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Double Wedding Ring Quilt Challenge & Template Giveaway!

Posted on July 10th, by Amy in Blog Info, give away. 129 comments

This pattern is one of those that I’ve always admired, but never thought I would make. All the tiny pieces, and TEMPLATES – usually I’m not a fan, but this set was so EASY to use! Read on for your chance to win a set of templates!

I’m of the sort, that likes to try a pattern as intended to begin, then see about how I might alter, or extend the pattern.  So I made a simple runner (just the top, so far) over the course of a couple evenings.

Without thinking, I started pinning the curved edges together. I snapped a pic and posted it to instagram and facebook, and had a few people comment about using glue to baste. Duh! I have few tubes of LapelStick to put to use!

Once I started … Read More »

DWR Challenge!

Posted on July 1st, by Amy in Blog Info. 7 comments

If you are like me, you might feel a little lost reading DWR – huh?  What’s that? DWR = Double Wedding Ring – but don’t freak out! Double Wedding Ring quilts don’t have to be overwhelming or a major headache, and this challenge has some stellar prizes involved.  Read on for details!

The NYC MOD quilters are excited to announce the Double Wedding Ring Quilt Challenge!

We have partnered with EZ Quilting/Simplicity, Interweave and Juki to Use the Double wedding ring template/or pattern to create a project, then enter it to win amazing prizes from our sponsors!

Don’t be afraid of the Double Wedding Ring! This is a challenge to learn a new skill, try new techniques and let your creative exploration shine through on this traditional pattern!

This is a challenge FOR EVERYONE, All quilters… of any style.

Please note … Read More »

Heads Up!

Posted on September 27th, by Amy in Blog Info, Bloggers Quilt Festival. 1 Comment

The final block for Jackie’s  – Blogger’s Block Of The Month is up!

Visit Sarah’s blog for all the details.


Beginning next week:

Scott at Blue Nickel Studios is hosting a two week hop, with a new block everyday! Visit Scott here to learn more about the bloggers involved, and the fabrics featured.

I get to kick it off on Monday, I hope you’ll join in the fun!


EZ Dresden Quilting Challenge

Posted on June 6th, by Amy in Blog Info, finished quilt, give away. 78 comments

Welcome to my stop on the inspiration blog hop, for the challenge! I’ve been using my EZ Dresden Quilting Ruler for three years or so. It is so nifty to have, when I’m inspired to make a Dresden!

About the challenge ::

The Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild has partnered with EZ Quilting to create a fantastic quilt challenge to celebrate Darlene Zimmerman’s 20th Anniversary with EZ Quilting. We’ve got an exciting 14-day blog hop planned, multiple chances to win the EZ Dresden Quilting Ruler for working on your quilts, plus loads of fabulous prizes.

Follow along June 2-14 with some of our favorite bloggers (some you may know, and others who might be new to you). Plus meet some of our talented guild members along the way.
Work like the dickens from June 15-August 31 on your project.
Come back here Sept 1-6 for a … Read More »

Sincere Apologies

Posted on April 12th, by Amy in Blog Info. 7 comments

Hi friends –

Thanks to those of you that sent inquiries yesterday, about the malware on my site.  I am so sorry for any frustration or alarm!  I upgraded a patch for my theme yesterday, and apparently google didn’t like some of the code.   It’s been removed, and passwords changed, just to be safe!  I had already made a few steps toward a new theme, and realized that it had to be done asap.  You will notice on-going changes around here as I get to know all the features on the back end.

While waiting for files to load, and what not, I did a little sewing too!  I was/am so impatient when these things go wrong, and needed to put my nervous energy to good use.  These blocks are 4 1/2″, and so cute!

Hoping to get things together here soon … Read More »

Festival of Half Square Triangles — Next Week!

Posted on March 27th, by Amy in Blog Info, Inspiration. 2 comments

A quick peek at what’s coming up next week —

Looking for some fun, fresh ways to incorporate HSTs into your next sewing project? Then you are going to love the Festival of Half Square Triangles!

