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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Part 2 Sew along!

Are you ready for the next part? I hope so! You will be able to just go to my website, and to the sew along template page to download your templates! The written instructions will be here to read, and jot down on your template sheets if you wish!

For the Basket block.....

*cut B and D from light fabric, with the template.

*Cut C from a dark fabric. Sew B/C/D together.

*Cut a 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangle from the same light print, sew to the top of the above unit.

*Cut out the handle from the dark fabric, adding a seam allowance if you are turning under to appliqué, and appliqué in place.

*use scraps of wool to make the flower, leaves, and star. I whip stitched them down with matching wool threads. For the stem, I used a pretty green perle cotton from my Woolen Willow Valdani collection! The block should measure 6 1/2."

* For the house block cut...

One 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" dark for roof

One 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" dark for door

One 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" med. for house

Two 2"x 2 1/2" of same med. for either side of door

Four 2 1/2" squares of light for sky

One 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" medium for side of house

*Make a flying geese unit as in block one, using two 2 1/2" light squares and the 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" dark for the roof.

*Make a half flying geese unit with a light 2 1/2" square and the side of house medium print

*Sew the 2"x 2 1/2" med prints to either side of the dark 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece.

*Arrange these units following the diagram, and sew together.
*Use a chalk pencil or disappearing pen to write the word LOVE above the door unit, and embroider with a contrasting perle cotton. I used a stem stitch, and a pretty neutral from my Valdani collection. You could also use a back stitch.


Feel free to sew these units together as we go, and I'll try to make sure I give them to you in order!

Have fun, and show me your progress! My email is!