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The Quilting Process

Posted on August 11th, by Amy in work in progress. 17 comments

For me, I like to try things that may be a little unexpected. Go with the flow to a point, but then add my individual point of view that makes it my own. What about you?

I’ve been quilting my zig-zag quilt – and I love it so far! Of course there’s a twist, but I’m going to save it for when the quilting is complete :) I’m really looking forward to showing you!

Also on my mind – Fall Quilt Festival! Need to get a few things lined up in my head, but I’m looking forward to that too. I’m amazed at how many people are daily looking through the links from the spring. Lots of great inspiration!

Blessings to you ~Amy—————————————-

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I Am Thankful : : 14

Posted on August 10th, by Amy in Thankful. 17 comments

There are always things to be thankful for.

I am thankful for -

- My husband- My healthy kids- Creative therapy in quilting- Friends like all of you- the cooler temperatures this last weekend

You are welcome to join me in being thankful! I would love to know the blessings in your life – leave a comment and let me know :) Or post your own list.

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A Notion or Two

Posted on August 7th, by Amy in a Notion or Two. 20 comments

I have sent out fabrics for this month! Included with the fabrics is the little bits of embroidery I was working on last month. Part of a recently blessing was a group of large floral fabrics – that inspired all the little floral embroidery.

I sent the packets with little instructions, 12 1/2″ block and use the embroidery – I love when the fabrics are able to inspire me and I can take off from there. Hopefully that is the case for the rest of the group this month! I’m very excited to see what comes back to me later in the month!

I hope you have a great weekend, we are headed to Costco today, and hope to have a relaxed weekend around the house. Joe had a great birthday – thanks for all the … Read More »


Zig-Zag Quilt Top

Posted on August 5th, by Amy in work in progress. 54 comments

Hi there! Did you miss me? I’m still here, I needed to catch up on a few things and I wanted to finish my zig-zag to show you!

I like this one a lot – super girlie and really fun! I did learn a few things making this one, when working with half-square triangles (hst’s) I prefer to press open. Also, explaining the process via words and pictures is a lot of fun. (I made a pdf with some handy information on it if you are thinking about a zig-zag – you can download it here.) Working with the smaller size was a nice change from my last finish too!

In other news — Today is Joe’s birthday! We are having a little celebration here at the house with brat’s and a curry potato salad (a … Read More »


Pattern Winners!

Posted on August 3rd, by Amy in bag, give away, pattern. 13 comments

I feel like the winner! Thank you so much for all your kind words about my pattern – I’m excited to see where this goes, and my head is swimming with more ideas. If only I could find more sewing time!!

I would love to see all the various prints and batiks in this bag – you all have some great ideas. I think that may be my favorite part about the bag – the ability to mix and match, and make it personal.

As for the winners -

#38 – Brenda – I need your email/mailing address :)#142 – Karen

Thanks to everyone that participated, and be sure to stop by my shop to purchase your own pattern :)Thanks again!Amy—————————————-

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31 : : Boxy Tote Pattern & a Giveaway!

Posted on July 31st, by Amy in bag, give away. 159 comments

I can’t believe I’ve finally pulled this pattern together! I am so excited to tell you that it is in my shop right now for sale! And, I went to get interfacing at my LQS earlier – they want to sell it too! And maybe make a class out of it! I wasn’t even trying to market it there yet, I had the kids with me, and thought I would come back when I had my act together :)

The giveaway – I will giveaway two copies on Monday, August 3rd. Leave a comment, and let me know what fabrics you would like to make it up with. Also, I would love to have your help spreading the word, so grab my picture and post on your blog. Let me know you posted in … Read More »


30 : : I’m Crocheting!

Posted on July 30th, by Amy in photographs. 25 comments

Just barely! So far I’ve learned dc, tr, and dtr – I figure abbreviated or not, they won’t make sense unless you crochet too! The yarn was given to me by Amy – isn’t it beautiful? Anyone have a good online resource for learning?

Thanks!Amy—————————————-

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28 : : I’ve been to the Library

Posted on July 28th, by Amy in photographs. 17 comments

I also did a little bit of shopping on Amazon! The top two are all mine :) Now to ingest as much info and knowledge as possible!

Amy—————————————-

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27 : : Mondays are for weekend recovery!

Posted on July 27th, by Amy in photographs. 10 comments

At least, that’s how today has been for me! I missed a day of posting – oh well :) Our weekend was full of friends and family, lots of driving, and not enough sleep! I don’t have pictures of the weekend but this lavender has been growing beautifully and I wanted to share.

I’ve also been hanging out on flickr a lot with the zig-zag quilt-along – lots of cute quilts coming soon! And I got feedback from my testers about this bag – I’m hoping that I can finalize and publish the pattern this week.

I’m looking forward to July being over – I’ve missed writing here more!

Blessings to you~Amy

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25 : : Smore’s Sundae’s

Posted on July 25th, by Amy in My kids, photographs. 12 comments

Friday night treat – ice cream with crushed graham crackers, mini marshmallows, and hot fudge!—————————————-

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25 : : Smore’s Sundae’s

Posted on July 25th, by Amy in My kids, photographs. 12 comments

Friday night treat – ice cream with crushed graham crackers, mini marshmallows, and hot fudge!—————————————-

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24 : : Embroidery Work in Progress

Posted on July 24th, by Amy in photographs, work in progress. 12 comments

You all are such great sports, I had to give you a sneak peak! More details to come :)

Have a great weekend~Amy—————————————-

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