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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Flirty - December 2014 mystery quilt

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  We got to spend some relaxing time at home with the family.  It was really nice.

Becky has done it again!  I think this month's mystery quilt turned out really nice.  We added the borders just in time this morning.

The quilt is created with simple four patches and half square triangles and a little sashing.  Hope you enjoy it.



Sewing:
Create the four patches by sewing each of the 9) 2 ½ inch strips to a 2 ½ inch background strip.  Press toward the print.   



Cut each set into 16) 2 ½ inch segments.   



Randomly sew the segments in sets of two in order to create 72) four patch units.




To create the half square triangles match the 10 inch background squares with the 10 inch blue and dark pink print squares with right sides facing.  Draw two diagonal lines on the back of the cream squares.  Sew ¼ inch on both sides of the lines.  



 Cut on the lines and through the center of the 10 inch square horizontally and vertically.  



  Trim each ½ square triangle to 4 ½ inches and press toward the print fabric.  (We love the triangle square up ruler by Quilt in a Day for this task.)  

Not the right measurements but you get the idea.



You will need 36 blue half square triangles and 36 pink half square triangles.  Sew a blue and a pink half square triangle with two four patch units to create 36 blocks.





Create the large blocks by sewing four blocks together with sashing and a corner stone.  You will need nine big blocks.


Sew the big blocks into 3 rows of 3 blocks with the 18 ½ inch sashing strips between each of the blocks. Create two sashing rows with two cornerstones in each to connect the rows. 



Sew the 2 ½ inch border strips to each side and the 5 inch border strips to the top and bottom.

Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy!


Watch for the January mystery fabrics.  We will post a photo as soon as we can.

 


Block party session nine blocks

I apologize for taking so long to post these photos of session nine.  We got a little busy last month (gratefully).  Anyway, here are the photos of session nine blocks.


Here is a photo of the nine patches (session 10).  Hope they help.  Happy Sewing!


Thursday, December 4, 2014

First Friday!

Wanted to let you know a few things:

First - just a reminder that tomorrow (Dec. 5) is our monthly first Friday sale.  Select fabrics only $5.55 per yard!


Second - We will be using the "Unforgettable" line of fabrics for the December mystery quilt.  Some of the fabrics are pictured below.  The mystery quilt will be on the last Tuesday of December between Christmas and New Years.


Third - we have some border kits prepared for the block party quilt we are working on.  The border kit will make the quilt queen size (about 94 x 109 inches).  The border kits have several color choices and will cost $47.20.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Mod Squares - November mystery quilt

So sorry it has taken a while to get this tutorial posted.  We sincerely hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We enjoyed a few days away from the shop and got the Christmas tree up.  I've got to say, I sure enjoy having kids willing and able to string all the Christmas lights on the tree.  I don't enjoy that job as much as I once did.

This month's quilt may be one of the quickest quilts we have done.  It is comprised of four big blocks and a little sashing.  The border is optional.

Cut four big blocks from the focus fabric.

Sew the 3 inch black strips around the big blocks.


Randomly sew the 5 inch squares together to create 8 sets with 5 squares and 8 sets with 7 squares.  Sew these sections to the bordered block.


Sew a 3 inch black strip between two of the big blocks.  Repeat with the remaining two.  Sew a 3 inch strip between the resulting two sections and one to the top and bottom of the quilt.  Sew a 3 inch strip to both sides of the quilt.  At this point, the quilt finishes about 72 inches square.



(The quilt kind of folded in so you can't see the black all the way around but it's there.)

We added the optional 4 inch borders to the sides and 8 inch borders to the top and bottom.


My arms couldn't stretch wide enough to hold out the whole quilt but I think you get the idea.  With the optional borders the quilt finishes 79 x 87 inches.

We cut a few extra kits.  If you would like one we will honor the $29.00 price through the end of this week.  

Have fun!

We will post a photo of December's mystery fabrics toward the end of the week.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Today's blocks


These are the blocks we are working on today.

Don't forget the mystery quilt next Tuesday.  We still have a few kits left if you haven't signed up yet. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Session 7 block party blocks

Here are the block photos for session seven.  Sorry I didn't get them up sooner (since it is almost time for session 8).  The bottom one is a little fuzzy but I think you can get the color placement okay.

