Welcome to Week Four of the
For this sew along we are
sewing patriotic things from the
or of course you can use
fabric from your stash:)
Grab your book
and let's do
three more blocks this week.
This sew along will be
easy to follow...
simply sew directly from the book!
You can make your blocks in the
exact same prints that I did
by of course looking at each
block photo for placement
or you can
"bee the boss of your own quilt"
and switch it up!
to download the schedule of what
blocks that we are sewing
as well as the
cutting guide for the
setting if you are making the 6" Blocks.
(12" Block setting is already in the book)
All of our blocks are completed now
and you can go ahead and sew your
quilt top together according to the instructions in the book.
Of course you do not have to
place the blocks in the
order that I did...
you could do whatever looks best
for your quilt!!
Okay lets's tank quilt label!
I wanted to use another block
from my Vintage Christmas Book
for my label
and so I decided that this one
would be so cute!
I made it in the 12" size and
of course used prints from the bundle.
For the window and the door window I used
RBD Confetti Cotton solid in C120-CLOUD
Gingerbread House Block
is on page 33 of the book:)
The reason that I did not use a print
for the windows is that I wanted
to leave this spaces to write on!
I always use a MICRON Pigma Pen
when writing on fabric.
It does not bleed or smear.
Of course you could leave your block 12"
or you can add borders like I did.
The measurements for the borders are
the same as all of the other blocks:)
I decided to make the borders around
my block scrappy prints
instead of the background print.
By the way...
Wouldn't this be a super cute pillow?
You can piece your label right into
your backing fabric or you can
appliqué it on...
whichever is your favorite way:)
Okay...let's talk about the Vintage Trim
inside the binding for a minute:)
Kimberly sewed hers last week
and she put it on her livestream video.
It's super helpful so
I would recommend watching it.
to watch Kimberly
I did a binding and ric-rac tutorial
several years ago here on my blog
that I always link to when it comes
time for the binding in my sew alongs
for my binding and ric-rac tutorial
As my Grandma would say...
"I'm pleased as punch"
on how my Bee Patriotic Quilt turned out.
I'm looking forward to
using it every summer from now on!
I hope you love your quilt too:)
Now let's talk about a few things that
I'm going to "bee doing"
with the rest of the
Bee Patriotic Bundle:)
I'm making log cabin blocks
with some of the leftovers!
I'm using these fun
by It's Sew Emma
I'm making the 6" size but
the 12" would be super cute as well!
I cut a few strips from each print
at least 1 1/2" wide
for the 6" block size.
to watch how Kimberly uses these papers.
This is what the back looks
like before I trim it...
And this is what the front
looks like after it's trimmed!
I'm not sure how many I'll make
but I am strongly leaning towards
making 16 blocks.
I'll put them in a 4 x 4 setting
and make them into a 24" pillow:)
I can use the pillow with my
Bee Patriotic Bunting...
and table runner...
and flag LOL
I hope you will have fun
with the "extra's" that I have
done with the bundle...
and I still have one more!
Whatever is left after I
make the log cabin pillow...
I'm going to cut the rest of the prints
into 3 1/2" squares and make
REINDEER HOOVES BLOCKS
as I can for another quilt.
It's the perfect block to use up
the leftovers because it has 4
different colors just like the bundle:)
I've had so much fun going back to my
Vintage Christmas Book
and taking another look at it...
and thinking outside of the box...
it's one of my favorite things to do!
Thanks so much for coming along
with me on this fun ride!
I'll continue to do even more
sew alongs right here on my blog
and now that I have my own
YouTube Channel I'll be using it
to go along with them as well.
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I'll chat with you next time!!!