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Giveaway Winner!

Posted on June 1st, by Amy in give away. 19 comments

Aside from all the gross comments, my giveaway has been a huge success! (I know I asked for it!) Thank you all for taking the time to enter the drawing.

Also for those who didn’t win, and want the bag – I have a pattern coming soon! Make sure you check back often for more details :)

Is it me? Is it me?

I know that’s what you are thinking!

Random Number for 1-504 comments – crazy #’s!

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199! Liz of olliekate

Liz said…

Your bag is gorgeous. I would love to carry it. I can definitely say bananas, old ones may make the top of my gross list. But I wouldn’t carry them in your bag, promise! I would make my kids eat them all.

May 27, 2009 8:26 PM

Liz has an etsy … Read More »


Rewind

Posted on May 31st, by Amy in random. 14 comments

Since the Quilt Festival I have made lots of new friends – so fun! One in particular is Kelly. She is a shop owner and quilter – and recently asked friends of her blog send in pictures of quilts, and the story to go with it, to post on her blog. Here is my entry -

“Quilt Full of Love

I’m excited to share the quilt I made for Ella a few years ago. It was made with a lot of love – 99 hearts in all! I worked on this quilt for months, at the time I was pregnant with our 4th and had yet to make a quilt for our oldest. Baby quilts are easier and faster :) I made this quilt with a valentine’s fabric collection, Hearts Aflutter by … Read More »


Quilt-along

Posted on May 30th, by Amy in quilt-along. 12 comments

It’s not too late to join in the fun – Dana’s quilt-along is perfect for those of you wanting to learn to quilt! In week two we cut our fabrics into strips getting them ready to sew next week. Here’s my piles:I’m so in love with this beautiful fabric! It was a little hard to cut it up but I know the end result will be sooo worth it :)

The flickr group has some great pictures of everyone’s fabric selections and discussion to help answer all your questions. Like I said great for a beginner :)

Amy

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New Cut!

Posted on May 29th, by Amy in Me. 44 comments

I’ve been cracking up with all the comments I’ve had the last few days! A few of them really are plain gross too – next time I may think a little harder about the sort of comments I ask for :) I was hoping to not get bored – that’s all!

Today I finally managed to get a haircut – I’ve been overdue for a couple of months. It feels really nice to have it all cut off again! I’m not at all attached – can you tell?Yes, I know there’s root’s in there – I’d rather buy my color in a box and spend the rest on fabric – Thank you! At least you can’t see most of the gray right now :) A fun bob to get me through the coming summer. … Read More »


Giveaway Day!

Posted on May 27th, by Amy in give away. 511 comments

The lovely ladies at Sew, Mama, Sew have done it again! Visit the Sew, Mama, Sew blog to find the launch point to many amazing giveaways – I know I will be :)

I am giving away this bag! Everyone loves a bag, or knows someone who does! This bag is all fabulous Wonderland fabrics. If you are new here – you will notice lots of Wonderland :)It is made with interfacing and batting, quilted to give it the yummy texture, and comfortable to carry. Unless of course you overstuff it! I never do that :)It’s loaded with pockets too! phone, sunglasses, pens . . . however you like!

**To win this gem, leave me a comment, and if you dare – tell me the most random, funny, or gross item found in your … Read More »


A Notion or Two – May

Posted on May 26th, by Amy in a Notion or Two, Bloggers Quilt Festival. 8 comments

May is almost over! Can you believe it?

Jenny asked for a modern block for her boy. I had been thinking how I could play with an hourglass block and then found a picture of wall molding that caught my eye. And so I interpreted it for fabric and the fabrics made it playful!

On a completely different note — Mr. Linky has been having technical difficulties. A few of you have commented that the links are gone, but by the time I get there they are back. . . I realized I could export the list and take it off of their server! DUH :) So now they are permanent fixtures/links on my quilt festival post! Click away my friends :)

I’m participating in Sew Mama Sew’s giveaway day tomorrow . . … Read More »


Evidence of a Great Weekend!

