Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tumbling Along

This month's mystery quilt is quick and fun.  We did two baby size versions using only four blocks in a couple of hours this morning before we opened up the shop. 

Let's get started.

Sew a 1 ½ x 6 ½ inch green strip between a 6 ½  inch square and a 6 ½ x 9 ½ inch rectangle.  Repeat for all 12 blocks.


Sew a 1 ½ x 9 ½ inch green strip between a 9 ½ inch square and a 6 ½ x 9 ½ inch rectangle.  Repeat for 12 blocks.


Sew a 1 ½ x 16 ½ inch strip in between the two units created above.  Repeat to create 12 blocks.

Sew a 1 ½ x 16 ½ inch sashing strip between three blocks to form a row.  Turn each block ¼ turn from the previous block. 

Create four rows with three blocks in each.  Sew a 1 ½ inch green strip between each row.  Sew a 1 ½ inch green strip all around the quilt.  Follow with the 3 inch final border. 

(The colors are not quite right in the photo below but you get the idea.) 

Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy!
Here are the fabrics for November's mystery quilt.  There will be some cream/off white background fabric as well.

Call us at 801-465-9133 if you would like to sign up.

Happy Quilting! 






Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sorry - we've not been very good at posting the block party blocks.

For those of you who like to see what you are making here is today's block (Crossroads).

And here is last session (Reflections).

Hope they help!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Candlestick holder

We were getting ready for our annual Shop Hop last week and I needed a large candlestick holder to finish the display for our pumpkin table topper.  I've had this idea in mind for a while that I decided to give a try.  It was a fun project and I am very happy with the results.

All you need is a plate, a sundae cup, glue and spray paint.  (Make sure the Sundae cup has a flat edge, not fluted so you can get a good bond when it is glued to the plate.)

Simply center the Sundae cup on the back of the plate.  Draw around the cup with a permanent marker.  Run a bead of glue (we used goop craft glue) just inside the mark and another around the rim of the Sundae cup.  Allow the glue to set for a minute or two and then press the plate and sundae cup together.  Allow to set for 24 hours and spray paint. 

Easy, and fun! 

We did a bunch of kits for the table topper.  They sold out the first day of shop hop.  We will be doing more kits so if you would like one give us a call (801-465-9133).  It makes the candles look really nice - don't you think?

If you would like to win a pumpkin topper kit send us your comments.  We'll pick a winner sometime next week. 

You still have a day and a half to join us for shop hop.   Come see us.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Thanks to all for participating in the Springtime in the Rockies blog tour. 

The winner of the free book from our site is Lorie who posted a comment on Sept 25.  Congratulations!

Please let us know where to send your book.

Stitches & Sew Forth

Monday, October 1, 2012

We're having a quilt sale!

We were going through all the trunks of quilts the other day.  We started thinking - what are we going to do with all of these quilts?  As most of you will relate, it's hard to part with some of these hand made creations.  But, alas, the bills have to be paid. 

View below to see 12 wonderful quilts that we have decided to part with.  Please give us a call if you see anything of interest to you.  All of the quilts are new.  They have been used as displays at the shop so each reflects a discount.

Window Panes
about 70 1/2 x 80 1/2
Reg. Price $250.00
Sale price $200.00

Window Panes quilting

Posy Farm  
about 54 x 78
Reg. $212.00
Sale $196.60

Posy Farm quilting

Posy Farm Backing

Lazy Daisy Quilt
about 72 1/2 x 90
Reg. $371.00
Sale $296.80

Lazy Daisy quilting

Lazy Daisy back

Key Lime Cheesecake
about 71 x 94
Reg. $350.00
Sale $280.00

Key Lime quilting

Key Lime backing 

Tipsy Tulips
about 63 x 70
Reg. $200.00
Sale $160.00

Tipsy Tulips quilting

Tipsy Tulips backing

Pieces from the Past
 about 99 x 99
Reg. $ 900.00
Sale $810.00

Pieces from the Past quilting

Pieces from the Past backing

Pretty Packages 
about 61 x 71
Reg. $200.00
Sale $160.00

Pretty Packages quilting

Pretty Packages flannel backing

about 64 x 51 1/2
Reg. $200.00
Sale $160.00

Whirligigs quilting

Whirligigs scrap pieced backing

Cris Cross Connections 
about 56 x 66
reg. $175.00
Sale $140.00

Cris Cross Connections quilting

Cris Cross Connections minky backing

Halloween topper/wall hanging
about 51 x 51
Reg. $160.00
Sale $128.00.

Double Wedding Ring
about 67 x 79
Reg. $700.00
Sale $630.00

Double Wedding Ring heirloom quilting

Double Wedding Ring backing

Daisy Chain   
about 60 x 72
Reg. $225.00
Sale $202.50

Daisy Chain backing

Please pass the word on to your non-quilting friends.
Have a great day!