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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mint Sorbet - July 2014 mystery quilt


This month's quilt is created with a beautiful collection of prints.  The  challenge was organizing the busy, beautiful prints into a quilt.  The solution was to use two of the calmer prints to border a selection of six of the remaining prints. Hope you love it!

Follow the directions in the pattern for cutting. 

Sew each of the green sashing strips to a coral sashing strip along the length of the fabric.   Press toward the green fabric.  Sub cut each of these strips into 6) 7 inch sections for a total of 72 sections.  (Trim selvedge carefully because you need to get 6 from each strip.) 



Arrange the 7 inch squares randomly into 6 rows with 5 blocks in each row.   Sew a sashing section between each of the blocks and to both ends of the row.  Manipulate the sashing sections so that every other block is bordered in green or coral.  (The first block will have green next to it.  The second will have coral and so on. )  The next row will begin opposite of the one above it.


 
Create the horizontal sashing rows by sewing 5 sashing strips between 6 cornerstones.  Alternate the placement of the green and coral in the row making sure to match the green and coral with the blocks in the rows they will join.


Sew the sashing strips in between the rows and to the top and bottom of the quilt.  Be careful of the sashing color placement. 
Sew a 5 ½ inch border to the sides of the quilt and then to the top and bottom.

Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy!

Ta Da!, the almost finished quilt - still needs binding.

(A little note.  Becky got a little carried away making blocks and created some extra.  She added one more row to her quilt.  Your kit includes fabric for six rows.)





We are planning a Halloween themed quilt for  August.  Some of the fabrics are shown below.  Please join us.  



Don't forget the $5.55 first Friday sale this Friday.  We will be adding bolts of new fabric just for the sale.  A great way to back a quilt!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Thanks

Thanks so much for your support at our $5.55 sale today.

I hope parking wasn't a problem for too many of you.  It seems that someone had a little trouble finding a spot between the yellow lines. 


(It really wasn't one of our sweet quilter ladies.)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

July - 5.55 fabric sale tomorrow

Join us for our 5.55 Friday sale tomorrow (July11).
Select fabrics only $5.55/yard.


Come in and stock up at this great price.

We have openings available for our July $29.00 mystery quilt.
The quilt will be created from the fabric collection seen below.


Call us at 801*465*9133.   We are happy to ship.  

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July holiday schedule

We are planning on closing the shop on July 4th and 5th to celebrate Indepenance day and spend time with the kids.

If you are participating in the Little Hen block party you are welcome to pick your blocks up early on Wednesday or Thursday or come in next week.

Have a safe and happy July 4th celebration!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

June mystery quilt

First of all we want to thank all of you for making the June shop hop so successful for us.  It was a pleasure to see and visit with you.

Please note: because the first Friday in July falls on July 4th we will be moving our first Friday $5.55 sale to the following Friday (July 11th).

This month's mystery quilt is another fun, simple one.  Hope you love it!



Cut the fabric as instructed in the pattern.  Sew each of the 3½ inch grey strips to a 3½ inch aqua strip along the length of the fabric.  Press toward the aqua fabric.   

From each of the grey/aqua strips cut 12) 3½ inch sections.   



 Sew these sections in sets of two to create 36) four patch units.  



Sew the squares together alternating the four patch units with the 6½ inch squares.  You will sew eight blocks in each row.  



  Make sure the colors of the 6½ inch squares are scattered evenly throughout the quilt.  Create 9 rows and sew the rows together.  Make sure the four patches are all turned the same direction to create the chain running through the quilt.






Add the first border (grey).

Sew the 5 inch border strips to the sides.

Sew the 6 inch border strips to the top and bottom.

Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy!

  
A close up of the quilting.


The July mystery quilt will use the Valencia collection from Riley Blake designs.  Call us at 801-465-9133 to reserve a kit.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Summer Buzz begins today

The annual Summer Buzz, sponsored by the Beehive Shop Hop association, begins today, June 3.  Each of the shops will have a free pattern for a table topper.  That's like 18 free patterns.  Come and start collecting folks.  You can also enter to win a $50.00 gift certificate.  Enter at each shop and increase your chances of winning.  A list of participating shops can be found at beehiveshophop.com.

Here is as photo of the topper Becky created.


Makes you want to sing God Bless America or Land that I love or some patriotic melody.  Doesn't it? The pattern is free but we also have kits available to purchase at 10% off.  In fact, all of our kits and yardage will be at least 10% off through Saturday.

Don't forget this Friday is our $5.55 first Friday fabric sale.  Stop by for a great deal.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Daisies in a Row


When we say this one is quick and easy, we aren't kidding.  The strips can be pieced in a matter or minutes and the applique is created with fusible interfacing for a turned edge with minimal fuss.  The quilt is pure happiness and sunshine!

Cut the different width strips as indicated in the pattern. Randomly sew strips together along the length and press. Trim the selvage from both sides.   


Cut a 13 inch section from the left side of the sewn rows. 

From the appliqué background fabric cut two strips 12 inches wide by the width of the fabric.  After trimming the selvages, sew together end to end.  Measure the length of the row section and trim appliqué background to the same length.  

Trace 15 daisy petals and three center circles on to the non fusible side of interfacing.  Cut apart leaving about ½ inch of interfacing from the drawn line.

 Place the fusible side of the interfacing against the right side of daisy fabric and sew on the drawn line.  


Trim 3/16 inch from the line.  Cut a slit in the center of the interfacing and turn each petal right side out.  

Finger press the edges and make sure the interfacing is turned under.   

Arrange the petals to create 3 daisies on the appliqué background.  Add the center circles and press to fuse.  (Steam helps shrink the interfacing so it doesn’t show.) Stitch the daisies to secure.


Sew the appliqué section between the two row sections taking care to make sure the rows line back up evenly.


Sew the 2 inch first border all around the quilt.   Sew the final border around the entire quilt.   Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy!



We will be using fabrics from the Andrea Victoria line from Riley Blake Designs for the June Mystery quilt.  Please join us.

 

We would love to have you all stop by during Shop Hop June 3 - 7.  Becky is working on some great projects. We will be giving a free pattern for a really cute patriotic table topper Becky has designed.  Check out all of the participating shops at beehiveshophop.blogspot.com.