Flea Market Flowers
Welcome to Week One of the
We are using my latest
fabric collection called
It's designed by me ...
and produced and distributed by the amazing
Riley Blake Designs:)
We are making my quilt
FLEA MARKET FLOWERS
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!
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 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
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:
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 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!!