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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Small Business Saturday November 25.





















Saturday, November 25 is small business Saturday.  

We are so grateful for your support throughout the year. 
To show our appreciation we are offering 25% off all fabric, notions, patterns and kits on Saturday.  (Discount does not apply to mystery quilts and block party.) 
That means select fat quarters are only 75 cents on Saturday while they last.

 We  will also offer 15% off of custom frame orders placed that day. 

What a great way to save as you prepare for the upcoming holidays.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!


Friday, November 10, 2017

Second Saturday Sampler session 9



















This little birdie is different from most of the other blocks but isn't it cute? 

Cutting:
White:
1) 3½ x 10½
1) 1½ x 10½
2) 1½ x 12½
3)3 inch squares
4) 2½ inch squares
2) 2½ x 4¾  
1) 1 x 2½

Green:
4) 2½ inch squares of  greens
3) 3 inch squares of greens

Brown:
2) 3 inch squares
1) 2½ inch square
2) 1 x 2½ inch for legs

Sewing:
Use the 3 inch squares to create half square triangles in the following combinations:
1) Green/brown (you will use only one of the half squares)
1) brown/white (use only one of the half squares)
2) green/white

Square the half square triangles to measure 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches if needed.
Assemble the components as diagrammed to complete the bird block.  



Thursday, November 2, 2017

Now it's November!

Halloween is behind us and we are all looking forward to the Holidays.  Becky has been working on a fun wool project designed by Lisa at Primitive Gatherings.

It is all handwork so you can cozy up with your favorite movie, turn up the furnace and stitch away.

We have kits available.  If you hurry in you can have it finished in time to enjoy for the holiday season.

Remember - Tomorrow is Five Fifty Five First Friday.  
We have shelves loaded and ready for you to clear out for only $5.55 per yard.  


 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

October 2017 mystery quilt

Here is a photo of the October mystery quilt for your reference.

Love the way it turned out.  But then it's hard to go wrong when working with beautiful fabric.

We will be working with the Dainty Darlings line for the November mystery quilt.  Don't miss out.  Give us a call to reserve yours.  The phone number is 801-465-9133. 



 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Heart and Home block party

Heart and Home (our fall block party) will begin this Saturday, November 4.


This will be a celebration of a milestone for us as we celebrate 20 years in business.  This was the first block party we ever created after adding fabric to our frame shop.  

The blocks will be offered in country colors similar to the ones in the photo or a little brighter feel as you see the house block is done in.

The best part for you is that you can get all 12 blocks for only $20.00!

If you haven't already signed up give us a call and let us know which color way you prefer.  Our number is 801-465-9133.  (Some of you have signed up but didn't specify a color choice.  Please call us and let us know your color preference so we can prepare the kits.)


We are planning a short demo at 10:00 a.m. each block party Saturday. A different block will be passed out every other Saturday morning with a short break during the Christmas Holidays.

Gather your friends and come join us as we begin this Saturday.

 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Second Saturday Sampler block 8























For this block you will need:

8) white 4" squares
2) red 4" squares
2) green 4" squares
2) brown 4" squares
2) yellow 4" squares


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Draw a diagonal line on the back of all eight of the white (4”) squares.

Place all of the print squares, right sides together and outside edges aligned, with a 4” white square.  Sew ¼ inch on each side of the drawn lines.  Cut apart on the line.  Square to 3½ inches and press toward the print.

Use the photo at top to assemble and sew the block.

Note:  We have a family reunion this weekend.  The shop will be closed on Friday.  We have a good friend who has agreed to be here on Saturday to pass out the sampler blocks.  Saturday hours are - 10:00 am until 1:00 pm.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A few reminders

Shop Hop starts today - Wednesday Oct. 4!  It will go through Saturday, Oct. 7.  Come see us and get a pattern for the beautiful wall hanging shown below.  The patterns are free during shop hop.  Kits are available.























Becky has also created some new fun stuff.  Come check it all out.

Remember we are coming up on another $5.55 first Friday.  The shelves are full and ready for your perusal. 

Be aware - a film company will be filming a Hallmark movie on Friday and main street will be closed.  Parking should be available in the back of the library across the street and you can walk through the breezeway to get to our shop.  (Sorry for the inconvenience but we can all look forward to a fun Christmas movie on the Hallmark channel on Thanksgiving day.)


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

September mystery quilt

Becky says, "Check out the chicks in our shop".























It's the September mystery quilt.  I think it turned out way fun!

The $29.00 kit includes everything through the first (green) border.  The final border is optional but doesn't it finish the quilt nicely?

Remember Shop Hop next week - October 4 through 7.  We will have prizes, treats, discounts and a free pattern!  Please join us for the fun.





Thursday, September 7, 2017

Second Saturday Sampler block 7

Surprise! It's not all half square triangles.

Your kit contains:
white background
2) 3 1/2 inch red squares (apple corners)
12) assorted 3" red squares
1) 2" green square
1 brown stem

From the white cut:
2) 3 1/2 inch squares
1) 2 inch square
1) 1 1/2 x 3 3/4 inch strip
1) 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch strip
1) 1 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch strip
2) 1 1/2 x 12 1/2 inch strip

Draw a diagonal line on the back of the white 2" square and the 2) 3 1/2 inch white squares.

