Monday, April 17, 2017

Cutie Pie Flowers Tutorial!!

Today I'm excited to share with you a tutorial for my 
Cutie Pie Flowers:)
The flower part is made using the 
leftover circles that we trimmed
 from our pie blocks!

If you are 
just tuning in...the
just ended a few weeks ago.

We used 

along with the

To make these 
Pie Blocks for the quilt.

We trimmed out a circle 
from the center like this...

So that our 
Pie Blocks would be 
ready to fill with
 the different fruits made with the

We ended up with these
 cute mini pie leftovers
 and I promised that 
I would make 
something with them.

We all love leftover pie...

Today is part one
of that tutorial:)


Grab your stack of
 Mini Pie's and 
let's get started!

This project takes 13 blocks. 
I have 13 mini pies 
because I made an extra 
Sweetie Pie Block 
and made it into a
 pillow for my kitchen:)

I know a lot of you
 have done the same thing too...
because I saw them on 

If you just made the 
required 12 pies for the 
Sweetie Pie Quilt 
and want to have 13 too...
you can whip up 
an extra using your 
leftover pie slices 
just like we did!

We will be using the
 C-14 Sew Simple Shape
from the 
to make the flower tops:)

Cut your 
 6 1/2" square.
Cut one for each flower:)
Trace around your Sew Simple Shape...

And then take it one step further
 by drawing lines out from
 all four center marks like this.

Those marked lines will
 come in handy when 
placed onto the seams of your 
Mini Pie block 
so that your circle
 is exactly centered like this.

Pin into place...

And stitch directly 
onto your marked lines.

Stitch all the way around and
 overstitch about an inch past where you started.

Trim an approximate 1/4" seam allowance.

And turn your flower top 
right side out
 through the opening 
that is already there!

Be gentle so that you
 don't pull out your seams.

Shape until it's a 
nice smooth circle...
 then press:)

Like this.

Repeat until you have all 13:)

Now for the centers.
The C-3 template will work 
but it's a little tight ...

So I used the A-2 Circle from my 
 set because it's just a little larger.

Cut your 
Sew-In Interfacing 
3" x 3" square for these...

And your solid fabric
 squares the same size.

Trace and sew!


and trim:)

Cut an X in the interfacing...

Turn...shape and press.

I used my ruler to make sure 
that the circle was 
centered before appliquéing.

The edge of the circle 
should be 1 1/4" from
 the edge of the flower...

All the way around.

I used the
to appliqué the centers 
onto my flowers.

Pin or glue baste...

To prepare for applique!

You can appliqué by
 hand or by machine...
either way it's easy peasy!

When your flower centers
 are appliqued...
take a cute picture and post it on
 so that we can all see it!
Use the hashtag

I decided to use this
 pink pin dots
 background print 
from my 
Sew Cherry 2 collection:)
I used about a yard.

Cutting for all 13 blocks:
13 - 5 1/2" squares
13 - 3 1/2" squares
26 - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles
26 - 2 1/2" squares
26 - 1 1/2" squares

Now for the leaves!
Each leaf is cut 3 1/2" square 
but you will need to cut them
 in matching sets of two.

Cut 13 sets:)

For the stems I used a 
1/4" bias tape maker 
and prepared the stems just like
 I showed you a while back.
to see that tutorial.

Cut the fabric strips 5/8" wide
 before running them 
through the bias tape maker:)

You will need 13 stems 
that measure 6" long:)

Now let's 
get started on the blocks:)

First up is the leaves.
You will also need the 
2 1/2" and 1 1/2" 
background squares.

Sew an easy corner triangle
 onto one corner of each leaf.
If you use the 
you won't have to 
mark the squares!

Now sew a 1 1/2" 
easy corner triangle
 onto the opposite corners.

Press to set the seams...
 and then
 trim an approximate
 1/4" seam allowance.

Press the seams toward the triangles.

You're leaves are completed:)
Now let's sew a block!

Step one...

Step two...

Step three...

Step four...easy peasy!

Your block should measure
 8 1/2" square at this point:)

Draw a line diagonally 
from corner to corner 
on the 3 1/2" square.
You will use this as a 
placement guide for your stem.

Pin or glue baste 
the stems for appliqué.
I like to use this
 glue made by the amazing 
Sue Daley!

if you need some:)

When you pin or baste the flower...
place it just above the
 top of the leaves like this.

Make sure that one 
of the pie slices are
 centered over the stem like this:)

Glue or pin the 
remaining 12 blocks...

And applique!

you can appliqué 
by hand or by machine.

"You're the boss 
of you're own quilt!"

Five finished...
8 more to go!


I hope you love how these
 turned out as much as I do:)

This week I'll be
putting them together
 in a fun quilt...
and that tutorial 
will be coming up 
next Monday so stay tuned!


Christine said...

Just darling! I fell way behind on the Sweetie Pie sew along but the goodness news is that I have all the fabric, simple shapes and pie ruler... So I am set to go! This little project gives me two cute quilts for the price of one!

Little Quiltsong said...

Love these Lori!! You are so creative - love how you put these together!

Yolande said...

Your tutorial is FANTASTIQUE. Very clear not complicated. You have done for all of us a beautiful work. Now, time an patience and let's get to work.

Barbara said...

Well those are just as cute as can be. Great tutorial!

Lisa said...

You make the cutest things

Moosegirl said...

Oh I just love this!! I am making the Sew Cherry quilt for one of two twin beds in my spare room. I was trying to figure out a quilt for the other bed using the same fabrics but now.....Voila!! It is perfect! Thank you!!

Rosa said...

This is just fantastic.Great tutorial.Thanks!

Samina said...

Thank u for teaching us it's lovely

Monica Curry said...

So cute. Thank you for the great tutorial.

Judi M said...

I just looked thru your tutorial and want to congratulate you on a job VERY well done. It is done so well, and if only I could find the time to make one? It would be on the top of my 'to do' list. Thank you for making this so amazing.
Judi M
Knox, IN

Anonymous said...

Trish B.well done Lori ! You installation are easy to follow , and thanks for adding the pictures they are very helpful

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