Thursday, November 5, 2015

Five fifty five Friday

Tomorrow (Nov. 6) is the first Friday of the month!  That means it is time for our monthly $5.55 sale.  Come stock up for all those holiday projects we know you are planning. 

We have added new bolts to the shelf.

We loved the black collection so much we had to cut some off for ourselves before we put it on the shelves.

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

October Mystery Quilt

Follow the instructions for cutting.

Draw a diagonal line on the back of each of the 2 1/4 inch off white and coral squares.  Place three off white squares on three corners of each of the 6 inch print squares.  Place a coral square on the remaining corner.  Sew on the drawn lines. 

Trim 1/4 inch from the sewn line.

Press the corners back.

Repeat to create 48 squares.

Sew 4 matching squares together to create a block.  Make sure the coral triangles all meet in the middle.

Create 12 blossoms.

Border each of the blocks with the off white strips.  Blocks should measure 13 1/2 inches square.

We used the remaing prints to create a scrappy sashing.  Cut the prints into random lengths 3 inches wide.  Sew end to end.  (We decided to use cornerstones so we didn't get odd looking seams at the intersections.)  You will need 6) three inch squares for the corner stones.  From the joined sashing strips cut 17) 13 1/2 inch lengths. 

Arrange the blocks into 4 rows with three blocks in each row.  Sew a 13 1/2 inch sashing strip between each block.  Sew 2 corner stone squares between 3)13 1/2 inch sashing strips.  (Create 3 of these strips.)  Sew a sashing strip between each of the rows.

Border the entire quilt with the remaining scrappy sashing strips.

Kinda cute, don't you think?  At this point the quilt measures about 49" x 64".  If you add the optional borders as shown below it is about 60 1/2" by 76".

optional border idea

Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy!

Next month's mystery fabrics are looking really fun.  Give us a call to reserve yours.  (801-465-9133)

Monday, October 26, 2015

Mystery openings

We have kits left for tomorrow's mystery quilt.  Call and reserve today (Oct. 26) to get the $29.00 price.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Block party photo

As promised, here is a photo of this weeks block party block to help with the applique placement.

Have fun!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Heavenly Stars correction

We discovered an error in the instructions for the last mystery quilt.  We have you cut 7" red and 7" green squares for the medium sized star.  When we have you putting them together in the pattern it says to match the 7" green with the 7" cream.  Cream should have been green.

Sorry for the confusion.  Have fun making the quilt.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

September Mystery

October is always a busy month as we prepare for Shop Hop. Thanks for your patience in waiting for the September mystery quilt tutorial.

Here it is.....

Draw 2 diagonal lines on the back of the red 8” squares.  Place (right sides together) with the cream 8” squares.  Sew ¼” on both sides of the lines.  Cut on the lines and horizontally and vertically in the center of the square.   

Each square will yield (8) half square triangles.  

Square the triangle squares to 3½”.  (We love the triangle square up ruler from Quilt in a Day for this.)  Trim off the corners at the seams to eliminate bulk.  Press toward the red fabric.   Repeat using all five of the red and the cream 8” square sets to create a total of 40) half square triangle blocks.

 Sew the triangles in sets of two.  Four sets need cream star points, sixteen sets need red star points.
Sew two of the star point sets to either side of a red square.

Sew a cream square to each end of two red star point units.

 Sew these units to the top and bottom of the center section to complete the star block.  Create four red star blocks and one cream star block as shown below.

Draw a diagonal line on the back of each of the 13” cream squares.  Match, right sides together, with the green 13” squares.  Sew ¼” on each side of the drawn line and cut on the line.  

Press and square up to 12 ½”. 

Repeat this process using the 7” red and green (this read cream in the instructions - sorry) squares.  Trim the resulting triangle squares to measure 6½”.

To create the piano keys sew the 2 ½” green strips to the 2 ½” red strips along the length of the strips.  Press and cut into 5” inch segments.  Sew 11 of these segments side by side starting with a green.  You will need to un-pick one additional green to finish each row.   Create two piano key strips.  Sew a 1½” x 5” red (tone on tone) strip to each end of both of the piano key sections.  

Assemble the quilt from the inside star and work out.  The cream star goes in the center.  Sew  the 6½” red and green half square triangles together to create the the four red star points.   Sew one of these to each side of the center star. 

Sew a 6½” green square to each end of the last two (red) star point sets.



Sew the 12½” green and cream half square triangles in sets of two to form the large star points.  Assemble like the smaller versions using the red star blocks in the corners. 

Sew a 1½” x 48 ½” red on red strip to the top and bottom of the quilt. 

Sew the piano key units to the top and bottom of the quilt. 

Sew the remaining 1½” red on red to the top and bottom.

Add the 4” border all around the quilt.

Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy!

These are the fabrics we will be using for the October mystery quilt.

 Give us a call to sign up.  (Great Christmas gift!)  801-465-9133

Seasons of Change kits

The kits for this month's seasons of change are ready a little early.  You can pick them up today or tomorrow (Oct. 13,14) or after the 18th.  We will be closed October 15-17 for Fall Break.  Hope this isn't too inconvenient for anyone. 

Many thanks to all of you who participated in Shop Hop.  We had a great time!