Monday, September 13, 2021

My Happy Place Sew Along - Let's Begin!!


Welcome to week one of the 
Sew Along!
Join me here each week 
when I will be doing tutorials
 on the blocks for the quilt.

Of course because we are all sewing 
from all around the world  
we all have different time zones...
But I will be posting each Monday 
right here on my blog 
and you can follow my tutorials 
any time each week that 
 is convenient for you.

For this sew along...
We are making the 
My Happy Place Quilt
74" x 88"

I've been sew excited to begin...
This is going to be fun!!

The quilt is made with my newest fabric
 collection called STITCH...

Along with several Bee Backgrounds:)

I hope that you all have your 
fabric kits by now...
 and that we are all ready to begin
after the delay that we have experienced:)

We are also using the
My Happy Place
Sew Simple Shapes

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.

As per the sew along guide 
cutting instructions
 you should have everything for your
 Tomato Pincushion Blocks 
 all cut and ready to go!

As usual for week one in my 
Sew Simple Shape Sew Alongs
 the first weeks tutorial is a video.

Because I have my very own brand new 
 I have posted the 
Tomato Pincushion Block 
Tutorial there.
to visit my channel and watch the 
tutorial and I hope that you love it!
Leave me a comment there and let me know:)

If you like what you see 
and my other videos there...
click on subscribe and click on the bell
 to be notified whenever I post another tutorial for this sew along:)

I will be doing all of the 
pieced blocks in the quilt 
as a video tutorial there on my channel.

Here is a list of the
  My Happy Place 
Sew Simple Shapes 
needed for the 
Tomato Pincushion Blocks:
4 - L18
4 - L19
4 - L20

You will also need to cut 
each background 8" x 8"
as it says in the guide:)

When I did my blocks for the quilt
 I took a few photos so I thought I would 
post them here for you even though
 I have done the video:)

If you are trying to decide 
if you will be doing hand applique
 or machine applique... 
I did a video on my channel 
 where I demonstrate how I do both.
It may help you decide!

to watch it:)

Make 4
Trim down to 6 1/2" square
before sewing them together
to go into your quilt:) 

I hope you enjoy making your blocks 
for this week
 and that you enjoyed my video tutorial!

Next week I'll be doing these three block tutorials right here on my blog:)
1. Sewing Scissors
2. Knitting
3. Crochet Hooks

One of the things that I really love 
about doing my sew alongs 
is that we all have the opportunity 
to get to know each other 
and see each others progress through 
where we can post pictures.
When you post a picture...
use the hashtag
and then everyone who is following 
that hashtag page (including yourself and me) 
will be able to see your post!
Then everyone can chat back and forth 
by commenting on each others post.
It's a really fun way to
 interact with each other:)

Okay...with that being said 
I think we are all ready now 
to get this sew along started!!

I'll meet you right back here next Monday:)


Firefly said...

Yay! I’m having so much fun with this. I feel like I want to pack my bags and run away to Lori Holt camp for 3 months. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🤎🖤💖🧵🪡

Firefly said...

Omg! There is nothing I’d rather be doing than this right now. Wish I would have discovered this Lori Holt world years ago!!! 😍🤩😍🤩 sew fun.

Anna said...

I am so excited to start this sew along. This is my first Lori project so this is the first time doing this type of applique and only my fourth quilt to date. I hope I can stay on track and keep up each week.

ShirleyC said...

They're just as cute as ca (bee)! Pun intended! LOL

Riley Blake just has the cutest fabrics!

Perfect Stitch by angie said...

Love this option to stitch along with you.

Rebecca Marshburn said...

Excited to be doing the sew along

Kay Peschke said...

I’ve waited patiently for MONTHS for the Sew Along to begin! Happy stitching! Can’t wait to see everyone’s progress!🧵💖

Unknown said...

I am sew excited to do this! This is my first Lori Holt project and only my 2nd appliqué project. I’m a little bit nervous about this but you are such a practical instructor and you make it easy to understand. Thanks!

Mary said...

I could not wait to make these blocks! So cute! I woke at 4:00 the morning after watching video and went to work. Fun, fun, fun! Thanks for all your hard work!

Mary said...

Thank you Lori for taking a few photos even though you did the video. It helps me a lot to watch the video first then just use the photos when working on my blocks. You are an awesome teacher. You are a rock star in my opinion. I pray someday before I go see Jesus that I can go to a retreat. I live in Michigan so it will cost a lot for travel but I sure wish it could happen someday. I was recently diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and already have chronic pain from multiple back surgeries. I’m a nurse so it just happens. Wouldn’t train being a nurse though. God still gives me people to take care of. Anyway my fingers and wrists have been getting harder to use but I’m not giving up. Your wonderful books and fabric and sew alongside bring me so much joy. Thank you sew much. For the crossstitch too. You are a way maker! Lots of prayers for you Lori. Mary Mcclure

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