Monday, October 26, 2020

PRIM Sew Along - Week Ten!!





"LOVE and FRIENDSHIP"

Welcome to week ten of the
 PRIM SEW ALONG!


We are making the
 PRIM QUILT
72" x 90"



We are also using the


And my newest fabric collection 
PRIM 
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.


So far we have made 
"PATRIOTISM and INDUSTRY"

for the first week blog post


"JOY and CONTENTMENT"

for that blog post

  
"PEACE and PLENTY"
for that blog post

 
"KINDNESS and GENEROSITY"
for that blog post


"BEAUTY and SIMPLICITY"
for that blog post


"HOME and HEARTH"

for that blog post



"FAITH and ENDURANCE"

for that blog post


"PLEASANT and GENTLE"

for that blog post



"WELCOMING and CHEERFUL"

for that blog post




And this week are making 
"LOVE and FRIENDSHIP"


PRIM Sew Simple Shapes 
needed for Block Ten:
1 - K12
1 - K13
1 - K21
1 - K22
1 - K33
1 - K44
1 - K45
5 - K54
2 - K55
*Cut 2 - 1/4" straight bias 
1 1/4" long for the birds legs
*You will need two curved
 1/4" flower stems.
Press one end under on both.
One should measure 13" long
 and the other 10" long. 


When tracing shape K44 for the bird...
trace in reverse.
You will need to sew these two
 fabrics together first before you 
sew the bird shape.
Press seam open so it's flat.


For the K55 sunflower shape 
you will need to sew these two fabrics
 together before sewing as well:)


This photo makes me giggle because 
I usually put the shapes that 
need to be clipped on the cutting mat
 and leave the others
 on the design board....
but this time is completely opposite!

The only two shapes that do not 
need to have the seam allowance clipped 
before turning is the bird wing 
and the square for the star center:)


Don't be intimidated by the 
cat shape after turning... 
remember to use the handy dandy tool
 to shape it up before pressing! 


Here is what the back of mine looks
 like after I shaped and pressed.
Because of the shape I did not cut
 my typical "X" in the interfacing.


All of my Block Ten shapes are ready to go!


Pinning and Sue Glue:)


Here's where I tell you to
"use your ruler for placement"







At this point I did not
 do the embroidery on the cats face
 and add the eye on the bird.
 

You will find the embroidery pattern 
on page 16 of the sew along guide.

I usually do the embroidery on the
 appliqu├ęs before basting 
because I think it's easier.
But in this case I want my center 
cat whiskers to extend onto the background
 so I'll do it right after applique
 is completed and before 
I press and trim my block.


A few days later...
and applique and embroidery is complete!
I used 3 strands of floss 
for all of the embroidery stitches:
*Backstitch for the whiskers
*French Knots for the eyes
*Satin Stitch for the nose


Instead of chasing the bird
 like cat's usually do...
this prim kitty and prim bird are 
the best of friends:)

 
Block Ten is the beginning 
of the last row of the quilt...
only two more to go!
 
 
"LOVE and FRIENDSHIP"
should measure 16 1/2" square 
after pressing from the back
 and trimming it up:)


Thanks again for sewing with me today!!
I'll be right back here 
next week with Block Eleven:)
xx
Lori

Monday, October 19, 2020

PRIM Sew Along - Week Nine!!




"WELCOMING and CHEERFUL"

Welcome to week nine of the
 PRIM SEW ALONG!

We are making the
 PRIM QUILT
72" x 90"



We are also using the




And my newest fabric collection 
PRIM 
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.


So far we have made 
"PATRIOTISM and INDUSTRY"

for the first week blog post


"JOY and CONTENTMENT"

for that blog post

  
"PEACE and PLENTY"
for that blog post

 
"KINDNESS and GENEROSITY"
for that blog post


"BEAUTY and SIMPLICITY"
for that blog post


"HOME and HEARTH"

for that blog post



"FAITH and ENDURANCE"

for that blog post


"PLEASANT and GENTLE"

for that blog post




And this week are making 
"WELCOMING and CHEERFUL"


PRIM Sew Simple Shapes 
needed for Block Nine:
1 - K9
2 - K10
1 - K12
1 - K13
1 - K23
1 - K24
3 - K29
1 - K33
1 - K42
1 - K43
2 - K50
1 - K61
2 - K62

*You will need three 
1/4" curved bias strips.
Cut the longest one 12" 
and press one end under.
Cut the other two 6" long 
and no pressing under because 
they will tuck under the 
long stem and the flower tops.
*Cut 2 - 1/4" straight bias
 2" long for the bird legs:)


This is the shape that you will use
 to make all three sizes 
of the stacked Shaker Boxes.
You can see that there are
 3 widths marked by the stitched lines 
and you will use them to mark your
 sewing lines onto each interfacing...


Like this:)
Also mark the line across
 where the lid goes.
Before sewing each shape 
sew the fabrics and the lids together 
and press the seams open for less bulk:)


Before sewing the shape for the bird
 you will need to sew 
these two fabrics together as well.


You will need to clip seam allowance 
in the following shapes before turning:

Cleavage in the star...
pineapple top and heart

  Inner curves in the bird 
and the three flowers.


Block Nine is all shaped up...
 pressed and ready to go!!


Pin baste on your large design board
 and then add the Sue Glue.


Use your best friend (16 1/2" Trim-It Ruler) 
to place the shapes and create your block.









When your glue is dry
 it's time for applique!!
Use your favorite method of applique...
either by hand or by machine.


Either way you will want to
 match the thread to each applique piece.

**If you are doing it by machine 
you do not need to change
 the bobbin thread
 to match because that will 
be on the back of the block...
you will only need to 
change the top thread
 to match applique shapes.


This block was really fun
 for me to make and design as well.
Did you know that the pineapple
 was a symbol of Welcome in colonial times?
It's one of the reasons that
 I wanted to include it in this quilt:)



WELCOMING and CHEERFUL
should measure 16 1/2" square 
after trimming it up with the ruler:)

It will finish at 16" square 
after sewing it into your quilt:)


And speaking of sewing...
after this block is completed 
you can sew row three together 
and add it to rows one and two.
!YaY!


I love how the first eight blocks 
look on my sewing room design wall...
now I can add block nine:)


Thanks for "tuning in" for the 
block nine tutorial and I will 
be back here next week to start
 on the last row with block ten!!
xx
Lori


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