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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Sew Chatty Fabric

Hi Friends! 👋

I have some super exciting news to share that I haven't mentioned here, yet. 


Earlier this year, I sent a fabric idea and some sketches to Riley Blake and they liked it! So much that it is coming out in March! It consists of punny, colorful sewing comics. 

I just received the first strike offs from the factory that have my name on the selvage and it's so surreal! There's a series of checks that have to happen to ensure it's the right colors, etc. before it goes into production. (The fabric used in the Quilt Market stuff had to be digitally printed for samples due to time constraints.)


I can't wait to actually see it on a bolt and to make all the things! Like PJ pants (there will three matching t-shirt options, so you could have a matching PJ set!😍), a laptop case, ironing board cover, and of course quilt blocks! Maybe I will finally make a Sew Together bag! Here's a glimpse of some PJ pants and a pencil skirt shown with the coordinating t-shirts, patches, and totes at Quilt Market a few weeks ago.


The squares in the large grid print are about 4-ish inches? Good for large fussy cuts.. The smaller print is a great size for smaller fussy cuts!

There will also be canvas zip pouches available, and pop sockets! If you would like to see any of these in your local quilt shop, you can ask them to preorder now. The accessories will be available at different times, some before the fabric releases, some after. 

There are two prints, and three color options. You can see the fabric *HERE*. It was a whirlwind summer and a busy fall stitching up two patterns to go along with the fabric, that showcase fussy cutting. They debuted at Quilt Market along with the fabric, and the patterns are currently in my Etsy shop. Meet Shoephoria, and Quiltmaster.




 



I will post more about Quilt Market in the future. Keep your 👀 on the lookout for Sew Chatty fabric and/or accessories! I think some of the accessories may come out as soon as January, which isn't far away now. It will fly by!

I'll be back soon with another Harry Potter block, Professor McGonnagal.. and I've been drawing up a Fang. 💓



In the meantime, Happy Stitching!
Talk soon!

xoxo
 



Monday, November 11, 2019

Harry Potter Quilt: Crookshanks

It's another Harry Potter block today, extra block number 13! This time, we're making Crookshanks!



He's a cheeky little kitty! But only two small clip & flip units, and the rest just simple straight seams. He goes together in seven sections and has five colors.

Let's start cutting!






Background (A):
(13) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(4) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(2) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)
(1) 1 1/2 x 4"
(1) 1 1/2 x 9 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2 x 6 1/2"
(1) 3 1/2 x 5 1/2"
(1) 6 1/2 x 10 1/2"


Lighter Orange (B):
(1) 1 x 5"
(16) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(8) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(2) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)
(2) 1 1/2 x 4 1/2" (****)
(2) 2" sq.
(1) 2 x 6 1/2"
(2) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2 x 4"
(2) 2 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(1) 3 1/2 x 6 1/2"
(1) 4 1/2" sq.


Darker Orange (C):
(18) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(2) 1 1/2 x 2" (#)
(6) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(3) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)
(1) 1 1/2 x 4 1/2" (****)
(2) 1 1/2 x 5 1/2"

Black (D):
(1) 1 x 1 1/2"
(1) 1 x 5"
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)


White (E):
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)








Part 1: Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 1 and set aside.




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Part 2:

Left Upper Clip & Flip

1. Place square at upper end or left upper corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower  corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.



~Using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric E and a 1 1/2 x 2" rect. of Fabric C-short edge at the top, and the above method, make one left upper corner clip & flip unit.


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Right Upper Clip & Flip

1. Place square at upper end or right upper  corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from left upper to right lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.




~Using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric E and a 1 1/2 x 2" rect. of Fabric C-short edge at the top, and the above method, make one right upper corner clip & flip unit.


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~Stitch a 1 1/2 x 4" rect. of Fabric A and a 2 1/2 x 4" rect. of Fabric B together. Cut into (4) 1 x 3 1/2" strips as shown below.




~Stitch a 1 x 5" rect. of Fabrics B and D together. Cut into (2) 1 1/2" sq. and (2) 1 x 1 1/2" rect. as shown below. Then stitch your eye unit as shown.




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~Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 2 and set aside.




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Part 3: Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 3 and set aside.




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Part 4: Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 4 and set aside.




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Part 5: Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 5 and set aside.




