Friday, October 6, 2023

Home Town Sew Along - Week Three - Tulip House Block Tutorial!!


Welcome to week three 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

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

Today we are building the 
Tulip House!!

Here is a list of the
  Home Town 
Sew Simple Shapes 
needed for this block:
1 - Q-1
1 - Q-7
1 - Q-11
1 - Q-13
6 - Q-15
1 - Q-16
4 - Q-37
2 - Q-38
2 - Q-58

You will need 2 prepared 
1/4" straight bias strips:
Each 6" long for the tulip stems. 

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-11 
for the roof you will need to 
trace the short version
because we won't need the 
wide version for this house...
we will save that one when we do
the Strawberry House!

Okay let's get started!! 

Sew all of the shapes and trim.
Clip the inner curves of tulip sides.
Also clip cleavage areas
on tulip tops and cleavage in planters 
and the bottom of the roof.  

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

Here's the shapes that I glued together 
before pinning them to the design board.
I glued the chimneys to the roof and 
together they are 10" tall.

The chimneys are about 1" above the
 roofline and 1/4" in from the sides.
The door and front porch 
glued together measure 5 1/2" tall.

Next place the house onto your background.
This house is in the center of the block 
 so use your center pressed crease
 to line it up...and place the bottom 
of house 1/4" into the grass.

 Next I placed the door in 
the center of house.
I measured 2 1/2" in
 from the left side of house.
The bottom of the DOOR (not porch)
lines up with the bottom of the house.

Next I installed the windows!

I placed the windows 3" up from the
 bottom of the house and 5/8" in 
from the right side of house.

 Top row of windows are spaced 1/2" 
apart from the bottom row.
They  are placed 1" away from the door.

Next...I placed the planters 1/2"
away from the house and 
3/4" down into the grass.
I centered the stems in the planters...

And placed the tulip on top so 
that the stems were 4 1/4" tall.
I also tipped the tulips towards the 
house until the inside top points
are about 1/4" away from chimneys.

Lastly...I planted the leaves:)
The tips of leaves almost reach 
the top of the stems and each 
set of leaves measure 3" wide.

It's time to Sue Glue everything down
and then check your measurements 
using the 14 1/2" Trim-It Ruler.
My Tulip House is built...
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 tulips  
because as I've said before...
in my home town everyone cared 
for their yards so well.
I especially remember my 
Aunt Edith's red tulips. 
Aunt Edith and Uncle Jim
lived at the top of our 
lane and the red tulips looked
so beautiful lined up perfectly
against their little gray house:) 

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

5" Home Town Pieced Blocks
#29 - #14 - #37 - #3

I did the third tutorial
for the 5" Home Town Pieced Blocks
on my Youtube channel on Tuesday.

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

These blocks are fun and really add
a lot to our quilt as well as the other
quilt that I'm making for my bed:)

I am so excited about how the 
first three blocks look together
 and I can't wait to add even more
during our sew along!

to watch the video
for #3 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 love sewing with you!!
I'll meet you right back here
on my blog next Monday for the 
Fireworks House Block tutorial...

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