Monday, October 31, 2022

Prairie Meadow Sew Along - Block Ten!!

Welcome to week ten 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 Ten 
 all cut and ready to go!

Here is my Block Ten 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 Ten:

4 - N-4
4 - N-27
4 - N-32
4 - N-34
4 - N-35
16 - N-48
1 - N-49
8 - N-58

You will need to cut
4 - 4 1/2" long
of prepared 1/4" strips
 for the stems 
from your spool.

Block Ten shapes
 sewn...trimmed and clipped.

Before turning...
you will need to clip the  
cleavage areas in-between
each of the shapes that are 
on the design board in 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:)

*When I turned and shaped these 
pomegranate tops...
they took me a few minutes 
but not as long as I thought they might!
 I did not need to use hemostats
 to turn them but of course
 you can feel free to if needed.

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

I pre-glued the gingham centers 
onto the pomegranates and placed 
the tops showing 3/4" tall 
at the top and glued into place.
I also glued the 4 shapes 
onto the outside of the center circle
before pinning onto the background.

I then pinned these shapes onto the 
center of the background first.
The stems measure 3 1/2" long.

Next I centered and placed 
these shapes 2" in from the edge
 of the background and pinned into place.

I placed the bottom set of leaves
 1/2" up from the center circle
 and the tips 1/4" away 
from tan leaves on each side. 

I placed the top set with the 
inside curves on the seam line
 and about 1/4" away from the bottom set.

Lastly I placed the circles 
1 1/2" from the edge of the background 
and 1/4" in from the seam line.

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

That is my BLOCK TEN 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 this week for the  
Prairie Meadow Sew Along...
We are nearing the end of our journey!!
I'll meet you right back here
next Monday for the 
Block Eleven tutorial...
happy sewing!!

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