Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Candy Coated Snow Flake - Month 2 - Block 2

Candy Coated Snow Flake - Month 2 - Block 2

I hope you enjoyed doing block 1.  It went together quite well.  We are now working on Block 2 Snowflake which is located on the top left of the quilt.

Here is the link for the breakdown of the colors by block: https://www.quiltster.com/printable/248874/block2multicolorsmt/.  A copy this diagram will be in your Month 2 instruction packet.

Per the Quiltworx Website, there are currently no corrections for this month's block. If you have any questions, you may email us or you may post your question on the block. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Candy Coated Snowflakes Block of the Month Blog from Sew Many Things

Welcome to Candy Coated Snowflakes Block of the Month

Sew-A-Long Blog

Nancy & I are so excited to share the experience of making this beautiful quilt.  This will be an exciting journey so lets get started.

We currently have 3 groups participating.  Group 1 & 2 are full but with continued demand, we opened a 3rd group.  We are still taking participants.

Each group is starting at different times; however, the information provided in this blog will be the same for all groups. 

Many of you are now either picking up your Block of the Month Booklet 1 packet with your kit or will be receiving their kit shortly.  Upon receiving your kit, I strongly encourage everyone to read booklet 1 in its entirety. I also ask that you take a quick look at your fabric kit to ensure all your fabric is present.  Our staff worked tireless to ensure all kits were accurately cut and packaged accordingly. 

Stay tuned...

Monday, March 25, 2019

Block 3 - Mar 2019 BOM - LUSH - Wing and a Prayer

This month we are attaching the Dresden plates to the backgrounds. We used mono-filament (invisible) thread in the top of the machine and regular cotton thread in the bobbin.
Once the plate was aligned correctly, I pinned in place and using my 'edge stitch' foot. I first stitched in the ditch between the blades. Next, I stitched in the ditch around the handle on the curved seam. Third, I stitched 1/8 inch along the sides. And finally, still using my edge stitch foot, I straight stitched along the top edges of the blades. Trim the blocks to the size specified in the pattern and assemble four sets of two for the centers.

Block 2 - Feb 2019 BOM - LUSH - Wing and a Prayer

Please forgive the delay in posting my observations for February. I was out of town and did not have access to the Blog.

This month we are making the dresden and there will be 12 of them when done. Please be sure to use a 1/4 inch seam, not a 'scant 1/4 inch'.

I originally used my 1/4 inch foot to stitch the blades together. The 1/4 inch foot actually sews a scant 1/4 inch seam. That means all the blades were too wide when I tried to applique them to the background for March. So hopefully, I saved you from having to re-stitch all your blades. :)

When attaching the handle to the blades, I fell back on my Judy Niemeyer training and used a glue pen to hold everything in place. They went together like a dream.

Have fun and please contact me if you have any questions...Lushfully yours, Nancy

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Block 1 - 2019 BOM - LUSH - Wing and a Prayer


Block 1

Welcome to our Lush Block of the Month.  Block 1 is now available.  For those who are joining us online, your package and Month 1 kit are in the mail....:).

My thoughts and experiences when making Block 1:

This block went together like a dream. The instructions given in the pattern are accurate. The fabric cuts are generous enough that I was able to use the Studio 180 wing clipper.  There is not much left over, so measure twice, cut once. Any larger scraps should be saved for use later in the quilt.

When pressing, some of the seams are a bit bulky, so I pressed the bulky seams down into the accent fabric of the flying geese.

You will make four of the same block.

Please email us at sewmanythingsle@yahoo.com if you have any questions. 

Saturday, September 3, 2016