19 January 2019

HPQAL2019 - Harry Selfie

Welcome to the first block post for the EPIC Harry Potter Quilt Along 2019!

Harry Selfie by Sew Fresh Quilts


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This is the SEW FRESH QUILTS version of the FREE Harry Potter Quilt Along quilt #HPQAL2019 as shown below...
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Today is Week One in the Block instructions for piecing the Harry Selfie block!

Piecing instructions are as follows:

STOP Piecing Method
STOP: Stitch, Trim, Open & Press. Align a square (A) or rectangle (C) on the corner of the UNIT (B) with right sides facing together. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner and sew along this diagonal line. Trim a ¼” seam. Finger press the seams open and then press with a hot iron. Press the seams open to reduce bulk.





STRIP Piecing Method
Strip Piecing is performed by sewing the fabric strips along their length, as shown with the blue and red diagram. Press the seams open. Trim end flush and crosscut strip set into specified widths.





HST (Half Square Triangle) Piecing Method
Please note that the fabric squares should be sandwiched with right sides facing together, and line up on all sides as accurately as possible. The diagram does not show this accuracy for demonstrative purposes. Draw a diagonal line across the wrong side of the Print square. This is your guide line. Place the Print square on the Background square and sew a ¼” seam on EACH SIDE the guide line from edge to edge, as shown in red. Cut along the guide line. Press the seams open and trim each of the (HST) to the size indicated in the instructions.





MITERED SEAM Piecing Method
Using a 1/4” seam, sew the 1L unit to the BLUE LENS, BUT stop 1/4” from the end of the seam, indicated by the red *, and backstitch to lock the threads. Sew the 2L unit to the other side of the BLUE LENS, BUT stop at the same place you did while sewing the first seam, and backstitch. Fold the BLUE LENS along the diagonal with right sides facing together. Align the ends of the 1L and 2L together, marking the diagonal from the red* to the corners of the ends. Starting at the same place you stopped when sewing on the 1L and 2L units, stitch a few stitches then backstitch, and sew along this diagonal line to complete the mitered seam. Trim seam to 1/4” and press open.






Use a 1/4” seam for piecing.

Press all seams open as you go.



To download the Piecing Methods and General Instructions printable PDF, click here.






Jasmine and I have been testing the blocks here in the Sew Fresh Quilts studio. And, aside from the background fabric, we are working from stash. She is making the 20" Full size blocks. And I am making the 10" Half size blocks.

These are our HARRY SELFIE TEST BLOCKS



Harry Selfie by Sew Fresh Quilts



















To download the HARRY SELFIE printable PDF, click here.





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16 January 2019

Let's Bee Social #258

Welcome to the Let's Bee Social!





This place is really going to the dogs lately.
These are the latest things I have been working on for my Black and White blog hop project.




Dalmatian Dog

Dalmatian Dog


Dalmatian Dog


Quilt in the WILD!!!


Inventory end of 2018

Inventory end of 2018




Please be patient. The Corgi is on the cutting table. I promise she is next.

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15 January 2019

Harry Potter Quilt Along 2019 Introductory Post

Welcome to the Introductory Post for the upcoming Harry Potter Quilt Along!



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ESPECIALLY if this is your first visit to the Sew Fresh Quilts blog.  




This is the Introductory post for the SEW FRESH QUILTS version of the FREE Harry Potter Quilt Along quilt #HPQAL2019 as shown below...
FREE HPQAL2019 @ SewFreshQuilts




If you are looking for the OTHER QUILT,
that looks like this one below
please see the other Harry Potter Sew Along by Kelli of Seriously, I Think it Needs Stitches,
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PLEASE NOTE:
THE Harry Potter Quilt Along page is under construction.

The links will become live for the information and block instructions as they are posted.
Pay attention to the dates on the schedule and check back as more links are added.




HEY StAsHAdDiCt!!!!

It's really all about the fabric.

Am I right?!!!







PLEASE NOTE:
I have updated the size options. 
Using the full size 20" square blocks in this quilt setting,
the blocks are set with 1" finished width sashing between the blocks and rows,
and with 1" finished width borders, for the 85" x 106" size quilt.

HOWEVER, because you may wish to add wider side borders to increase the final width of the quilt to be suitable for a queen size bed, I adjusted the options to include 106" x 106" size option.



Print both of the PDF's found below.

Here you will find the UPDATED Downloadable PDF Cover file with provides information on the Quilt Size Options and the Fabric Requirements 
Click here to download COVER PDF




Here you will find the Downloadable PDF Finishing file which provides information on Cutting for Finishing Background and Binding 
Click here to download FINISHING PDF







What fabrics are we using?!!!! 


Jasmine has been using whatever she can find in my stash to make the blocks. PLUS we picked De La Luna Clair Batty by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit Fabrics for the background.



We are gonna be starting to test the #hpqal2019 blocks soon! This is our background fabic. De La Luna Clair Batty by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit Fabrics 🦇 Gotta admit I’m pretty excited!!!







Background Fabric? For the first 7 weeks you don't even NEED to have your background fabric yet. There is no use of background fabric in the construction of the first 7 blocks. YES. That's right. You don't need to PANIC. And you are welcome!

Flesh tones? Why is everyone having so much trouble choosing fabric for faces? We are using KONA scraps left over from making from the Teenie Weenie Bikini quilt. Use any beige, tan, neutral you like. Prints would work too!

If the fabric requirements list a 1/4 yard...
Can it be a fat quarter? Can it be a long quarter? Yes. and yes.

Piecing Methods? This Harry Potter quilt along uses traditional piecing methods. NO PAPER PIECING. NO APPLIQUE.

Want to save money on fabric?
Clinton Modern Creative has a special offer for those of you participating in the quilt along. You will save 15% off your entire purchase using the code HPQAL15 at checkout. Offer valid until June 30th, 2019. She has some great Libs Elliott fabrics that would look great in an EPIC Harry Potter quilt. Click here!!! 


Want to find a kit to make the quilt? How about some Harry Potter flannel backing?
Mad About Patchwork has a solids kit for anyone who needs fabric choices made easy. And they also have this Harry Potter flannel that would make a cozy backing! While supplies last!!!



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