Place the 2" white square on the 2" green square with the right sides together and the outside edges aligned.  Sew 1/4 inch from the line.  (No need to sew on both sides since you will only be using half.)  Cut on the line and press toward the green.  Square up to 1 1/2 inches.  Sew this to the left side of the brown stem to create the little leaf.

Sew the 1 1/2 x 3 3/4 inch white strip to the left side of the stem/leaf unit.  Sew the 
 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch white strip to the right side of the stem/leaf unit.  Set aside

Match the 2) 3 1/2 inch white squares to the 3 1/2 inch red squares with the right sides together and the outside edges aligned.  Sew 1/4 inch on both sides of the line.  Cut on the line.  Square to measure 3 inches.  Trim off the excess points. Press toward the red.

Sew the 3 inch red squares and the red and white half squares together to create the apple as shown in the photo.

Sew the leaf/stem strip to the top of the apple.  Sew the 1 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch white to the bottom.

Sew the 1 1/2 x 12 1/2 inch white strips to the sides.

The block should measure 12 1/2 inches square.





Thursday, August 31, 2017

First Friday Reminder

Tomorrow is the first Friday in September.  That means we have shelves of fabric for only $5.55 per yard!  We have added some great new bolts just in time for the sale.  A few are shown below.


Come and save!

Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend.  We will be closed on Monday to spend a little time with our family. 

August 2017 Mystery quilt photo

Thanks so much for participating in our mystery quilt program.

Here is a photo of the August mystery quilt for your reference.























Hope you enjoy. 

September fabrics will be from a collection by American Jane for Moda fabrics.  We will be posting a photo soon.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Mystery fabric change

The August mystery quilt was originally planned using a variety of blue and green fabrics.  We ordered the fabrics and thought all was well.  When the shipment arrived it was missing a few key pieces that are no longer available.  We have switched to the fabrics pictured below for the August mystery quilt.  We think they are even cuter than the original plan.




 Some of you had signed up for the August Mystery with the blue and green fabrics in mind.  If the fabrics above don't appeal to you we are happy to apply the fee to a future mystery kit or issue a refund.  Please give us a call.

Thanks so much Kelly & Becky

Second Saturday Sampler block 6



















For this block you will need:

8) white 4" squares
2) red 4" squares
2) green 4" squares
2) brown 4" squares
2) yellow 4" squares





Draw a diagonal line on the back of all eight of the white (4”) squares.

Place all of the print squares, right sides together and outside edges aligned, with a 4” white square.  Sew ¼ inch on each side of the drawn lines.  Cut apart on the line.  Square to 3½ inches and press open.

Sew four half square triangles of matching colors together to form a pinwheel.  Sew the four pinwheels together to create the block.


   

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Five fifty five first Friday tomorrow

New bolts have been added for the $5.55 sale tomorrow (August 4).  Come give them a loving home!









See you tomorrow!




Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July Mystery quilt

We are posting a photo of the July Mystery quilt for your reference.  The quilt ended up measuring about 67" x 86" so it is the largest quilt we have done in a while.  Perfect for your favorite little one.


 Oh, and don't forget the matching pillow case. 

The August mystery fabrics are on their way.  We will post them as soon as we get them in so check back.



Saturday, July 8, 2017

Oops - we made some mistakes

If you are working on the "Bee Haven" block party quilt we need to notify you of a couple of corrections.

1. Session Five - the beehive
      The cutting instructions on the 2nd row should read:
            2nd row - 2) 3" x 6 3/4",  (not 6 1/2")

2. Session Six - if you have picked up your kit you need to know we miscalculated the gray honeycomb fabric.  There was not enough included in the kit.  Please stop by at your convenience and we will have the additional fabric for you. 

(For those who have not picked up the kits yet we will have the fabric added.)

So sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Thanks,
Kelly & Becky

Friday, July 7, 2017

Second Saturday Sampler block 5























For this block you will need:

8) white 4" squares
4) red 4" squares
4) green 4" squares




Draw a diagonal line on the back of all eight of the white (4”) squares.



Place all of the print squares, right sides together and outside edges aligned, with a 4” white square.  Sew ¼ inch on each side of the drawn lines.  Cut apart on the line.  Square to 3½ inches and press open.



Use the photo above as a placement guide to arrange the patches.   



Sew the squares together to form the block.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Five Fiftyfive Friday

Welcome to July!  Hope you all had a wonderful holiday.

We just want to remind you that tomorrow (July 8) is $5.55 First Friday.  We have added some fun new prints for the sale.

Come and get 'em!


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

June mystery quilt

This month's quilt was inspired by another block we recently completed for our "Bee Haven" block party quilt.























We loved the way it turned out and decided it would be fun to see in different colors.

And it was fun to see!























The pattern calls for top and bottom borders of white.  We didn't add them for the photo because we plan to enlarge the quilt to twin size.

The quilt is not difficult to make but it did take a little more time to complete than some of our monthly mystery quilts.  So we are going to walk you through the blossom making process.  It is really just a dresden plate in two colors.

