Monday, May 2, 2016

BLOOM Sew Along - Week Sixteen - Block Sixteen!!


Happy Monday!


Today is the BLOOM Sew Along...


And we are blooming block 16:)


That means we have four rows completed in the 
BLOOM QUILT

to download the free pattern


 to get the BLOOM Sew Simple Shapes
 if you are just getting started:)


Here are my fabrics choices for today:)
We will be using 
A-6   A-8   A-9   A-11


From both fabric and Pellon:
Cut 1 - 3 1/2" x 5 for large oval
Cut 1 - 2" x 3" for small oval
Cut 2 - 2" x 3 1/2" for large leaves
Cut 2 - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" for small leaves

Cut your background fabric 9" square
and prepare your stem 6" long.


1. Trace around the shapes onto the Pellon.
2. Pair up the Pellon with the fabrics... 
sew and trim.
3. Cut an "X"in the Pellon for turning.
4. Turn right side out...shape appliqués using the turning tool and Press.



Press your background square in half 
and place the stem in the center like this.


Place the oval by measuring down 1 1/4"
 from the top edge of your background fabric.


Place the bottom leaves
 1 1/4" up from the bottom edge.


And place the small leaves like this:)


Pin or glue baste everything into place
 and appliqué in your chosen method:)


Cut your border squares and strips...


And sew your 
#BloomBlockSixteen
I love the double leaves don't you?


Sew the fourth row onto your quilt and...
 admire all of your blocks that you have made so far. 
Only four more to go!
xx
Lori

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Monday, April 25, 2016

BLOOM Sew Along - Week Fifteen - Block Fifteen!!


Good morning dear friends:)


Let's make another flower 
for our BLOOM quilt!

to download my free pattern



to get your templates if you 
haven't started your quilt yet:)


Today is block fifteen and it's a cute and simple double petal daisy:)



Here are my chosen fabrics.
We will be using 
A-2   A-11   A-19
BLOOM
Sew Simple Shapes



From BOTH fabric and Pellon:
Cut 1 - 3" square for the circle
Cut 2 - 2" x 3 1/2" for the leaves
Cut 5 - 2 1/2" squares for the daisy petals

From fabric only:
Prepare 5" long stem
Cut a 9" square for the background



1. Trace around the shapes onto the Pellon.
2. Pair up the Pellon and fabric squares and sew on the line...then trim.
3. Cut an "X" in the Pellon only.
4. Turn each piece and shape using the Clover turning tool and press.



Don't forget to clip each cleavage in the heart sew simple shape:)



Press your background fabric in half and
 place the stem in the center and even with the bottom.



Place the first petal on the center line and 1 1/4" down from the top edge.



Fan the petals around 
to form a circle like this.



Measure 1 1/4" from the bottom edge
 and place the right side leaf.



Measure 1 3/4" up from the bottom edge 
and place the left side leaf.



Place the circle in the center
 of the petals 
and pin or glue baste 
everything into place.



Appliqué away!



Trim your appliqué block
 down to 8 1/2" square. 
Cut your border strips and squares...



And sew your block together:)

#BloomBlockFifteen
is finished and super cute!

I'll chat with you here next week 
when we will sew block sixteen:)
xx
Lori


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Monday, April 18, 2016

BLOOM Sew Along - Week Fourteen - Block Fourteen!!


Hello cute people and welcome to the 



It's time to add another
 BLOOM block to our quilt:)



I've been using my Calico Days fabric collection and I'm loving it!



I designed my 
especially for Calico Days
 and this sew along...
but of course they can be used with
 any and every fabric collection 
and I love to see
 all of those choices as well:)


Today is block fourteen.
I love this block...
it looks like a cute lolli-flower 
don't you think?



Here are my fabric choices for the appliqués.
We will be using the 
A-1   A-3   A-4   A-20
BLOOM Sew Simple Shapes
to make this block:)



From BOTH fabric and Pellon:
Cut 1 - 5" square for the large circle
Cut 1 - 4" square for the medium circle
Cut 1 - 2" square for the small circle
Cut 2 - 2" x 3" for the leaves

From fabric only:
Prepare a 5" stem strip and 
cut a 9" square for the background


1. Trace the shapes onto Pellon only.
2. Pair up with the fabric and sew directly on the marked lines.
Trim approximately 1/4" past the sewing lines.
3. Cut an "X" in the Pellon for turning
4. Turn right side out, shape using the Clover turning tool and Press.



Press your background fabric in half like this 
to make it easy to place appliqué pieces for basting.
Place the stem on the center fold and even with the bottom edge.



Place the large circle in the center
 and measure 1" down from the top edge.



Place the middle circle in the center 
and then the smallest one on top of that.



Place the leaves about 3/8" below the flower like this.



Make sure that both leaves are even on both sides.



Ready - Set - Applique!



Choose and cut your block borders and squares.



When appliqué is complete...
press from the back only 
and then trim your block to 8 1/2" square.



Sew your cute lolli-flower block
 together and take your photo.

#BloomBlockFourteen
is now complete!

Super cute...super easy 
and super fun:)
xx
Lori

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