Friday, May 11, 2018

2018 Second Sat. Sampler block 2

First, a few items of business -

We have created finishing kits.  The kits include dark blue fabric for setting the blocks on point, sashing fabric, border fabrics and binding.  The quilt will finish about 72" x 91 1/2".  The finishing kits are $58.00 plus tax.  We have 17 kits prepared and have ordered fabric to complete more.  

If you would like to make your quilt Queen size we will be cutting extension kits.  These kits will be a supplement to the above mentioned finishing kits and will include fat 1/8s from the collection to enable you to create 4 more blocks of your choosing, additional setting, sashing and border fabric.  With the additional fabric the quilt will measure approximately 94" x 94".  The extension kits will be about $35.00.  If you are interested in an extension kit please let us know as soon as possible so we can secure the additional fabric needed.

Thanks!  Now let's make a block.

For block 2 you will need:

4) 4" taupe and cream squares
4) 3 1/2" taupe and cream squares
4) 4" dark blue squares
2) 4" taupe and blue squares
1) 4" medium blue square
1) 4" cream flower square

To begin, draw a diagonal line on the back of all four of the 4" taupe and cream squares and the taupe and blue squares.

Match the taupe and cream squares to the dark blue squares with the outside edges aligned and the right sides together. 

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

Cut on the line.

Square the resulting half square triangles to measure 3 1/2 inches.

Trim off the excess points on the seam and press toward the blue fabric.

Match a taupe and blue print to the medium blue square and one to the cream flower square.

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

Cut on the line.

Square the resulting half square triangles to measure 3 1/2 inches.

Press toward the darker fabric.

Use the photo below as a guide to assemble and sew the block.

Until next time, happy sewing and happy Mother's day.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

We found fabric!

We have selected fabric for the May Mystery quilt.  We will be using the Fossil Rim collection from Riley Blake Designs.  See the roaringly fun fabric below.

Sign up for the May mystery quilt before it becomes extinct!  Call us at 801-465-9133.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Welcome May!

Isn't this a wonderful time of the year with snow and rain one day and sunny, blue skies the next.  The promise of new life surrounds us.

We got a couple of great new Moda collections in recently.  Pepper and Flax by Corey Yoder and Vintage Holliday by Bonnie and Cammille are waiting for you to come and take them home.

Also... don't forget that tomorrow (May 4th) is $5.55 First Friday.  We have shelves of fabric on sale for only $5.55 a yard.  Come and claim some.

Happy Spring!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018


Much to our disappointment, we have discovered that the fabric planned for the May mystery quilt is no longer available.  We are searching for an alternative and will post a photo of the new fabrics as soon as we can.  If you have already paid for the May mystery quilt and don't care for the new fabric we will be happy to issue a refund or apply the fee to a future mystery quilt. 

Thanks so much for your support.

Kelly & Becky

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

April Mystery

The April mystery quilt turned out quite cheery.  Hope you like it.

As usual, we have coordinating backs and binding on sale for only $7.99 per yard.   That makes the binding $4.00 and the backing $25.95.

If you didn't sign up but want one of your own we have a few extra kits (binding included) for $47.50.

Friday, April 13, 2018

2018 Second Saturday Sampler

Thanks for joining us as we begin the 2018 Second Saturday Sampler quilt.  We will post directions for a new block the second Saturday of each month.

Most of the blocks are created using half square triangles.   Let's begin by going over the basics of creating a half square triangle.

Block one uses 8 four inch blue squares and 8 four inch grey polka-dot squares.

Start by drawing a diagonal line on the back of each of the 4" grey polka-dot squares.

Place each of the polka dot squares with one of the blue print squares with the right sides together and the outside edges aligned.

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

Cut on the line.

Square the triangle to 3 1/2 inches.  (We find the 6 1/2 inch triangle square up ruler from Quilt in a Day really useful for this step.)

Trim the seam points.

Press toward the blue.

Create a total of 16 half square triangles.   Refer to the photo below to arrange the squares to complete the block.

Block one is done and you are on your way to completing a beautiful quilt.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

First Friday Sale, Second Saturday Sampler

Just a little reminder that this Friday is the first Friday of the month.  That means you can get some wonderful fabric for only $5.55 per yard.  We have added lots of new bolts to the shelf so stop by and check them out.

We will be starting our new Second Saturday Sampler quilt on April 14th.  Rebecca has chosen fabrics from the Charming collection by Penny Rose designs.  The collection offers a variety of prints in wonderful hues of blue and grey with hints of taupe.  After the $12.00 sign up fee, each block is only one dollar.  The block pattern will be posted on line the second Saturday of each month.  We have chosen to set the blocks on point with simple sashing and borders.  We will have finishing kits available for those who desire.

Photos of the quilt in progress.

If you would like to participate - give us a call at 801-465-9133.  

A great big thanks to all of your who have already signed up.