Monday, October 16, 2023

Home Town Sew Along - Week Five - Sheep House Block Tutorial!!


Welcome to week five 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:)

 Topiary House Block 
for the tutorial!

Pineapple House Block
for that tutorial:)

Sunflower House Block
for that tutorial

Bird House Block
for that tutorial

Tulip House Block

for that tutorial

Fireworks House Block

for that tutorial

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

Today we are building the 
Sheep 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
6 - Q-16
5 - Q-21
2 - Q-22
1 - Q 46
1 - Q-47

You will need 4 prepared 
1/4" cut straight bias strips
for the sheep legs
each measuring 1" long
after you've pressed one end under

You will also need 2 prepared 
1/2" straight bias strips for the
window boxes.
 Each should measure 2 1/2" long
after pressed both ends under.

You will need a prepared 1/2" 
straight bias strip for the tree trunk.
It should measure 11" long after
pressing one end under.

Lastly you will need a 1" prepared 
straight bias strip for the front porch.
It should measure 2 1/2" long 
after both ends are pressed under.  

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 sew our shapes!

After trimming and before turning
 you will need to clip the cleavage 
in both of the shrubs... 
the sheep's head and body too.

All are turned...shaped and pressed
and ready for construction:)

First thing I did was glued the sheep.
 Then I glued the house together 
before pinning them to the background.
I also glued the
chimneys to the roof
The chimney is 1 1/4"" up from the roof.
Together from the top of chimney 
to bottom of house it's 8 1/2" tall.

I glued the door and front porch 
together in the center of the house 
and glued the 
half window 1/4" above the door.

I glued the window boxes onto 
two of the windows.
I placed these two windows 1 3/4"" up
 from the house bottom and 1/2"
in from the sides of the door.
The windows are 1/2" apart 
from top and bottom rows.

Here's a closer view of the sheep.
I used my ruler to make sure 
that all of the legs 
were even at the bottom.

Back view:)

Next place the house onto your background.
This house is NOT in the center 
of the block so use your center pressed
 crease to line up the inside lines 
of the windows on the left side 
with the center crease as in photo.

Place the bottom 
of house 3/4" into the grass.

Now place the sheep onto the roof top:)
Measurement is 11 3/4" from 
top of sheep to bottom of house.

Now plant the pine tree:)
Place it 3/4" into the grass and 
1 3/4" away from left side of house.
Use your ruler to plant it straight!

Now place the top triangle onto the
 trunk center so that the bottom of 
triangle to the top of grass measures 10"

Continue by gluing the triangles 
down the trunk 1/4" apart.

And finally I pinned and glued the shrubs 
1/4" down from the house bottom.

It's time to Sue Glue everything down
and then check your measurements 
using the 14 1/2" Trim-It Ruler.
My Sheep House is built...
it's ready for applique!!!!

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

 I just had to include
 a house with a sheep in my quilt!
We always raised sheep on our farm
and there are still sheep grazing 
in those pastures today!
My dad says he can't imagine 
not having sheep:)
I still remember watching my dad 
shear the sheep each season.
He was so fast and it's amazing to watch.
If you've ever seen it done 
you know exactly what I mean:)

I loved growing up with the gentle 
sound of sheep in the pasture.
I often was in charge of herding the 
sheep and have very fond memories 
of those times.
Mom packed me a lunch and I always 
took my latest book that I was reading 
and/or my trusty transistor radio:)

Thanks so much for sewing with me again
 today and for joining me 
 for the fifth week of the 
Home Town Sew Along

5" Home Town Pieced Blocks
#6 - #11 - #25 - #40

And yes...
I fixed the #40 whoopsie  

I did the sixth tutorial
for the 5" Home Town Pieced Blocks
on my YouTube channel as per usual.

These are the four blocks made with the
 called for prints in the guide 
that you will need to make for our quilt.

to watch the video
for #6 Home Town Block:)

And of course I also did another
 10" bonus block as well 
for my table runner project:)

I will continue the tutorials twice 
weekly during the sew alongs that we 
can be making our pieced blocks 
in-between the applique blocks!

If you are subscribed to my channel
 and have hit the notification bell
you will be notified immediately
as soon as each video tutorial is 
published and on my way from my
sewing room to yours!!

I'll meet you right back here
on my blog next Friday for the 
Cherry House Block tutorial...

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