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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

September mystery quilt

Becky says, "Check out the chicks in our shop".























It's the September mystery quilt.  I think it turned out way fun!

The $29.00 kit includes everything through the first (green) border.  The final border is optional but doesn't it finish the quilt nicely?

Remember Shop Hop next week - October 4 through 7.  We will have prizes, treats, discounts and a free pattern!  Please join us for the fun.





Thursday, September 7, 2017

Second Saturday Sampler block 7

Surprise! It's not all half square triangles.

Your kit contains:
white background
2) 3 1/2 inch red squares (apple corners)
12) assorted 3" red squares
1) 2" green square
1 brown stem

From the white cut:
2) 3 1/2 inch squares
1) 2 inch square
1) 1 1/2 x 3 3/4 inch strip
1) 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch strip
1) 1 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch strip
2) 1 1/2 x 12 1/2 inch strip

Draw a diagonal line on the back of the white 2" square and the 2) 3 1/2 inch white squares.

Place the 2" white square on the 2" green square with the right sides together and the outside edges aligned.  Sew 1/4 inch from the line.  (No need to sew on both sides since you will only be using half.)  Cut on the line and press toward the green.  Square up to 1 1/2 inches.  Sew this to the left side of the brown stem to create the little leaf.

Sew the 1 1/2 x 3 3/4 inch white strip to the left side of the stem/leaf unit.  Sew the 
 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch white strip to the right side of the stem/leaf unit.  Set aside

Match the 2) 3 1/2 inch white squares to the 3 1/2 inch red squares with the right sides together and the outside edges aligned.  Sew 1/4 inch on both sides of the line.  Cut on the line.  Square to measure 3 inches.  Trim off the excess points. Press toward the red.

Sew the 3 inch red squares and the red and white half squares together to create the apple as shown in the photo.

Sew the leaf/stem strip to the top of the apple.  Sew the 1 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch white to the bottom.

Sew the 1 1/2 x 12 1/2 inch white strips to the sides.

The block should measure 12 1/2 inches square.





Thursday, August 31, 2017

First Friday Reminder

Tomorrow is the first Friday in September.  That means we have shelves of fabric for only $5.55 per yard!  We have added some great new bolts just in time for the sale.  A few are shown below.


Come and save!

Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend.  We will be closed on Monday to spend a little time with our family. 

August 2017 Mystery quilt photo

Thanks so much for participating in our mystery quilt program.

Here is a photo of the August mystery quilt for your reference.























Hope you enjoy. 

September fabrics will be from a collection by American Jane for Moda fabrics.  We will be posting a photo soon.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Mystery fabric change

The August mystery quilt was originally planned using a variety of blue and green fabrics.  We ordered the fabrics and thought all was well.  When the shipment arrived it was missing a few key pieces that are no longer available.  We have switched to the fabrics pictured below for the August mystery quilt.  We think they are even cuter than the original plan.




 Some of you had signed up for the August Mystery with the blue and green fabrics in mind.  If the fabrics above don't appeal to you we are happy to apply the fee to a future mystery kit or issue a refund.  Please give us a call.

Thanks so much Kelly & Becky

Second Saturday Sampler block 6



















For this block you will need:

8) white 4" squares
2) red 4" squares
2) green 4" squares
2) brown 4" squares
2) yellow 4" squares





Draw a diagonal line on the back of all eight of the white (4”) squares.

Place all of the print squares, right sides together and outside edges aligned, with a 4” white square.  Sew ¼ inch on each side of the drawn lines.  Cut apart on the line.  Square to 3½ inches and press open.

Sew four half square triangles of matching colors together to form a pinwheel.  Sew the four pinwheels together to create the block.


   

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Five fifty five first Friday tomorrow

New bolts have been added for the $5.55 sale tomorrow (August 4).  Come give them a loving home!









See you tomorrow!