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Modern Basics II :: Stepping Stones

Posted on February 11th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Basics. 5 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 »



Button Box Quilt

Posted on October 26th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival, finished quilt. 86 comments

I’m so happy to have a new finish to share with you for Blogger’s Quilt Festival!  My Button Box quilt is a variation of a quilt I made last spring, with a twist. Previously, it was made with 9″ blocks and a very pretty fabric line, however, while designing the block I realized that I could easily adjust the size (as you can with most blocks) and decided that I needed to make a scrappy version!

I loved pulling fabrics from my stash/scraps for this project, and reminisced where each had been used in previous projects. