Monday, June 25, 2018

Sew Simple Shapes Series - Week Three - Blocks Four, Five and Six Tutorials!!

Good Morning!!
Are  you ready for 3 more blocks in the
Sew Simple Shapes Series?

This week we are moving
 onto my second set of 
Sew Simple Shapes... 

Remember this cute quilt that 
we made with the shapes?
today we are doing 3 new blocks
 using this set that 
look anything like Christmas...
because I really want to 
show you just how truly 
versatile these shapes are. 

It was really fun to 
challenge myself to make 3 blocks
 from this set of 
mostly Christmas shapes.
I must say that I am 
super happy 
with how they all turned out!

First up is...
Made with the 
Cozy Christmas 
Sew Simple Shapes:)

The shapes from this set 
that you'll need to trace 
onto the Sew-In Interfacing:
1 - B20
5 - B6
8 - B10
4 - B11
4 - 3 1/2" long stems
4 - 2" long stems

Sew and prepare your shapes 
as per my tutorial in week one.
Also make your pinwheel background
 for the block:)
if you need to review
 or are just joining us...YaY!

On the B11 heart shape you will
 need to clip the cleavage.

The same goes for the cleavages 
on the B20 flower shape.

 Pin and glue baste your 
flower in the center.

I love this shape that was
 originally a Christmas wreath!

Pin and glue baste the B6 shapes
 3" in from the corner and the 
B10 leaves 2 1/4" 
from the background edge.

The hearts are 1 3/4" in from the edge.

This is what it will look like
 when its trimmed down to the
 final size for the quilt.
I always use this ruler 
to design and lay out my blocks:)

All pinned and glue basted!

so I really like this simple block
 with the big red flower in the center.

But one thing is missing...

The stems for the heart flowers!!

Fun and Done!!

let's play with 

You may think that there is 
only one shape
 in the set that can be
 used for leaves...
but think again!

I'll show you the easy way 
that I made a set of leaves
 out of the B8 large oval shape:)

Here are the 
Cozy Christmas Shapes 
that you will need to trace and sew:
9 - B5
4 - B7
4 - B8
4 - B9
4 - 4 1/2" long stems

Use the lines on the B8 to
 mark the center on both ends like this.

Now draw a line 1/4" on 
each side of the center like this.

I used a 1/2" wide ruler 
but if you don't have one...
 you can just draw 2 lines 
1/2" apart down the center:)

Now you have one set of leaf shapes drawn!

Sew around the traced lines...

and then cut apart and trim the seam allowance around your leaves as usual.
Repeat for the other three.

and shape all of your appliqués:)

As usual...
I used my 12 1/2" Trim-It Ruler 
to lay out my blocks.
Here's how I did it...

The tip of the oval shape is 
3" in from the corner 
and the yellow circle
 is 2 1/2" in.
The tip of the leaves measure
 1 1/2" in from the edge.

The flat part of the yellow flower petals
 in the center measure
 5 1/4" from the edge.
The aqua and green circles measure 2" in.

After pinning and glue basting:)

This block reminds me of spring and I love the corals and yellow together:)

I also super love the shape
 that the set of leaves make...
it seems like the flower
 between them just bloomed!!

Fun and Done!!

Now it's time for 

Oh how I love this one!
I used the B7 small oval
 to make these leaves.
I just love those
 four little flower sweet!!

Sew your pinwheel background block.
For this block you will 
need to trace and sew the following:
8 - B5
1 - B6
4 - B11
4 - B15
4 - B9
8 - B7
4 - 1 1/2" long stems

Use the template to mark a 
center line on the B7 shapes.

Draw one center line and 
sew it and around one half of the oval.

Trim the seam allowance 
around the half oval.
For this block...
 you will get ONE leaf from each oval:)

Make the rest of your shapes.
See the small yellow gingham circles?

You can get all four of them out of just one of the squares from this print in my Bee Backgrounds collection....YaY!

Measure down 5 1/2" from 
the corner and place the red pots.

Measure 2 1/2" down from 
the corner for the yellow circles
 and 1 1/2" in for the 
tip of the leaves.

The bottom corner of the 
blue flower measures 3/4" from the red pot.

Measure 1/2" in from the 
center of the block 
and place the hearts.

Pin the large circle onto the center
 and place the small 
gingham circles 2" in from the edge.

Pin and glue baste all:)

Sew cute!!

I especially love this 
fabric color and print combo:)

The red penmanship Bee Background 
and the denim "texting" print
 from Modern Minis are
 some of my very favorites.

I have nine blocks so far for this quilt:)

There will be 20 total 
and as a reminder...
I'll do the 3 blocks from my
 Autumn Love Set at the end.

I am sooo addicted to making 
these blocks and next week 
I'll be making more with... guessed it...
my third set of Sew Simple Shapes...
Sweetie Pie!!

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