Thursday, October 6, 2022

BOHO Heart Block of the Month - Month 5

  It's Month 5 with my good friends at Stitchin' Heaven  doing their BOHO Heart Monthly Block of the Month program and that means another month of fun tutorials!!

Month 1          Month 2          Month 3       Month 4      Month 5 - You Are Here      Month 6

And since each month has Lots and Lots of Tutorials in them . . . Here is a list to jump right to the tutorial you need for this month 5:  

Pinwheel Block                Small Framed Square Block                Grandmother's Flower Garden Block

Present Block                    Four Links Block                                Small Framed Dresden Plate Block

                         8" Courthouse Steps Block                10" Courthouse Steps Block

Sewing Section 3           Sewing Section 4               Sewing Section 5           Sewing Sections 3-5


So you have your Month 5 BOHO Heart Packet . . .  Lets get started!!! 


We'll start with our first block, and it's one we have already done, the . . .



From your Month #5, Pinwheel bag, cut the fabrics according to page 1 of the supplemental cutting list.    I cut my squares 3" instead of the 2.875" and will trim.   


Using the cut squares and the Pinwheel Block Directions from Month 1 make your 2 blocks.   The Pinwheel Blocks measuring 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" unfinished.  


And now we can move onto another familiar block , the . . .



From your Month #5, Small Framed Square bag, cut the fabrics according to page 1 of the supplemental cutting list. 



Using the cut pieces and the Mini Framed Square Block Directions from Month 2 make your block.  It is made the same way, just on a slightly larger scale.  The Small Framed Square Block should be measuring 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" unfinished.   


And with that done, we will move onto a final familiar block , the . . .



From your Month #5, Grandmother's Flower Garden Bag, cut the fabrics according to page 2 of the supplemental cutting list.   Also, cut at least 7 stiff paper templates of the Hexagon shape.  


Using the cut pieces and the Grandmother's Flower Garden Block Directions from Month 4 make your block.    The Grandmother's Flower Garden Block should be measuring 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" unfinished.   


And now we get to move onto some new blocks, starting with the . . . 



From your Month #5, Present bag, cut the fabrics according to page 1 of the supplemental cutting list. 


Start by making 4 two patch units.  To do this, simply place a yellow square onto a teal square with right sides together and stitch 1/4" seam.  Press the seams open.   


Now, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of 4 Yellow squares.   Place a Marked Square onto each of the 4 multicolored Fabric rectangles with right sides together as shown and pin them in place.   Sew a seam directly on the drawn line.  Trim 1/4" over the stitched line and scrap the excess.   Press the seam allowances upwards towards the Yellow Triangle.  


Now we repeat on the opposite side.  Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of 4 Teal squares.   Place a Marked Square onto the opposite end of the 4 multicolored Fabric rectangles with right sides together as shown and pin them in place.   Sew a seam directly on the drawn line.  Trim 1/4" over the stitched line and scrap the excess.   Press the seam allowances upwards towards the Teal Triangle.  


Layout the two units you have made as shown.  Place the top row units onto the bottom row units with right sides together.   Align and pin.   Stitch a 1/4" seam along the edge of all the 4 units.  Press the seams open.


Layout the 4 Present Units as shown.


Place the right hand column units onto the center right hand column units with right sides together.   Align and pin.   Stitch a 1/4" seam along the edge of both units. 


Press the seams open. 


Place the top row onto the bottom row with right sides together.   Align and pin/nest the seams and you can use the Pin Trick for the center seam.   Stitch a 1/4" seam along the pinned edge, stitching through the base if the Fabric V at the center.    Press the seams open.  


And just like that, you have a Present Block with perfect points that should be measuring 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" unfinished.  



And now we get to move onto another fun new block, the  . . . 



From your Month #5, Four Links bag, cut the fabrics according to page 1 of the supplemental cutting list. 


Pair each of the Print Squares with a Background Square.  Also pair each Print small rectangle with the matching background rectangle.  


Place the Print pieces onto the Background pieces with right sides together.  Stitch a 1/4" along the edge of each pairing.  


Press the seams towards the Print Fabrics.  Layout the 8 units you just sewed matching the prints as shown. 


Place the Bottom row pieces onto the top row pieces with right sides together for each of the 4 pairings.  Stitch a 1/4" along the edge of each pairing.  


Press the seams towards the Print Fabric rectangle.  Layout the large rectangle matching the prints as shown below.  


Place each large rectangle onto the 4 pieced units with right sides together.  Stitch a 1/4" along the edge of each of the 4 pairings.  


