Monday, October 10, 2022

Prairie Meadow Sew Along - Block Seven!!

Welcome to week seven 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 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 

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

Here is my Block Seven 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 Seven:

4 - N-3
12 - N-36
8 - N-46
1 - N-53
12 - N-58

You will need to cut
4 - 7 1/2" long
8 - 2 1/2" long
of prepared 1/4" straight 
bias strips for the stems 

Block Seven shapes
 sewn...trimmed and clipped.

Before turning...
you will need to clip the four 
cleavage areas in-between
each of the flower petals.
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 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 the center circles 
onto the 12 flowers
before pinning onto the background.

 I pinned the  circle and the 
four N-3 shapes onto the 
center of the background first.
Measure 1 1/2" from the edge of 
your background to the tip of the
 N-3 shapes and pin. 
I did not glue the circle until 
after the stems were tucked underneath.

First I pinned a flower by measuring
 3 1/2" in diagonally from the corner
 to the edge of the center
 circle in the flower.
Don't glue yet...just pin into place.
I glued down the long stems (7 1/2")
on the diagonal and tucked ends 
under the circle about 1/2"...
but only glued to about 1/4" away 
from the intersection of the
 sewn seams of the background.

Before I finish glueing them 
I will need to tuck 
the short stems underneath.

I worked with one corner at a 
time from this point on.
I pinned the two side flowers
 by measuring in 1 1/2" 
from edge of background
and lining up the centers
with the background seams.

I cut two short stems (2 1/2")
on the diagonal at the bottom 
going opposite ways...

 And glued them centered on the 
sewn seams and tucked under 
side flower like this.
  Using these sewn sewn seams 
from the background 
for placement makes it sew easy!

Now repeat for the 
short stem on the other side.

Now you can go ahead and
 glue down the rest of the 
long stem and all 3 flowers.

I then pinned and glued the 
leaves into place.
I measured 2 1/2" up from the 
center circle
and pinned the bottom leaf points
 and then
 I placed them 1/2" away from
 N-3 shapes on each side.

One corner is completed
and I continued in the same way
for the remaining three.

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

That is my BLOCK SEVEN tutorial:) 
It's one of my favorites...
of course I say that about 
every one of these blocks
but I really love these 
sweet little triple flowers
in each corner:)

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
 again this week for the 
Prairie Meadow Sew Along...
we are over halfway 
through our Prairie journey!!

I'll meet you right back here
next Monday for the 
Block Eight tutorial...
happy sewing!!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your archived blog posts! As a novice quilter it gives me great tutorials to reference for many projects and ideas! May the Lord continue to bless you in your endeavors! 😁😊😇🙏

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