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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Dec. mystery quilt

Thanks so much to all of you who continue to participate in our monthly mystery quilts.  We are planning the December mystery from the Desert Blooms collection from Riley Blake.

To avoid the business of the Holiday Season, we are moving the Dec. mystery to January 3.


Friday, December 2, 2016

Buck a Block (Block 11)

For block 11 you will use:
4) 4" background squares
4) 3 1/2" background squares
4) 4" red squares
4) 4" blue squares



Draw a diagonal line on the back of the 4" background squares.

Draw a diagonal line on two of the red squares.

Match the two red squares with 2 blue squares.

Match the remaining two red and the remaining two blue with the four 4" background squares.
 
Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the drawn lines.

Cut on the line.

Square to 3 1/2" and trim the corners from each end of the seam to eliminate bulk.

Press toward the darker fabrics.

Use the photo at the top of the page to arrange and sew the half square triangles and the 3 1/2 inch background squares to create the block.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Five fifty five Friday tomorrow!

We got some fun fabrics to add to the $5.55 sale tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 2).






In addition, all kits will be 10 to 30% off!
Chevron minky - only $6.55 per yard.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November mystery quilt

The November mystery is a simple nine patch quilt.  Don't you think it's beautiful?
We have some extra kits if you feel bad that you missed out.  (Sorry they are no longer available at the $29.00 mystery price.)

Look what Becky created from the leftover scraps and a little wool applique.

Can't decide if we should bind it or frame it.  What do you think?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

We will be closed Thursday and Friday to spend time with our family.  We will be back on Saturday from 10:00 until 1:00 pm.  To thank you and to celebrate small business Saturday - all yardage, kits and patterns will be on sale.

Save 10% from 10:00 am until 11:00 am,
Save 20% from 11:00 am until 12:00 noon,
Save 30% from 12:00 noon until 1:00 pm! 

















See you Saturday when you can save big and support small business.

Hope your Thanksgiving celebration is complete with feelings of warmth, love and happiness.

Kelly & Becky

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

November mystery quilt

We will be using fabrics from the Beaujolais line by Sue Daley for the November mystery quilt. 
Call us at 801-465-9133 to reserve your spot.

Thanks so much for your support.
Kelly & Becky

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

September Mystery Quilt

So  sorry I have been such a slacker.  Some of you have noticed that we didn't get the September mystery tutorial posted.  I have posted a photo of the quilt below for reference.

Thanks!

Kelly & Becky


Friday, November 4, 2016

Saturday Sampler Block 10





For block 10 you will use:
6) 4" background squares
2) 3" background squares
1) 2 1/2" background square
6) 4" red squares
2) 3" blue squares
4) 2 1/2" blue squares.















As you will notice, the stripes on the flag are created with half square triangles.

Draw a diagonal line on the back of the 4" background squares.

Match the six red squares with the six background squares, right sides together and the outside edges aligned.

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

 Cut on the line.

Square to 3 1/2" and trim the corners from each end of the seam to eliminate bulk.

Press toward the red fabric.  Set the 12 half square triangles aside while you create the star.

Draw a diagonal line on the back of the 2) 3" background squares.  Match (right sides together, outside edges aligned) with the 2) 3" blue squares. 

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

Cut on the line.  Square to 2 1/2".

 Use the photo below as a placement guide to create the corner star.  You will use the four half square triangles just created, the four 2 1/2" blue squares and the 2 1/2" background square.












Use the photo at the top of page to arrange the red and tan half square triangles with the star in the corner to create the block.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Look

at some of the beautiful fabrics we are adding to the Five fifty five shelves.





We also have a few bolts of chevron minky for only $6.55 a yard.  That's less than half price! 



Please join us for the monthly $5.55 First Friday sale tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 4). 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

October Mystery

We thought we would post a photo of the October mystery quilt.  We are still working on the tutorial.

The quilt turned out so nice!

 We never seem to get the colors correct in our photos.  The colors are much warmer in the real thing.