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Part 6: Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 6 and set aside.




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Part 7: Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 7 and set aside.




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Block Assembly: Assemble as shown below. You now have an 18 1/2" Crookshanks block to add to your collection. He would also make a really cute kitty pillow cover! 




Stay tuned next time for Professor McGonnagal herself!



I'm starting to think there are just too many possibilities! We for sure have enough blocks for two quilts already! But it's loads of fun drawing them up, so I'll keep sharing as I get them ready and they'll be linked over on the sew along page forevermore. :D Thanks for popping in! If you're just finding these blocks, all of the info for the sew along quilt and links to the block tutorials can be found on the sew along page *HERE*. Don't forget to tag your blocks on social media with #hpqal2019 and #harrypotterquilt. 

Happy Stitching!

xoxo
 

For a downloadable PDF of this post, click *HERE*


Friday, November 8, 2019

Harry Potter Quilt: McGonnagal Kitty

Hey everyone! I'm back with another Harry Potter extra block, this one is #12! I had no idea there would be so many extra block options. This one first appeared in the Facebook sew along group, and comes to you courtesy of Michelle Reading! Thanks for your imagination Michelle, and for being willing to share, and not minding the few small changes I made!



Here she is! 

Let's start cutting! She uses six colors.





Background (A):
(7) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 4"
(3) 2 1/2" sq.
(2) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"
(2) 2 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(2) 2 1/2 x 12 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2 x 4" (for whiskers)
(2) 2 7/8" sq.
(2) 4 1/2 x 6 1/2"


Gray (B):
(15) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(3) 1 1/2 x 2" (#)
(5) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(1) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)
(2) 1 1/2 x 4 1/2" (****)
(1) 2 x 4 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2" sq.
(2) 3 x 5 1/2"
(1) 3 x 4" (for whiskers)
(2) 3 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(3) 2 7/8" sq.


White (C):
(2) 1 x 2" (for eyes)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2" (for eyes)
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(2) 1 1/2 x 2" (#)
(2) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(1) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)
(1) 1 1/2 x 4 1/2" (****)
(1) 3 1/2 x 4 1/2"



Black (D):
(4) 1 x 5" (for whiskers)
(12) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(5) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(2) 1 1/2 x 4 1/2" (****)
(2) 2 1/2" sq.
(1) 2 7/8" sq.
(1) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"


Pink (E):
(5) 1 1/2" sq. (for eyes & nose)


Green (F):
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (for eyes)








Part 1:

Double Half Square Triangle (HST)

1. Place two squares right sides together.
2. Trace a line from corner to corner.
3. Stitch scant 1/4" from the line on both sides.
4. Cut on the line, separating the two HSTs.
5. Press open.



~Using 2 7/8" sq. of Fabrics A & B, and the method above, make (2) 2 1/2" half square triangles. Repeat for total of (4).
~Place a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric E right sides together in the (B) corner of ea. half square triangle. Stitch from corner to corner. Trim, flip & press.


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~Stitch (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric F & 1 1/2 x 2" rect. of Fabric C together as shown below, and cut in half. You will have the two units for the eyes.


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~Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 1 and set aside.




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Part 2:

Right Upper Clip & Flip

1. Place square at upper end or right upper  corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from left upper to right lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.




~Using 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric D and 1 1/2 x 2" rect. of Fabric C-short edge at the top, make one right upper corner clip & flip unit.


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Left Upper Clip & Flip

1. Place square at upper end or left upper corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower  corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.




~Using 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric D and 1 1/2 x 2" rect. of Fabric C-short edge at the top, make one left upper corner clip & flip unit.


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~Stitch 2 1/2 x 4" rect. of Fabric A and 3 x 4" rect. of Fabric B together as shown below. trim into (4) 1 x 5" strips as shown.




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~Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 2 and set aside.












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Part 3: (for right upper and left upper corner clip & flip units, use diagrams located in Part 2)

~Using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B and a 2 1/2 x 4 1/2" rectangle of Fabric A-short edge at the top, make one right upper corner clip & flip unit.

~Using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B and a 2 1/2 x 4 1/2" rectangle of Fabric A-short edge at the top, make one left upper corner clip & flip unit.


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Double Upper Corners

1. Place a square at the left end or left upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or right upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.