Starting Monday, April 2, we’ve got two weeks jammed packed with all sorts of half square triangle tutorials and projects from some of your favorite modern sewing bloggers! After all of the creative inspiration, you are invited to link up a HST sewing project of your own — bags, mini quilts, home decor, you name it. Then our fabulous group of bloggers will choose 10 finalists, at which point it’s all up to YOU to choose a winner! That’s right, we’ve got some fabulous prizes up for grabs — stay tuned for more details!


Here’s the schedule:
Monday, April 2 — Sara from Sew Sweetness
Tuesday, April 3 — Amy from … Read More »

Happenings –

Posted on February 16th, by Amy in Blog Info, The Sewing Summit. 3 comments

I’ve been storing up some fun news that I need to share with all of you!

Even though I’m not involved in the nitty gritty details of the Sewing Summit, I’m excited to be included in the teaching staff!  I was planning to be there already (of course!), and being able to teach new, or aspiring quilters the in’s and out’s of the quilting basics is going to be a blast.  I love seeing understanding on a face when I explain some of the more challenging aspects of quilting!  Be on the lookout for registration details in the next month for the Sewing Summit and join me!

Girls in the Garden Blog Hop –  Pat Sloan has asked a few friends to share our take on her patterns recently released!  Join us next week for inspiration and giveaways as we explore all … Read More »

News from AccuQuilt

Posted on September 23rd, by Amy in Blog Info. 9 comments

I have no idea what the new “baby” is – I wish I did!  I would love to test it out and tell you all about it!  They made a cute video even – check it out here.

Sign up for their newsletter, or follow AccuQuilt on Facebook to be in the loop!  October 1 is the due date –


Blog Friends

Posted on September 1st, by Amy in Blog Info. 20 comments

Hi there!  How are you today?  Do you have many blog friends that you’ve met in real life?  Where I live, it’s pretty remote – I know lots of you can relate!  And my idea of remote might be luxury for some of you – lol!  Considering that we moved from sunny southern California – this is remote, yet close enough to whatever is needed.

Anyway –

Amy lives at most, an hour away from me, yet until yesterday we had not met.  Only visited each other’s blogs and carry on email conversations, as possible (we both have 4 kids!).  A couple weeks ago with school getting closer on the horizon, we decided enough is enough, let’s get together!  Our schedules aligned, and we did it!

Honestly, I don’t think next week would have even worked.  Sophia will be in Kindergarten starting Tuesday, … Read More »

Button Love

Posted on July 29th, by Amy in Blog Info. 4 comments

Hi there!  I’ve been working to resolve my button issues – it seems that wordpress likes to play with some of the html I give it.  I think I finally found an answer, my buttons are in the sidebar, and I would LOVE for you to add one to your sidebar!  Please let me know if you have any trouble with it.

I’m working on another quilt, I will share it when I can, but for now here’s a picture of my most recent finish, since every post needs a picture.



Tap – tap

Posted on July 22nd, by Amy in Blog Info. 24 comments

Check it out!  Do you like the new digs?

I have a post waiting, with a new pattern, but want to make sure the feeds are up and running!

Leave a comment and let me know how you got here – Thank you!


Google Reader Tip!

Posted on May 7th, by Amy in Blog Info. 24 comments

Do you get overwhelmed with the number of posts in your reader?  I sure do!  You all write a lot!  I learned from my friend Amy a great tip, and I thought I would share with you :)

From google reader you can add a little bookmark, when clicked it takes you to your next unread post in your reader!  I love this because, I often avoid my reader and the 1000+ posts that ALWAYS seem to be waiting for me there – it’s just too much to keep up with!  You need to have your bookmark bar visible, if you don’t check your bookmark settings.  I use google chrome, firefox is also a great browser.

 In your reader, go to settings, which is in the top right corner.

 Click on the little arrow, to drop the menu.

 Click “Reader Settings”

 Click “goodies”

 Scroll down to … Read More »

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