A Quilt Along

12 Days of Christmas 2022; Day 5

The 12 Days of Christmas are moving right along!

I hope you’re enjoying a tiny bit of sewing each day.

Today, Day 5, is another 2 minute tree day!

This tree is just like our Day 2 tree, with a small rectangle underneath.

Use your Tiny Tree Template Set if you have it.

If you don’t have one yet you can purchase one here:

If you’ve not already done so, you can download the instructions here.

Do you need some incentive to get caught up?

I’m going to let you in on a secret…there will be a drawing soon

&

you’ll need to show us your finished blocks on my Sewing With Susan FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SewingWithSusan

Just keep sewing…

Susan

A Quilt Along

12 Days of Christmas 2022; Day 4

The 12 Days of Christmas are one third over already!

I hope you’re enjoying a tiny bit of sewing each day.

Today we’ll be making another cute little house.

If you made a house on Day 1, there’s no need to download the instructions again, just make another little house!

Just 6 more pieces of fabric…

If you’ve not already done so, you can download the instructions here.

Show us your finished blocks on my Sewing With Susan FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SewingWithSusan

Just keep sewing…

Susan

A Quilt Along

12 Days of Christmas 2022; Day 3

Did you get your Tiny Tree block made for Day 2 of our 12 Days of Christmas 2022 quilt?

You can use your featherweight machine again today if you want.

Day 3 we’ll make 1, little bit different Tall Tiny Tree Block.

Notice again there is no trunk.

Again, if you have my Tiny Tree Template Set, you’ll want to use that,

or just download the paper templates with the instructions below.

To order the template set, just click here.

Download the Tall Tiny Tree Block instructions here below.

3 blocks down!

Show us your finished blocks on my Sewing With Susan FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SewingWithSusan

Just keep sewing…

Susan

A Quilt Along

12 Days of Christmas 2022; Day 2

Did you get your house block made for Day 1 of our 12 Days of Christmas 2022 quilt?

You can use your featherweight machine again today if you want.

Day 2 we’ll make just 1 Tiny Tree Block!

Notice there is no trunk.

If you have my Tiny Tree Template Set, you’ll want to use that,

but if you don’t you can download the paper templates with the instructions below.

To order the template set, just click here.

Download the Tiny Tree Block instructions here below.

Show your us your finished blocks on my Sewing With Susan FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SewingWithSusan

Just keep sewing,

Susan

My Life

12 Days of Christmas 2022; Day 1

It’s that time of year again when Christmas is newly past & a new season begins; the 12 Days of Christmas.

As the 3 Wise Men begin their journey, it’s a good time for us to find our sewing machines after all the busy, busy Christmas shopping, gift wrapping, food making & visiting. I’m exhausted but excited to make a small mystery quilt for you!

Want to join me?

You can even use your featherweight machine!

Day 1 we’ll make 1 little house block. Just 6 pieces of fabric!

Trust me when I say the fabric decision making takes longer than the 2 minutes needed to sew this block!

Is it just me?

I find that’s the hardest part!

Download the instructions here.

Show your us your finished blocks on my Sewing With Susan FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SewingWithSusan

Just keep sewing,

Susan

My Life

Trees, Trees & More Trees!

I have 2 new patterns & 2 new sizes of tree template sets!

You’re going to love them.

The cutting is so quick & accurate with my brand new templates

& they’re super quick to sew too!

Woodland Forest is a generous lap quilt that finishes 56 1/2″ x 74 1/2″.

Woodland Runner is a nice size table runner or door or wall quilt that finishes 14″ x 54 1/2″.

My new Mini Tree Template Set makes the largest, 6″ x 9″ finished blocks.

How cute are these Mini Trees made with Renee Nanneman of Need’l Love’s fabrics?

And my Little Tree Template Set makes the middle size trees which finish at 4 1/2″ x 6″.

They are the perfect size to play nicely with my Tiny Dresden Plates!

The Little Tree Quilt is made with more of Renee’s fabrics.

And you’re already familiar with my popular Tiny Tree Template Set, the smallest trees, which finish at 3″ x 4 1/2″.

All of these can now be found on my website by clicking here.

Woodland Forest will make a great Christmas pic backdrop!

Emma & I had some fun before dropping it off at my quilter, Tamara’s shop.

This was Emma’s very first trip to a quilt shop!

She enjoyed herself immensely!

She had to check out everything!

Then we had more fun after we picked it up!

The extra wide red binding really sets off the trees.

Instructions for the extra wide binding are included in this pattern.

You have plenty of time to sew these up to enjoy for this Christmas & for many Christmases to come!

Check them out on my website by clicking here.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

A Quilt Along, Applique quilt projects, Dresden Plate Quilt, Halloween quilts, Mini Dresden Patterns, New quilt pattern

Candy Corn Sampler Quilt-Along Step 12, Awesome Appliqué

Thanks Karen for showing us your completed Candy Corn Sampler yesterday!

