Monday, January 25, 2021

Flea Market Flowerts Sew Along - Week One!!

Flea Market Flowers 

Welcome to Week One of the 

We are using my latest 
fabric collection called
Flea Market
It's designed by me ... 
and produced and distributed by the amazing 
Riley Blake Designs:)

We are making my quilt
76" x 86"

We are using my 
to make all of the flower petals...

This set of my 
for all of the flower centers...

And we are also using my 
for all of the leaves in the quilt.

All of the other notions as well as fabric requirements are detailed within the 
Flea Market Flowers Sew Along Guide
for the free PDF Download

I also have a "Bee Prepared" blog post 
detailing everything that you will
 need to know about this sew along...
to go to that blog post 
if you have not read it 
or you need to be "refreshed"
 on any of the information!

As promised...
I did a video tutorial on my
 YouTube channel showing how to make 
Flea Market Flower 

to go to that tutorial...
 so that you can make this cute flower!!

I detail everything step by step
 in my video along with cutting instructions.
remember that all of the cutting
for each print in this block is
 in your sew along guide as well:)

I hoped you liked my video! 
It was really fun to do it for you:) 
I just love how this flower turned out...
I think the patchwork center 
is really fun 
and many of these blocks 
would be a beautiful quilt as well!

I have not appliquéd my block
 or trimmed it up yet 
but I'm pretty sure that
 I am going to machine applique
 all of the blocks for this quilt.

Most of the time I hand applique 
but every once in a while
 I like to do it by machine
 and I think these blocks
 would be perfect for that.

A few months ago I did a video tutorial
 on how I machine applique
 and hand applique
if you would like to watch me!

I'll be using thread to match 
my appliqués 
which is what I always do 
whether by machine or by hand.

After applique the block is 
trimmed down to 
18 1/2" x 20 1/2"

It will finish at 18" x 20" 
after it is sewn into your quilt.

We will chat about trimming 
blocks down in the next week or two:)

Flea Market Flowers 
is anothe one that I am doing
 a tutorial for this week as well.

Please remember that I have asked you 
NOT to cut any of the flowers ahead of time
 (so that no mistakes are made and also
 there are a few speciality cuts)

I will be showing you how to cut the
 flowers for each block as I do each tutorial.

For BLOCK "L" you will need to make
 two - 6 1/2" Flowers
so that means you will need to cut 32 petals.

You will need a little bit more than two
 3" x 21" strips to get all 32 petals cut.
Lay your ruler on the fabric strips between the
 4 1/2" and 7 1/2" lines 
that are marked as dashes on the Pie Ruler.

I cut them exactly the same way that I showed you
 in the video for BLOCK "M" ...
just different size strip height and
 different placement of the Pie Ruler.

I have all of my other fabrics cut for
 the block and my Sew-In Interfacing traced.
1 - 2" Circle
2 - 4" Circles
4 - Small Leaves
I cut my 1/4" prepared straight bias strip
 6 1/2" long
I cut my background 
10" x 20"

This is what a cute little 
6 1/2" flower looks like:)
By the way...
6 1/2" is the smallest sized flower that
 we will be making for the quilt.

No matter what size flower we are making...
they are all sewn the exact same way
 that I showed you in the video.

Here is a close up view of the back of a
 6 1/2" Flea Market Flower.

A close up view of sewing my leaves!

Okay...all shapes are:
1. Sewn 
2. Trimmed
3. Turned
4. Shaped
5. Pressed

Although in this photo I
 had only sewn one of my flowers:)

I pressed my background in half BOTH ways
 so that I had a crease in the fabric to center my design on.
I layed out the flowers and pinned
 onto my background using
 the design board underneath.
I did this the exact same way
 that I show in my video:)

After pinning I used the Sue Glue and 
removed the pins after the glue dried.

From tip to tip of the two flowers 
it measures 17" long
and the width of leaves and flowers
 are 6 1/2" wide.

Flea Market Flowers
BLOCK "L" is all ready for applique!

It will finish at 8" x 18" 
when sewn into the quilt.
After I have done my applique I will
 trim it down to 8 1/2" x 18 1/2"

I really love the light 
colored centers in these flowers...
so sweet!!

So that is it for the tutorials today...
two blocks down and fourteen more to go.
This is going to be fun!!

Have fun planting your flowers...
I'll meet you right back here next week for
 Flea Market Flower Blocks "N" and "O"

Chat with you later!!


Anna said...

Thank You for this free sew along. I love your designs and finished quilts. I will have to begin this next month and I want to be sure this tutorial will be available then. Thank you for your willingness to offer this.

Unknown said...

Flea market is just a stunning collection! I love this sew-a-long! I just started sewing in February 2020 and I love the bigger pieces. This quilt is my absolute FAVORITE!!
I am currently also working on the Granny Chic Sew-a-long and that one is a lot more difficult foe me.

ScrappyGirl said...

Finally getting started! Thank you for the video!

Lily Lane Farm, Rabbitry and Garden Creations said...

I just discovered this and it is just spectacular! Thanks so much for posting. Look forward to see more of your blog.

Anonymous said...

I have my M block ready to sew! Now on to the next one.

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