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Spring 2015 Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: ROYGBIV Quilts

Posted on May 15th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 25 comments

Welcome! If you haven’t visited the main Festival post, you can learn all about Blogger’s Quilt Festival HERE.

Baby Lock is giving away a Melody sewing machine, just like mine! All participants are eligible to win – to enter to win, leave a comment on this post!

The Viewer’s s Choice Winners will win one of these great prizes:
– $75 in Quilter’s Cash from Missouri Star Quilt Company!

– $50 Gift Certificate from Martingale!

-$50 Gift Certificate from Canton Village Quilt Works!

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Quicklinks to categories : Mini, Small, Large, Appliqué, Art, Hand Quilted, Home Machine Quilted, Modern, Original Design, ROYGBIV, Scrappy, Viewer’s Choice



Spring 2015 Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Scrappy Quilts

Posted on May 15th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 17 comments

Welcome! If you haven’t visited the main Festival post, you can learn all about Blogger’s Quilt Festival HERE.

Baby Lock is giving away a Melody sewing machine, just like mine! All participants are eligible to win – to enter to win, leave a comment on this post!

The Viewer’s s Choice Winners will win one of these great prizes:
– $75 in Quilter’s Cash from Missouri Star Quilt Company!

– $50 Gift Certificate from Martingale!

-$50 Gift Certificate from Canton Village Quilt Works!

 

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Quicklinks to categories : Mini, Small, Large, Appliqué, Art, Hand Quilted, Home Machine Quilted, Modern, Original Design, ROYGBIV, Scrappy, Viewer’s Choice



Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Spring 2015

Posted on May 15th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 228 comments

Hi friends! I’m so excited for this installment of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival! I hope you all have a quilt, (or two) to add to the Festival.

As a reminder, everyone is welcome! New quilter, or experienced quilter, we want to see your quilts! Please don’t be shy! You all are eligible to share up to two quilts, each in their own post, and category. If you are having a hard time deciding which category is best for your quilt, add up the perimeter, and use the size category that it fits in.

I’m always inspired by the quilts in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, and love learning more about each quilter as they share the process of making. I hope you will take the time to check out as many quilts as you can, and post a comment letting the quilter know you’ve been there … Read More »



Blog Take Over!

Posted on April 27th, by Amy in My Fabric, My kids. 16 comments

Shhhh – Gus and I are here to tell you just what really goes on the month before Market. This is the stuff mom would rather you all not know. 

Like the pizza for dinner again last night, and all the coffee she’s drinking!

Anytime a big box arrives, we know she’s going to be sewing like crazy, and to watch out when she’s using her rotary cutter – that thing is scary sharp!

I guess the quilts are pretty, but I’m starting to wonder how many quilts we really need around here. All stacked up they are taller than I am!

No matter how pretty the fabric, the sewing space is ALWAYS a disaster, covered in thread, and fuzz, and tiny scraps of fabric, I often think she’s just making messes instead of quilts. Oh well! I better get to school before she … Read More »



Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Coming Soon!

Posted on April 24th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. No Comments

Hey! I’ve been working behind the scenes all week on the next Blogger’s Quilt Festival – I hope you are excited and ready! The Festival is set to begin on May 15, less than a month away!  Grab a button in the sidebar —->>> and share the info with your friends!

 

I’ve got great sponsors lined up for almost all of the categories, if you are a shop looking for exposure, drop me a note, and I’ll get the information to you right away.

Here’s a few details to help you get your post ready for May 15:

May 15 – 21 – Linky’s Open & Nominate for Viewer’s Choice

May 22 -29 – Vote for favorites in each of the categories

May 30 – Winners announced

Categories —

Each quilter may enter up to two quilts, each with it’s own post, and in separate categories. One category per quilt.

Mini Quilt Category … Read More »



Quiltcast #72 :: Current Happenings

Posted on April 22nd, by Amy in podcast, Quiltcast. No Comments

A quick catch up with April, while baby Hazel napped for a few minutes. For sweet, new baby pictures, visit April’s instagram!

Check out fabric images here and here. And shop for patterns here and here.

We will be back next week with a more complete podcast – Thanks for listening!

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We always welcome your feedback!

All of our episodes are available here on the blog, on iTunes and Stitcher.

Thanks for tuning in! Email your feedback here!

Your ratings and reviews are welcome on iTunes and Stitcher, as well –

Thanks!

 



Your Help Please…

Posted on April 8th, by Amy in Baby Lock, My kids. 2 comments

Hi there! I’ve been sewing non stop lately, working on a few deadline projects that I will be able to share soon – promise! Meanwhile it’s also Spring Break and my family is home and we are adding fun to mix too – here’s a quick picture of them with dyed hands, after we dyed eggs over the weekend –

Lots of crazy fun, and a little glitter going on here!