Thanks also to Chris & Susie for showing us your progress. I can’t wait to see your completed quilts soon too.

Welcome to Step 12 of making your Candy Corn Sampler!

I loved the task of Step 12, Awesome Appliqué!

On page 18, you’ll find the templates to make each shape.

Having the right tools not only helps your quilting look great, it also helps you enjoy the process like I do!

All the tools that I use for appliqué can be found on the notions page on my website by clicking here.

Remember, you can use your favorite appliqué method if it’s not the freezer paper version that I love.

Also, remember when you need more than 1 of the same shape,

trace 1,

staple layers of freezer paper together & cut up to 6 at once.

Use a staple remover to remove the staple without tearing the templates.

Since these pieces are small, remember to keep the seam allowance small & clip curves & corners.

In case you need a refresher, below is a leaf tutorial using the Apliquick bars for points & the round edges.

After circles, I think stars may be my favorite shape to make,

but really any of them that challenge me are fun.

Like any task, practice makes perfect!

You only need to make the shapes today & tomorrow.

Step 13 will be to glue & fuse the pieces to the background rectangle & stitch the appliqué.

I wish I’d taken a pic of all of the appliqué shapes ready to glue

but I guess I was so excited to start gluing that I forgot!

Instead I’ll show you cute little Emma enjoying being gma’s model. 😊

If you’re not already a member of my Sewing With Susan Facebook group, please join & share pics.

Find the group by clicking here to join.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan w a bit of help from Emma!

A Quilt Along, Applique quilt projects, Dresden Plate Quilt, Halloween quilts, Mini Dresden Patterns, New quilt pattern

Candy Corn Sampler Quilt-Along Step 11, OO Block

Welcome to Step 11 of making your Candy Corn Sampler!

Thanks for sharing pics on our FB group, Sewing With Susan!

Step 11 is just 2 Tiny Dresden plates.

Refer to page 17, to make the Tiny Dresden plates.

We’re back to needing these today.

You’ve already made Tiny Dresden plates for this quilt so you should be a pro by now!

Just two more for today.

The “B” & the bird will be made & appliquéd after the top is assembled.

You can now either rest up or peek ahead at step 12.

If you’re not already a member of my Sewing With Susan Facebook group, please join & share pics.

Find the group by clicking here to join.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

A Quilt Along, Applique quilt projects, Dresden Plate Quilt, Halloween quilts, Mini Dresden Patterns, New quilt pattern

Candy Corn Sampler Quilt-Along Step 10, Mini Dresden Plate & Filler Blocks

Welcome to Step 10 of making your Candy Corn Sampler!

Thanks for sharing pics on our FB group, Sewing With Susan!

After making today’s blocks, you’ll be 2/3 done with your Candy Corn Sampler!

Step 10 is 1 Mini Dresden plate block…

Refer to page 15, to make the Mini Dresden plate.

The hardest part of this block was deciding what color of thread to appliqué the block to the background with because I used a cheddar & a black fabric for the petals.

In the end I decided on my best friend in threads.

I use Sulky’s Medium Taupe 733-1180 thread almost every time I make a Dresden plate with multiple fabrics.

I pieced & appliquéd this entire Dresden Heaven quilt with Medium Taupe.

It blends well with light, medium & dark fabrics.

It also blends well with many colors, not just neutrals.

This is a good time to make the filler blocks if you’ve not already made them.

Find the flying geese blocks on page 16.

Half-square triangles can be found there too if you didn’t make them yet.

We’re back to needing these today.

Also more time for fabric play…

Fun, fun, fun!

Tamara added some pizzazz to the petals of this block!

I love the rick rack prints in this collection. Who am I kidding? I love this whole collection by Need’l Love!

If you’re not already a member of my Sewing With Susan Facebook group, please join & share pics.

Find the group by clicking here to join.

Just Keep Sewing…

Emma & Susan

A Quilt Along, Applique quilt projects, Dresden Plate Quilt, Halloween quilts, Mini Dresden Patterns, New quilt pattern

Candy Corn Sampler Quilt-Along Step 9, Tree Blocks

Welcome to Step 9 of making your Candy Corn Sampler!

Thanks for sharing pics on our FB group, Sewing With Susan!

Step 9 is 3 tree Blocks.

We’re back to needing these today.

Refer to page 14, for the complete instructions.

The tiny trees are a snap with my Tiny Tree Template Set.

Tools, tools, tools!

I used the 3/4”, 1″ & for 1 1/2” circle punches for the topiary tree.

Having the right tools makes all the difference.

You don’t have to,

but I like the precision & speed they give.

Just 1, 2, 3 little tree blocks today.

More time for catching up if you’re a bit behind.

If you’re not already a member of my Sewing With Susan Facebook group, please join & share pics.

Find the group by clicking here to join.

Just Keep Sewing…

Emma & Susan