Press the seams towards the Large rectangles.  Layout the four 4 Links Units as shown so the prints "link".  


Place the right hand column pieces onto the left hand column pieces with right sides together.   Align and pin.   Stitch a 1/4" seam along the edge of all the units.  


Press the seams open. 


Place the top row onto the bottom row with right sides together.   Align and pin.   Stitch a 1/4" seam along the edge of all the units.  Press the seam open.


And now you have made a Four Links Block that should be measuring 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" unfinished.  



So now it is time for one of my favorite blocks,  the  . . . 



From your Month #5, Dresden Plate bag, cut the fabrics according to page 1 of the supplemental cutting list.   You will need to use the small 1 1/4" Circle Template and the Small Dresden Plate Template.  


Now you are ready to start making your Dresden plates.  Fold each plate in half with right sides together and stitch a 1/4" seam along the widest top edge.  Chain stitch all 12 plates along the widest edge.  Then clip the threads between  all of your Dresden plates.


Finger press the seams open.  If you desire, you can clip away a little of the excess fabric at the point to help it lay flat, but just be very cautions not to clip your seam.  Turn the wedge right side out so that the seams are now hidden on the inside.  You can use a turning tool to help press out your points so they are nice and crisp.  Then press the edges.  


When pressing, take care to keep the seam centered in the plate.    They may want to shift on you a bit.  Try to make sure the seams are lined up :)



And now that the plates are all sewn and you are ready to start sewing them together.  We will sew the plates into 4 quadrants. Layout your plates as shown below.  


Lay the first plate onto the second plate with right sides together in each of the four quadrants.  Be sure to line up your folded edges along the top.  Sew a 1/4" seam along the 4 side edges. 


Then place the third plate onto the second plate with right sides together in each of the four quadrants.  Again, take care to line up your folded edges along the top.  Sew a 1/4" seam along the 4 side edges. 


Now you want to press the seams.  I like to press the seams open, but you can also press them to one side, just make sure to press them all in the same direction.  


Now place the right hand quadrants onto the left hand quadrants with right sides together.   Align and pin.   Stitch a 1/4" seam along the edge of the two units.  


Press the seams in the same manner you pressed the previous seams.  


Place the top quadrants onto the bottom quadrants with right sides together.   Align and pin.   Stitch a 1/4" seam along the edge taking care to clip the threads between the two seams so it doesn't pull on the second seam.  Press the seams in the same manner you pressed the previous seams.  


And now, we are going to add our Dresden Plate into a block.  Fold your Gold square in half twice and finger press the crease.   Align the creases in the Gold Square with the points of the Dresden Plate.   Pin the Dresden Plate in place, I like to pin around the center of the plate so the pins won't get in the way when I secure stitch.   



Align the Center applique circle on the center of the Dresden plate.   Dab some applique glue or just use a little glue stick or a pin to secure the Circle Applique in place.  



And all that is left is to secure stitch your applique to your block.   I start with the center circle applique.  I used a grey neutral thread so it would match with all of the colors.   And as always, you can hand stitch or machine stitch using your favorite stitch.


When secure stitching around the Dresden Plate, you only need to stitch around the outside of the plate.  you do not need to secure stitch down the side seams. 


Almost there, we are just going to frame it now.  Layout the center Dresden square and the 4 purple rectangles as shown below.   


Place the small rectangles onto the top and bottom of the center square with right sides together.   Align and stitch a 1/4" seam along the edges.  


 Press the seams outwards towards the black rectangles.   Place the longer rectangles onto the sides of the center square with right sides together.   Align and stitch a 1/4" seam along the edges.    Press the seams outwards towards the black rectangles.    Press the seams outward again.  


And now you have a beautiful Small Framed Dresden Plate Block that should be measuring 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" unfinished.  


And so now, it's time to move onto the . . . 



From your Month #5, 8" Courthouse Steps bag, cut the fabrics according to page 1 of the supplemental cutting list.  


 Layout the center square and the 4 smallest (yellow) rectangles as shown below.   


Place the 2 short rectangles onto the sides of the center square with right sides together.   Align and stitch a 1/4" seam along the edges.  


Press the seams outwards towards the rectangles.


Place the 2 longer rectangles onto the top and bottom of the center square with right sides together.   Align and stitch a 1/4" seam along the edges.  


Press the seams outwards towards the rectangles.  Now layout, the 4 medium size (white)  rectangles.   


Place the 2 short rectangles onto the sides of the pieced center square with right sides together.   Align and stitch a 1/4" seam along the edges.  


