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Charm Pack Cherry – from Fat Quarter Shop

Posted on February 24th, by Amy in finished quilt, review. 13 comments

Hi there! I’m excited to be part of the release of Fat Quarter Shop’s newest FREE pattern – Charm Pack Cherry!  It’s a fun, quick pattern for all those charm packs, we all seem to collect.  I pieced my sample in just an hour or so – it’s that quick!

I started with Surrounded by Love charms, and solid charms followed the simple diagrams, and had fun stitching up this cute quilt! It’s a first for me – I’d not made a valentine’s quilt before.  I machine quilted it with some double loops, swirls, and a few experimental feathers; I’m still having fun trying new things out on the long-arm!

There were a few extra charms after piecing the top, so I worked them into a corner of the back, that I plan to use as … Read More »



Wedding Quilt & Our Trip

Posted on September 27th, by Amy in finished quilt, My kids. 11 comments

Hi there! I’ve been trying to gather my thoughts and post all week, and couldn’t quite get it together – so it waited. I hope you all have had a great week! I took the time (FINALLY!) to do some website maintenance, which didn’t take as long as I had imagined, and why I had put it off for so long. If you can’t find something specific, drop me a note and I’ll see if we can find it :) Part of the reason for the updates is Blogger’s Quilt Festival is coming -

I’ve added the code for you to grab in the sidebar, add it to your sidebar or next post, and spread the word! It’s going to be great :)

I’ve been secretly working on this quilt the last few months, for my sister-in-law, Jenna, … Read More »



Formation

Posted on August 13th, by Amy in Baby Lock, finished quilt, Long Arm Quilting. 15 comments

This quilt has been in the works since April, I think! It’s fairly simple, and was pieced quickly, but I wanted to build my confidence before I loaded it on the long-arm. Looking at it now, I’m glad I waited a bit!

I call it “Formation”, as I’m reminded of a flock of geese as I look at it, and the traditional name for the triangles is “flying geese” – fits right!?

This is the first of many projects for Baby Lock over the next few years – I will let you know when a pattern is available on their site.

I was initially inspired by Emily’s fabric – Technicolor is a fun and vibrant collection, and one of the prints is groupings of triangles. You can see it in my quilt if you look close. Then when quilting it, I took my … Read More »



New Books!

Posted on July 23rd, by Amy in books, finished quilt. 3 comments

Hi there! Last week I had a couple of fun packages from my publisher! Set the Table is a collection of beautiful table runners –

My project is Spring Blooms -

like all of the projects in the book, it’s a great way to add a pop of color to any tabletop.

Also, The Big Book of Baby Quilts - this is a compilation of baby quilts from previous publications. There’s 288 pages full of patterns, including my own Posie Patch.

Posie Patch is the cover quilt for Modern Basics.  There’s quilts for all skill levels and everyone is a manageable size!

Both Set the Table and The Big Book of Baby Quilts are great additions to your quilt library!

Let me know if you pick either of these up -

Amy



Modern Neutrals :: Whispered Lace

Posted on June 27th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Neutrals. 35 comments

Whispered Lace is the cover quilt for Modern Neutrals, and I think is a great example of the rest of the book.  I had a great time mixing neutral color palettes to create a beautiful quilt!

Whispered Lace :

Whispered Lace measures 96″ x 96″.

Pieced by me – on my Baby Lock Melody.

Quilted by Natalia Bonner - with all the quilts in Modern Neutrals, I asked Natalia to keep it simple, no frills, and I love the results!

Fabrics used in Modern Neutrals were supplied by AdornIt, Andover, Cloud 9, Dear Stella, Moda, Riley Blake,Robert Kaufman, and Windham - Many thanks to my friends at each of these companies. I shared about my fabric selection and classification process in this post.

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Just this week, I switched out quilts on our bed, and actually put it on the bed! Usually the quilts are busy promoting the book, but this one is too large to ship to often, … Read More »



Modern Neutrals :: Waves

Posted on June 27th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Neutrals. 1 Comment

Waves is a soothing, graphic quilt! Made with a variety of prints, to add interest and fun.

Waves :

Waves measures 60″ x 72″.

Pieced by Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter!

Quilted by Natalia Bonner - with all the quilts in Modern Neutrals, I asked Natalia to keep it simple, no frills, and I love the results!

Fabrics used in Modern Neutrals were supplied by AdornIt, Andover, Cloud 9, Dear Stella, Moda, Riley Blake,Robert Kaufman, and Windham - Many thanks to my friends at each of these companies. I shared about my fabric selection and classification process in this post.

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Modern Neutrals is the featured book this month at Fat Quarter Shop, and I have autographed copies available in my book shop too.
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Modern Neutrals :: Sliced

Posted on June 27th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Neutrals. 1 Comment

Sliced was a burst of inspiration while writing Modern Neutrals.  Usually I have things all planned out and, mostly stick to the plan! I love the subtle shift of the blocks on the diagonal.

Sliced :

Sliced measures 54″ x 54″, with block and fabric requirements for a larger bed quilt included.

