24 11, 2014

Creativity in the Kitchen

By |November 24th, 2014|In the Kitchen|1 Comment

Last year at this time, I was working madly to sew and write Think Big. This year, I’ve promised myself to keep the creativity in the kitchen and focus more on my family and really enjoy our time together.

Yesterday I spent a couple of hours finalizing my recipes, shopping list and making a plan for […]

22 11, 2014

Baby Lock Gift Guide

By |November 22nd, 2014|Tutorial|0 Comments

Every holiday season my friends at Baby Lock put together a great resource of gift ideas to stitch, in their Gift Guide!

Click the cover or HERE to view or download the pdf. Included in the Gift Guide is my Appliqué Zipper Pouch –

I love to make these for teacher gifts, or for my girls to […]

19 11, 2014

Quiltcast #56 :: Billable Hours?

By |November 19th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|1 Comment

Being a self-employed, professional quilt and fabric designer, that writes patterns and books some might assume that April and I are each earning a hefty income, able to fully support our families. Think again – if only all those creative daydreams were billable hours!


The Quilt Planner

Scraps, Inc quilts by Amy & April


Making a living in […]

18 11, 2014

Scraps, Inc.

By |November 18th, 2014|books, finished quilt|10 Comments

I’ve mentioned this new book a few times, but today I have pictures to accompany all that talk! Scraps, Inc. is full of amazing scrap quilts, that you want to make! There’s also tons of inspiring photography, and great diagrams to make sure you know exactly what to do next.

For me making a scrap quilt […]

17 11, 2014

The Quilt Planner!

By |November 17th, 2014|Quilt Planner|6 Comments

Hi you!

I’m excited to share a brand new tool with you! Last week I leaked a picture on instagram of my Quilt Planner in use, and found a bunch of excited people over there. I’ve had a hard time not sharing it here!

This is the first of a few worksheets I’m planning to offer in the […]

14 11, 2014

Reverse Appliqué Tutorial :: T-Shirt Rehash!

By |November 14th, 2014|Appliqué, Tutorial|3 Comments

Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a great week! I have a quick reverse appliqué tutorial for you today, thanks to my Emmalie. Emmalie is a sentimental soul, she latches on to a few special clothes each year and has the hardest time passing them down to the next sister when she out grows them. […]

13 11, 2014

Quiltcast #55 :: Current Publications

By |November 13th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|1 Comment

April and I are catching up after a couple busy weeks, behind the scenes in our families. 

The links I promised you :

Stitched Gifts board

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Viewers Choice

Scraps, Inc. 

Quilt Scene – features quilts from Quilt Festival, and Weave

Quilty – Lifesaver

Think Big 

Pink Chalk Fabrics – Clearance prices on fabric and some patterns


We always welcome your […]

10 11, 2014

Six Week Countdown

By |November 10th, 2014|Swap, work in progress|4 Comments

Are you making gifts for the holidays? There’s a mere six weeks to get everything done!

I always make something personal for my kids’ teachers, and my oldest has a knack for asking me to make gifts for friends at the 11th hour. My solution is to keep a collection of great ideas on hand to select […]

8 11, 2014

Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Winners!

By |November 8th, 2014|Bloggers Quilt Festival|25 Comments

Hi friends! It’s been such a great couple of weeks with Blogger’s Quilt Festival! I love, love, love seeing everyone’s quilts all together! Below is a huge list of winners – some voted on by you, and others via a random number generator. But really, everyone is a winner for sharing their quilts, and hopefully you […]

6 11, 2014

Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Hurry Up & Vote!

By |November 6th, 2014|Bloggers Quilt Festival|2 Comments

As usual, the Blogger’s Quilt Festival is an intense inspiration dose for any quilter! Have you had a chance to check out the 600+ entries? (there’s technically 628!) Just like all the past Festivals, the links and inspiration will be available for years to come!

  Right now, you have nearly two days to vote for your favorites […]

5 11, 2014

Quiltcast #54 :: Stitched Gifts

By |November 5th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|3 Comments

There’s nothing quite like watching a friend or loved one open a “stitched gift” that I have made specifically for them. You know that feeling, right? Today on Quiltcast we have a group of gifts that you can make and give in no time!

We even started a pinterest board just for this episode, and would […]

4 11, 2014

Introducing :: Think Big!

By |November 4th, 2014|Think Big|13 Comments

I’ve mentioned Think Big on here a few times, but I haven’t had a chance to properly introduce you!

I had the pleasure of sharing this book with shop owners last week at Market, and loved explaining all the options that are available in this one book! Since writing Modern Basics, I’ve had lots of happy […]