Monday, October 15, 2018

Autumn Love Sew Along - Week Nine - House Block - Part One!!

Hello again Autumn Lovers 
and welcome to week nine 
of our sew along!!
We are nearing the end...

Today we are starting on the
 center of the quilt...

The house block!
We are splitting this block up 
into two weeks and this is the
 portion that we will do this week:)
Let's get started!

Autumn Love 
Sew Simple Shapes 
that you will need 
for this week:
5 - F14
2 - F15
1 - F22
1 - F28
Cutting for 2 house pieces 
(gunny sack print)
and all of the background pieces 
(nutmeg gingham)
 are of course...
in the sew along guide.

From the blue floral print...
 cut the roof pieces.
Run the 1 7/8" x Width of Fabric strip through the 1" bias tape maker.

You will need a
 1" wide x 3 1/2" long 
prepared bias strip 
for the chimney top.

Prepare the oval window
 for the front door...
along with the harvest moon 
and the twinkly stars!

Don't forget to clip the 
cleavage areas in each star
 before turning:)

Now for the pieces that are the ruler work.
All of the ruler work measurements 
are on page 14 of the sew along guide.

Match each traced interfacing piece 
up with the co-ordinating fabric and sew.

Trim...turn...shape and press.

Now that all of your 
applique shapes are prepared...
set them aside...
 and let's piece the house! 

I'm sure that it will help 
to refer to the house block diagram
 on page 4 when sewing.
Draw a diagonal line from 
point to point on the back
 of pieces "A" and "D" 
for sewing the Easy Corner Triangles.

Place them onto pieces "H" and "I" 
and sew on your marked line.

Trim off the excess leaving an 
approximate 1/4" seam allowance.
Press towards the triangles and then 
repeat for the other side.

Sew the top of house together like this...

And add the two "E" pieces 
to the house bottom.

Now sew the bottom to the top 
and we are ready to glue baste
 the appliqués onto the house:)
The house block at this point
 should measure 26 1/2" x 30 1/2"

First up is the harvest moon:)
Measure in 2 1/2" from the side and 
2" from the top and glue baste.
Trim off the bottom of the moon like this:)

Press under one end of the 
1" bias strip for the roof 
and make it hangover 3/4" 
on the bottom end.

 Don't press under the top end...
just trim it even with the 
top of the gunny sack fabric like this.

Place the glue dots right above 
the seam and add the strip 
just barely overlapping 
onto the gunny sack print by about 1/8".

When you add the other strip...
you will need to press under both ends.

Before you glue that strip down...
 glue the chimney first.
Measure in 7 1/4" from the side
 and 4 1/2" from the top when placing.

Trim off a triangle on the bottom
 of the chimney...then
 glue baste the roof strip.

Press each end of the chimney top 
under 1/4" and add to the top.

Glue baste the stars like this...
2" from the top and sides both.

Place the window and shutters
in the center and 
1" up from the bottom roof.

Place the star 1/2" 
up from the window.

Now let's move down to 
the bottom of the house!

Center the door and place it 
1/8" up from the bottom edge.
Glue baste the oval window onto the door.

Place the shutters and the window
 by measuring in 1" from the side
 and 2" down from the roof like this.

Repeat with the remaining 
window and shutters on the other side:)

Place the stars 1/2" down 
from the roof and 1/2" apart:)
Now you are all ready to applique!

This block will be much easier 
to do over two weeks and by
 doing these pieces first.
We will add the remaining
 appliqués next week!
See you then...

1 comment:

mamageese said...

Oh, this is just the Best!

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