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.

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.