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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 »


Quilts Quilt

Posted on May 15th, by Amy in HMQS. 15 comments

Remember this?I just found the designer Lori Holt, her blog is over here, and I found the pattern available in an etsy shop!!

I know someone asked, at least one, but post here is quicker right now than sorting through the email. I will get back to my regular habits soon :)

Happy Quilting !Amy


Hmqs Experience

Posted on May 14th, by Amy in HMQS. 10 comments

First – my parents have made it here safely and we are having a great visit! Mom loves her Bible cover too :) Ella’s birthday yesterday was a whirlwind of activity, with birthday shopping and cake baking – she’s such a blessing to us!

The most asked about quilt in the comments was “A Mother’s Love” – It received 1st place in Applique and was pieced by Joyce Stewart, and Ann Seely, and quilted by Sue McCarty. I did a tiny bit of research online and found that Joyce and Ann are sisters and have a book published together, but I did not find a pattern for any of the blocks. It is entirely appliqued – that much I remember – absolutely stunning!! I think of all this is my favorite too – so much love … Read More »


Check, Check!

Posted on May 12th, by Amy in finished project, random. 31 comments

That’s me getting stuff done! I opted to do the sewing and then focus on the nitty gritty :)

For my Ella girl:Tutorial found here. I’m sure I didn’t do it just like the tute, I printed the pdf and went for it – next time I may go have it blown up a bit :)

A Bible cover for my mom : If anyone’s interested in a tutorial, I could be persuaded, well maybe next week. . . Funny thing, I purchased this fabric and have had the measurements since Fall! I guess I wanted to be able to give it to her in person :)

= laundry, laundry, laundry= make Ella a monster= birthday cake= birthday treats for school= make Mom a Bible Cover (shhh!)= declutter my desk= plan a menu= blog about the HMQS – I … Read More »


So little time . . .

Posted on May 11th, by Amy in Celebrations. 16 comments

I think I need a list!

I had a fabulous time at the Quilt Show on Saturday, and I feel like I haven’t stopped since!

Yesterday with the family was so nice and relaxed, after Owen’s nap in the afternoon, we headed down to Salt Lake all together. Family outings can be a challenge, but we all enjoyed ourselves. The Gateway is a nice outdoor mall, and we simply strolled. I wandered through Anthropologie and found these – I was due for a new set :) I love all the linens they have in there. A nice dinner out concluded our evening in the valley and we were on our way into the hills! I love living up away from the city. My Mother’s Day flowers:This week marks the beginning of “birthday season” for our … Read More »


Home Machine Quilting Show

Posted on May 9th, by Amy in HMQS. 40 comments

What a day!! Ella had her last soccer game this morning, she won! The sunshine was great and the little ones did a great job of cheering Ella on :) She got her first goal today even!

After Joe was done working and we met up at the house, I grabbed the camera and took off for Salt Lake. Thanks to him I was able to go on my own and enjoy a few hours of all things QUILT! good times :)

Here’s a few pictures of quilts on display :

Believe it or not there are more quilts in my flickr – I had a hard time selecting a favorite! If you click on any of the pictures it will take you over and there and I’m going to add comments over there too.

There’s more to … Read More »


I Am Thankful : : 13

Posted on May 8th, by Amy in Thankful. 17 comments

for ~

~ My beautiful family~ My hard working husband~ The week of sunshine in the forecast~ Clean kids’ rooms~ Opportunities

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.


Wonderland Bag

Posted on May 5th, by Amy in finished project. 49 comments

This is what I came up with while stitching down my binding yesterday! I love that I have grown as a seamstress, to the point where I can envision a bag, and have the experience to accomplish it! I had a few scraps the same size and that started the thought process, I always want to use up those extra bits somehow :)

There’s not really a front or back . . .

I added pockets to my lining, to fit a phone, pens and miscellaneous bits that always land at the bottom. I added stuff for the picture, but I’m not sure I’m going to keep it . . . have to think it out – it may end up in my etsy shop.

I did a bit of random quilting within the panels.

My only change in … Read More »


Wonderland Finished Quilt

Posted on May 4th, by Amy in finished quilt. 40 comments

I love polka dot bindings and could not resist this shot – or a couple of others over in my flickr. I took pictures of the entire quilt but realized that on the computer it looks the same as the unquilted picture – so I took some close ups! Loop-de-loop quilting adds to the whimsy of the fabrics – at least I think so :)

For the back I chose the patchwork print, in jam. It has lots of teal and green, along with mulberry, yellow, brown, red and the mauvey pink of course!

And because Owen was patient while I took pictures this afternoon – he got in with the quilt too! My kids love seeing themselves in the window after I have taken their picture :)

While stitching down the binding this morning I was brainstorming up … Read More »


Swaps Received!!

Posted on May 3rd, by Amy in Doll Quilt Swap, Swap Til You Drop. 18 comments

I’ve had a couple of good days of mail! Friday my Doll Quilt arrived, and Saturday my STUD mini arrived :) Time for some pictures —

Doll Quilt from Maggistitches –

Over in the discussion thread for DQS we agreed to post a pic of us with the quilt we receive, make it a little more personal. Fun idea – here’s me :)

Here’s the back of the quilt – notice the addition of the front fabrics in the back! So cute.

I really love the quilting too!

Thank you Maggi!

Swap Til You Drop – Spring Flowers mini from Tracy!

And extras :)I love the concentric square quilting on this one too! This is why I have loved getting into swaps – the quilty goodness that comes back to me :) There’s a link in my previous post for a swap … Read More »





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