Press the seams outwards.  Place the 2 longer rectangles onto the top and bottom of the pieced center square with right sides together.   Align and stitch a 1/4" seam along the edges.    


Press the seams outwards.  Now layout, the 4 large size (purple) rectangles. 


Place the 2 short rectangles onto the sides of the pieced center square with right sides together.   Align and stitch a 1/4" seam along the edges.  


Press the seams outwards.  Place the 2 longer rectangles onto the top and bottom of the pieced center square with right sides together.   Align and stitch a 1/4" seam along the edges.    Press the seams outwards.


And now you have made a Courthouse Steps Block that should be measuring 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" unfinished.  


And now the next block is easy because it is the same only it is a  . . . 





From your Month #5, 10" Courthouse Steps bag, cut the fabrics according to page 2 of the supplemental cutting list.  



Using the above 8" Courthouse Steps Block tutorial and the below picture for a fabric reference, stitch the Center Courthouse Steps Unit.   Layout the remaining 4 Black rectangles as shown.


Place the 2 short rectangles onto the sides of the pieced center square with right sides together.   Align and stitch a 1/4" seam along the edges.  


Press the seams outwards.  Place the 2 longer rectangles onto the top and bottom of the pieced center square with right sides together.   Align and stitch a 1/4" seam along the edges.    Press the seams outwards.


And now you have finished the final block for this month and your Courthouse Steps Block that should be measuring 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" unfinished.  



And now you are ready to start sewing the blocks into sections.  We will start with . . . 



Layout the Small Framed Dresden Plate Block and the 8" Courthouse Steps Block as shown.  


Place the Courthouse Steps Block onto the Dresden Block with right sides together.  Align, pin, and stitch a 1/4" seam along the edge.   Press the seam open.  


And your Group 2 - Section 3 is complete.  It should measure 16 1/2" wide by 8 1/2" high.



So now, we can move onto  . . . 

Sewing Section 4


We will start by sewing the Strip Sets together.   Press the seam allowances to the Larger Number fabric.   

From Fabric 25, 26, 27, and 28,sew a 2 1/2" Strip Set together as shown. 
       (or cut out a 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" Gold Fabric Filler)


Now we will sew the Block to the Strip Set.   Press the Seams Open.   

Sew the Small Framed Square Block and the  25/26/27/28 Strip Set together as shown.


And now to finish Section 4

Sew the Present Block, the Sashed Square Unit, and the Four Links Block together as shown.

Press the Seams Open. 


And your Group 2 - Section 4 is complete.  It should measure 16 1/2" wide by 6 1/2" high.



So now, we can move onto  . . . 



Once again, we will start by sewing the Strip Sets together.   Press the seam allowances to the Larger Number fabric.   

From Fabric 19 and 20 sew a 4 1/2" Strip Set together as shown. 


Now we will begin to sew the Blocks to the Strip Set.   Press the Seams Open.   

Sew the 19/20 Strip Set and the Pinwheel Block together as shown.


Now, Sew the Grandmother's Flower Garden Block and the Sashed Pinwheel Unit  together as shown.

Press the seam Open.



And finally, Sew the Grandmother's Pinwheel Unit and the 10" Courthouse Step Block together as shown.

Press the Seams Open. 


And your Group 2 - Section 5 is complete.  It should measure 16 1/2" wide by 10 1/2" high.


And there is only one thing left . . . 



Layout Section 3, Section 4, and Section 5 as shown below.  



Place Section 4 onto Section 3 with right sides together.  Align, pin, and stitch a 1/4" seam along the edge.   Press the seam open.  


Place Section 5 onto Section 4 with right sides together.  Align, pin, and stitch a 1/4" seam along the edge.   Press the seam open.  


And your Group 2 - Section 3, 4, and 5 is complete.  It should measure 16 1/2" wide by 24 1/2" high.




And that is it for BOHO Heart Block of the Month, Month 5 :) 

If you have any questions on this tutorial, please don't hesitate to email me at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com or leave a comment.  

Hope you have so much fun making all of this months blocks and then sewing them all together:)

 Looking forward to Next Month!!


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3 comments:

  1. Me encanta tu selección de bloques y como lo explicas. Puede que me anime ha realizarlos
    Gracias y besos

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  2. The finished size of this month states 26.5 length. However you have a 6”Grandma garden +4”pinwheel +8” Dresden +6” present block stacked on top of each other = 24.5 unfinished not 26.5.

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    1. Thanks, some days it's hard to add, tee hee hee :)

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