Monday, October 23, 2023

Home Town Sew Along - Week Six - Tea House Block Tutorial!!


Welcome to week six 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

Fireworks House Block

for that tutorial

Beehive House Block
for that tutorial

Sheep House Block
for that tutorial

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

Today we are building the 
Tea House!!

Here is a list of the
  Home Town 
Sew Simple Shapes 
needed for this block:
1 - Q-2
2 - Q-5
1 - Q-7
1 - Q-8
1 - Q-12
10 - Q-15
2 - Q-22
2 - Q-25
2 - Q-31
1 - Q-34
1 - Q-48
1 - Q-49
1 - Q-63

You will need prepared 
1/4" cut straight bias strips:
*2 -flower stems - 2" long 
*12 - sun rays 3/4" long
after pressing one end under

You will also need a prepared 
on the bias 1/4" pressed into a
 tight curve for the teacup handle.

You will need 2 prepared 
3/8" straight bias strips:
*Roof on side additions measuring
 3 1/2" 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:)

Trace one of the Q-5 SSShape 
for the side additions in reverse.

When tracing the Q-48 SSShape 
for the teacup mark the line that is 
on the shape for sewing 
these two prints together:)

Time to sew the shapes!!
Press the seam allowances open
when you sew the teacup fabrics
 so that the applique will lie flat:)

After trimming and before turning
 you will need to clip the cleavage 
in both of the shrubs... 
both of the flowers and the chimney.

Turned...shaped and pressed.

I started by gluing the rays to the sun:)
It's about 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"

Then I assembled and glued the 
teacup and the flowers...
leaving the leaves until 
all goes onto the background.

I placed the flower stems 
1/2" from each side of the teacup.
The tallest flower on 
the left is 1" up on the stem
 and the other is 3/4" up.

I also sewed the 
1/4" Cute Little Buttons 
onto the flower centers and embroidered
 the string to the teabag:)

I glued the bias strip handle
 onto the cup as well.

 Back views:)

Next thing I did was the house.
I was able to build this one entirely
 before I glued it to my background!

 First I glued the house and roof together. 
I also glued the 
chimney to the roof
and the trim on top of the chimney.
The chimney is 2 1/2" up from the roof.
Together from the top of chimney 
to bottom of house it's 11" tall
(to the bottom of the 
front porch makes it 11 3/4" tall)

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

Let's talk windows!

I placed the bottom row 
of windows 1 3/4" up
 from the house bottom and
 1/2" in from the sides of 
the house and the door.
The windows are 1/2" apart 
from top and bottom rows.

I glued the side additions to the house
 after glueing their roofs on.
Take note that the side additions 
are NOT even with the bottom of 
the house...they are placed 1/4" up.

 The entire width of the 
house measures 12 1/4" wide.

The side addition windows are 
2 1/2" up from the bottom and 
then centered side to side.
I glued the shrubs 5/8" in from
the outside of house corners.

We can place the house onto our background!
This house is directly in the 
center of the block so use your center 
pressed crease to line up the 
house center with that center crease.

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

Use your ruler to keep it all straight.

Now place the teacup on the roof:)
Place it so that the left side of cup
 is even with the top corner of roof.

Now you can add the leaves!

Last thing to add is the sunshine!!
Place it 1" taller than the 
chimney top and 2 3/4" out from 
the top right corner of roof.

It's time to Sue Glue everything down
and then check your measurements 
using the 14 1/2" Trim-It Ruler.
My Tea 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 tea in my quilt!
Herbal teas were enjoyed in the 
afternoons at my grandmas house.
I'm sure you know by now that my grandma
lived just a few houses away from me.
She also collected teacups
and I have loved both tea and teacups
(and teapots) ever since.

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

5" Home Town Pieced Blocks
#8 - #16 - #23 - #36

I did the eighth 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 #8 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 Friday for the 
Strawberry House Block tutorial...

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