Friday, October 13, 2023

Home Town Sew Along - Week Four - Beehive House Block Tutorial!!


Welcome to week four 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
 to be notified whenever
 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

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

Today we are building the 
Beehive 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-13
1 - Q-14
4 - Q-17
1 - Q-23
2 - Q 24
*I traced and used these (Q-24) 
for the leaves on accident 
for some reason
 lol...but the Q-54 
called for in the guide
would work just as well
1 - Q-42
1 - Q-43
1 - Q-47
1 - Q-52
1 - Q-53
1 - Q-54
2 - Q-55
1 - Q-63

You will need 1 prepared 
1/4" cut on bias strip
and pressed slightly curved
for the flower stem:
6 1/2" -7" 

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:)

When you are tracing Q-55 shapes 
for the wings you will need to 
trace one in reverse.

Before you sew the beehive SSShape
you will need to sew the
 11 fabric strips together
using a 1/4" seam allowance.
You will also need to sew the Q-47
SSShape for the beehive door.

Press the seams open and trim and 
clip the cleavage in the door shape. 

Now glue the door so that it
goes into the bottom of
 the third strip up like this.

  Now you can pin to keep it all 
straight and sew as per usual.

Looky how cute!
A sweet little patchwork beehive:)
Go ahead and sew the rest of the shapes.

Trim them and before turning you will
 need to clip the cleavage 
in both flower shapes... 
shrub...wings and bee body top.

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

First I glued these together 
before pinning them to the background.
I glued the roof to the house 
and the chimney to the roof
The chimney is 2" up from the roof.
Together from the top of chimney 
to bottom of house it's 10 1/2" tall.

I glued the door...front porch and 
door topper together and glued it
onto the house measuring 1 1/4"
in from the right side of house. 

I also glued the flower shapes together
and the bee together. 

The porch/door/topper together 
measure 6 1/2" tall.
I placed the windows 2" up
 from the house bottom and 1"
in from the left side of the house.
The windows are 1/2" apart 
from top and bottom rows 
as well as from side to side.

The two flower shapes together
 are almost 3" tall and the bee
wings measure 4 3/4" wide. 

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 sides 
of the windows on the right side 
with the center crease as in photo.

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

Next I pinned and glued the shrub 
1/4" down from the house bottom.

I placed the bee so that the 
outside of the right wing 
lined up with the right
 top corner of the roof and about 1/4"
up from the top of roofline. 

The easiest way to place the flower
is to put it where it measures 
11" from the top of flower 
to top of grass and 1/2" above the roof.

Next I placed the cute beehive
1/2" away from the house 
and 1" down into the grass.

Then I glued the flower stem down
after tucking the ends under 
the beehive and the flower.
I placed the leaves and made sure the
leaf on the left did not go past
 the side of the beehive.

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

I will embroider the bee antenna
at the same time that I 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 bee
and beehive in my quilt!
I still remember my dad bringing
 in the honeycomb and he and my mom 
putting the golden honey into jars.
They would let us kids 
chew on the honeycomb like gum
and it was sweet as honey of course!

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

5" Home Town Pieced Blocks
#5 - #20 - #27 - #31

I did the fifth 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.

Just look how fun all of them 
we have done so far look together!

I'm having so much fun making them!

to watch the video
for #5 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 Monday for the 
Sheep House Block tutorial...

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