Becky used minky on the back.  (The color is called caramel - it makes me hungry.)  The quilting shows up so well. (The actual color is more rich and caramelly.)

 Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

First Friday this week

This Friday is the first Friday of the month again.  That means you can get some great fabric for only $5.55 per yard. 



It is also Shop Hop through Saturday.  If you are in the area stop in and see all the cute new projects Becky has completed and grab a free pattern for our shop hop project!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Saturday Sampler block 9

For block 9 you will use:
8) 4" background squares
8) 4" blue squares

Draw a diagonal line on the back of the background squares.

Match the eight blue squares with the eight background squares with the squares right sides together and the outside edges aligned.

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


Cut on the line.

Square to 3 1/2" and trim the corners from each end of the seam to eliminate bulk.

Press toward the blue fabric.

Use the photo at the top of page to arrange and sew the half square triangles to create the block.


Join us for Shop Hop next Wednesday through Saturday (Oct. 5-8).  There will be lots of wonderful ideas, fun, food and prizes.  More details at beehiveshophop.com

Monday, September 19, 2016

August mystery quilt

We apologize for not getting the August Mystery quilt tutorial posted.  We have been concentrating on getting ready for shop hop in a couple of weeks and haven't got the tutorial ready.  We have posted a photo of the finished quilt below as a reference.  If you just follow the written instructions you shouldn't have any problems. 


Friday, September 2, 2016

Saturday Sampler (Block 8)





For block 8 you will use:
8) 4" background squares
4) 4" red stripe squares
4) 4" blue check squares


Draw a diagonal line on the back of the background squares.

Match the four red squares with four background squares.

Match the four blue squares with the remaining four background squares.

Place the squares right sides together with the outside edges aligned.

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

Cut on the line.

Square to 3 1/2" and trim the corners from each end of the seam to eliminate bulk.

Press toward the darker fabrics.

Use the photo at the top of page to arrange and sew the half square triangles to create the block.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Happy Labor Day weekend!

Start the weekend right at our $5.55 First Friday sale.  Celebrate by saving!

We have added some fun flannels to make great quilt backs or swaddling blankets.



Of course, there is also the regular assortment of quality quilting cottons.




Visit us Friday and take some home. 

Have a great holiday weekend!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Saturday Sampler (block 7)


For block 7 you will use:
8) 4" background squares
4) 4" red squares
4) 4" blue squares



Draw a diagonal line on the back of the background squares.

Match the four red squares with four background squares.

Match the four blue squares with the remaining four background squares.

Place the squares right sides together with the outside edges aligned.

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

Cut on the line.

Square to 3 1/2" and trim the corners from each end of the seam to eliminate bulk.

Press toward the darker fabrics.

Use the photo above to arrange and sew the half square triangles to create the block.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Five fifty five Friday on August fifth

August 5 is $5.55 Friday




We have added some cute stuff to the shelves in preparation for the $5.55 sale.

We are also having a Minky sale.
All Riley Blake Chevron minky will be sold for only $7.00 a yard.
The minky is 60" wide and available in 6 different colors (while supplies last).



It makes wonderfully soft quilt backs so come and stock up at this ridiculously low price!  

   

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

July 2016 mystery quilt

Hope you (local folks) enjoyed a great holiday as we celebrated Pioneer day here in Utah.  It was nice to have some time at home to catch up on a few of the many things that need attention around the house.  It was especially nice to spend some time with the family.

Before we get into today's tutorial, we wanted to pass on a tip from one of our quilting friends.  She is working on the Payson temple quilt with us and had the idea to use an angel moroni tie tac at the top of the temple instead of stitching it.  Wish we had thought of this before doing the stitching.




The July mystery quilt.

Read through the instructions to become familiar with the process.  Cut according to the directions.

Cut all of the squares in half diagonally.


Sew a black strip to one of the halves.

Sew the other half of the square to the other side of the black strip.  Make sure to align both ends with the first half. 

