Monday, October 11, 2021

My Happy Place Sew Along - Week Five!!



"One and Two QUILT BLOCKS"

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

 I will be posting each Monday 
right here on my blog 
and you can follow my tutorials 
any time during the 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 am having a lot of fun 
with all of the prints in the kit
 and I hope that you are as well:)

As all of my 
Sew Simple Shapes Sew Alongs go...
We are using the shapes
for the pattern of this quilt
and of course the Sew Along Guide and my tutorials each week.

The set of shapes that we are
 using for this quilt are called

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...hopefully
 you were able to have 
everything for this weeks blocks 
 all cut and ready to go.
This weeks tutorials 
are here on my blog
and let's get started on them!

Sew Simple Shapes 
for the Sewing Scissors Block 
you will need:
6 - L6
6 - L5
3 - L22

You will of course need to 
have your fabrics cut 
per the sew along guide
You will need a 3/4"x 21"
strip cut for finished 
3/8" straight strips 

You will need to 
have your background cut:
9" x 14"
and you will trim it to 
7 1/2" x 12 1/2"
it is appliquéd:)

Sew your shapes...

And trim them.
There is no clipping seam allowances
 needed for any of these shapes 
so you can just turn and shape...

Like this!
Go ahead and run the 3/4" strip 
through the 3/8" bias tape maker.

The first thing that I did
 before pinning down my shapes
 is to glue the small circles 
onto the larger circles 
and cut 6 - 1 1/2" long strips 
for the scissor handles.

I pressed my background fabric in half
 so that I could center the 
first pair of scissors.
Take note that the circles for 
the handles touch each other 
and together with the scissor sheath 
it should measure 6 1/2" long.
Pin this center pair into place first...

Add the strips for the handles...

And then pin the other handles into place.
It should measure 11" wide and
 to make sure that I had them
 spaced evenly
I placed a ruler on the center pair
 at the 5 1/2" mark on the ruler.

I pinned and glue basted all of the pieces.

All 3 pairs of embroidery scissors
 together should measure 11" wide.

Each pair should measure 6 1/2" tall

After I have appliquéd my block 
I will trim it down to 
7 1/2" x 12 1/2".
It will finish at 7" x 12"
 when it's sewn into the quilt.

Now let's do the Fat Quarters Block!

For the Fat Quarters Block 
you will need 
 Sew Simple Shape:
10 - L7
And your fabrics cut

You will need to 
have your background cut:
12" x 26"
and you will trim it to 
10 1/2" x 24 1/2"
it is appliquéd:)

Sewing these shapes are easy peasy...

Before turning and shaping...
 clip a little bit off of 
each corner to reduce bulk:)

All ready to go!!

Layer your squares by starting 
on the bottom row left like you sew here
 (darker green fabric) 
and continue with that row...
It should measure 23" long.

Add the above row by starting with
 the gray fabric on the right side
 and ending with the nutmeg appliqué print.

The squares together 
should measure 9 1/2" wide.

Pin and glue baste:)
I named this block Fat Quarters
 to represent FQ's folded into squares
 like they come in a FQ Bundle...
but of course they could just 
represent pre-cut squares as well!

Take note that this block 
will be thicker of course
 because of all the layers
 but that does not bother me at all
and will not be a problem.

After I have appliquéd my block 
I will trim it down to 
10 1/2" x 24 1/2".
It will finish at 10" x 24"
 when it's sewn into the quilt.

Now for Quilt Blocks One and Two:)

Last Friday was my regular 
filming day for my YouTube Channel 
and so I did a tutorial there 
on how to make my blocks.

to go on over and 
visit with me in my Happy Place!

I give you lots of tips and tricks
 on how I sew my blocks...

And I also talk about the
 "bonus project"
 that I will be making 
during this sew along.
I hope you will join me for that too!

It sure is amazing how quilt blocks 
can look so completely different
 just by making a different size or 
by different color placement.

That is exactly what keeps me passionate
 about quilting and designing 
and that is the basis of my 
video tutorial and I sure 
hope that you enjoy it!

If you do...
please leave me a like on my video 
and leave me a comment there
 on my channel about my video tutorial:)

Here is a look of our blocks so far...
and I'm loving it!
I love having them on the 
design wall in my happy place:)

I'll be right back here 
next week with more tutorials!

Click on the links below 
to visit each week of this sew along:


Week Three

"Bee in my Bonnet"
Vintage 1966


Firefly said...

Can we just make an episode for each week and put it all on Netflix? Momma needs to binge watch this, ok? Ok! We love you too much, Lori. 🤭

M M Hill said...

I stumbled down the rabbit hole on the 'net again and found you. How can any crafter not bee totally thrilled with you, Honey!!!

Lucy D said...

I so want to sew along with you but I’m always sew bee-hind!! Love your stuff! Finishing up Flee Market flowers then starting this one!!

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