Tuesday, April 25, 2017

2017 April mystery photo

Just posting a photo of the 2017 April mystery quilt for your reference.

Happy Sewing!

We are planning May's mystery quilt using the Vintage Daydream line from Riley Blake Designs.

Give us a call at 801-465-9133 to reserve your kit.

Monday, April 24, 2017

"Bee Haven" - 2017 block party begins this Saturday

We will be starting the first session of our new block party this Saturday (April 29th).  Many of you have signed up without knowing the details.  Thanks for your support.  The quilt is not yet complete but we have a few of the blocks to show.  Hopefully, you can get the feel of the quilt from the photos below.

Becky is creating a series of random sized blocks that will be pieced together with scrappy connecting patchwork.  The quilt uses the wonderful "Bee Inspired" line from Moda fabrics.

We will be constructing a new block every other Saturday.  Cost will be $15.00 to sign up and $7.00 per session with 12 sessions planned. Those who sign up and pay the $15.00 fee by this Saturday, April 29, will receive the first block free!  Since the quilt is not yet complete we are unsure of the finished dimension but are planning for it to be about full size.  Borders are not included in the cost but will be available while fabric lasts at an additional charge.

So bee inspired to spread the buzz and gather your friends to our hive on Saturday.  We'll all have a honey of a time as we create a bee-u-tiful project together.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Second Saturday Sampler Block 2

Ready for block two?  Here it is - have fun!

To create this block you will need:

4) 4” red squares

1) 3 ½” red square

4) 4” pink squares

1) 3 ½” pink square

4) 4” white squares

2) 3 ½” white squares

Start by drawing a diagonal line on the back of all four white (4”) squares as well as two of the pink (4”) squares. 

Place the two pink squares, right sides together and outside edges aligned, with two red 4” squares.  Sew ¼ inch on each side of the line.  Cut apart on the line.  Square to 3½ inches and press open.

Place two of the white 4” squares with two of the Pink 4” squares.  Place the remaining two 4" white squares with the last two 4" red squares.  Sew ¼ inch on each side of the drawn line.  Cut on the line.  Square up to 3½ inches and press open. 

Use the photo above as a placement guide to arrange the squares into a heart shape.   

Sew the squares together.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Happy April!

April 7 is our Five fifty five first Friday sale.  (That's tomorrow!) 

We have filled the shelves with some fun new fabric and it is all looking for a loving new home.  Please come adopt - such a small fee to pay to rescue these homeless cottons.

The April Mystery quilt fabric is shown below. 
Give us a call at 801-465-9133 to reserve your kit.

The second block in our new buck-a-block will be available this Saturday (from 10:00 until 1:00.) 

Many of you have expressed interest in a finishing kit for the buck-a-block.  We have a few available.  The cost is $46.00 and include the block borders, sashing, final borders and binding.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

March 2017 Mystery Quilt

A photo of today's mystery quilt for your reference.  The quilt is actually more vibrant and colorful in real life but this will help with the layout. 

Happy Quilting!

Stay tuned for next month's fabrics.  We will post a photo soon.

Friday, March 10, 2017

2017 Second Saturday Sampler - Block 1

Thanks so much for joining us for the 2017 Second Saturday Sampler (Buck a block) quilt.  I don't know about you but I think the only thing more exciting than beginning a fun new quilt would be completing the fun new quilt.  So let's get started!

Block one is created with 16 half square triangle patches.

2017 Second Saturday Sampler (Block 1)
Your kit includes:
8) white 4" squares
6) green 4" squares
2) yellow 4" squares

Begin by drawing a diagonal line on the back of each of the eight white squares.

Place a white square with one of the print squares making sure the right sides are facing and the outside edges are aligned. 

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

Cut on the line. 

Repeat, matching all of the white squares with one of the print squares.

Square the half square triangle patches to 3 1/2 inches.  (Most of you know we love the Quilt in a Day triangle square up ruler for this task.) 

Clip the excess fabric at each end of the seam allowance to eliminate bulk.

Press the squares toward the print fabrics.

Arrange and sew the patches together as shown in the photo above. 

Completed block should measure 12 1/2" x 12 1/2".

Monday, March 6, 2017

New Buck a Block starting this Saturday

Thanks to all who participated in our Buck a Block program last year.  We will begin a new Buck a Block this Saturday (March 11).  We apologize for the delay but are so excited to finally get started.  A few of the blocks are shown below.

We are planning to sash with the yellow and finish the quilt with a pieced winding ribbon border.  We hope to have the finished quilt ready to display this Saturday.

The best part is - it is only one dollar per block.  (That's a pretty cheap fix!)
We have created a total of 12 blocks.  A new block will be available the second Saturday of each month. 

You can use your imagination to set the blocks anyway your heart desires.  If you love it like we do it, finishing kits will be available.  Pricing for the finishing kits will be available on Saturday.

We are cutting blocks this week so give us a call  (801-465-9133) so we can have yours ready to pick up on Saturday.

See you Saturday.  Bring a friend.  We are planning refreshments, sales on select items and a special demo.