5.14.2018

Spring Blossoms Sew Along ~ Catch up Week



Happy Monday and welcome to the Spring Blossoms Sew Along.
Today was suppose to be the "Assemble The Quilt" week of the sew along.

Unfortunately I have had a problem with my computer and my files have disappeared.
As in, whoosh they disappeared into thin air and, I cannot find the folder on my computer!
I am working to restore documents so there will be a short delay in the Sew Along.

Good news, if you are following the schedule you have some time to catch up.
And you can find the updated schedule [HERE]

Have a lovely day!
xo
Charise


5.07.2018

Spring Blossoms Sew Along - Week 6





Hello and Happy Monday!
Today I am sharing the instructions to make the border pinwheels for the Spring Blossoms Quilt.
You can find the instructions for prior weeks 1-5 of the quilt along [HERE]

You can find all the info and instructions to make the border pinwheels [HERE]


With this method you will be able to make two half square triangle blocks per 2 squares which makes the sewing much faster.


And please be sure to tag you photos on social media with the hashtag #SpringBlossomsSewAlong so I can see your makes!

Happy Sewing
xo
Charise








4.30.2018

Spring Blossoms Sew Along ~ Week 5




Welcome to Week 5 of the Spring Blossoms Sew Along.
The info for the Sew Along can be found [HERE]


This week we are making pinwheels that are the leaves for the flower blocks.
You will need three for the quilt.
You can find all the info [HERE]


Please be sure to tag your photos with #SpringBlossomsSewAlong

I love to see what you make!

Happy Sewing
xo
Charise

4.23.2018

Spring Blossoms Sew Along ~ Week 4



Welcome to week 4 of the Spring Blossoms Sew Along.

This week we are making flower blocks.
You will need three for the quilt.
You can find all the info [HERE]


I love the fussy cutting possibilities with the flowers.
I used a Holly Holderman print for the Birds, " Birdies" by Lake HouseDryGoods.
The petite florals are from Atsuko Matsuyama.

Please be sure to tag your photos with #SpringBlossomsSewAlong

I love to see what you make!

Happy Sewing
xo
Charise

4.16.2018

Spring Blossoms Sew Along - Week 3



It is Week 3 of the 
Thanks for stopping by!


The mini quilt is made with blocks from my book "Super Cute Paper Piecing"

This week we will be making the Butterfly and Rain Drop blocks.
You can find the instructions for the Butterfly [HERE]
and the Rain Drops [HERE]


The butterfly block is made from
 a favorite Lecien floral print and a matching solid for the border.


I could not resist fussy cutting the rain drop blocks from some favorite prints 
from my stash!
 

If you missed week  1 & 2 click [HERE] for all the info.


Please be sure to tag your photos on social media with the hashtag #SpringBlossomsSewAlong
I love to see what you make!

Happy Sewing
xo
Charise 

4.13.2018

Quilt as you go ~ Springtime Patchwork Purse Tutorial




A year ago, I designed a fun patchwork bag for Sew Mama Sew ~
The Springtime Patchwork Purse.
 I decided to make another but this time I used a log cabin panel with a "quilt as you go" method.

Click on over to Sew Mama Sew for the pattern and instructions.



In order to make this version you will need to  Substitute, Add OR Omit the following~


Fabric and Interfacing 44/45” width:

2/3 yard Print Cotton for Lining
1/3 yard Linen
1/4 yard Apple Print
4 each - 1/8 yard: 4 different blue prints
*SUBSTITUTE
14 pieces fussy cut prints 10" x 10" (7 prints for each panel)

1/3 yard Batting
1/3 yard Muslin
5/8 yard Heavy Wt Interfacing or Canvas

1/4 yard Light Weight Fusible Interfacing


**For this version of the purse, I used 7 different fabric pieces for each side - 14 total.
 You can use more fabrics and make a more intricate panel.**

Cut:

Print Lining Fabric
2 - B - Purse Body
1 - 8 1/2“ x 10 1/2” print fabric for lining pocket

*OMIT Print for Outer Patchwork Panels
3 1/4” squares:
a) 28 “Teacher’s Pet” Apple Print
b) 6 “Dictionary” Text Print
c) 8 “Loves me not” Yellow Floral
d) 8 “Eyelet” Print
e) 6 “Daydress” Floral

Linen
4 - A Purse Border
1 Strip 3 1/2” x 28 1/2” (handle)

Batting
2 - B Purse Body
*SUBSTITUTE 
2 - 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Heavy Wt Interfacing or Canvas
2 - B Purse Body
4 - A Purse Boder

Light weight Interfacing
1 Strip 3 1/2” x 28 1/2” (handle)
2 - 1” squares

*ADD 
Muslin - 2 each,  8 1/2" x 10 1/2".


~~~SUBSTITUTE the following instructions for "Make the Patchwork Purse Panel:"~~~
1. Cut two  8 1/2" x 10 1/2" rectangles from the batting.

2. Attach the batting to the back of the 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" batting rectangle.
You can use fusible batting or basting spray for non fusible batting.

3. Trace the purse template onto the batting side of the  8 1/2" x 10 1/2" rectangle.
This will help you make sure you are covering the entire purse panel.


4. You are going to start in the middle of the panel and add fabrics in a counter clockwise direction.

Position the center motif on the center of the purse panel.  You can measure or just eyeball the position of the center fabric motif.  Pin in place.  (This center apple piece is approximately 3 1/2" x 4 3/4")


5. Choose the next fabric piece that will be sewn to the right of the center motif.  I chose this navy apple print because it is a nice contrast to the center apple motif.


6. Place both pieces right sides together matching the top and right edge on the center motif.
Stitch the right seam with a 1/4" seam allowance.


7. Fold the top piece back and press.  Topstitch 1/4" from the seam. OR you can quilt the panel
in your desired pattern.


8. Continue to add pieces in a counter clockwise direction.  I like to measure the length of the previous section to help determine how big of a piece I need to cut.


 You are basically making an improv log cabin block.

9.  When you have covered the purse panel, trace around the pattern and cut out the panel.
Baste around the edge.


Continue with the Sew Mama Sew instructions as follows:
"With right sides together, pin a Purse Border A to the top of a quilted Purse Body Panel B. Match notches and pin in place. Stitch the seam with a 3/8” seam allowance back tacking at ends. Repeat for the other side."
Enjoy!
* Happy Sewing *
xo 
Charise


4.08.2018

Spring Blossoms Sew Along ~ Week 2 ~ Watering Can



Hello!
Today I am sharing the first block for the Spring Blossoms Sew Along.
I created a fun mini quilt with blocks from my book "Super Cute Paper Piecing"

You can find the instructions to make the Watering Can Block [HERE]

I kept the fabrics fairly simple on this block.
The floral is "Flower Sugar" from Lecien fabrics.  The "Ciao" print is from Suzuko Koseki.
You can find a different color way of the print at Sew Me A Song on Etsy [HERE] and at Delta Patchwork  [HERE]
I used a matching solid print for the spout and handles.

Please be sure to tag your photos on social media with the hashtag #SpringBlossomsQuiltAlong
I love to see what you make!

Happy Sewing
xo
Charise