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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.


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Happy April!

April 7 is our Five fifty five first Friday sale.  (That's tomorrow!) 

We have filled the shelves with some fun new fabric and it is all looking for a loving new home.  Please come adopt - such a small fee to pay to rescue these homeless cottons.










The April Mystery quilt fabric is shown below. 
Give us a call at 801-465-9133 to reserve your kit.





The second block in our new buck-a-block will be available this Saturday (from 10:00 until 1:00.) 

Many of you have expressed interest in a finishing kit for the buck-a-block.  We have a few available.  The cost is $46.00 and include the block borders, sashing, final borders and binding.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

March 2017 Mystery Quilt

A photo of today's mystery quilt for your reference.  The quilt is actually more vibrant and colorful in real life but this will help with the layout. 


Happy Quilting!

Stay tuned for next month's fabrics.  We will post a photo soon.

Friday, March 10, 2017

2017 Second Saturday Sampler - Block 1

Thanks so much for joining us for the 2017 Second Saturday Sampler (Buck a block) quilt.  I don't know about you but I think the only thing more exciting than beginning a fun new quilt would be completing the fun new quilt.  So let's get started!

Block one is created with 16 half square triangle patches.

2017 Second Saturday Sampler (Block 1)
Your kit includes:
8) white 4" squares
6) green 4" squares
2) yellow 4" squares



Begin by drawing a diagonal line on the back of each of the eight white squares.

Place a white square with one of the print squares making sure the right sides are facing and the outside edges are aligned. 

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

Cut on the line. 

Repeat, matching all of the white squares with one of the print squares.

Square the half square triangle patches to 3 1/2 inches.  (Most of you know we love the Quilt in a Day triangle square up ruler for this task.) 

Clip the excess fabric at each end of the seam allowance to eliminate bulk.

Press the squares toward the print fabrics.

Arrange and sew the patches together as shown in the photo above. 

Completed block should measure 12 1/2" x 12 1/2".


Monday, March 6, 2017

New Buck a Block starting this Saturday

Thanks to all who participated in our Buck a Block program last year.  We will begin a new Buck a Block this Saturday (March 11).  We apologize for the delay but are so excited to finally get started.  A few of the blocks are shown below.


We are planning to sash with the yellow and finish the quilt with a pieced winding ribbon border.  We hope to have the finished quilt ready to display this Saturday.

The best part is - it is only one dollar per block.  (That's a pretty cheap fix!)
We have created a total of 12 blocks.  A new block will be available the second Saturday of each month. 

You can use your imagination to set the blocks anyway your heart desires.  If you love it like we do it, finishing kits will be available.  Pricing for the finishing kits will be available on Saturday.

We are cutting blocks this week so give us a call  (801-465-9133) so we can have yours ready to pick up on Saturday.

See you Saturday.  Bring a friend.  We are planning refreshments, sales on select items and a special demo.






Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February Mystery quilt

Becky did real good again.  Take a peek at the February mystery quilt.

And, as usual, the real thing looks better than the photo.

We will be using the fabrics pictured below for the March mystery quilt.  Call us at 801-465-9133 to sign up.