Monday, October 3, 2022

Prairie Meadow Sew Along - Block Six!!

Welcome to week six 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 Six 
 all cut and ready to go!

Here is my Block Six 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 Six:

4 - N-16
4 - N-26
8 - N-30
4 - N-37
1 - N-52
5 - N-57

You will need to cut
4 - 4 1/2" long
4 - 3" long
of prepared 1/4" straight 
bias strips for the stems 


Here are all of my Block Six shapes
 sewn...trimmed and clipped.

Before turning...
you will need to clip the cleavage
 areas in the flowers and the 
tulip outsides shapes...
the shapes that are on my design board
do not need any clipping:)

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

I pre-glued the center circles 
onto the four denim flowers...
the centers onto the tulips 
and the two center circles together
 before pinning onto the background.

 I pinned these two circles first in the 
center onto the background.

I glued down the corner stems (3")
and glued down the 4 1/2" stems...
lining up with the center of the 
sewn seams of the background.
I tucked all 8 stems about 1/4"
underneath the center circle and
then went ahead and glued it down as well.

I started by pinning the corner tulips.
I measured 3 1/2" from the corner
of my background fabric
 diagonally to the tip 
of the tulip center and pinned.

Next I did the denim flowers.
I measured 1 1/2" down from the edge 
of my background and pinned.
I pinned so that the the center stem
goes into a cleavage area on the flowers:) 

Remember to use your sewn seams 
from the background to 
line these flowers
exactly in the center!

Last but not least...
I pinned and glued the 
leaves into place.
I measured 1/2" up from the center circle
and placed the one end and then
 I placed them 1/4" away from
 the long denim flower stems.

I then glued everything down after
 pinning each applique piece into place.

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

That is my BLOCK SIX tutorial:) 
I love this block and when I designed it
I thought that it would look
fabulous to make a patriotic quilt 
just from 12 of these blocks
and display it in the summer!! 

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

I've finished Block Seven for
 next week and pre-posted
because I'll be out of town...
so here's a little sneak peek.
I love how these 
two blocks look together:)

So come on back here
next Monday for the 
Block Seven tutorial...
happy sewing!!

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Anonymous said...

Love that patriotic quilt idea! Would be beautiful! ~ Ang w/HLSS

Diane Barton said...

Sometimes I come to your blog just to see your photo at the top because it makes me happy. Thanks for all you do.

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