Monday, March 18, 2019

Farm Sweet Farm Sew Along - Week Eight - Mr. and Mrs. Farmer Block!!

Rise and Shine because 
it's time to make another block! 

We are using the

And Farm Girl Vintage fabric... 

To make the 
Farm Sweet Farm Quilt

if you are just joining us
 and need to download 
the sew along guide:)

For those of you who have 
been here from the beginning...
I'm sure that you have 
used the Sew Along Guide 
and cut each piece for the
 Mr. and Mrs. Farmer Block:)
Sew Simple Shapes 
that you need for this block:
H2 - 1
H3 - 1
H4 - 2
H7 - 1
H9 - 1
H10 - 4
H13 - 1
H14 - 4
H15 - 9
H30 - 1
H32 - 1
H33 - 2
H34 - 1
H36 - 2

Before you trace all of your
 Sew Simple Shapes 
that go with each piece...
take note that you will need to
 trace 2 of the H-14 (boots) 
in reverse so that Mr. and Mrs. Farmer 
have both a left and a right boot!

Mrs.Farmer has a short sleeved dress
 so you will need to mark them
 as the sewing line when you trace hers.
Use the lines on the 
H-33 Sew Simple Shape to mark them.

One more thing before you 
sew the H-2 (Mr. Farmer's head) ....
first sew the 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"
 brown print that I had you cut 
for this block on top of the 
2 1/2" x 3" piece and press 
the seam open for less bulk.
This is for the top of his hat!

Now you can lay your traced
 H-2 Sew Simple Shape 
on top like this and sew. 
The hat portion is about 1" tall.

After you have prepared your strips
 using the bias tape makers...
you will need to cut 
the following lengths of each one:

1/4" dk.teal for shovel handle- 
cut 6 1/2" long and press one end under.

1/4" coral for his suspenders- 
cut them 3" long and press one end under.

1/4" brown for his hat brim-
cut it 2 1/2" long and press each end under.

1/4" red for he apron straps-
cut them 1" long and press one end under.

3/8" ed for her waistband- 
cut it 3" long and press both ends under.

3/4" nutmeg shabby for their necks-
cut them 1" long.

Oh! I almost forgot the 
1/4" green flower stems!
cut them in the following:
6" - 5" - 4" and 3"

After you have sewn and trimmed...
and before turning...
 you will need to clip the 
cleavage areas in
 the boots...the heart...his hat
 and the flowers.

Also clip both of the under arms
 and her apron waistband.
Clip the tight inner curve of his jeans.

Don't let these scare you...
just clip and turn them like this 
 and press one leg at a time.

The back will lie nice and flat...

And the front will too!
Not as hard as you may think:)
You just made a pair of jeans
 for Mr. Farmer.

before you pin your pieces 
to the linen laid out
 onto your design board...
you will need to embroider their faces.

Trace using the light box 
and the pattern in your
 Sew Along Guide.
After sewing it...
I cut the end off of 
Sew Simple Shape H-10 
for the top bun in her hair.
You could choose brown or gray or
 dark gray for her hair 
if you don't want a blonde Mrs. Farmer.

About the heart...
I chose to embroider 1936 on mine 
for the year that my paternal
 grandparents Walt and Ida 
were married and
 started their farm.
Aren't they the cutest!!

I put the milk bucket in Mrs.Farmers hand because of this photo of my Grandma:)

You can choose to embroider 
a year or a date that has significance 
to you or leave it plain.
If you do this...
just draw it on first or type one
 to trace using your computer.

They have faces!
I used 3 strands of brown 
for the backstitch and 3 strands 
with two twists for french knot eyes:)

This block will finish at 
12" tall x 18" wide 
and you will trim it down to 
12 1/2" x 18 1/2" AFTER 
your applique is complete.

This means that when you are
 laying out your block...
use a ruler to make sure that 
the pieces go no wider that 17 1/2"...

And no taller than 11 1/2".
You don't want to cut off her hair...
or his hat...
or the soles of their boots 
when you are trimming up!

After pinning down each shape...
check your measurements one more time...

And then use your Sue Glue.

Now remove the pins and lay rollers 
and something heavy on top while they dry.

I almost forgot to show you that
 I like to put a blush on those cheeks:)
Who ever heard of a farmer without 
plenty of sun on their face?
I just use blush and a Q-tip to apply:)

Mr. Farmer says "Aww...shucks"

now stitch them down in your 
preferred applique method and 
finish up with the embroidered shovel
 and bucket handles...using 3 strands
 of dark gray Aurifloss.

The stripes on the bucket are
 done with 3 strands of red.

You will need to trim your block
 down to 12 1/2" x 18 1/2" 
I trimmed mine down exactly like I did 
with the tractor block in 
last weeks tutorial because they are 
both the exact same size.

After trimming it's time for the
 Cute Little Buttons!

Sewing buttons on Mr.Farmers shirt:)

Sewing buttons on Mrs.Farmers apron!

Flower centers are sewn on and
 Mr. and Mrs. are ready to be sewn into
 the quilt right after our last block 
is finished next week:)
Tune in then!


Shortbread and Ginger said...

It looks amazing - love Mr & Mrs Farmer!

Dan Kelly said...

Of, for cuteness sake. The blush! ❤️

Natureluvr57 said...

Amazing how women wore dresses (usually with aprons) to do chores. My Grandma never wore shoes so fancy to do chores. Her "good" shoes were reserved for church. Me, give me some blue jeans and a tee shirt! Love this whole quilt.

Unknown said...

My nana use to put a clean full apron on after lunch and powder her face.she was always knitting the family socks with the 4 needles.

Jan said...

will these instructions be up for awhile? I'm just getting started on this. I ordered the shapes today. Sure so love this quilt! Thanks!

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