Friday, March 10, 2017

2017 Second Saturday Sampler - Block 1

Thanks so much for joining us for the 2017 Second Saturday Sampler (Buck a block) quilt.  I don't know about you but I think the only thing more exciting than beginning a fun new quilt would be completing the fun new quilt.  So let's get started!

Block one is created with 16 half square triangle patches.

2017 Second Saturday Sampler (Block 1)
Your kit includes:
8) white 4" squares
6) green 4" squares
2) yellow 4" squares

Begin by drawing a diagonal line on the back of each of the eight white squares.

Place a white square with one of the print squares making sure the right sides are facing and the outside edges are aligned. 

Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the drawn line. 

Cut on the line. 

Repeat, matching all of the white squares with one of the print squares.

Square the half square triangle patches to 3 1/2 inches.  (Most of you know we love the Quilt in a Day triangle square up ruler for this task.) 

Clip the excess fabric at each end of the seam allowance to eliminate bulk.

Press the squares toward the print fabrics.

Arrange and sew the patches together as shown in the photo above. 

Completed block should measure 12 1/2" x 12 1/2".

Monday, March 6, 2017

New Buck a Block starting this Saturday

Thanks to all who participated in our Buck a Block program last year.  We will begin a new Buck a Block this Saturday (March 11).  We apologize for the delay but are so excited to finally get started.  A few of the blocks are shown below.

We are planning to sash with the yellow and finish the quilt with a pieced winding ribbon border.  We hope to have the finished quilt ready to display this Saturday.

The best part is - it is only one dollar per block.  (That's a pretty cheap fix!)
We have created a total of 12 blocks.  A new block will be available the second Saturday of each month. 

You can use your imagination to set the blocks anyway your heart desires.  If you love it like we do it, finishing kits will be available.  Pricing for the finishing kits will be available on Saturday.

We are cutting blocks this week so give us a call  (801-465-9133) so we can have yours ready to pick up on Saturday.

See you Saturday.  Bring a friend.  We are planning refreshments, sales on select items and a special demo.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February Mystery quilt

Becky did real good again.  Take a peek at the February mystery quilt.

And, as usual, the real thing looks better than the photo.

We will be using the fabrics pictured below for the March mystery quilt.  Call us at 801-465-9133 to sign up.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

February 3 is Five fifty five First Friday

Come stock up and save!

Take a peek at some of the fabric added for the sale this Friday.

Need a cute cupcake apron?

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Janurary mystery quilt

We find ourselves wondering where the month of January went. 

Thanks to all of you who signed up for the January mystery quilt.  We are posting a reference photo below.

As usual, the photo doesn't do the quilt justice but hopefully will work for reference purposes.

The photo below is of some of the fabrics we will be using for the February mystery quilt.

Call us at 81-465-9133 to reserve your kit.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January Mystery Quilt

We are slowly starting to get back on track after the holidays and life's events.  We have finally selected fabric for this month's mystery quilt which will be on Jan 31 (only a couple of weeks).  We will be using fabrics from the Evandale collection by Riley Blake designs.

We'd love to have you join us.  Give us a call -801-465-9133.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Finishing instructions for patriotic (buck a block) quilt. (Throw size)

Thanks so much for participating in our Buck- a-block program the last 12 months.  We hope you have enjoyed it.  We are planning another one for 2017 so stay tuned - details will be coming.

Important note:  If you purchased a finishing kit you need to know that we messed up.  (Sorry.) Somehow we didn't calculate the blue fabric needed to border the individual blocks.  Many of you may have something in your stash that will work nicely.  For those who don't we will have an alternate blue available soon.  You will need about 28 inches for the throw size version.  We will be offering this at a discount to those who would like it.  We apologize for the error and appreciate your understanding.

The following finishing instructions are for the throw size version of the quilt.  Some of you opted for a queen size.  Those instructions will be posted separately.  (The process is the same - the cutting amounts are different.)

The blocks you have been sewing through the year should all measure 12½ inches square.

From the blue fabric (not the border fabric) cut 24) 1½” x 12½” strips and 24) 1½” x 14½” strips.

Sew a 12½” strip to opposite sides of each of the 12 blocks and press.  Sew the 14½” strips to the remaining two sides of each block.  Press.

Cut a total of 100) 3 inch squares from the red print.  Draw a diagonal line on the back of 80 of these squares.

Cut a total of 31) 3” x 14½” pieces from the red and cream stripe. 

Place a 3” red square on the end of a 3” x 14 ½” red and cream stripe as diagrammed.  Make sure the right sides of the fabric face each other.

Sew on the diagonal line and trim ¼ inch from the line.  Press back.

Repeat on the opposite end of the red and cream stripe.

Pay close attention to the direction of the diagonal lines to make sure all of the stars points are completed correctly.  Complete 31 star point sashing strips. 

Arrange the completed blocks to create four rows with three blocks in each row.  Sew a star- point/sashing strip between each block and to both ends of the rows.


To create the sashing rows lay three star-point/sashing strips end to end.  Sew a 3” red square
between each of the strips and to each end of the row.  

Create 5 sashing rows.  Sew one between each of the block rows and to the top and bottom of the quilt being careful to align the pieces so the stars join correctly at the intersections.

Create the border by cutting 14)6” x 17” rectangles and 4)6” x 8½” rectangles from the blue fabric.

Lay a blue rectangle in a horizontal position in front of you.  Place a 3” square on the top, right corner of the rectangle with the outside edges aligned, right sides facing and the diagonal line positioned as in the diagram.


Sew on the diagonal line.  Trim ¼” from the sewn line and press.  Repeat using all of the 6 x 17” rectangles and the 6 x 8½” rectangles.

Create the side borders by sewing an 8½” rectangle to the end of a 17” rectangle.  Sew 3 more 17” rectangles to the end of this unit making sure the star points are positioned correctly.  Create two.
Create the top and bottom borders the same way but only using three 17” rectangles in each set.

Pin the right side border in place making sure the star points are properly aligned.  You will have about 5¾” of the blue border protruding past the top of the quilt.  Begin stitching a little past the first star point (at the top of the quilt) and sew down the side to the end of the quilt.  Sew on the bottom border.  Sew the other side side border.  Finish by sewing the top border.  After the top border has been sewn, finish sewing the first border to the quilt.

The finished quilt should measure 63 1/2 x 80 inches.

Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy!