Monday, March 22, 2021

Flea Market Flowers sew Along - Week Nine - Quilt Label Tutorial and Trimming Up Blocks!

Flea Market Flowers 
Quilt Label

Welcome to Week Nine 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...
To kick off week one
 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 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

is also in the week two tutorial:)

During week three
I did the tutorial for 

to go to week three for the tutorial

I also did the tutorial for 
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.

During Week Five I did the tutorial for 

to read that tutorial

I also did the tutorial for 
during Week Five as well.

During week six I did the tutorial for 

for that tutorial.

During week seven 
I did the tutorial for 
Flea Market Flower 
Block "E"

for that tutorial:)

During week seven
 is the tutorial for 
BLOCK "D"...

As well as the tutorial for 
Block "C"

During week eight 
I did the tutorial for 
for that tutorial

I also did the tutorial for 
during that same week 

I decided to wait one more week 
for the big finish so that I could 
do this tutorial for this cute quilt label
and also show you how 
I trim up my applique blocks.

Now that all of my blocks are made...
 I trimmed up all of the leftover prints
 in the kit into usable size squares
 according to my scrappy stash method.

I put the squares into my 
leftovers squares bins according to size
 and I will use them 
when sewing my scrappy quilts.

If you would like to know more 
about how and why I do this...
to watch the introduction video 
of my SewnYour Stash Series 
on my YouTube Channel.

Out of those leftover squares 
I chose 16 - 3" squares 
from the prints so that I could 
make a scrappy happy 
7 1/2" Flea Market Flower.

I also grabbed the 
leftover 4" circle from Block "D"
and another 2" circle 
that I had already sewn.

I wasn't sure if I wanted to use
 the smaller circle but I 
pulled it out to audition it 
when the flower was finished.

I cut a petal from each of the
 3" squares like this.
I used the 4" and 7" mark 
on the Pie Ruler just like in the guide.

16 scrappy happy flower petals
 all cut and ready to sew!

At this point I also traced a circle 
from the 9" ruler to use with 
CLOUD which is a 
Riley Blake Confetti Cotton 
that matches my fabrics.

After the flower was sewn
I grabbed a small design board
 and pinned it to the 9" circle 
as well as pinned the center circles.

After pinning I glued...

And when it was dry 
I used a Pigma Pen 
to write on the label.
Pigma pens will not 
smear or wash out and
 I love to use them on my labels.

I decided not to use the small circle
 in the center after all.
The beauty of using the Sue Glue 
is that it was very easy 
to simply gently pull it off:)

I love this cute little label!!
I think it's important to
 document our quilts as we make them:)

This is what the back of the label
 looks like and I will applique it 
onto the back of my quilt 
either before or after it's quilted.

I think my Flea Market Flowers
 look really sweet with scrappy petals too:)

All of my blocks are appliquéd now
 and as I said before I decided to
 do applique by machine for this quilt.
If you need to watch how I 
machine or hand applique 
to watch a tutorial that I did 
on my channel that shows how I do both.

Now let's chat about trimming up the blocks!

I trimmed up my blocks in order
 that I made them and so I 
thought I'd show you 
block "L" and then Block "M"
 from week one of the sew along.

Here is a few close ups of 
what the machine applique looks like.

The next thing that I always do 
right after applique 
and before trimming up 
is to press my blocks.
I always press from the back 
and I do not use steam.

My go to rulers for trimming 
ALL of my blocks in ALL of my quilts
 are my Cute Cuts Trim-It Rulers.

I have many rulers in a 
variety of sizes to make this job easier.

Here I have pictured these square sizes:
2 1/2" - 3 1/2" - 4 1/2" 5 1/2" - 6 1/2" -
 7 1/2" - 8 1/2" - 9 1/2" - 10 1/2" - 12 1/2"

Of course you can use any rulers 
that you would like to...
I'm just showing you what I use.
 If you have been following all of 
my other sew alongs 
you already have these sizes:)

Because this block needs to be
 trimmed down to 8 1/2" x 18 1/2"
 I am starting with the 8 1/2"

I use the lines on the rulers 
to center the design and then 
trim down one side first...

Like this...

And turn the block and trim the other side.

Now that takes care of the 8 1/2" for the 18 1/2".

Here are my larger ruler sizes pictured.

They are 14" - 16" - 18" and 20" square

I grabbed the 18 1/2"...

Used all of the lines 
on the ruler for centering...

And trimmed off the two remaining sides.

For Block "M" I did the same thing 
but using the 18 1/2" and 
also the 20 1/2" Rulers.
Remember to press from the bak first.

Here's a close up of the 
machine applique on this block.

I used the 18 1/2" Trim-It Ruler first...

And finished up with the 20 1/2".

There are 2 blocks only 
in the quilt that you 
will trim to a square size.
One of them is Block "K" 
that you will trim to 14 1/2" square.

Close up of the machine applique;)

Because I have a 14 1/2" Ruler 
of course I used it.

I absolutely love using these rulers
 because it's so easy to 
center everything perfectly.
The aqua lines on the outside 
represent the 1/4" seam allowance 
so that you can sew exactly 
what the block will look like 
after it's sewn into your quilt.


The other square block is 
Block "G"
and because I do not have a
 24 1/2" Trim It Ruler (as of yet)

I just simply measure out 12 1/4" 
from the center on all four sides
 and trim so that it measures
 24 1/2" square.
It's not as easy without a 
Trim-It Ruler but it works:)

If you have not done so yet...
now is the time to 
cut your border fabrics.
All of the cutting 
is in the sew along guide...
As well as a diagram of 
the order to sew on the borders.

I'm using the Flea Market Roses Wideback 
in RED for the back of my quilt. 
I love how all of these fabrics
 go together and I can't wait to
 show you my quilt!!

I'll be right back here next week
 for the big finish where I will
 have pictures of my quilt
 after its quilted!!

Chat with you then...


MicheleLL said...

Thank you Lori! Just lovely. I appreciate the detailed tutorials🥰

Angela said...

I did it! Thanks to your beautiful fabrics and wonderful tutorials, I kept pace with your weekly blogs. Now my finished top is ready to go to the quilter!

Elizabeth said...

Love the scrappy flower label, it's a fun way to document the fabrics in the quilt.

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