Monday, August 31, 2020

Prim Sew Along - Block Two!!

Welcome to week two of the

We are making the 
72" x 90"

We are also using the

And my newest fabric collection 
to make the quilt:)

I have already posted the
 post which details all of the supplies
 for the sew along and how it works.
I have also given the link there 
for the free PDF Download 
of the Sew Along Guide

to read that post.

Last week we made block one

to visit week one.

This week we will be making block two...

The PRIM Sew Simple Shapes
 used for this block are:
2 - K11
2 - K12
2 - K13
1 - K16
1 - K18
3 - K35
1 - K42
1 - K43
4 - K51
7 - K53
2 - K62
Of course all of this 
info is in the 
sew along guide as well:)

Before you sew the K18 Shape 
for the basket
 and the K42 shape for the bird 
you will need to sew 
these fabrics together first.
Press the seams open.

Now you can line up your
 traced interfacing onto the 
pieced fabrics like this 
before sewing:)

Easy Peasy!!

Run the fabric strips that I
 had you cut for the block
 through the 1/4" bias tape maker.

Press a super curvy curve LOL
 for the basket handle and a
 slight curve for the flower stems.

The bird leg strips are straight
 and you will use both of these strips
 for ALL of the birds legs
 in the remaining blocks.

Sew and trim all of your appliqués.
The shapes that you sew 
on my cutting mat 
(not the design board) 
are the ones that have inner curves
 and cleavage areas to clip.

Block two is all 
 and ready for pin basting!
I just love this part:)

Cut 2 bird legs 1 1/2" long and
 save the remaining strips.

Cut the flower stems 7" long
 and press one end under.
Each stem is curved in opposite directions.

Also from the long strip for the stems
 cut 3 pieces 1 1/2" long 
and press them in half
 for the strawberry stems.

Leave the basket handle the full length...
you can trim ends off after tucking
 under strawberries and glue basting:)

Lay your basket out onto your 
background like this for placement
 so that you can trace the 
line for basket handle.

Use page 15 of the guide for that
 and a light box.

I took pictures with my rulers 
so that you can see how far 
from the edge of my background
 that I placed these shapes...

Take note that the stars 
in this block are placed 
differently from each other.

Don't forget that your 
16 1/2" TRIM IT RULER 
is your best friend 
when laying out your blocks!

The last thing that I do before glueing
 is lay it on top of my pins 
 just to make sure my pieces 
stay within the window and
 will look nice when
 appliquéd and trimmed up.

Time for the Sue Glue:)

I remove my pins and lay my ruler 
on top with something heavy
 on top of that until the glue dries...
about 15 to 20 minutes.

*Have you ever wondered why 
I use glue and not just pin my appliqués?

Sometimes I do use pins if it's just
 an applique or two and a small block.

When I applique I like to 
scrunch my fabric up in my hands 
when stitching and the glue keeps
 the shapes into place perfectly 
and also I don't poke my hands 
with pins during the process:)

With each weeks tutorial 
I'm going to show you close up pics
 of my blocks before applique.

I'll show from different angles and 
one from all four sides so
 that it will help you with the placement
 of your shapes while preparing your blocks:)

I did a french knot for
 the birds eye like this:)
I'm using 3 strands of floss 
in the blocks that have some embroidery. 

Joy and Contentment 
is all ready for applique!
After the applique is complete 
press on the BACK of the block.... 

and trim it to 16 1/2" square using the
 Trim-It Ruler 
so that it will fit into the quilt!

Have fun making your 
Joy and Contentment Block
 and I'll be right back here 
next week for block three!

P.S. Don't forget to share your
 progress and your blocks on 

Friday, August 28, 2020

Quilters Cottage Sew Along Week Four!!

Today is week four in the

It's hosted by 
and I am posting here during weeks 
two - four - six - eight!

Go on over and visit the 
Jolly Jabber Blog on weeks 
one - three - five - seven - nine

Here is the schedule for the sew along 
and how each week is divided up 
between the blocks in the quilt.

Of course you will need your 
because it has all of the cutting and 
step by step instructions for 
making each block and 
putting the quilt together.

The quilt is made with my
 Vintage Happy 2 Fabric 
 but of course you can 
use whatever you would like because 
"you are the boss of your own quilt"

Fat Quarter Shop rounded up 5 amazing bloggers/instagram participants 
to post their blocks each week.
Please go visit them and give them some Quilter's Cottage Love!

Please visit the hashtag
to see a lot of other 
block inspiration from
the book as well:)

Beverly McCullough
 (@flamingotoes), Flamingo Toes
Kristie Muir 
 (@heritage.threads), Heritage Threads
Vickie Zaleski 

I wanted to show you the 
Quilters Cottage Blocks 
that were sewn during week two 
by our five participants.

All of their blocks are sew good!
It's a big block that's for sure...
which is a challenge and
also fun to do as well:)

Flamingo Toes

Crosshatch Quilts

Sew Bella's Quilt Cart

Heritage Threads

Crocheting Vixen

Everyone sewed the
Happy Flowers Block 
this past week during week three...
next time I'll show you those blocks!

I hope you are all 
having sew much fun
 making your blocks for
 Quilters Cottage:)

I'll chat about this sew along 
more in a few weeks...
in the meantime...
happy sewing!

Monday, August 24, 2020

Prim Sew Along - Block One!!


Welcome to week one of the 

We are making the 
72" x 90"

The quilt consists of
 Twelve - 16" applique blocks and a pieced border.

This is going to be fun!!

The quilt is made with my newest fabric
 collection called PRIM of course...
along with 2 new Bee Backgrounds and my latest 
SHABBY fabric called Latte.

We are also using the

I have already posted the
 post which details all of the supplies
 for the sew along and how it works.
I have also given the link there 
for the free PDF Download 
of the Sew Along Guide

to read that post.

As per the sew along guide instructions
 you should have everything for your
 block one all cut and ready to go!

As usual for week one only in my 
Sew Simple Shape Sew Alongs
 the first weeks tutorial is a video.

Because I have my very own brand new 
 I have posted the Block One Tutorial there.
to visit my channel and watch the tutorial.

If you like what you sew 
and my other videos there...
click on subscribe and click on the bell
 to be notified whenever I post another tutorial:)

Here is a list of the
 PRIM Sew Simple Shapes 
needed for Block One:
2 - K10
1 - K12
1 - K13
1 - K27
1 - K28
1 - K30
1 - K31
1 - K32
3 - K45
4 - K52
4 - K60

When I did my block one for the quilt
 I took a lot of photos so I thought I would 
post them here for you even though
 I have done the video...the photos may help!

I used 3 strands of floss 
and a backstitch for the bee antennae:)
I left off the stinger LOL

If you are trying to decide 
if you will be doing hand applique
 or machine applique... 
I did a video on my channel 
 where I demonstrate how I do both.
It may help you decide!

to watch it:)


I hope you enjoy making your block one
 and that you enjoyed my video tutorial for this week.

Next week I'll be doing
 Block Two tutorial 
right here on my blog.
I think I'll do a video for the
 pieced border blocks when it comes time.

Last week I filmed a video at
 Riley Blake Designs with Cindy.
We talked all about PRIM ...
and the sew along and showed 
all of the fun things
 that I designed to go along 
with my PRIM fabric collection.

 to see our show and tell:)

I'll see you right back here next week!!

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