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Modern Basics II :: Modern Exchange

Posted on February 13th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Basics. 1 Comment

Modern Exchange is made with two alternating blocks with lots of appeal! There’s so many different ways to incorporate favorite prints or solids in this quilt.

Confetti Crossings measures 60″ x 70″

Designed and pieced by me with my Baby Lock Melody

Quilted by Natalia Bonner

Fabrics are Flock by Thomas Knauer

Instructions for baby size is included in the book

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Modern Basics II is available at Fat Quarter Shop, Amazon, and autographed copies are in my bookshop.



Modern Basics II :: Improvised Herringbone

Posted on February 13th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Basics. 4 comments

Improvised Herringbone has a few foundation pieced blocks, that add a big impact to the quilt top! This is a great scrap buster, and a great way to use a favorite fat quarter bundle.

Improvised Herringbone measures 70″ x 83″

Designed and pieced by me with my Baby Lock Melody

Quilted by Natalia Bonner

Fabrics are Hello Pilgrim by Lizzy House

Instructions for throw size is included in the book

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Modern Basics II is available at Fat Quarter Shop, Amazon, and autographed copies are in my bookshop.



Modern Basics II :: Modern Twist

Posted on February 12th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Basics. 1 Comment

Modern Twist is a simple and fun quilt to make.  It makes up quick, and is perfect for a nice nap on the couch (a girl can dream, right?).

Modern Twist measures 56″ x 60″

Designed and pieced  & Quilted by me with my Baby Lock Melody

Fabrics are Paris & Company by My Mind’s Eye

Instructions for queen size is included in the book

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Modern Basics II is available at Fat Quarter Shop, Amazon, and autographed copies are in my bookshop.



Modern Basics II :: Confetti Crossings

Posted on February 12th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Basics. 3 comments

Confetti Crossings is a simple two block quilt, made with half-square triangles in contrasting prints, and a simple 16-patch.  In the book I include directions for making 8 hst units at one time, or cutting directions if you are using a Go! Cutter like me! Whenever I make more than a few hst units, I pull out the Go! and I’m never disappointed – one quick tip, if you are having difficulty with a few threads sticking to the die, it might be time for a new cutting mat.  It can make a world of difference!

Confetti Crossings measures 93″ x 93″

Designed and pieced by me with my Baby Lock Melody

Quilted by Natalia Bonner

Fabrics are Power Pop by Jenean Morrison

Instructions for throw size is included in the book

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Modern Basics II :: Color Waves

Posted on February 11th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Basics. 6 comments

Color Waves never fails to catch an eye – it is made with Kaufman’s Radiance collection of silk/cotton blend fabrics.  They are beautiful to sew with, and result in a beautiful quilt!  Sophia keeps claiming it for her bed, and I tell her she can’t have it yet.  Maybe I should make her one, but I’m not sure she needs another quilt!

Color Waves measures 55″ x 55″

Designed and pieced by me with my Baby Lock Melody

Quilted by Natalia Bonner

Fabrics are Radiance by Robert Kaufman

Instructions for a full size quilt is included in the book

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Modern Basics II is available at Fat Quarter Shop, Amazon, and autographed copies are in my bookshop.



Modern Basics II :: Stepping Stones

Posted on February 11th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Basics. 4 comments

Hi there! I hope you all had a great weekend! I had a lot of fun sharing these quilts in person with local quilters, having finished them all up a year ago, it’s really fun to finally have them out and about online and in person.  If you own a quilt shop, you can reserve your Trunk Show now! Info is available on Martingale’s site or by emailing me directly.

Stepping Stones measures 72″ x 84″

Designed and pieced by me with my Baby Lock Melody

Quilted by Natalia Bonner

Fabrics are Hello Luscious by Basic Grey

Instructions for a baby and throw sizes are included in the book

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Modern Basics II is available at Fat Quarter Shop, Amazon, and autographed copies are in my bookshop.



Modern Basics II :: Buttonholes

Posted on February 8th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Basics. 3 comments

Buttonholes is a rectangular block, with long lean lines.  With this project, complete instructions for making flying geese are included, with no waste, and no bias to manage either!  It’s a great skill builder, for a new to intermediate quilters.

