Tuesday, August 27, 2013

On the go

This month's mystery quilt turned out to be another quick and easy sew.  Hope you all like it!  Thanks so much for participating!

Here's the tutorial.

Sew a 2 x 5 ½ inch gold strip to opposite sides of 21 of the 5 ½ inch squares.  Press toward the gold. 
Sew a 2 x 8 ½ inch gold to the remaining two sides of each of the squares. 

Press toward the gold. 

Repeat using the 2 inch blue strips on the remaining 21 squares.

Sew the squares into seven rows with six squares in each row.  Alternate the blue and the gold squares.


 Sew the 1 ½ inch stripe border around the entire quilt.

To create the half square triangles, draw a diagonal line on the back of all of the 5 inch orange squares. 

 Place the squares, right sides together with the blue 5 inch squares.  Sew one quarter inch on each side of the line.  Cut on the line.  Square the blocks to 4 ½ inches.

Sew 2 rows of 12 blocks together for the top and bottom of the quilt. 

 Sew a 1 ½ x 4 ½ inch rectangle to each end of the two rows.  Sew to the top and bottom of the quilt with the blue on the outside.  Be careful to align the half square triangles with the blocks in the quilt.  (Two triangles should align perfectly with the width of a block.) 

Sew two rows of 14 blocks together.  Sew a 4 ½ x 5 ½ inch rectangle to each end of both rows.  Sew to each side of the quilt.  

Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy!

We are hoping to use the "Hello Sunshine" collection from Riley Blake for September's mystery quilt.  You can see the fabrics at


Friday, August 23, 2013

Noah's Ark quilt

We promised a photo for those that did the Noah's Ark quilt to help with the block placement.  Sorry it has taken so long but here it is. 

A photo of the entire quilt

A little larger detail of the top half.

A little larger detail of the bottom half
 Thanks to those of you who participated!

If you didn't get to participate but like the quilt,  we are working to have the pattern available soon.  Please check back with us.