The help I was asking for?

My friends at Baby Lock are looking for some feedback from all of you – and have a survey that takes about 5 minutes to complete. Even if you aren’t all that familiar with their machines or websites, they want to know more about you and your experiences online – please. There’s also a chance to win a $250 gift card (fabric shopping!!) to sweeten the deal. … Read More »



Featuring Wiesia :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on April 3rd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 3 comments

Hi all! Today’s featured quilter is Wiesia – a quilter from Poland! I love that the Blogger’s Quilt Festival crosses the oceans and international boundaries. Wiesia is relatively new to quilting, and has some beautiful quilts to share with us, also be sure to check out her blog Quilt & Smile. I hope you enjoy getting to know Wiesia better –

1. When did you begin quilting?
I started making small quilted projects (pillows, table toppers etc. ) three years ago. My first lap quilt I’ve done last year.

2. Why do you quilt?

Last year I spent a lot of  time learning  how to quilt and I love it! Free motion quilting is my favorite part of quilt making. Now I’m working on Farmer’s Wife Sampler – and it’s  a great opportunity to learn different  piecing techniques.

3. What is your favorite quilting tip?

My favorite  quilting tip is Cindy’s Needham “divide … Read More »



Quiltcast #71 :: Sewing for Babys

Posted on April 2nd, by Amy in podcast, Quiltcast. 1 Comment

Most everyone knows an expecting mom, and sewing for a new baby or mom is always fun! Check our group of tutorials before you sew a gift for the next baby shower.

Amy’s new fabric and patterns can be seen here, and April’s new fabric can be seen here!

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Latch cover

Cart covers

Single layer flannel swaddling blankets

Changing mat with pocket for diapers and supplies

Burp cloths – with absorbent backing

Bibs

Sleep sack

Crib sheet

Dressed up onesies

Sling

Mittens

Baby gowns

Share your favorite tutorials, or best shower gift that you like to give with us!

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We always welcome your feedback!

All of our episodes are available here on the blog, on iTunes and Stitcher.

Thanks for tuning in! Email your feedback here!

Your ratings and reviews are welcome on iTunes and Stitcher, as well –

Thanks!

 



Chic Neutrals

Posted on March 30th, by Amy in My Fabric. 17 comments

I’m so excited to share Chic Neutrals with you finally! I’ve been working on this fabric line on the computer for months, but to finally have it in fabric is amazing! Chic Neutrals will be in quilt shops a little later this summer.

I selected my favorite greys, and added in some yellow and purple to enrich all the grey. It reminds me of twilight, or a night in the city, with the bright lights and heavy shadows. There’s always something exciting around the next corner – I can’t wait to see what you sew up with Chic Neutrals!

There’s 38 cotton prints, and 8 linen prints too:

I always appreciate the weight and feel of linen in quilts and bags. Do you put linen in your quilts? Just curious.

To go with Chic Neutral fabrics, I have 3 new quilt patterns, a tote and … Read More »



Featuring Cheryl :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on March 27th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 2 comments

Cheryl is sharing her quilts with us today! I hope you enjoy getting to know Cheryl and her quilts more. Cheryl blogs at Meadow Mist Designs, be sure to stop over and say hi there too!

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1.  When did you begin quilting?

I began quilting about 4 years ago when my daughter was moving from a crib into a toddler bed and needed some new bedding.  I had always loved quilts, but had not done much sewing beyond HomeEc in middle school and a few easy Halloween costumes.  I read tons of blogs to learn everything I could about quilting and jumped right in.  That first quilt had me totally hooked.  I have since taken over the guest room as my sewing room and use quilting as a creative and relaxing outlet.

2.  Why do you quilt?

As a mother of two little children, … Read More »



Quiltcast #70 :: Quilty Housekeeping

Posted on March 25th, by Amy in podcast, Quiltcast. 3 comments

Battings and labels are both needed in our quilts even if they aren’t the main attraction, but there’s so many options for both! Listen in for our favorite battings and ways to label a quilt.

Check at your local quilt shop, or long armer to purchase batting.

Cotton, polyester battings are most commonly found.

Warm & Natural is 90% cotton 10% polyester

Wool battings are super soft, light weight and treated not to shrink as much as might think.

Soy & bamboo battings are renewable, and hypoallergenic.

Silk is very luxurious, but fussy. Best used in quilts that won’t be washed often, and small enough to hand wash.

Warm Company FAQ

Pellon FAQ

Explore the battings that are out there.

Labels don’t have to be elaborate, but do need to be included.

Spoonflower, print your own labels with info, then quilt into the back. Or try some of these labels.

Printed labels … Read More »






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