Monday, March 4, 2024

Mercantile Sampler Sew Along - Week Six - Peony Block!!


Welcome to week SIX of the 
Sew Along!

Are you ready to sew with me?

I hope that you will join me here each week 
when I will be doing two tutorials
 weekly...every Monday and Friday.

We are making the 
Mercantile Sampler Quilt
88" x 88"

The quilt is made with my fabric
 collection called Mercantile:)

We are piecing all 25 blocks 
and then turning them into a 
12" circle to applique onto a
 4-Patch Block background!

I detail all of the supplies 
that you need to make the quilt in my
 Bee Prepared post right here on my blog.

I have already posted the
 post which not only details
 all of the supplies needed but
 explains how this sew along works.
I have also given the links there 
for the free PDF Download 
of the Sew Along Guides

to download the sew along guide
if you have not downloaded yet.
to download the sampler block
 sew along guide.

As per usual for the first block in my 
new fabric collection Sew Alongs
 that FIRST tutorial is a video.

Because I now have my own  
 I have posted the 
 Birthday Cake 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:)

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and my other videos there...
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Today we are making the 

Here's mine all cut and ready to sew!

Cutting each block is easy peasy
 because of the sew along guide
that is provided for you.

Let's begin by making 
the tip of the peony.
Sew these 3 together ...

Like this and press the seams open:)
It should now measure 3 1/2" square.

Now let's make 2 half square triangles
 using the "I" square and
 one of the "A" squares.
Trace your sewing lines 
on the back of the "A" square.

After sewing cut between the lines)

Use the 3 1/2" Trim-It Ruler to trim them!

They should now each measure
 3 1/2" square and seams pressed open.

Now we can sew the peony together 
by adding the "H" and 
sewing together like a 4-patch.

Press seams open.

And you can use your 6 1/2" Trim-It Ruler
 to square it up if needed:)

Okay for the stem.
Use your Seams Sew Easy Guide 
or mark a line from corner to corner
 on the back of the "B" squares.
We are going to add an 
easy corner triangle onto 
each side of the "J"

One side first then press seam open
 so that you can add the other side.

Now trace a sewing line
 onto the back of "D"

And add a small ECT onto
 the bottom of the stem.

Trim off excess.
This time I pressed towards the ECT.

This should also now measure 3 1/2" square.

Now let's make the remaining
 half square triangles for the leaves.
Trace your sewing lines onto 
the back of the two "A" squares.

And match them up to the
 "G" and "F" squares for sewing.

Once again...
use the 3 1/2" Trim-It Ruler 
to trim them down to 
3 1/2" square like this.

Press all seams open.
Now we can sew our peony together!

Sew two leaves together and add onto 
the right side of the peony 
and then sew the other two leaves together
 like this and add to the stem.

Sew those two sections together
 and you have your block!

View of the back of my peony:)

Now add the borders so that 
we can make another cute quilty circle:)

Make the 4-Patch background block:)

Make your circle!

 Let's prepare our block for appliqué!

Place your block like this 
and use the lines on the
 4-patch background for centering up. 

Pin into place and the Sue Glue:)

Ready for applique!

Once again...after applique
trim it down to 14 1/2" square 
using the 14 1/2" Trim-It Ruler.

Continue to line up the seams 
in the block 
with the lines on the rulers that 
go both ways...straight and diagonal 
for easy peasy centering!

And now we have 11 blocks completed!
Now one empty spot on my design wall is 
just waiting to be filled up on Friday:)

I hope that you will love 
sewing YOUR eleventh sampler block
for our sampler quilt...
and then turning it into a circle!

I'll meet you right back here
on my blog this Friday for the 
Chickadee Block tutorial...

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