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Modern Neutrals :: Digital Pinwheel

Posted on June 17th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Neutrals. 3 comments

Digital Pinwheel is one of the more simple designs in the book, I love the graphic sense to the quilt, and the subtle movement in the depth of the fabric tones. I shared about my fabric selection and classification process in this post.

Digital Pinwheel :

Digital Pinwheel  measures 60″ x 72″ with fabric and block requirements for a baby size included.

Pieced by Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life

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.

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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 :: Circuit Board

Posted on June 17th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Neutrals. 18 comments

Modern Neutrals has been available for purchase just over a month, and I thought it time to share a little more about the project!  This book was different than my other two, in that I didn’t look for collections of neutral fabrics (there aren’t many), instead I looked for the neutral prints within fabric collections and went from there. I would guess that many of you have a nice collection of neutral fabrics already in your stash that would be great for these projects!

As I collected fabric, I began to classify it by depth of tone, in the book all the fabrics are labeled A-D, with A being the lightest.  After classifying the fabrics, it was a matter of discerning the undertones of each, not all neutrals work well together – ha! – and making adjustments to my plans, as … Read More »



Simple Sampler Quilt-Along :: Finished!

Posted on June 10th, by Amy in finished quilt, quilt-along. 10 comments

If you follow me on instagram, you saw a few peeks at this quilt over the weekend.  I am so happy with the finished product! This being my first foray into quilting with rulers on the long-arm, I learned a ton, and look forward to my next one – in fact if you have a suggestion of rulers to use/purchase, I would love a little input.

Since you can’t see much of the quilting, I took close-up of a couple of my favorite blocks –

I spiraled in to the center in a square, then added graduated loops in the triangles.  All the sashing has figure 8’s, that grew more consistent, the more I quilted.

This one has a pebbled center, with double loops in the print, and graduated lines in the corners.  I had a lot of fun thinking up and trying … Read More »



Modern Basics II :: To The Point

Posted on February 15th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Basics. 2 comments

To The Point graces the cover of Modern Basics II- It’s two color variations of the same block, twisted and turned to make a dramatic secondary pattern.  The dynamics of the patterns look great in small scale prints as well – I can’t wait to see your version!

To the Point measures 60″ x 72″

Designed and pieced by me with my Baby Lock Melody

Quilted by Natalia Bonner

Fabrics are Kona Cottons by Robert Kaufman

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



Modern Basics II :: String Maze

Posted on February 15th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Basics. 7 comments

String Maze is paper pieced for accurate points and beautiful style!  These blocks could be laid out any number of ways that you choose – I chose to put them randomly, and inspire you to think differently about your options! I love the the results!

String Maze measures 48″ x 48″

Designed and pieced by me with my Baby Lock Melody

Quilted by Natalia Bonner

Fabrics are Preeti by Jessica Swift

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 :: Zipped Path

Posted on February 14th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Basics. 1 Comment

Zipped Path was almost a black and white quilt, but I found these beautiful prints by Dear Stella and knew the direction to take the quilt!  Using a variety of fabrics of similar tones results in a calming quilt,  and it’s fun to make.

Zipped Path measures 50″ x 60″

Designed and pieced by me with my Baby Lock Melody

Quilted by Natalia Bonner

Fabrics are from Dear Stella

Instructions for twin 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 Cross-Stitch

Posted on February 14th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Basics. 1 Comment

Modern Cross-Stitch is a simple, graphic design.  I love texture and the feel of the Cross Weave fabrics, they tend to be a bit thicker than most quilting cottons and they quilt up beautifully.  Of course this would be stunning in prints as well – what would you use?

Modern Cross-Stitch measures 68″ x 85″

Designed and pieced by me with my Baby Lock Melody

Quilted by Natalia Bonner

Fabrics are Cross Weaves by Moda

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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 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.






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