Thursday, October 11, 2018

Autumn Love - Turkey Pillow and Plaid Block Tutorial!!

Hi there:)
If you are doing the 
with me and are wondering 
what the F30 
Sew Simple Shape is for...
this tutorial is for you!

I included it in the 
set so that you could make a 
fun Turkey Block..or two!

I made a pillow with 
one of the Turkeys...
I'll show you how I made two projects.

I used two different backgrounds 
and cut them each 12" x 12" square.
The Autumn Love 
Sew Simple Shapes 
that I used for 
1 - F30 - Turkey
6 or 7 - F10 Feathers
1 - F5 Snood (red thingy lol)
1 - F8 or F9 Wing
About 12" of yellow prepared 
1/4" wide bias tape strip for legs:)

You know the drill!!! 
and press each applique.
Clip the inner curves and cleavage
 in the turkey shape and the wings.
Cut each leg about 2 1/2" long and
 press one end under 1/4"
Press under each end of the 
smaller strips and cut the other 
ends on the diagonal like this.

It will be easy to tuck those
 short end pieces under the leg 
because they are on the diagonal.

There are two ways that I've
 arranged the feathers...I love both!

I used my 10 1/2" Trim-It Ruler 
to lay out the blocks
 just like I do with the blocks
 in my Autumn Love Quilt:)

All ready for applique!!

After applique is completed...

I trimmed this turkey
 to 10 1/2" square:)

Autumn Love Turkey Block:)

Now for the 
I designed this easy peasy block 
as a stash buster and to 
finish at 5" square...
making it perfect to fit around the
 Autumn Love blocks because they 
all finish in 10" increments:)
Isn't quilty math fun?!

The small squares in the center are
 Cut 1 1/2" 
and the outside squares are
 Cut 2 1/2".
You can choose either background
 from the collection...
they are each Cut 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"

I chain sewed a bunch of 
2 1/2" squares to each side
 of a background strip.

And then sewed a background strip
 to each side of the 1 1/2" squares
 and joined the three rows together
 to form a block.
I pressed away from the background strips.

Each block should measure
 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square
 at this point:)
I sewed 12 blocks 
for the turkey pillow.

I made 2 rows of two and sewed them
 to the sides of the turkey block first...
and then sewed 2 rows of 4 blocks
 for the top and bottom.

I like how they look like plaid 
when sewn together...
that's why I named my block PLAID!


Quilted and ready for a 
20" x 20" pillow form!

I always do an envelope back 
when making my pillows.
I've done several tutorials on this
 and also have detailed instructions
 in my second book called 

Fun and Done!!

Are you wondering what I did
 with the other Turkey Block?
I wanted to frame it...
 so when I glue basted it...
I squished the feathers together 
a little bit and tucked them
 further under the turkey body 
so it would be narrow enough 
to fit inside of an 8 x 10 frame.

I added the Gobble Gobble! 
embroidery for a fun finish
 to the project.

I hope you liked my tutorial 
and two new Autumn Love Blocks:)

Happy Fall Y'all !!!


Wendy Hansen said...

So cute Lori, love all your posts. Thanksgiving is my son favorite holiday so I think I will him a pillow like yours. Thanks for sharing.

Block Talk said...

Love this! Thanksgiving is my very favorite and this will be a great addition to my Thanksgivng decorations! Thanks Lori.

Tina said...

You are truly amazing!! I love this block and I can't wait to work on it - I'm just starting my scarecrow block :))

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