Monday, September 25, 2017

Bee Happy Sew Along - Week Five!

It's week five in our sew along:)

If you are just getting started...
remember that there is
 a link to each and every blog post 
of this sew along...
right here on my blog.

Simply look on the right side bar
 and scroll down to find the 
Bee Happy Sew Along...
 and  click on the post 
that you would like to read!

So far I have given the tutorials for 
all of the blocks in Row One and Row Two.

Today I'll start on the Row Three tutorials...

and first up are the Flower Pot Blocks!

The Sew Simple Shapes needed 
for this block are
D1 - D5 - D8 - D13

Run the green stem strips through 
the 1/4" bias tape maker...
After that... 
cut each about 3" long.

Run the Peacock strips through 
the 1/2" bias tape maker 
to use for the top 
of the flower pots.
After that...
cut them about 4" long.

You know all the rest 
of the steps by now...right?

There are 4 cleavage areas
on each flower 
that will need to 
be clipped before turning:)

After turning...
shape and press:)

Separate them into these 
3 blocks to prepare for appliqué:)

Press your 3 background fabrics in half
 so that you can center the pieces.

I'm going to pin baste 
all of the blocks 
to show you placement...
but keep in mind that 
at this point is where
 I would normally 
do the embroidery first. 
 (center block leaves and flower centers)

Place the pot 1" up 
from the bottom and 
in the center and pin.

Glue baste the stem.

Place the flower 1" down 
from the top 
and glue the trim across
 the top of the pot.

I just placed mine on the center like this:)

Glue baste the ends under as well.

Pin the leaves and the flower center too.

All ready for appliqué!

(except for the embroidery)

Each block should measure
 4 1/2" x 8 1/2" 
at this point...
 which is the size I had you cut them.

They are ready to sew into the quilt!

I love these cute little blocks.

 I could make these little cuties
 all day long and be super happy!

Wouldn't a bunch of these blocks
 be just adorable in a quilt
 all by themselves?

I think sew:)

Now let's do the 
Pear and the Peach block.

You will need 
D2 - D15 - and D16
Sew Simple Shapes

Run the Nutmeg and the Cinnamon 
strips through the 1/4" bias tape 
maker for the stems.

Of course you will have extra...
 just store them in your 
leftover bias strips container
 and use them on another block:)

These are super easy blocks to do.
Just sew...trim...turn...shape and press.

Embroider the leaves 
before pinning for appliqué.

Press under one end of each stem strip...

And tuck under...
then glue into place.

After applique...
trim both blocks down to
 4 1/2" square:)

Fun and Done!!


Now you can sew these blocks together:)

Let's move on to the Thermos Block:)

Grab your block bag labeled 
"Thermos Block" 
and let's get started! 

Run the two 1 1/4" x 10" strips
 through the
 3/4" bias tape maker 
to use for the handles.

For this one...
we are going to 
draw a rectangle onto the 
Sew-In Interfacing 
to get the thermos shape.

Cut 2 pieces of interfacing 
2" x 5"

Using a ruler...
draw a rectangle measuring
 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" like this.
Repeat for the other thermos.

Cut a piece measuring 
2" x 3 1/2"
from each of these gingham squares
 for the thermos body.

Sew the 1 3/4" x 2" pieces 
to the tops 
and the 1" x 2" pieces 
to the bottom like this.

Press the seams open:)

Now pin the interfacing onto the 
thermos with the top edges even.
Some fabric will stick out 
from the bottom like this.

Sew and trim.

You can also cut
 a little bit off of 
the corners if you want:)

Cut the interfacing...

Turn...shape and press!

Press your background in half 
and place each thermos 3/4" 
from both the top and bottom edges
 and pin into place.

They are about 1" apart.

Cut a 1 1/2" long piece from 
each handle strip and press in half.

Tuck the raw edges 
under each thermos side...
leaving about 3/8" - 1/2" 
sticking out for the handle.

Glue them into place.

Ready for applique!

The Thermos block should measure 
6" x 7 1/2"
at this point and is ready 
to be sewn into 
Row Three...

After next weeks tutorials:)


Until next week...


lovetostitch said...

To look at this quilt, as cute as it is, it looks almost overwhelming. You have broken this down so easy peasy, I can't believe how fast it's going together!!! So fast, I don't want it to end, haha!! I especially love the thermos bottles, reminds me of a dad, gone but not forgotten - he always took a thermos to work.

Maureen said...

Your quilt is beautiful.. are you and your products going to be at Houston quilt festival this year. I am going and am hoping that you will be.

Barbara McD said...

Lori, I am in such awe of how much planning that must have gone into making this quilt! How long did this take you??

However long it was, thank you for doing it and sharing your talents with us.

Barbara McD
Alpine, AL

Lady Jane said...

Your tutes are so informative. I love them. Thank you, thank you again for posting all you do. Hugs, LJ

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