Welcome to week three 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
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:)
Here is a list of the
Sew Simple Shapes
1 - N-13
8 - N-25
8 - N-42
1 - N-50
12 - N-55
You will need to cut
8 - 3" long
of prepared 1/4" straight
bias strips for the stems
Here are the squares and rectangles
for my Block Three background
all sewn together:)
With the help of Miss Betty...
here are all of my Block Three shapes
sewn...trimmed and clipped.
you will need to clip all of the
shapes except for the circles:)
All turned...shaped and pressed
and stems are cut:)
I pre-glued the flower
and center circle together
before laying them out
onto the background for pinning.
Place your background onto
a design board and let's get started!!
First I pinned the flower
centered 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 the stems underneath first.
Next I did the stems and the tulips.
The stems measure 2 1/4" long from the
center flower cleavage to the
bottom of the tulips...
the center tip of tulip is 1 1/2"
from the edge of the background.
I placed the leaves 1/2" down
from the tulip bottom
across the center of the stem.
The circles on each side of the tulips
are 1 1/2" from edge of background fabric
and touching the seam on outsides.
I measured 1 1/2" from both side edges
of the corners
of the background
(not diagonally) and placed
the denim circles.
This block was fun to pin baste...
I just kept turning and pinning.
It was like going on a merry go round!
After pinning everything I glue basted:)
I'm loving this sweet block...
I really love the large denim flower
with little yellow tulips
Here's my BLOCK THREE
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.
Block Three tutorial is complete...
and this is what the first three
blocks look like all together
on my design wall.
I'm sew excited about this quilt!!
I can't wait to make another block:)
I'll meet you right back here
next week for the
Block Four tutorial...
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