Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Welcome Spring - February mystery quilt

 The fabric collection we are using this month reminds us of some of our favorite Spring things - Cadbury mini eggs and marshmallow peeps.  (Perhaps our list of favorite things should be re-evaluated.)  Really though, the colors and patterns are soft and reminiscent of Spring and the renewal of life that accompanies it.  With a little time and effort it will become part of your Springtime celebration.  Enjoy!

Sew the strips together in sets of two along the length to create 18 sets.  Press.   

 We used the 6½ inch triangle square up ruler from Quilt in a Day to cut the triangles.  (We have created a template if you don’t have the ruler.)  Place the 6¼ inch line (or the bottom of the template) on the bottom of a strip set.  

Trim both sides then place the 6¼ inch line on the top of the strip and cut.   

Continue alternating in this fashion to cut 8 triangles from each of the strip sets.   

Notice you have 4 triangles with one fabric dominant and four with the opposite fabric dominant.  You will use two of each to form the quilt block

Sew four of the triangle sections together to form a quilt block.  Pay attention to the placement of the triangles.  

Repeat to create 36 blocks.   

Arrange and sew the blocks into rows of 6.  

Sew these rows into one section with 4 rows and one section with two rows.

Trace and cut out the flower appliqués.  Use your favorite appliqué method to attach the flowers to the background.  (We did simple raw edge appliqué.)   

Sew the appliqué section between the two block sections.  

 Sew the 1 ½ inch first border all around the quilt.   

Add the final 4 inch border.  

Quilt and bind.


Thanks so much for doing the monthly mystery quilts with us.  Please spread the word and tell your friends.  

We will post a photo of the March fabrics as soon as we decide what will be used.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Somewhere in Time photo

Becky got our Somewhere in Time quilt all finished.  (It's my new favorite - until she gets the next one done.) 

We have had a few requests for a photo on the blog for those of you who are putting it all together.   The color is a little off but it should help with the layout and placement of the quilt.  Have fun and thanks for participating!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

New Block party and other stuff

Just a reminder of a few things going on here at the shop.

We are starting the new block party this Saturday (Feb. 14th).  Becky spent a good chunk of the day yesterday sewing blocks together to give you a better idea of the finished quilt.  Here is what we have so far.

We still have openings if you haven't already signed up.  It is a $15.00 sign up fee and $5.00 per session which covers the 20 blocks.  We will complete two identical blocks each session.  We are planning a demo lecture every other Saturday at 10:00 am. 

Come join us!

Tomorrow is our monthly $5.55 fabric sale.  We have two shelves full of fabric for a great price.  Come in and save.

We finally decided on a fabric line for the mystery quilt this month.  We will be using "A Beautiful Thing" line from Riley Blake Designs.  A few of the fabrics are shown in the photo below.

It looks like a fun collection to welcome Spring to me.  Come and make a quilt for only $29.00.  Call us at 801-465-9133 to reserve your kit. 

If you don't live in our area and would like to participate - we can ship the kit in a flat rate envelope for only $6.00.

See you soon.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Friday sale change

We will be vending/teaching at one of our favorite events this week so the shop will be closed through Saturday.  Our normal first Friday $5.55 sale will be postponed one week until February 13th.  We look forward to seeing you then.

the Morgansons