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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Happy July 4th

Start your holiday off with a big bang at our $5.55 first Friday sale tomorrow (July 3).

Have a safe and happy Holiday!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Garden Bouquet

It' mystery quilt time again.  I've gotta say, Becky has created another fine one this month.


As you can see, it is created with alternating applique and pieced blocks.  Let's start with the pieced blocks. 

Follow the directions in the pattern for cutting.

Draw a diagonal line on the back of all of the 4” x 4” background blocks.  Place the squares right sides together, with the 4” x 4” print blocks.   Sew ¼ inch on each side of the drawn line.



Cut on the line.  



Square the blocks to 3 ½”.  (We love the Quilt In a Day triangle square up ruler for this.)  Press toward the print.  





Assemble the ½ square triangles and other components to create 10 pieced blocks.




To create the flower blocks, trace blossoms and stems onto the paper side of fusible web.  You will need enough for 10 blocks.  Trim between the traced shapes and press to the wrong side of chosen fabric.  Cut out on the lines.  Peel the backing and arrange flower, stem and leaves on the  backgrounds. Press in place. Stitch the edges to secure.  Sew print strips to the flower blocks. (You may find it easier to border the background squares and then do the applique.)  Create 20 applique blocks.

Alternate the pieced and applique blocks to create 4 rows with five blocks in each row.  Sew the rows together and add the border.


Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy!

 This is what happens to our beautiful daughter when asked to help cut and package multiple mystery quilt kits. 


We are planning on using the roots and wings collection from Riley Blake designs for the July mystery quilt.  A sampling of the fabrics are shown below.





Thursday, June 25, 2015

Recipies from the Past

For those of you finishing up the latest block party quilt we thought it might be helpful to have a photo - so here it is.


Have fun getting it done. 

We hope to start the next block party sometime in July.  We will revisit "Never enough Pumpkins".  Photos coming soon so stay tuned!

We still have a few slots for next week's mystery quilt - give us a call, it's looking cute.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Seasons of change

We are excited to introduce the Seasons of Change program here at Morgansons.

Becky likes to put up a different quilt or decor item as the seasons change.  To make it a little more convenient,  she decided to create a small framed wall hanging.  Each month brings a new wall hanging that can easily be switched out to utilize the same frame.  As she thought about this idea she got pretty excited and immediately went to her sketch pad to capture some of the ideas running around in her mind.  As she was sketching and contemplating she thought to herself, "I'll bet others might like to do this too".  And so -- Seasons of Change was born.

Each month we will offer a different kit to create a small wall quilt.  Each kit will be only $12.50 and will include instructions and the foam board for mounting.  The kits will be available on the 15th of each month for those who have signed up and prepaid.  We will begin in July with the Family wall quilt shown below which is intended to hang for the month of August.



Ideas for future months are seen below.




For those participating in the program, frames will be available at a 20% discount.  You can choose the 2 1/2 inch rustic white as seen above or 2 1/2 inch sanded black as shown below for $43.32.


1 1/2 inch versions of both black and white are also available for $29.82 as seen in the photos below.



Call us soon to sign up for the program.  (You might want to consider doing two so you have an extra to gift to a good friend.)  The frames are hand made here at the shop so order soon so we can make sure it's completed in time to hang the first quilt in August. 

For questions or sign ups contact us at 801-465-9133.



Thursday, June 4, 2015

Five fifty five Friday

Tomorrow (Friday, June 5) is our $5.55 sale.  We have added new fabrics to the shelves.


Come and get some! 

If you haven't already - you can also pick up a free pattern for our shop hop mini quilt (seen in previous blogs).

See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Free shop hop pattern

Becky found herself with a little extra time on her hands as she was preparing for shop hop this week (NOT) so she decided to do a second version of our free block party pattern.  This version is a four block wall hanging without all of the hand stitching.


As usual, the real thing looks a lot better but it turned out nice don't you think?  Stop in this week to get your free pattern.

The fabrics below are from the collection we will be using for this month's mystery quilt.
The monthly mystery quilts are only 29.00.  Call us at 801-465-9133 to sign up.

Don't forget $5.55 Friday coming up this week!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Summer Buzz

Summer Buzz starts next Tuesday!

We have been busy creating new projects and stocking shelves.

Each of the shops participating in the Summer Buzz will have a free pattern of a "mini" quilt.  We wanted to give you a little preview of our mini quilt which we decided to frame. 


"friends, flowers, family, forever"

Be sure to stop by and get your free pattern!