Monday, January 27, 2020

Vintage Housewife Sew Along - Week One - Baking Block!!



Hello and welcome to week one of the 

Today we are doing the
 Baking Block



If you have not downloaded the
 Sew Along Guide PDF 
so that you can "Bee Prepared"

My blog post telling you all about the 
guide and how to use it was 3 weeks ago...
if you need to refer back to it 

I'm sew excited to be using my 
brand new collection called 



And my latest set of 
Sew Simple Shapes:


We will be making the 
Vintage Housewife Quilt
74" x 82"

For week one of my 
Sew Simple Shapes Sew Alongs 
Cindy and I always do a video 
and I show you how
 to lay out your first block and
 how to do the bias tape strips.

to watch the video!!


If this is your first sew along 
with my applique method...
just know that once your block
 is ready for applique...
feel free to do your applique 
on your machine or by hand.

When I applique by machine 
I use a tiny zig-zag stitch and I 
match my thread to each applique piece.


When I do it by hand I also
 match the thread to my appliqués.
If you need a refresher on how
 I do it by hand
to watch my hand applique video
 during my previous sew along
 for my Granny's Garden Quilt.


Hopefully you have followed the 
Sew Along Guide cutting instructions 
and have your kit for the Baking Block
 all ready to go!
Just as a reminder here are 
all of the Sew Simple Shapes
 that you will need for this block:

J-6
J-7
J-8
J-10
J-19
Straight Bias Strips Needed
*From the Coral Gingham you will need
 2 - 1/4" prepared that measure 
10 1/4" long after pressing each end under
 to tuck behind the oven sides.

*From the Vivid Stripe you will need 
1 - 1/4" prepared that measures
 5 1/4" long after pressing each end under
 to tuck behind the pyrex dish.
*Also prepare one that is 3/4" long
 after ends are tucked under.
 Use this for the lid.

*From the Cayenne Clothespins you will need
 2 - 1/2" prepared that each measure
 6" long after the ends are pressed under.
Use these for the oven handles.


For the stove itself you will need to
 use your ruler and draw a 8 1/2" x 10"
 onto the Sew-In Interfacing 
and then pair it up with the fabric 
and sew directly on the line...
 just like you do with the Sew Simple Shapes. 



Be sure to follow the special instructions
 that I showed you in the video 
when making your Pyrex shape. 



After you have sewn everything 
it's time to shape and turn!
I covered the trimming and 
clipping cleavage as well as
 shaping in the video for you:)



After you have your shapes prepared...
do a quick satin stitch for the 
clock hands before you glue baste.

I used 3 strands of the red 
in my Bee Basics Aurifloss Box.
If you want to watch me do embroidery stitches...
to watch my 
Farm Sweet Farm Sew Along video 
Now you can go ahead and 
layout your block for glue basting 
just like I showed you in the video.
YaY!



I used 5 of the largest size
 in the package of my 
Barn Door Cute Little Buttons collection.

I also used the tiny size 
for the clock center.



But before you sew them on 
you will need to trim your block.
You may also choose waiting to
 sew your buttons 
on until after quilting.



This is what your block 
should look like before buttons...



And before borders!
It's sew cute!


For each block you will need 
2 - 1 1/2" x 12 1/2" 
border strips for each side.

You will also need 
2 -1 1/2" x 14 1/2" border strips 
for the top and the bottom.

Cutting for these strips 
is in the Sew Along Guide as well.


When I trim my blocks I first 
use the lines on the ruler to 
completely center my design.

Because I am right handed 
I trim the right side and top first...



Then I rotate my block and 
trim the remaining two sides.
If you are left handed just do the opposite!


My Baking Block is all trimmed...
Cute Little Buttons are sewn on 
and it's time to add the borders:)



I sew the side borders first and 
then add the top and bottom borders.
I press towards the borders.
You will do the same borders 
for all of the 8 square blocks
as we go along each week:)



YaY again!
My Baking Block is completed
 and I sure do love it!
I hope that you will have fun making yours:)


Because I mentioned Chicken Casserole 
in the video...
I thought I would share my 
Grandma's recipe with you.

Millie's Chicken Casserole
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1 cup cooked carrots diced
  • cup cooked chicken diced
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • cup rice cooked
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup crushed Ritz Crackers 
  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook onion and celery in the butter until tender.
  •  Mix all ingredients together except the crackers.
  • Place in a 2 quart 'buttered' baking dish.
  • Sprinkle crushed crackers over top.
  • Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes
  • Serves 6
I hope you enjoy this vintage recipe...
you may want to add a jello salad 
on the menu for a true 
vintage housewife style meal:)


The block tutorial schedule is in the
 Sew Along Guide and next week 
we will be be right back in the
 kitchen doing some canning!

Please follow me on 
if you would like to see what
new things I am working on 
and all things 
Vintage Happy 2

Be sure to use the hashtag
when posting about your progress
 during this sew along:)


Because this quilt is all about the
 Vintage Housewife...
I've included a few vintage ads and photos 
to help celebrate all of our 
own special vintage housewives in our life.
Our mom's and grandma's 
and great grandma's...
they were the real tried and true
 vintage housewives:)

Scroll down and enjoy the photos and ads...
I'll be right back here next week
 with more vintage fun!
xx
Lori















5 comments:

RhoniAnn said...

Oh mine!! I had a stove like in the last picture in a rent house back in early 2002, I loved it!! I was freshly divorced and took the first house I found in my hometown, close to my family. 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, and this vintage stove that I literally stared at for the first week. I was pretty sure my 3 boys thought they'd never see a home cooked meal again. It started out as a thorn in my side but I learn to LOVE it. Thanks for the memory.

AL said...

So excited!!!! I will be sewing along.

GabiP said...

This was the best blog this morning! Such eye candy! And a vintage recipe! Love it all! I think I am going to put in an order. Just too sweet! Thank you, Lori! I have most of your fabric line (sometimes I hate to cut into it but, that’s what all this is about - right?). Just fun! Keep on creating! You are the best there is!

Marilynn said...

My husband gave me that same vintage iron you were using in your video for Christmas this year! Lori, today I thought of you as we perused an antique shop. There was a darling set of 8 vintage blue print metal place card holders.

emds698 said...

So excited this is my first sew along. I’ll be honest I’ll probably won’t get it done on the same it’s posted but will have it done before the next block. This is such a nice block and loving the recipe

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