Pieced by me – on my Baby Lock Melody.

Quilted by Natalia Bonner - with all the quilts in Modern Neutrals, I asked Natalia to keep it simple, no frills, and I love the results!

Fabrics used in Modern Neutrals were supplied by AdornIt, Andover, Cloud 9, Dear Stella, Moda, Riley Blake,Robert Kaufman, and Windham - Many thanks to my friends at each of these companies. I shared about my fabric selection and classification process in this post.

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Modern Neutrals is the featured book this month at Fat Quarter Shop, and I have autographed copies available in my book shop too.



Modern Neutrals :: Triangle Fury

Posted on June 26th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Neutrals. 4 comments

Triangle Fury is super graphic and paper pieced to keep all those angles in check!

Triangle Fury :

Triangle Fury measures 45″ x 54″, with an alternate layout suggestion for a bed quilt.

Expertly pieced by Mary of Mary on Lake Pulaski!

Quilted by Natalia Bonner - with all the quilts in Modern Neutrals, I asked Natalia to keep it simple, no frills, and I love the results!

Fabrics used in Modern Neutrals were supplied by AdornIt, Andover, Cloud 9, Dear Stella, Moda, Riley Blake,Robert Kaufman, and Windham - Many thanks to my friends at each of these companies. I shared about my fabric selection and classification process in this post.

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Modern Neutrals is the featured book this month at Fat Quarter Shop, and I have autographed copies available in my book shop too.



Modern Neutrals :: Shifting Sands

Posted on June 26th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Neutrals. No Comments

Shifting Sands is the quickest quilt in the book! Fun to make and easy to incorporate in any space.

Shifting Sands :

Shifting Sands measures 50″ x 60″.

Pieced by Kendra from Miss Knitta’s Studio!

Quilted by Natalia Bonner - with all the quilts in Modern Neutrals, I asked Natalia to keep it simple, no frills, and I love the results!

Fabrics used in Modern Neutrals were supplied by AdornIt, Andover, Cloud 9, Dear Stella, Moda, Riley Blake,Robert Kaufman, and Windham - Many thanks to my friends at each of these companies. I shared about my fabric selection and classification process in this post.

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Modern Neutrals is the featured book this month at Fat Quarter Shop, and I have autographed copies available in my book shop too.



Modern Neutrals :: Prism

Posted on June 24th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Neutrals. 4 comments

I love the stark contrast and dominant shapes that emerge when these crisp blocks are turned and sewn into a quilt top! Prism is stunning and quite simple to make too.

Prism :

Prism measures 63″ x 81″.

Pieced by Trish of Notes of Sincerity!

Quilted by Natalia Bonner - with all the quilts in Modern Neutrals, I asked Natalia to keep it simple, no frills, and I love the results!

Fabrics used in Modern Neutrals were supplied by AdornIt, Andover, Cloud 9, Dear Stella, Moda, Riley Blake,Robert Kaufman, and Windham - Many thanks to my friends at each of these companies. I shared about my fabric selection and classification process in this post.

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Modern Neutrals is the featured book this month at Fat Quarter Shop, and I have autographed copies available in my book shop too.
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Modern Neutrals :: Quadrille

Posted on June 24th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Neutrals. 2 comments

Quadrille is a simple update to a quarter cabin block.  I love the shapes and patterns that emerge with the addition of half-square triangle units!

Quadrille:

Quadrille  measures 63″ x 72″ with fabric and block requirements for a twin quilt included.

Pieced by me – on my Baby Lock Melody.

Quilted by Natalia Bonner - with all the quilts in Modern Neutrals, I asked Natalia to keep it simple, no frills, and I love the results!

Fabrics used in Modern Neutrals were supplied by AdornIt, Andover, Cloud 9, Dear Stella, Moda, Riley Blake,Robert Kaufman, and Windham - Many thanks to my friends at each of these companies. I shared about my fabric selection and classification process in this post.

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Modern Neutrals is the featured book this month at Fat Quarter Shop, and I have autographed copies available in my book shop too.



Modern Neutrals :: Pleated Patchwork

Posted on June 20th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Neutrals. No Comments

Pleated Patchwork is the one that almost got away! Since there is nothing else in the book quite like it, I put it in the front to set the tone of the book.  Adding texture to living spaces, is the whole goal! This quilt is a great way to incorporate a variety of prints, in a variety of neutral tones, in one quilt.

Pleated Patchwork :

Pleated Patchwork  measures 60″ x 70″.

Pieced by me – on my Baby Lock Melody.

Quilted by Natalia Bonner - with all the quilts in Modern Neutrals, I asked Natalia to keep it simple, no frills, and I love the results!

Fabrics used in Modern Neutrals were supplied by AdornIt, Andover, Cloud 9, Dear Stella, Moda, Riley Blake,Robert Kaufman, and Windham - Many thanks to my friends at each of these companies. I shared about my fabric selection and classification process in this post.

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Modern Neutrals is the featured book this month … Read More »






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