Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Let's get started!!!

Okay friends! Let's get started! Here is a picture of block 1


Here is the template sheet to print!

For the appliqué block, you will need a neutral print fabric, cut 7" x 13." I like to use my 6"x12" ruler, and center it on this background piece. I then, use a vanishing pen and trace the ruler. This gives me the border of where all pieces should stay within! After all appliqué is complete, I trim the block to 6 1/2" x 12 1/2." The leaves are scraps of hand dyed wools. I used a soft teal, red, pumpkin, bronze/gold, green, and a white and black texture! I just made one leaf template to cut all 13 leaves out, resulting in each leaf looking just a little different.
The stem, is made from a homespun cut 3/4" wide on the bias from a fat quarter in my stash. It's a brownish color. I used the clover bias tape maker that makes 3/8" bias tape. You may use the bias bars, or just use some spray baste, and fold the raw edges in on each side and press! Whatever works best for you! Another thought would just be to use wool, so you don't need the seam allowance, and can just whipstitch down like the wool leaves!
I pin everything in place with tiny appliqué pins, or use temporary fabric glue. I whipstitch all wool pieces down with matching wool threads, and do a blind stitch with a fine cotton thread that matches the vine fabric. For the wool appliqué, I use the wonderful Aurifil wool threads we sell on the Primitive Quilts and Projects website! There are nice sets of my favorite colors! I found some really pretty Madera wool thread at Touch of Thread quilt shop in Zanesville Ohio yesterday also, if you live near there. We also still have single spools of the Aurifil in my wool area of The Painted Cupboard, where Woolen Willow quilt shop used to be. Or you can use what you have on hand, and make it truly scrappy quilt!
Okay, if the above template page doesn't download and print, forgive me! I will make it work tomorrow, I PROMISE!! In the meantime, you can make the pieced block! Here are the instructions!
You will need: (12) 2 1/2" squares I used a mix of neutral prints, and then (6) 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles, each a different medium or dark print.
Take one rectangle and two squares
Mark a diagonal line on the back of all neutrals. With right sides together lay a square on the left side of the rectangle, line up edges, and sew on the drawn line.
Trim away just the outer part of the square, leaving the rectangle intact, and press the inner part of what remains of the square toward the outer corner.

Repeat with the opposite side


Make six! Sew together, looking at the direction from the photo. By leaving the rectangles intact, you can match everything up easy, and have great results! This unit should measure 4 1/2" x 12 1/2."
Okay, get stitching! I will know within two minutes of posting this if the download doesn't print, so please don't worry, I will get tech help in the morning, and all will be well with the world! Thank you!
Jeni











30 comments:

  1. I did not get an image to print out. The box is blank. Am I the only one having this issue?

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  2. I am starting on the piecing. I am excited about this sal.
    Will check in tomorrow for the template. Thanks sew much.

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    1. Should be good to go now! Thanks for your patience!

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  4. I am excited to get started. Thank-you!

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    1. Yes Nancy, it should be fixed soon! I'm not tech savvy, so I'm getting help today! It may be over on the primitivequiltsandprojects.blogspot.com first!

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  6. It looks like it is going to be very pretty!

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  7. I saw your post above, Jeni will start on the flying geese.
    look forward to the other pattern.

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    1. We are working on it! Sorry for the wait!

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    2. Okay Wendy, give it a try now!

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  9. Jeni - I just discovered you and your blog in a case of most fortuitous timing. I love the primitive style and am delighted to make this quilt with your other readers. Thanks for creating this for us! Annie

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    1. Thank you so much Annie! Such a nice comment! I hope you enjoy the project, as much as I am enjoying making it!

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  10. Are we supposed to print the picture of the template sheet or is there supposed to be a PDF?
    I only get half of the design when I try to print the picture.
    I know I must be doing something wrong.
    Looks like a great block

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    1. Nancy, email me at woolenwillowdesigns@gmail.com, and I'll email you the PDF!

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  11. Jeni, could you please email the pdf as well...I played with it all day yesterday....couldn't get it right

    Love the blocks so far....Karen C

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    1. I need your email....mine is woolenwillowdesigns@gmail.com, or you can download It from my website now! There is a page for the templates now! Should work much better!

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  12. jeni hello, I'm about french bom and wanted to know if the cut of the pieces is stiching included or if we need to add it
    thank you very much for this gift
    stitching included

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    1. Hi Nadia,
      The pieced cutting includes seam allowance, but the templates of the leaves do not! You are welcome, and thank you so very much for following along! All the templates are on my website now also!
      Jeni

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    1. You are welcome!!! Thank you for sewing along!

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  14. I am so excited about the sew along, but I cannot get the patterns what am I doing wrong? No pdf? Please help, thanks Jeni

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    1. Hi Lisa, I hadn't looked back at the older posts, so just found you tonight! Go to my website, www.woolenwillowdesigns.com, there is a sew along page with the pdf's! Sorry for the wait! I hope you enjoy the project! Jeni

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  15. hello Jeni! a little questioning how many global flight goose ?
    3 with the first or another 3??
    thanks
    its a great question on the french group!!!!

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    1. So far, a total of 3 geese units with 6 geese each, and one unit with just 5 geese!

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