Monday, January 16, 2017

Sweetie Pie Sew Along - Week One - Pie Blocks!!!

I'm sew happy that today is
 finally here because its 
week one in the 
Sweetie Pie Sew Along!

We will be making the 
Sweetie Pie Quilt

to download 
my free pattern 
if you want to join us:)

We are also using the 

And my new 
along with other appliqué supplies.

to view the supplies 
needed post for this sew along

A few weeks ago 
I did the tutorial on 
prep and cutting everything 
for the quilt.

for those instructions

Now that you are all cut...
lets get started!

 This week we will be doing all 
12 of the Pie Blocks.

Won't it be nice to 
have them ready and waiting 
for the
 center appliqués each week?

I did the Pie Block 
tutorial via YouTube
 along with
 Cindy at 
Riley Blake Designs

to watch and then 
begin making your pies!!

I showed this part in the video
 but I just wanted you to see
 up close photos:)

This is NOT your cutting line 

Cut a very generous 
1/4" INSIDE of the line 
with a small sharp pair of 
embroidery scissors this:)

Now your pie is ready to 
appliqué onto the background!

And you have a super cute and 
 already made little pie:)

I just adore sewing 
two things at once!

Stack all 12 mini pies...

And set them aside for 
a fun surprise project
 that will come later 
during our sew along:)

When basting...
I like to pin the 
inside circle like this 
so that the pie is 
nice and smooth 
and stays into place.

While the pins are still in place 
I put a small drop of glue 
onto each point and cleavage 
of the outside edge
and smooth it back down 
and back into place.

When the outside edges are dry 
I remove the pins and place a 
tiny amount of glue 
in a few spots of the 
inside edges to 
keep it secure as well.

I won't be appliquéing these
 inside edges down because of course...
the circles with the fruit
 will be appliquéd over them
 but I want them to remain flat during
 the process of appliquéing the outside edges:) 

After they were all glue basted...
I stacked all 12 of my Pie blocks 
on one of my large design boards and will appliqué all of them this week!
(just the outside edges)

You can choose to either 
hand appliqué or machine appliqué.

"You're the BOSS of your own quilt!"

 The most important thing is
 to have fun with it!

Aren't they sweet!? 

I'm looking forward to 
seeing your Pie Blocks! 
Don't forget to use the hashtags


when posting these on social media 
so that all of us can see.
 After all...
 that's such a fun part of 
doing the sew along together:)

Next week we will 
begin filling our pies!!
See you then...

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Sew Cherry 2 - Scrappy Crossroads Block Tutorial!!

Hello again and happy Monday!
I want to tell you about
 what I've been making :)

I'm having so much fun playing with 
Sew Cherry 2 that I can't stop...
and I hope it's okay to continue 
sharing my projects?

I'm super excited to make this quilt with you...
 and next week we will start the 


Last week I showed you this 
that I made using
 some leftovers after cutting the kit.

I cut more 2 1/2" squares... 
48 to be exact...

And chose a fat quarter...
( aqua pin dot background)
and cut 8 - 4 1/2" squares...

And made this!!

A few years ago I did a tutorial for the 
Scrappy Crossroads Block.

to see my tutorial

It's one of my very favorite go to 
scrappy happy blocks and
 I just knew it would be
perfect in Sew Cherry 2.

It measures
 16 1/2" x 16 1/2" unfinished 
which means using my 
16 1/2" Trim-It Ruler 
is perfect for squaring it up:)

  That's the one we are using
 for the 
Sweetie Pie Sew Along! 

*Quilty Math*
One block would be a super cute pillow...
3 blocks would make a 16" x 48"  table runner
9 blocks would make a 48" square table topper
12 blocks would be an awesome crib quilt
48" x 64" (3x4 setting)
20 blocks would be a great 
lap, wall or twin bed quilt
64" x 80" (4 x 5 setting)
and 36 blocks would be a gorgeous 
queen size quilt finishing at 96" x 96" 
(6 x 6 setting)

I'm going for the queen size
I really want a Sew Cherry 2 
quilt on my bed!
I'll show you my progress
 each step of the way:)

I still have a 
few fun surprise projects 
besides the
 Sweetie Pie Quilt 
that we can make 
during our sew along...
it's going to be so fun!

See you next Monday...
are you ready?

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Sweetie Pie Sew Along - Sew Cherry 2 Quilty Zip Pocket Tutorial!!

Hello cute people!
I have something fun to share with you today:)

I am sew excited about the 
and I decided that I needed 
just one more thing 
before it starts!

As you know...
my last post was all about
 cutting your pie slices...
interfacing...and borders.
if you missed that post:)

Remember that I told you
 I would have
 more fun projects along the way?

Well you can bet that 
I have a few things planned 
that will be perfect 
for playing with our
 remaining fabrics 
after you are finished cutting 
for the quilt. 

For this cute little project 
I grabbed one of these 
leftover fat quarters...

To use for the lining in my new
 Quilty Zip Pocket!

I need something cute 
to hold my 
and other necessities
 for the sew along:)

Do you remember the tutorial for this 
Quilty Zip Pocket? 
 I did it during my 
Farm Girls Fridays Sew Along 
and I have made 
so many more since then!

They are super duper easy to make
 and I promise it's the 
easiest zipper that you 
will ever sew...
perfect for zipper beginners!

to go to my tutorial 
and follow it to make one 
of your very own 
Quilty Zip Pockets 
out of Sew Cherry 2! 

I made one simple change
 to my tutorial for this pocket.
See below...

Instead of making a 6" block
 and adding borders to measure 8 1/2" 
I replaced it with a 16 patch block 
that measures 8 1/2" unfinished.

I cut 16 - 2 1/2" 
scrappy squares ...
and sewed them together.

Easy Peasy!!

Then I cut the rest of the pieces 
exactly the same as my tutorial.

And just like that I have a super cute 
Sew Cherry 2 
Quilty Zip Pocket!!

I love how sweet the inside lining print
 looks with the patchwork front:)

There's plenty of room 
in this pocket to hold 
the notions and tools
 that I'll be using every week 
during the 

I can't wait!!!

On Monday I'll be showing you 
something else 
that I'm making with 
the rest of the prints:)

Until then...
stay cute and happy!

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