Happy Sewing!



Friday, November 14, 2014

"Wintertime" redone

We have redone last month's mystery quilt in Buggy Barn fabrics.  It has a slightly different feel with the darker fabrics.  We are pleased with the way it worked out.

Becky is cutting kits as I am creating this post since several of you had asked for them. 


The kits should be ready this afternoon (Friday) so come and get 'em.



Thursday, November 6, 2014

Five fifty five Friday

Tomorrow (Nov. 7) is Five fifty five Friday!  Becky just got back from the warehouse with new fabrics.  Stop in tomorrow for a great deal.

 We will be using fabrics from the Mod Studio collection for our November mystery quilt.  Here is a photo of some of the fabrics.

 It will be fun to see the creation Becky comes up with.  (It will make a great Christmas gift for the Mod girl in your life.)
Call us at 801-465-9133 to sign up.  Help us spread the word by telling all of your friends - the more the merrier!




Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wintertime - October 2014 mystery quilt



The village Houses

Draw a diagonal line on the back of the 5 ½ inch roof background squares.  Place one on either end of the 5 ½ x 10 inch roof piece.   



Sew on the drawn line.  Cut ¼ inch away from the line and press.   


Repeat on the other end of the roof rectangle.   






Sew the shutter pieces to both ends of the window pieces.  Sew the house pieces to each end of this unit.





Sew the roof and rows together as shown to complete the house.   



Complete three houses and sew side by side to create the village row.

The Holiday Wreath

Draw a diagonal line on the back of each of the 4 ¼” dark green squares.  Place on corners of the 8” background square.  Sew on the drawn line.  Trim ¼ inch from the line and press back.  Repeat on all four corners.



 Place the 5 1/4” medium green and the 5 1/4” background with the right sides together.  (Note: The printed instructions refer to 5 1/2 " green and background.  They should be 5 1/4 inch.) Draw a diagonal line on the back of the background square.  Sew ¼ inch on both sides of the drawn line.  Cut on the line and press. 



 Repeat with the other white and green 5 1/4  inch squares.  Place each of these half square triangles with a 4 ¾” dark green square.  Draw a diagonal line on the back of the background/green square perpendicular to the seam.  Sew ¼ inch on both sides of the line.  Cut on the line and press.   

Square these patches to 4 ¼” x 4 ¼”.   



Repeat with the remaining green and half square triangles.

Assemble the components to create the wreath.





Pinwheels

Place a red and a green square together with right sides facing.   Draw two diagonal lines on the back of one of the fabrics.   




Sew ¼ inch from both lines.  Cut on the lines and through the center of the 7 inch square horizontally and vertically.  



  Trim each ½ square triangle to 3 inches and press open.  (We love the triangle square up ruler by Quilt in a Day for this task.)  



 Repeat with remaining 7 inch squares.


Sew the half square triangles together to create six pinwheel blocks.  Sew the pinwheels together to create two rows with three blocks in each.   




Sew one row to the top of the wreath and one to the bottom of the wreath.  

Use the same method to create the smaller pinwheels.  Trim the half triangle squares to 2 1/2 inches.  Sew into two rows with four pinwheels in a row.  Alternate the red and the green. 



The Snowman
Follow the instructions to complete the snowman block.  We chose to use fusible interfacing to applique the snowman so the background fabric wouldn't show through as much.  Here is a photo to help with placement.
  

Sew the 4 inch pinwheel rows to the top and bottom of the snowman.

The Tree
We used fusible web for most of the applique.  Quick and simple.  Here are photos to use as placement guides for the tree and mittens.










Completing the quilt 

Sew the mitten block to the top of the wreath/pinwheel section.

Sew the tree to the right of the wreath section.


Sew the village houses to the bottom of the tree/wreath section.  

Sew the snowman to the left of this section.    

Cut the green swirl fabric 3 inches and sew all around the quilt.

Cut the red stripe 5 ½ inches.  Sew to the top and bottom of the quilt. 

Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy!
 

Happy Wintertime!


Thanks so much for participating in our mystery quilt program.  

We have not decided on fabrics for November yet.  We will post a photo as soon as we can.