Press toward the triangles and square the block to 7 inches square.  (A nine inch square up ruler works really well for this.  Make sure to place the diagonal line on the ruler in the exact center of the black strip.)

Repeat to create a total of 64 blocks.

The blocks are assembled in eight rows with eight blocks in each row.  Layout the blocks to distribute the colors to your liking and then sew the rows together.  Alternate the direction of the black stripe from block to block to create the lattice look.


Add the stripe border to the top and bottom of the quilt.  Complete with the final border on all four sides.  The completed quilt measures about 63 x 68 inches. 

 
As we were making the quilt one of our daughters (the one that usually doesn't care about quilts) mentioned that she kind of liked this one.  So we are going to make the quilt a little larger to fit her twin sized bed.   We will add two more rows of blocks.  The first border will be all the way around instead of just top and bottom.  The final border will be increased to seven inches.  It will finish about 70 1/2 x 83 1/2 inches. 

We still have most of the fabrics available if you would like to make yours larger.

Happy sewing!

We will be using fabric from "Paper Dolls On the Road" for the August mystery quilt.  Sign up today because kits are limited.






Friday, July 1, 2016

Saturday Sampler (block 6)

Block 6

For block 6 you will need:
4) 4" cream/tan squares
4) 4"cream squares
4) 4" red squares
4) 4" blue squares


Draw a diagonal line on the back of the cream and cream/tan squares.

Match the four red squares with cream squares.

Match the four blue squares with cream/tan squares.

Place the squares right sides together with the outside edges aligned.

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

Cut on the line.

Square to 3 1/2" and trim the corners from each end of the seam to eliminate bulk.

Press toward the darker fabrics.

Use the photo at the top to arrange and sew the half square triangles to create the pinwheels.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Happy Independence Day weekend!




Start the celebration with fabric savings!

Tomorrow, July 1, is $5.55 Friday.  We have added new fabric to the shelves so

stop in and stock up with 5.55 savings.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

June mystery quilt

Thanks for your understanding in moving the mystery quilt back a day. 

Becky came up with another fun creation this month.  Let's get started.

Your kit contains 12) 1/4 yard cuts.  Cut each according to the instructions.  We included a cutting diagram to help you make sure you get all of the pieces needed.  Each print will become a background in one block and arrows in a different block.  You may want to sort the prints at the beginning to make sure you get the contrast needed in each block.


Sew a 2½” arrow piece to each end of a 5½” x 8½” background rectangle. Sew a 2” x 5½” background to each end of this unit. This will be the center section of the block.




Sew a 2” x 5½” background to both sides of a 2½” x 5½” arrow rectangle.  Repeat to create 2 units.




To create the flying geese units place 2) 3½ inch background squares onto a 6½ inch arrow square as shown below.  Draw a diagonal line and stitch ¼ from the line on both sides.  Cut on the drawn line and press toward the triangles.  (We have used this method in a previous quilt so I am borrowing the photos from it.  Don't let the fabrics confuse you)





Place one of the remaining 3½ inch background squares on one of the units created above aligning the straight edges of the squares.  (See below.)  Make sure the fabrics are right sides together.  Draw a diagonal line through the square.       






Sew ¼ inch from the line on both sides.  Cut on the line.  Repeat with the remaining 3½ inch square and the other unit.  Press the triangles back and square the geese to measure 3” x 5½”.  
  




Sew a 3” x 5½” background to the top of the four flying geese units.   
 Sew a flying geese unit to each end of a rail unit as shown below.  Create two for each block.
 Assemble the block as shown below.
 Create a total of 12 blocks from the different fabric combinations.

Arrange the blocks in rows of three.  Sew a 15½” sashing strip between the blocks in each row.

Use the 2½” inch strips to create three sashing strips 49½” long.  (Check the width of your quilt and adjust if necessary.) 

Sew the 3” strips all around the quilt to create the final border.

Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy! 


 We will be using the Apricot and Persimmon line for the July mystery quilt.  Give us a call at 801-465-9133 to sign up.