Monday, February 22, 2021

Flea Market Flowers Sew Along - Week Five!!





Flea Market Flowers 
BLOCK "F"


Welcome to Week Five 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
FLEA MARKET FLOWERS
76" x 86"


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


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


And we are also using my 
SEED RULERS
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...
To kick off week one
 I did a video tutorial on my
 YouTube channel showing how to make 
Flea Market Flower 
BLOCK "M"

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


I also did a tutorial during 
week one right here
 on my blog for
Block "L"
to go to week one and this block tutorial:)


As part of week two 
I did the tutorial here for  
Block "O"
For that tutorial



BLOCK "I" 
is also in the week two tutorial:)


Last week during week three
I did the tutorial for 
BLOCK 

to go to week three for the tutorial


I also did the tutorial for 
BLOCK "I"
during week three:)


During week four I did
 the tutorial for 
Block "K"

for that tutorial


And I also did the tutorial for 
Block "J" 
during week four as well.


Today we are going to start off with 
BLOCK "F"
You will need to make one - 
11 1/2" Flea Market Flower
using two different prints.


To make Block "F" you will also need:

4 - large leaves

1 - 6" circle
1 - 4" circle

1 - 1/2" stem cut 15" long 
with one end pressed under

Background cut - 14" x 26"


You will need one 4" x 21" strips
 from each fabric for the flower petals.

From each print cut 8 petals like this...
using the 2" and 6" marks 
on the Pie Ruler and also 
alternating the ruler as you cut.


I have sewn my 2 circles 
and four large leaves...


And I'm chain piecing my petals:)


After my petals are sewn 
it's time to make the flower:)


Now it's time to grow my flower!


I grabbed a large design board 
and placed my background on the diagonal
 after I pressed it in half lenghtwise
 so that I could center my flower:)


And I started pinning!!!
I made my flower to be 23" tall 
from the bottom of the stem 
to the tips of the flower:)



I pinned my leaves to be
 no wider than my flower.


I glued after pinning everything 
into place exactly how I wanted it.

After the glue dried 
I removed the pins...


And took this picture for you!!


FLEA MARKET FLOWER "F"
After I have appliqu├ęd 
my flower I will trim it down to
 12 1/2" x 24 1/2"
And it will finish at 
12" x 24" 
after it's sewn into my quilt.


Next up is 
BLOCK "H"

For this block you will 
need to make two - 9 1/2" flowers
 all from one print.


To make Block "H" you will also need:

4 - small leaves

2 - 6" circles
1 - 2" circle

1 - 1/4" stem cut 7" long 

Background cut - 12" x 26"


You will need four 3" x 21" strips 
of fabric to cut the 32 petals
 to make two 9 1/2" flowers.

Use the 3" and 6" lines
 on the Pie Ruler and 
alternate the ruler 
each time that you cut.


Okay... so because you all know 
the drill by now 
I won't repeat my words about sewing
 this block but I did take 
progress photos as I sewed and pinned.








For the length you will want 
no longer that 23" long from 
tip to tip of both flowers.
Because the leaves are small 
it is pretty easy to keep them 
no wider than the flowers. 


FLEA MARKET FLOWERS 
BLOCK "H"

After applique trim it down to
 10 1/2" x 24 1/2"
and it will finish at 
10" x 24" 
after sewing into the quilt.


Thank you for joining me for week five!
I am really enjoying all of the
 Flea Market Flowers 
that are showing up on my 
They are all so beautiful!!

I'll meet you right back here 
next Monday for week six:)
xx
Lori


Monday, February 15, 2021

Flea Market Flowers Sew Along - Week Four!!





Flea Market Flowers 
BLOCK "K"


Welcome to Week Four 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
FLEA MARKET FLOWERS
76" x 86"


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


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


And we are also using my 
SEED RULERS
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...
To kick off week one
 I did a video tutorial on my
 YouTube channel showing how to make 
Flea Market Flower 
BLOCK "M"

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


I also did a tutorial during 
week one right here
 on my blog for
Block "L"
to go to week one and this block tutorial:)


As part of week two 
I did the tutorial here for  
Block "O"
For that tutorial



BLOCK "I" 
is also in the week two tutorial:)


Last week during week three
I did the tutorial for 
BLOCK 

to go to week three for the tutorial


I also did the tutorial for 
BLOCK "I"
during week three:)



Today we are going to start off with 
BLOCK "K"
You will need to make one - 
13 1/2" Flea Market Flower
and
you will also need to make one -
7 1/2" flower
to layer on top of the 13 1/2" flower.



*Reminder*

We are cutting a 7 1/2" flower
 from the Pebble Wallpaper print
 NOT a 9 1/2" flower


Also since we are working with this print 
today I just wanted to let you know 
that you will need to cut
 8 - 2 1/2" strips for the binding:)
The first draft of the sew along guide 
said seven but you will need 8.
No worries ...
you have plenty of fabric 
for this as the yardage called for
already planned for 8.



To make Block "K" you will 
also need a 4" circle 
for the flower center.

You will need to cut your 
background fabric 
16" x 16"


You will need to cut 8 petals 
from each print for the 7 1/2" flower.
Refer to your guide on page seven 
if you are not sure of the
 ruler lines that I am showing you.

I try to be as clear as I can 
with the photo but just know
 that you can always double check 
on page seven if you would like:)



You will also need to cut 
8 petals from each print
for the 13 1/2" flower.
 
Place your ruler like this
 when cutting the petals.

Remember to alternate 
the ruler each time you cut 
just like I showed you 
in the video from week one.


Now for the sewing!!


Petals and center circle 
are all ready to go:)


Remember that when you are 
sewing flowers with two prints 
that you will need to sew 
each set the exact same way 
when joining them together
to form the flowers:)


Flowers are are all sewn...
grab the center and lets go pin baste!


Press your background fabric 
in half both ways so that you can
 line up the flower on center
while you are pinning.


The points of the smaller flower 
line up on the seams 
of the larger flower.


I used my small ruler and measured
 as I went along so that everything 
was centered correctly.
*Take note that the points
 of the larger flower should 
match up with your pressed seams 
of the background....


Like this:)


No stem and leaves for this flower...
it shines all on it's own!


Flea Market Flower
 Block "K"
is ready for applique:)

After applique you will need to 
trim it up to measure 14 1/2" square.
It will finish at 14" x 14"
after it's sewn into the quilt.


Okay....
Let's move onto planting
 two more flowers:)

For BLOCK "J"
you will need two - 6 1/2" flowers:) 



To make Block "J" you will also need:

4 - small leaves

2 - 4" circles

2 - 1/4" stems cut 4" long 
with one end pressed under

Background cut - 12" x 16"


Cut 16 petals from each print 
to make two - 6 1/2" flowers.


Leaves and circles are sewn...
making a flower petal chain:)


Petals are all ready to sew into flowers:) 


And just like that...
two flowers are finished
 and we are ready to pin baste:)


Before pinning...
press your background in half.


Notice that the side points
 on each flower are 
touching the center crease.


Pin and glue.
When glue is dry go ahead 
and remove the pins:) 


Together they should measure 
no more than 13" wide...


And no more than 9" tall.


Each set of leaves should not
 be wider than the flower they belong to.


Ready for applique:)


Flea Market Flower
Block "J"

After applique trim it down to
10 1/2" x 14 1/2"
It will finish at 10" x 14"
when it's sewn into your quilt. 


So far we have planted a dozen
Flea Market Flowers for our quilt!

Tune in next Monday
 and I'll be right back here
 to plant three more:)
xx
Lori

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