Buttonholes measures 54″ x 63″

Designed and pieced by me with my Baby Lock Melody

Quilted by Natalia Bonner

Fabrics are Curious Nature by Parson Gray

Instructions for a twin sized and alternate color way quilt is included in the book

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I’ll be back tomorrow with another quilt from Modern Basics II!

Amy

Available on Amazon and in my bookshop!



Modern Basics II :: Star-Crossed

Posted on February 7th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Basics. 6 comments

This is one of many current favorites, right now!  I love the negative space created in Star-Crossed, and the quilting in those spaces.

Star-Crossed measures 60″ x 75″

Designed and pieced by me with my Baby Lock Melody

Quilted by Natalia Bonner

Fabrics are Boho from Annette Tatum

Instructions for a baby quilt is included in the book

I love the versatility of this quilt, I attempted to sketch some different color/fabric combo’s but had a bit of trouble with EQ and a virus.  I’ll have to put in a little homework on that issue!  Anyway, use your imagination – what would you do?

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Tonight I’m excited to share my quilts, and my progression to becoming an author, with the local quilt guild. And Saturday, I’ll be at … Read More »



Modern Basics II :: Patchwork Weave

Posted on February 6th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Basics. 2 comments

Patchwork Weave is a great scrap busting quilt! Select a palette for the center mosaic, and start stitching!

Patchwork Weave measures 60″ x 72″ (my favorite size!)

Designed and pieced by me with my Baby Lock Melody

Quilted by Natalia Bonner

Fabrics are from the Free Spirit Designer collections, and my stash

Strip piecing and your favorite colors make this quilt a fun finish. I backed this one with Free Spirit flannels, and it is so soft and comfy! I can’t wait for it to make it to the couch for snuggle time!

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I’ll be back tomorrow with another quilt from Modern Basics II!

Amy

Available on Amazon and in my bookshop!



Modern Basics II :: Sunrise

Posted on February 5th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Basics. 8 comments

While I’m busy with some less exciting details of life, (taxes/sick kids/shipping quilts) I thought I would take the time to share a few details about the quilts in my book!  Modern Basics II has been on shelves nearly a month, and I’m looking forward to seeing how creative everyone else is with the patterns.

Sunrise measures 60″ x 72″

Designed and pieced by me with my Baby Lock Melody

Quilted by Natalia Bonner

Fabrics are by Dear Stella

Queen size option included in the book

This quilt is fun to make – even in the midst of a massive deadline!

I’ve sketched a few samples that I would love to have a chance to make:

Fabrics : Victorian Modern

Fabrics : Asbury

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Techno Flakes

Posted on November 28th, by Amy in finished quilt. 39 comments

Another finished quilt to share with you today!

You’ve seen me working on this quilt over the last couple of months, and I’m so happy to have it finished up!

I quilted the white hexagons only, with a swirl, then continued with the same shape on the background.  The hexagons almost disappear around the perimeter, and the colorful shapes pop!  I bound it in gray to frame all the white, but not take away from the hand piecing.

I loved working on this piece, it measures 31″ x 42″.  I washed it in warm water then blocked it on the floor to avoid odd shrinkage – with the background quilted so densely, and the excess fabric in the hexies, I didn’t want to risk it!  I don’t have any … Read More »



Maasai Diamonds

Posted on November 27th, by Amy in finished quilt. 16 comments

Hi there! I’m excited to share a recent finish with you!  Maasai Diamonds is in response to the QuiltCon challenge issued by Dear Stella Fabrics.  I was inspired by shapes found in the fabric, and the desire to showcase the prints.

I wanted to also use a good amount of negative space, and so, I limited the number of pieced blocks.  This left lots of space to add interest with quilting, which you can see I densely quilted it with straight lines.

I backed it with a navy, and matched the thread to the back.  If you don’t match the top and bottom threads when quilting, be sure to adjust your tension to the point where both the top and bottom threads are happy, and only showing where they should be.  It’s … Read More »






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