Monday, October 23, 2017

Bee Happy Sew Along...Week Nine!!


Good morning cute people!!
We are moving right along 
and are already on week nine:)

Are you ready to roll?



Grab your fabrics and your...






And let's finish up row four:)


The last block in that row
 is this one...
Coral Flowers:)



The Sew Simple Shapes from the set
 that we will be using are:
D1  D2  D3  D4  D20

Run the 2 "Holly" solid strips 
through the 3/8" bias tape maker
(remember that's the purple one that looks 
a little different from the others)




Press your background fabric
 in half both ways...
and then again in half diagonally 
both ways as well.



Sew and prepare your appliqué shapes
 using the same steps that 
 I have given in all of the other blocks:)


Cut your stems to measure 9" long 
and glue baste right down 
the center of the diagonal like this.

Next...
place the large flower right 
in the center and top it
 with the circle center.




The flowers measure about 
1 1/8" from the outside edges.


Make sure you are keeping 
all five flowers straight 
and in the correct position
 by using your rulers to check:)



Pin on the remaining flower centers 
and then begin pinning your leaves.

Again...
use your ruler to make sure 
that they are all symmetrical.



Cute...
and ready for appliqué!!!



After applique...
trim it to measure 12 1/2" square.

Use all of the center and diagonal lines
 on the ruler to trim it up perfectly!



You can do your embroidery on the 
flower centers before or after appliqué...
whichever is your favorite:)



Now you can add your coral flowers block
 to the picnic basket and the cupcakes:)

That means you can 
sew row four together...

YaY!!


Let's work on row five now
 by doing the Three Trees block.



We will be using the 
D4 and D13 
Sew Simple Shapes

Run the widest Cinnamon solid fabric strip through the 1/2" bias tape maker and use it for the trunk in the center tree only:)

The two medium strips are for the other two tree trunks and the branches on the center tree.
Run them through the 3/8" bias tape maker.

The smallest one goes through the 1/4" maker and is the branches for the two outside trees.



After sewing your appliqués...
you will need to clip the 
four cleavage areas 
in the two outside trees.



Turn...shape...press!



Place your blocks for basting.
Take note that the tree on the 
left appliqué lies tall and
 the tree on the right lies wide.



Prepare and glue baste the trunks 
and branches exactly the same 
as I showed you previously 
on the Two Trees block:)



Now it's time for appliqué!



Fun and Done:)


Just one more block
 tutorial for this week...
the Pincushion Jar!

You will need D-2 and D-9
Sew Simple Shape

Run the gray polka dot 
fabric strip through the 
1/2" bias tape maker.


Before you sew the jar...
measure in 1 1/2" 
from your bottom traced line...


Like this.
This is your sewing line 
to make the jar shorter:)


Sew...


and clip the inner curves 
on the neck of the jar.


Turn...shape and press.
Trace your "Bee" embroidery pattern
 on and embroider it before appliqué.

I did mine first as well...
but I'm just showing you
placement photos first:)


Tuck the gingham circle underneath...


And trim off the excess for less bulk:)


Press under the bias tape ends
 and glue baste into place.


Now you can trace your 
pin lines on as well.


I used 4 strands of my 
Aurifloss for the "Bee" 
and all 6 strands for the pins.


I used the tiniest 
Cute Little Buttons 
for the pinheads 
from the


and the 


I use my Aurifloss 
to sew on all of the
 buttons in the quilt...
the 20 colors match
 all of my fabrics:)


After quilting photo...
looky how cute!


Now you can sew this section
 of row five together.


Thanks so much to everyone 
who has shown their progress on
They are so fun to see!!



If you are just getting started...
remember that there is
 a link to each and every blog post 
of this sew along...
right here on my blog.

Simply look on the right side bar
 and scroll down to find the 
Bee Happy Sew Along...
 and  click on the post 
that you would like to read!
xx
Lori








Saturday, October 21, 2017

Spelling Bee Saturday!! - Letter "C"


Hello again!!
Welcome to
 Spelling Bee Saturday:)


Todays episode is
 brought to you by... 


The letter "C"


Grab your 
 and let's learn 
a few things about "C"...



"C" is for CAKE


"C" is for COUNTING


"C" is for CAMERA


And for our 
"Show and Tell" 
guest this week...
  "C" is for COOKIE!!!

Thanks so much Melissa ...
"C" is also for CUTE!!!


Make sure to use the hashtag
 #SpellingBeeSaturday 
when posting on 
because it's sew fun to 
bee inspired by others!!
Everyone is being so creative 
with their blocks and projects...
and I'm loving the super cute photos!

Tune in next week
 for more Spelling Bee fun:)
xx
Lori





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