Monday, September 25, 2023

Home Town Sew Along - Week Two - Pineapple House Tutorial!!


Welcome to week two of the 
Sew Along!
Do you have all of your "tools"
together for building a house today?

Together we are making the 
Home Town Quilt
75" x 84"

The quilt is made with my fabric
 collection called Home Town:)

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 
"Home Town Quilt Kit"
to find shops who still have some left.

We are also using the
Home Town
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
if you have not downloaded yet.

As per usual for the first block in my 
Sew Simple Shape Sew Alongs
 that FIRST tutorial is a video.

Because I now have my own  
 I have posted the 
 Flag House Block
Tutorial there.
to visit my channel and watch the 
tutorial and I hope that you love it!
Pretty please leave me a comment
over there and let me know:)

If you like what you see 
and my other videos there...
click on subscribe and click on the bell
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 I post another tutorial:)

Here's the Topiary House Block 
that I showed you 
how to make last time:)
for the tutorial!

Today we are building the 
Pineapple House!!

Here is a list of the
  Home Town 
Sew Simple Shapes 
needed for this block:
1 - Q-2
1 - Q-7
1 - Q-8
1 - Q-12
1 - Q-14
4 - Q-16
2 - Q-17
1 - Q-21
1 - Q-23
3 - Q-29
1 - Q-30
1 - Q-33
1 - Q-40
1 - Q-45

You will need prepared 
1/4" straight bias strips: 
*1 - for the flower stem - 5" long
*2 - for chimney tops - 2" long
after both ends are pressed under.

You will need a prepared 3/4"
straight strip for the planter trim
it should measure 3 1/4" long
after both ends are pressed under. 

You will need a 1" prepared 
straight bias strip for the front porch.
Press both ends under and
it should now measure 3" long after.

Cut your background  
14" x 16"
and sew it to the 3 1/2" x 16" grass
pressing the seams open.
Now press in half for
 pinning and glue basting your block:)

Let's start construction!

First sew and trim.
Before turning clip the cleavage areas
 in the flower...shrub...pineapple top
 and the 3 heart leaves.  

All turned...shaped and pressed:)

Now let's go build our house!

I have several measurements 
to show you as I took pictures 
while doing the construction 
of a few things before I 
placed them onto my background 
for pinning and glue basting.

The house and roof together
measure about 8 1/2" tall.

Measure in 1" from left side 
of the house and glue the door.
Glue the half window 1/4" above the door. 

Measure up 2" from bottom of house
to glue the two bottom windows...  

The windows are in 3/4" 
from the side of house...

And the side of the door.

Measure down 1" from the bottom of 
roof to place the 2 remaining windows.  

I glued the planter together...

Like this.

I also glued the trim to the top 
of each chimney and also the flower center.

I glued the top to the pineapple and it measures 3 1/2" tall.

Okay now to place the house 
onto the foundation!
The house is 1" down into the grass.
However this house is not centered 
onto the background but the 
right side of the door is centered
with the pressed line of my background.
Use a tall ruler to line everything up 
like this and then pin into place:)

Now for the chimneys.
Place 1/2" in from each end of rooftop...

And tuck underneath the roof a little
so that they measure
 just under 1 1/2" tall.

Place the pineapple on the roof
 centered between the chimneys.

Mine measures 12 1/4" tall from 
bottom of house to top of pineapple.

Now glue the front porch...

And the shrub:)

Now let's plant the flower!

 Place the planter 1/4" down 
from the top of the grass.
and about 1/4" away from
the left side of the house.

Mine measures 12 1/2" wide from
outside of planter top 
to right side of house.

Place and glue the stem in the 
center of the planter tucking  
bottom raw edge underneath.

Next place the flower on top of stem.
It should measure 10 1/4" from 
top of flower to bottom of the planter:)

Now you can place the three leaves...
Use a ruler to make sure that 
the the edges of the 2 leaves on the left
line up with left side of the planter top.
 Place the remaining leaf 
in the middle of the other two
and on the right side of the stem.

Now you can Sue Glue everything down
and then check your measurements 
using the 14 1/2" Trim-It Ruler.
My Pineapple House is built...
with flower planted
it's ready for applique!!!!

Afterwards I'll press from the back and
 trim down to 14 1/2" square:)

I included a house with a pineapple
 because since Early America the 
pineapple is a symbol of hospitality.
My home town was rural and small 
and we all knew each other.

In my home town we were always welcomed
 into our friends and neighbors homes.
We were all like one big family and
 we helped each other through hard times
 and celebrated with each other through
 the good times as well.

Now you can see why it is
 near and dear to my heart
and what I am trying to convey
in the designing of my quilt! 

Thanks so much for sewing with me
and Miss Dolly today
 and for joining me 
 for the second week of the 
Home Town Sew Along

We have built three houses so far 
for our neighborhood and 
am loving how they look together:)

Now that we are into week two
and have started the applique blocks...
I will begin to do the tutorials
for the 5" Home Town Pieced Blocks.

As you know they will be on my
 YouTube Channel
so look for the first one 
towards the end of this week.
If you are subscribed to my channel
 and have hit the notification bell
you will be notified immediately
as soon as the video is published.

Okie Dokie
That's it for today...
I'll meet you right back here
on my blog this Friday for the 
Sunflower House Block tutorial...


Anonymous said...

I am loving this sew along!

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