Posted on May 25th, by Amy in Celebrations, My kids. 30 comments

I hope that you all had a great weekend, near or far! I have lots of pictures to prove my weekend was a blast!

Coldstone icecream cake–Owen eating it –

Outside on the new patio–

Owen eating the dirt–

From my little vegetable patch – I know most in the US are already eating from their gardens or getting really close! Here in the mountains if I plant too early the frost gets it – this is the usual weekend for the seeds to go in! They were planted today :)

Joe and I got to go out for dinner on Saturday — we had a great night on our own. And look what I found while browsing Barnes & Noble! Love all the eye candy in this book.

By birthday fabric! You guessed it :) I’m hoping to … Read More »


Tutorial — Quilted Bible Cover

Posted on May 22nd, by Amy in Tutorial. 73 comments

Before we get started – today’s my birthday! I’m 32 years young, and I bought my own present! Any guesses?? Don’t think to hard :)

This is what we are making to celebrate my day!

Simple and easily personalized for anyone on your gift list, but don’t forget to make one for yourself too! To start gather your materials -

I used two fat quarters and a bit of white for the lining, (you could use a third fat quarter) batting and interfacing. For notions you will need your pins, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, iron/ironing board, and a fresh needle in the sewing machine.

Get everything cut in the beginning then it goes together pretty quickly.
From your exterior fabric cut – 12 x 18″ 2 – 4 x 14″ 1 – 1.5 x 18″
Interior fabric cut – 2 – 11.25 x 10″ … Read More »


Just Checking!

Posted on May 21st, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 9 comments

I have heard from a few of the winners, but want to check in with the rest and make sure you received your prize from the Quilt Festival last month! If you would take a moment to comment or email me and let me know I would really appreciate it!

I’m working on a tutorial for tomorrow :)

See you then -Amy


Freshcut Pincushion

Posted on May 19th, by Amy in finished project. 30 comments

I took this -and made it this -So fun! I love Dresden plate ruler/template thingy! Takes all the mystery out of them :) If you look back at this post I have more information about it, and the pattern I used for the pincushion.

ETA: the link to the pattern is here! I didn’t realize it was hiding :)

My Wonderland fabric just keeps on giving! I promise I didn’t buy that much – just love using up all the little bits :)

This is what Emmalie was working on while I sewed – “I’m organizing for you!” she tells me. I understand where the anal/perfectionist comes from, aahhmm, I just hope she outgrows some of it before it keeps her from enjoying anything less than perfect. Such a sweetie, and all the while … Read More »


What are you working on?

Posted on May 18th, by Amy in work in progress. 13 comments

After a week full of everything but sewing, I’m ready to relax with my sewing machine! We had a great visit with my parents, the girls were especially sad to see them go, but promises of phone calls and more visits have helped.

Yesterday Joe had a day off finally – and we headed for the hills! Well the mountains, really. We headed to Timpanogos for a family hike. We’ve collected two backpack carriers for such occasions, Owen and Sophia were happy to be on our backs and not on the path! There’s tons of trails up there, many still covered in snow, but about a mile in is a beautiful waterfall, bursting with all the melt-off of spring. Wish I had a little camera to have captured it, but sometimes the hike makes … Read More »


Take a few moments -

Posted on May 16th, by Amy in Blog Info. 7 comments

To check out these blogs -

First is Laura from Snip and Snail, she has gotten involved in a very special project that honors mothers who have died in childbirth. As a mom with 4 healthy children, and 4 uncomplicated pregnancies it’s easy to forget that things don’t always go as planned.

Laura’s posts are beautifully written with emotion that is real – and pouring it all into her quilts as well. Go read this one, and then this one. There’s room for lots more quilting volunteers, Laura has all the links in her posts.

Second is Craft for Health. I was impressed by how many of your favorite quilts helped you through very difficult times in life. This blog is encouraging all forms of craft, and is looking for more stories of how quilting has been a … Read More »





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