Monday, September 24, 2018

Autumn Love Sew Along - Week Six - Oak Leaf and Fall Flowers Blocks!!

Welcome to Week 6 cute people:)
If you are just joining us...
for all the info:)

We are doing two applique blocks today...
and working on the left side of the quilt.

Let's start with this cute little 
 Oak Leaf Block:)

Originally I wanted to put the
 bias strip on top of the leaves 
like in my virtual mock up of the quilt.
When the fabric was produced 
I didn't think there was enough contrast
 so I put the vines underneath.
You can put yours on top if you like!!

These are the Autumn Love prints
 that we are using for the 
Oak Leaf Block

The Autumn Love 
Sew Simple Shapes 
needed are:
5 - F1
1 - F2
1 - F3
4 - F11
2 - F20
From the green 1/4" straight bias
 cut 4 - 2" long stems
Cut 4 - 1 1/4" long strips 
for the acorn tops.
Cut your background square 12" x 12"

Let's start with the acorn tops.
Trace a line down the
 center of the circles.

Sew half a circle:)


Shape and press.
Repeat for the other three.

Now for the acorn bottoms.
After sewing...
turning and pressing
 the two ovals...
cut off 1 1/4" off 
each end like this...

For a total of four acorn bottoms:)

Set all of your prepared
 acorn pieces aside and 
sew all of the other shapes.

Don't forget to clip all of the
 inner curves in the oak leaf shapes.

Now its time to lay out 
the block and glue baste.

Because both of these blocks
 are symmetrical designs 
it will come in handy to 
press the background 
in half both ways.

Of course you will need to
 use the 10 1/2" Trim - It Ruler
 for laying out your block.

Pin all of your appliqués...

And glue baste.

All ready for applique!

After applique I'll sew 
12 Honey color Cute Little Buttons 
around the center circle like this.

Trim your Oak Leaf Block to
 10 1/2" square BEFORE 
sewing it into your quilt.

Super cute!!
Makes me want to 
go and gather acorns:)

Now let's make the
 Fall Flowers Block!

These are the Autumn Love prints used:)

The Autumn Love 
Sew Simple Shapes 
needed are:
1 - F1
1 - F2
4 - F6
4 - F13
4 - F20
Subcut the 1/4" straight bias into
4 strips that are 3" long.
Cut your background square 12" x 12"

Let's make the bottom of
 the flowers first.
Draw a line down the center 
and then draw another 
on each side 1/4" away.

Sew on these lines...

And trim.

Turn...shape and press.

After sewing the two plaid ovals...
simply cut them in half like this.
The raw edges will be tucked
 under the largest center circle.

After sewing all of the other shapes...
don't forget to clip the 
cleavage areas in these two shapes.

Fall Flowers Block 
all ready for glue basting:)

As usual...
use your 10 1/2" Trim - It Ruler
 for placement.

Place onto a design board...

And pin the shapes into place
 before glue basting.

Let it dry flat:)

All ready for applique.

After applique I'll sew 16 green
 Cute Little Buttons on like this.

I always use matching Aurifloss 
when sewing on the buttons:)

Maple Leaf Block
10 1/2" x 10 1/2" BEFORE 
sewing it into your quilt:)

I loved making these two blocks...
I hope you do too:)
Sew with you next week!!

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