Friday, August 28, 2015

August Mystery

You could do almost anything with this beautiful collection of fabrics and it would turn out well.  I think Becky's creation hits the mark.  Get ready to create some half square triangles!

Follow the directions for cutting in the pattern.  To create the half square triangles match two of the squares with right sides together. (Try for a little contrast between the fabrics.)  Draw a diagonal line on the back of one of the fabrics.

(the photo is not great, but you can see the line.)

Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the line and then cut on the line.

Square each triangle to 4 1/2 inches.  (We love the 6 1/2 inch triangle square up ruler for this task.  Make sure to place the 4 1/2 inch mark on the stitch line.)

Trim the corners to eliminate bulk at the intersections.

Press the triangles open.

Repeat to create a total of 192 half square triangle blocks.

Sew the half square triangles into sets of four.  Make sure the angles are all running the same direction.  Becky placed all of the darkest triangles in the bottom position.  

Sew a sashing strip between 6 blocks to form a row.

Create 8 rows.

Sew green corner squares between sashing strips to create the sashing rows.

Create 7 sashing rows and sew between each of the block rows.

Sew the 2" inch border strips all around the quilt.

We chose to add an optional final border as shown in the photo below.

Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy!

We are considering a Christmas themed quilt for September.  We will post the fabrics as soon as we finalize them  so stay tuned!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

A New Month means $5.55 Friday

It's August already.  Tomorrow (Aug.7) is the monthly $5.55 First Friday sale.  Come see us and save.

See ya tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

July Mystery Quilt

Draw a diagonal line on the back of each of the 2 ½” squares.

Place one on each corner of a 6 ½” square with the right sides together.  Sew on the drawn line and trim ¼” from the line.  

Press the corners back.  Repeat to create 31 blocks. 

Sew the  background strips together with the contrast fabric strips.  You will need 4 sets of background, contrast, background and 2 sets of contrast, background, contrast.  Press toward the contrasting print. 

  Sub cut each of these strips into 16) 2 ½” sections.  Sew three of these sections together to create a nine patch block.  (You will use two background, contrast, background and one contrast, background, contrast for each block.)  Create a total of 32 nine patch blocks.

Arrange the balloon blocks and the nine patch blocks into nine rows with 7 blocks in each row.  The first row begins and ends with a nine patch block.  The second begins and ends with a balloon block.  Alternate the rows in this fashion to assemble.

Sew on the border.  Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy! 

Don't forget our $5.55 fabric sale this Friday.

Monday, August 3, 2015

August mystery quilt fabrics

So sorry we haven't posted the June mystery quilt tutorial yet.  It will be coming soon.  It seems to have been a little busier around here lately.  Thanks so much!

We will be using the Romancing the Past collection for the August mystery quilt.  Some of the fabrics are shown below.

It's a beautiful collection.  Call us at 801-465-9133 to reserve a kit.