Friday, February 17, 2017

Scrappy Project Planner Sew Along - Week Three - Patchwork Tulips!!


It's week three of our 
Sew Along

It's just amazing 
what you can make 
with just a 
cute little pile
 of happy scraps...
and that is what my 
is all about:)

In last weeks post 
we talked about my 
Shortcut Stars Quilt 
which is the second pattern 
featured in the planner.

Today we are focusing in
 on my Patchwork Tulip Quilt 
that you see hanging 
on this quilt ladder
 in my family room:)

Here is the full quilt...
it really is scrappy happy right?

P.S. Can you see Kassidy's cute toes
 peeking out from under the quilt? LOL

Some of the photos 
were taken on a 
beautiful sunny day at
 Gardner Village 
here in Utah:)

It's one of my 
favorite go to places 
for good shopping...
good company  
and good food:)

This quilt is a great way
 to use up some of your 
scrappy squares.

You can make each tulip
 with all different colors...

Or all one color with 6 different prints:)

I chose a gray fabric 
for the border 
to frame all of the
 bright tulips 
and a scrappy binding 
to frame the gray border!

I used several scrappy backgrounds 
with gray and black prints:)

This block is 
super duper easy 
and works up quickly.

Every happy garden 
needs a few patchwork tulips:)

I hope you're enjoying
 the sew along so far...
to see this weeks
 guest bloggers:)

Stay tuned for next friday 
when we will talk about
 the fourth quilt pattern in the 

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sweetie Pie Sew Along - Cherry Hearts Placemat Tutorial!!

Hello cute people!
Are you ready for a
 cute little tutorial?

We are right in the middle of the 
and today I'm going to 
show you a fun little project...
how to make my 
Cherry Hearts Placemat:)


I told you in my last post...
 that I would be making something 
with the C-8 heart from the 

So just a little side note before we get started; 
I also put a heart in my 

And I made this one a little smaller 
 so that they can stack on top of each other.

Isn't that fun!?!?

We are only using the
 C-8 heart today 
but I just thought 
you might like to know!

with that being said 
let's get started with the cutting.

This is a perfect project
 for leftovers.
I've only made 
one placemat so far ...
but I plan on making another 
so that I can 
put them on the 
countertop in my kitchen
 with the two barstools:)

From your 
scraps cut:
10 - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Cut 6 - 3 1/2" x 4 1/2"

Cut 2 - 3 1/2" x 6 1/2"

From any of the 3 backgrounds:
Cut 8 - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

And for the hearts: 
Cut 8 - 2" x 3"
Not pictured is the 
but you will need to cut 
8 of those 
the same size as well:)

Trace your hearts 
onto the interfacing...

Sew directly onto your marked line 
and overstitch about 1/2" 
on top of where you started.

Trim an approximate 1/4" seam allowance 
and clip ONE time on the 
cleavage of each heart like this:)

Cut the back of the interfacing...

And turn right side out.
Use your handy dandy
to shape your hearts.

I love these cute little hearts!!!
I just had to set them up for a few photos:)


Now let's make the placemat:)

Sew each row together like this.

And then sew your rows together:)

At this point you can 
baste your hearts on
 and appliqué them...
but I decided to 
make the entire placemat...
binding and all...
 then appliqué the hearts...
 because I didn't know
 if I wanted to
 quilt over the top of them
 and squish them down
 because they're
 sew cute!

(I apologize to all 
of my english teachers 
for the super long
 run on sentence lol)

so I chose this fat quarter
 for the backing.

I cut it and the 
batting about
 an 1" bigger all the way
 around the placemat.

Which by the way 
measures 12 1/2" x 18 1/2"...
the perfect placemat size!

I set my hearts aside
 until after the quilting
 and grabbed one of my new
and my turning tool
 for marking the quilting lines.

I marked lines 1" apart on the diagonal 
using the curved edge of the turning tool
 right next to the rulers edge
 just like you would a rotary cutter ...
except you are not cutting...
you are marking quilting lines!

Another handy dandy use 
for this awesome tool:)

 I used a walking foot 
attached to my machine
 and simply quilted directly
 onto the creased lines...easy peasy!

Then I trimmed my backing and batting 
even with the edges of the table runner:)

For the binding I cut
 2 - 2 1/2" x Width of Fabric strips
 and sewed them together. 

to see my tutorial 
on binding a quilt:)

Then I hand appliquéd my hearts 
and hid the knots in the back
 of the placemat like you do
 when you are hand quilting:)

I used the red gingham
 binding because I 
had some leftover...

 from when I did the

I love these 
cute little hearts...

And this cute little placemat!!!

I hope you do too:)

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Sweetie Pie Sew Along - Week Five - Pear Pie Block!!

Happy Monday and welcome 
to week five of the 
Sweetie Pie Sew Along!

If you are just joining us...
to download the free pattern
for information on
 getting started!

Today we are making the

Use your cutting guide page
 in the pattern to cut all of your 
fabrics and interfacing pieces...
then trace!

Sew onto your traced lines:)

Trim your seam allowances ...

and make two clips on each
 inner curve 
of the pears like this:)

Cut an "X" in the interfacing...

and use your turning tool to
 smooth out the edges
 after turning right side out.

Now it's time to trace your 
embroidery lines 
onto the leaves...

 and the stems onto the background.
First place your pear about
 2 1/4" down from the top edge
 of your background
 and then trace your stem on top. 

Press your background in half first 
so that you can center the pear:)

Now pin or glue baste and appliqué!

After your appliqué and 
embroidery both 
are completed...
Turn them into circles...

And fill your pies!

One green pear pie...

And one yellow pear pie:)

I'm super loving 
each and every pie...
aren't you?

Show us yours on
 by using the hashtags

just in case
 you are wondering 
why there's a heart
 in your template set...
it's because 
I heart you!

I have a few things planned 
for this little cutie
 and I'll show you the first one
 on Wednesday so stay tuned!


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