~Using (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B and a 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric C-long edge at the top, and the above method, make one double upper corner clip & flip unit.

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Left Lower/Right Upper Double

1. Place a square at the left end or lower left corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or upper right corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.





~Using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A (left lower corner), a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B (right upper corner) and a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric D-long edge at the top, and the above method, make one left lower/right upper corner clip & flip unit.

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Left Upper/Right Lower Double

1. Place a square at the left end or upper left corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper corner to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or lower right corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from right upper corner to left lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.







~Using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B (left upper corner), a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A (right lower corner) and a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric D-long edge at the top, and the above method, make one left upper/right lower corner clip & flip unit.

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~Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 3 and set aside.




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Part 4: (for left upper corner clip & flip unit, use diagram located in Part 2)

~Using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A and a 1 1/2 x 4 1/2" rectangle of Fabric D-short edge at the top, make one left upper corner clip & flip unit.


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~Place 2 1/2" sq. of Fabrics A and D right sides together. Stitch diagonally from corner to corner. Trim, flip & press. You will have one 2 1/2" half square triangle.

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~Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 4 and set aside.





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Part 5: (use the double half square triangle method located in Part 1 and the left and right upper corner clip & flip method located in Part 2 for the units in this section)

~Using 2 7/8" sq. of Fabrics B & D, make (2) 2 1/2" half square triangles.
~Place a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B right sides together in the (D) corner of ea. half square triangle. Stitch from corner to corner. Trim, flip & press.


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~Using 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric D and 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-short edge at the top, make one right upper corner clip & flip unit.
~Repeat using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A and 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric D-short edge at the top.

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~Using 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric D and 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-short edge at the top, make one left upper corner clip & flip unit.
~Repeat using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A and 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric D-short edge at the top.


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~Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 5 and set aside.





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Part 6: (use the double upper corner method located in Part 3 for the units in this section)

~Using (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric D and a 3 x 5 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top, make one double upper corner clip & flip unit.
~Repeat for total of two of these units.


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~Using (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B and a 3 1/2 x 4 1/2" rect. of Fabric C-short edge at the top, make one double upper corner clip & flip unit. 
~Flip this unit around, and do the same in the remaining two corners

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~Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 6 and set aside.





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Part 7: (for right upper and left upper corner clip & flip units, use methods located in Part 2; for the double upper corner cliop & flip unit, use the method located in Part 3)

~Using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric D and a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric C-short edge at the top, make one right upper corner clip & flip unit.
~Using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric D and a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric C-short edge at the top, make one left upper corner clip & flip unit.


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~Using (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B and 1 1/2 x 4 1/2" rect. of Fabric C, make one double upper corner clip & flip unit.

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~Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 7 and set aside.




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Part 8: (for right upper and left upper corner clip & flip units, use methods located in Part 2; for the double upper corner cliop & flip unit, use the method located in Part 3)

~Using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A and a 1 1/2 x 4 1/2" rect. of Fabric D-short edge at the top, make one right upper corner clip & flip unit.
~Using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A and a 1 1/2 x 4 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-short edge at the top, make one left upper corner clip & flip unit.


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~Using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric D (left corner), a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B (right corner), and a 1 1/2 x 4 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-long edge at the top, make one double upper corner clip & flip unit.

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~Place 2 1/2" sq. of Fabrics B and D right sides together. Stitch from corner to corner. Trim, flip & press. You will have one 2 1/2" half square triangle.
~Place a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric D in the (B) corner of this HST, right sides together. Stitch from corner to corner. Trim, flip & press.

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~Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 8 and set aside.






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Block Assembly: Assemble Parts 1-8, along with your extra background pieces, as according to the diagram below.




 You should now have an 18 1/2" McG Kitty block! :D 😼

Stay tuned next, for another kitty.. Crookshanks!




Until then, happy stitching! If you post your blocks on instagram, feel free to tag me @kellifanninquilts or come and find our sew along FB group *here*. There are tons of blocks and quilts showing up in there and everyone is so kind and supportive of each other! I love it!

If you're just finding these blocks and want to see all of the others (30+ now!), you can find them on the sew along page *HERE*.

Have a great weekend!

xoxo



For a downloadable PDF of this post tutorial, click *HERE*.

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