Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December Mystery Quilt

Giddy Up in Gingham  

(About 56 x 64 inches of pure cuteness)
Christmas is almost here!  We are so not ready - give me one more week please!
I am happy with the way this month's mystery quilt turned out.  It kind of evovled (as some of them do) from what I originally had in mind.
Here's what you do.
Sew a pink gingham triangle to opposite sides of a bandana square. 

Trim the excess points even with the edge of the square. 

 Sew triangles to the remaining two sides. Square the resulting block to 8 ½ inches. Repeat to create 28 blocks.
The star blocks will take two rectangles each of a background, a brown print and a colored print.
 Match a background rectangle to a brown print and one to a color print. Match a brown print to the other color print. 

 Draw a diagonal line from the top left corner to the bottom middle and another from the top right corner to the bottom middle.

Cut in half vertically and on the drawn lines. 

Square each half square triangle to 2 ½ inches and press open. 

Using four 2 ½ inch background squares and the half square triangles created above, arrange as diagramed to complete a star block. 
Here is a photo of the finished block.
Repeat the process using various prints with the browns and background to create a total of 28 star blocks.  The blocks should measure 8 ½ inches.

Sew the blocks together alternating the stars with the bandana squares. 

You will need 7 rows with eight blocks in each row.

Optional:  To enlarge the quilt, add a 2 ½ inch first border followed by a 6 ½ inch final border.  (Finishes about 72 x 80 inches.)   

Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy!

The fabrics pictured below are the ones planned for January's mystery quilt.

We want to thank you for your support and friendship.
Have a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

We are grateful to have a Veterans Home being built right here in our little town of Payson.  It is nearing completion and is scheduled to open on Memorial day 2013.  It will be a 108 bed facility.  A similar facility is being built in southern Utah as well so there is a need for plenty of quilts.

A fabulous group of ladies here in town are spearheading a campaign to provide home-made quilts in shades of red, white and blue for each of the beds.  The quilts can be dropped off at our store or other participating locations.  More info is available here at the shop.  Please stop in or give us a call at 801-465-9133.

To help with the cause we are offering a free download of one of Becky's most popular patterns - Freedom Flags.

This is a fun and quick quilt to make.  Please click on the link below to download the instructions and help the cause!

Thanks in advance.

Click here for your free download of Freedom Flags