Monday, November 14, 2022

Prairie Meadow Sew Along - Block Twelve!!



"BLOCK TWELVE"
Welcome to week twelve of the 
"PRAIRIE MEADOW"
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.

If you have not watched it please 

to read my blog tutorial for
BLOCK TWO

to read my tutorial for
BLOCK THREE

to read my tutorial for 
BLOCK FOUR

to read my tutorial for
BLOCK FIVE

to read my tutorial for 
BLOCK SIX


CLICK HERE
to read my tutorial for
to read my tutorial for 
BLOCK EIGHT


to read my tutorial for 
BLOCK NINE


to read my tutorial for 
BLOCK TEN

to read my tutorial for
BLOCK ELEVEN


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


Here is my Block Twelve 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 Twelve:

1 - N-7
1 - N-9
4 - N-15
4 - N-25
8 - N-42
4 - N-47
1 - N-55
8 - N-56

You will need to cut
8 - 5" long
of prepared 1/4" BIAS strips
(cut on the bias for curving)
 for the stems 


Block Twelve shapes
 sewn...trimmed.

Before turning...
you will need to clip the  
cleavage areas and 
inner curves in-between
each of the shapes that are 
in the background.

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 shapes in my hand
do not need any clipping:)


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


I pre-glued the five flower centers
 on first and the two large 
flowers together before 
pinning them all onto the background...


Like this:)


 
The cleavage of the flower measures 3 1/2" 
from the corner on the diagonal.


Next up are the tulips.
Place the bottom on the seam and 
1 1/2" in from the edge like this.


The center of tulip should 
align with this corner seam:)


All of these shapes are pinned...
now onto the plum circles:)


Place them on the seam and 1/2" 
away from the nearest flower petal.


Next I pinned these leaves 
1/2" down from the tulip bottom.


All four pinned:)



Place these leaves 3/4" down
 from center cleavage and...


1/2" from the flower and the 
leaf top on this side.


The other side of leaf is 
1/4" away from flower petal 
and the tip of leaf is on the seam.


Repeat for all 3 remaining corners...


And now onto the 5" curved stems:)


Pin the stem into a curve like this...
keeping in mind where each end of
 the stems go into the flowers.


Now place and pin the 
tulip stem like this...
trim end on a sharp diagonal to 
tuck underneath the first stem
where the background seams meet...


Like this.
Now place the remaining leaf 
with the bottom curve on the seam 
and the tip pointing to 
the center of the plum circle:)


All four corners look like this!!
Repeat for remaining 3 corners ...


And Sue Glue everything 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 TWELVE tutorial. 



 BLOCK TWELVE 
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 even closer the end of our journey!!

Because we have just finished 
Block Twelve...
here is further info about this sew along!


First of all...
I hope that you have had fun 
playing with PRAIRIE 
and making each of the 12 blocks:)

Remember that as I explained 
in the first week video
 that you can choose wether to 
hand or machine applique and so I 
left you a link there in the 
video description on how I do both
 so that may help you to decide.


In my Bee Prepared blog post 
I showed you this page in the
 sew along guide...
this is the info that you will use
to sew your sashing...cornerstones 
and border blocks together 
to form your quilt top.

Please Please Please 
do not worry if some of your
 border prints are not the 
same as mine...
as long as they are the same size 
it just doesn't matter.
This is a scrappy border 
simply meant to compliment the
 applique blocks...
so don't fret
and just enjoy the process!


It shows in the sew along guide schedule
 that next week is the 
BIG FINISH
where I show you my quilt 
all quilted and bound but I'm afraid
 it will be put off just a week or so 
until the Prairie Wideback gets here
 because I DO NOT want to use 
another for the back of my quilt.

Riley Blake says it will be here
 VERY shortly and so as soon 
as it gets here Juli will quilt my quilt
 and I'll do the post.

I'll let you know on my
as soon as the post is 
posted here on my blog!!!


In the meantime...
go ahead and finish up your blocks
and the applique and trimming...
and border blocks:)

I'll continue with my other 
current sew along on my 
for my book
Scrappiness is Happiness!

I'll meet you right back here
as soon as my quilt is complete.
Until then...happy sewing!!
xx
Lori

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the sew along. It's been so much fun. Can't wait to get it all sewn and quilted.

fahrradanhaenger said...

It looks so professional;)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful block!

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