First - sew the 3 1/4 inch print strip to a 3 1/4 inch red strip.

Create a template using the diagram included with the pattern.  Carefully cut the wedges alternating the direction of the template.  You will need 32 wedges for each blossom.  Your kit includes an extra print square to create the 32nd wedge.  Make sure you have 16 of each direction to complete the blossom properly.



















Fold the wedges in half along the length with the right sides facing.  Sew 1/4 inch along the wider end.









Snip the corner to eliminate bulk.

Turn the wedge inside out, making sure the corner is completely turned to properly complete the point.








Press and sew the wedges together.  It is important to use an accurate 1/4 inch seam allowance so the completed blossoms lie flat.  (A little bit of Best Press or other spray starch may come in handy.)  Make sure the print and red sections alternate properly.


















Use a little dab of washable school glue on each tip to hold in place on the background square.  Stitch to secure.  Applique the circle in the center to finish the block.  Create 9 blocks.

We used pre-printed squares for the sashing strips.  Make sure you cut exactly between the rows of  squares from selvedge to selvedge. 

Follow the instructions in the pattern to complete the quilt.



Join us next month for a little puppy love.















These are a few of the fabrics we will be using.  Others will be added. 
Give us a call -801-465-9133.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Second Saturday Sampler block 4


For this block you will need:

8) white 4" squares
4) brown 4" squares
2) yellow 4" squares
2) red 4" squares














Draw a diagonal line on the back of all eight of the white (4”) squares.

Place all of the print squares, right sides together and outside edges aligned, with a 4” white square.  Sew ¼ inch on each side of the drawn lines.  Cut apart on the line.  Square to 3½ inches and press open.

Use the photo above as a placement guide to arrange the patches.   

Sew the squares together to form the block.
 
 
 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

May Mystery

the May Mystery is another keeper.  I think you will be glad you signed up!

We call it "Home Tweet Home".

We liked it so much we made another version in different fabrics and added a little applique in preparation for the Beehive Buzz which starts tomorrow. 


The theme for this year's Summer Buzz is "Splish Splash".  Becky created a cute little baby quilt which will be our shop's free pattern.  Come and get one.  The Summer Buzz will be Wednesday through Saturday with fun food and prizes.  Come see us.

Just Ducky





Monday, May 15, 2017

Second Saturday Sampler block 3


 

To create this block you will need:

2) 4” red squares
2) 4” pink squares
2) 4" green squares
2) 4"yellow squares
and
8) 4” white squares



Draw a diagonal line on the back of all eight of the white (4”) squares.

Place all of the print squares, right sides together and outside edges aligned, with a 4” white square.  Sew ¼ inch on each side of the drawn lines.  Cut apart on the line.  Square to 3½ inches and press open.

Use the photo above as a placement guide to arrange the patches.   

Sew the squares together to form the block.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

We're ready -

 - ready for Five Fifty Five First Friday tomorrow (May 5).  The shelves are loaded and waiting for you to come pick your favorites for only $5.55 per yard.





See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

2017 April mystery photo

Just posting a photo of the 2017 April mystery quilt for your reference.

Happy Sewing!



We are planning May's mystery quilt using the Vintage Daydream line from Riley Blake Designs.

Give us a call at 801-465-9133 to reserve your kit.




Monday, April 24, 2017

"Bee Haven" - 2017 block party begins this Saturday

We will be starting the first session of our new block party this Saturday (April 29th).  Many of you have signed up without knowing the details.  Thanks for your support.  The quilt is not yet complete but we have a few of the blocks to show.  Hopefully, you can get the feel of the quilt from the photos below.



Becky is creating a series of random sized blocks that will be pieced together with scrappy connecting patchwork.  The quilt uses the wonderful "Bee Inspired" line from Moda fabrics.

We will be constructing a new block every other Saturday.  Cost will be $15.00 to sign up and $7.00 per session with 12 sessions planned. Those who sign up and pay the $15.00 fee by this Saturday, April 29, will receive the first block free!  Since the quilt is not yet complete we are unsure of the finished dimension but are planning for it to be about full size.  Borders are not included in the cost but will be available while fabric lasts at an additional charge.

So bee inspired to spread the buzz and gather your friends to our hive on Saturday.  We'll all have a honey of a time as we create a bee-u-tiful project together.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Second Saturday Sampler Block 2


Ready for block two?  Here it is - have fun!




To create this block you will need:

4) 4” red squares

1) 3 ½” red square

4) 4” pink squares

1) 3 ½” pink square

4) 4” white squares

2) 3 ½” white squares



















Start by drawing a diagonal line on the back of all four white (4”) squares as well as two of the pink (4”) squares. 



Place the two pink squares, right sides together and outside edges aligned, with two red 4” squares.  Sew ¼ inch on each side of the line.  Cut apart on the line.  Square to 3½ inches and press open.



Place two of the white 4” squares with two of the Pink 4” squares.  Place the remaining two 4" white squares with the last two 4" red squares.  Sew ¼ inch on each side of the drawn line.  Cut on the line.  Square up to 3½ inches and press open. 



Use the photo above as a placement guide to arrange the squares into a heart shape.   



Sew the squares together.