Monday, October 24, 2022

Prairie Meadow Sew Along - Block Nine!!

Welcome to week nine 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.

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 
received your 
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
Prairie Meadow
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 very 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.

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

Here is my Block Nine Kit
 Everything is all cut...
all traced and ready:)
You can also see above the squares
 and rectangles that
 I used for the background.

Here is a list of the
  Prairie Meadow 
Sew Simple Shapes 
needed for  
 Block Nine:

4 - N-18
4 - N-28
4 - N-43
1 - N-51
1 - N-55
8 - N-57
12 - N-58

You will need to cut
4 - 5" long
4 - 3" long
of prepared 1/4" strips
 for the stems 
that are cut 
because they are curved.

Block Nine shapes
 sewn...trimmed and clipped.

Before turning...
you will need to clip the  
cleavage areas in-between
each of the 8 leaves shown 
in the front of the photo.

Remember to clip ALL the way 
to your stitched line but not into it.
If you do not clip far enough it will
be hard for it to lie flat.
Use the seam roller and also your iron
in these kind of 
areas just as I showed you in the 
week one video. 
The other shapes
do not need any clipping:)

All turned...shaped...pressed and ready:)

I pre-glued these 2 circles together
before pinning onto the background.

I pinned these shapes onto the 
center of the background first.

The tip of the large leaves
 are 2 1/2" down from the edge
 of your background fabric 
and the narrow green leaves
tops are at the seam intersection. 
 All 8 shapes surrounding the 
large circle are tucked underneath. 

I pinned and glued all of these 
shapes down at this point.

Then I pinned the blue circles 1 3/4"
from the edge of my background 
and centered between the seams of that
background square that they are placed on.

Next I placed the cherries.
I pinned the darkest cherry 2" in
from the edge of the background and centered on the seam.
I then pinned the gingham cherry
 next to it on the seam about 1/4" apart.

The last cherry is pinned 
1 1/2" from edge to the right
 and 3" in from bottom edge.
Just pin these into place
so that you can tuck the stems
 underneath on the last step.

Next I placed the double leaf tip
2 1/4" in from bottom edge of
the background and then 
3" in from the right edge of background.
the other leaf bottom rests on the seam.  

I glued the long curved stem underneath.
First I pressed the bottom end under.
The bottom corner of that stem is 
2 1/4" from the bottom edge
 of the background.
Because you cut on the bias
it will curve the way that you 
want it to and still lie flat.
Tuck the other end of long stem
 underneath the top cherry.
Now curve the shorter stem 
between the two side cherries
like a smile:)and glue.

Trim length if stems if needed...
I wanted to give you 
enough to work with!

Now glue the cherries and double 
leaves into place.

I worked with one corner at a 
time from this point on.

the opposite corner is a 
mirror image but all
 measurements are the same:)
  Using these sewn sewn seams 
from the background 
for placement makes it sew easy!

Once the second corner was completed
and I continued in the same way
for the other half of the block...

Until all for corners 
were pinned and then glued:)

After a few minutes I removed my
 pins and let my block lie flat 
to continue drying the glue:)

That is my BLOCK NINE tutorial. 
I love this block!
I call it my George Washington Block
because of the cherries and 
the Baltimore Album style design...
it's very Early American:)

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.

Now that we are 3/4 of the way
 through our applique blocks
let's talk about the scrappy border blocks!
The cutting for each block is within the cutting of each fabric in the guide
and they are super easy to sew!

You will find the block instructions
and diagrams within the sew along guide
and the diagram on sewing the 
four scrappy borders
(and the sashing and cornerstones)

Here are my sample blocks to show you.
I simply used an accurate 1/4"
 seam allowance and then pressed 
my seams open and used the clapper
just like I show you in all
of my tutorials on my 
I'm know a lot of you have 
sewn your border blocks already 
and have been putting your
quilt rows together as we go!
You can choose to save till
the really doesn't matter:)

After making this weeks block
you can add it to the first eight 
that we have made:)
I adore how they are all looking
so sweet together!

Thanks for joining me
 again this week for the 
Prairie Meadow Sew Along...
I'll meet you right back here
next Monday for the 
Block Ten tutorial...
happy sewing!!

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Anonymous said...

Just found a kit and ordered!

said said...

So beautiful! Thanks for the sharing

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