Welcome to week four of the
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.
We are making the
Prairie Meadow Quilt
68" x 85"
The quilt is made with my newest fabric
collection called Prairie...
I hope that you all have all
fabric kits by now...
and that we are all ready to begin!!
If you still need one ...
just do a quick google search for
"Prairie Meadow Quilt Kit"
to find shops who still have some left.
We are also using the
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 download the sew along guide.
It's important to watch my
Week One/Block One video tutorial
because everything I show you in
block one pertains to all
the rest of the blocks.
Things such as tips on sewing...
shaping and turning all of your
appliqués as well as the entire
process of laying out the block.
I also explain about sewing
the scrappy background.
If you have not watched it please
to read my blog tutorial for
to read my tutorial for
As per the sew along guide
you should have everything for your
all cut and ready to go!
Everything is all cut...
all traced and ready:)
You can also sew above the squares
and rectangles that
I used for the background.
Here is a list of the
Sew Simple Shapes
4 - N-10
4 - N-12
4 - N-27
8 - N-31
8 - N-45
1 - N-49
4 - N-55
4 - N-58
You will need to cut
4 - 2 1/2" long
4 - 3 1/2" long
of prepared 1/4" straight
bias strips for the stems
Here are all of my Block Four shapes
sewn...trimmed and clipped.
you will need to clip the cleavage
of the stars and the
inner curves in the flowers:)
All turned...shaped and pressed...
I just need to cut my stems:)
I pre-glued the circles onto the flowers
and onto the stars as well.
I glued the four leaf shapes around
the outside of the center circle
before laying them out
onto the background for pinning.
You know the drill by now!
I pinned this circle first in the
center onto the background.
I pinned it down but made sure not to
glue the outer edges down yet because
I wanted to be able to
tuck all 8 stems underneath first.
Next I did the stems for the star flowers.
Remember to use your sewn seams from
the background to line these up!
The stems measure 2" long from the
center circle to the
bottom cleavage of the star.
The tips of stars is 1 1/2"
from the edge of the background.
I placed the leaves on each side at the
bottom of the stem 1/4" away
from the bottom star points.
I measured 3 1/2" diagonally from
to the inner curve of the flower.
The stems measure 2 3/4" long
from the center circle to the
bottom inner curve of the flower.
I placed the tall leaves at the
bottom of each side of the stem
and centered them between the
flowers and star leaves.
Then I glued everything!!
I love the tall leaves with the flowers
and the shorter leaves with the stars:)
That is my BLOCK FOUR tutorial:)
all ready for applique:)
Afterwards I will
press from the back and then
I will use my
16 1/2" Trim-It Ruler
to trim down the block.
Thanks for joining me
on this Prairie journey
once again this week for the
Prairie Meadow Sew Along
I'll meet you right back here
next week for the
Block Five tutorial...
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