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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!

 

Friday, January 6, 2017

Buck a block (block 12)

The last block!

For block 12 you will use:
8) 4" background squares
8) 4" assorted prints



Draw a diagonal line on the back of the 4" background squares.


Match each of the assorted prints with a background square with the outside edges aligned and the right sides facing.

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

Cut on the line.

Square to 3 1/2" and trim the corners from each end of the seam to eliminate bulk.

Press toward the darker fabrics.

Use the photo at the top of the page to arrange and sew the half square triangles to create the block.


We are finalizing the finishing instructions and will make them available as soon as they are ready.

Thanks so much for participating in our Buck-a-block quilt.  Hope you have enjoyed.  We are planning to start another one the beginning of February so stay tuned.  We would love to have you join us again.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Happy New Year!

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.

Come celebrate the new year with us and save.  Tomorrow (Dec. 6) is $5.55 first Friday. 

Chevron Minky only $6.55/yard.


 

We look forward to seeing you.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

December mystery quilt

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday.  Ours turned out to be very meaningful as we experienced overwhelming love and support from friends and family. 

In the midst of all the holiday happenings and other life events we were able to sew the mystery quilt top.  (Quilting will have to happen another day.)

We wanted to post a picture of the quilt for you to reference.  It's a fun one to make and works up easily.  Hope you like it!

December Mystery 2016
We will post the January Mystery fabrics as soon as we find them so stay tuned and check back.

Remember the $5.55 First Friday sale this Friday.  We are planning a new Block party quilt as well as another Buck a Block quilt.  Please watch for the details.

We wish you a happy and prosperous new year!  
 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Dec. mystery quilt

Thanks so much to all of you who continue to participate in our monthly mystery quilts.  We are planning the December mystery from the Desert Blooms collection from Riley Blake.

To avoid the business of the Holiday Season, we are moving the Dec. mystery to January 3.


Friday, December 2, 2016

Buck a Block (Block 11)

For block 11 you will use:
4) 4" background squares
4) 3 1/2" background squares
4) 4" red squares
4) 4" blue squares



Draw a diagonal line on the back of the 4" background squares.

Draw a diagonal line on two of the red squares.

Match the two red squares with 2 blue squares.

Match the remaining two red and the remaining two blue with the four 4" background squares.
 
Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the drawn lines.

Cut on the line.

Square to 3 1/2" and trim the corners from each end of the seam to eliminate bulk.

Press toward the darker fabrics.

Use the photo at the top of the page to arrange and sew the half square triangles and the 3 1/2 inch background squares to create the block.