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