed the sashing 
and squares strips
 on the top and the bottom
 of the 
center row first. 

 I did the top section first.
 I took a photo of the 
bottom section layout
 before I sewed it together
 to show you how I did it.

Keep in mind
 that you add the side triangles
 last just like you see in the photo:)

Press seams towards the sashing and triangles.
The triangles are cut 
just a little larger
 than needed so that we can
 trim them down:)

Now that the side triangles 
are on the bottom two rows...
you can sew that section together
 just like the top section:)

Now sew the top and bottom 
sections to the center row...

And turn it so that the 
flowers are right side up.
That wasn't as hard as you
 thought it was going to be 

I'm so proud of you:)

I love the way that these
 look on the diagonal:)

Before we add the corner triangles...
trim the excess even 
with the sashing like this.

Repeat on the remaining 3 corners.

Now pin the corner
 triangles on like this...

Start by lining up the centers first.

Keep in mind that all
 seam allowances are
 1/4" just like always:)

Press towards the triangles.
Now to trim a bit off to square it up!

Use the 16 1/2" Trim-It Ruler 
that we used for the Pie Blocks 
during the 

We will trim the corners first.
Simply lay the ruler 
so that the aqua 1/4" 
is almost touching the 
corners of the red squares
 on both the right side...

like this...

and along the top like this.

First...just trim the
 corner of the quilt
 just past the 
red squares like this.

Repeat this step for the 
remaining 3 corners.

Now you can trim the sides 
of the quilt by laying the ruler 

So that again...
the aqua 1/4"on the side 
almost touches the 
corners of the red squares.

Continue all the way 
around the quilt.

All trimmed up and ready for borders!

Sometimes knowing how long to
 cut borders
 for a quilt set on the diagonal
 can be a little tricky. 

You can easily measure 
the length of your quilt
 from the center both ways to see
 how long to cut your borders.

Add 1/2" to your measurement. 
(keep in mind it will be square)

If you followed all of my step exactly
 and used an accurate 1/4" seam allowance...
you will be just fine to cut
 your borders the same as mine:)

For the borders...
I auditioned different bolts
 of Sew Cherry 2 fabrics.

 I realized that literally any of the 
prints will be great...
 but I ended up going with my
 very first choice 
that I already
 had in mind 
when I drew up the quilt:)

The red gingham!

I cut my borders lengthwise
 because I didn't want to piece them.
I cut 2 - 6 1/2" x 42 1/2"...

and sewed to the sides like this.

The other 2 borders are
 6 1/2" x 54 1/2" 
for the top and the bottom.

 54" x 54"

As you probably know by now...
I love square quilts:) 
This is a great size
 to hang on the wall...
use as a table topper...
over the back of a sofa or chair...
or a super cute crib quilt!

I'll be sending my top
 to the quilters this week 
and I'll show you
 when its finished:)


Susan said...

So cute! And thank you for the wonderful tutorial!

Barbara said...

Well, that is just adorable. I love the fresh, springy fabrics you chose. Nice job.

Mary said...

The cutie pie flower quilt is so pretty. Thank you for the way you use pictures and script so well in your tutorial. It makes things that you thought you couldn't do, do able. Your photography is awesome. Thank you for helping and motivating this new quilter.

Little Quiltsong said...

Love your step by step tutorial, Lori! I love on point block layouts, but always seem to get turned around when doing them. You have a wonderful way of explaining and showing how it is done - thank you! I love your Cutie Pie Flower Quilt - and really enjoyed finishing mine - double thanks :)!

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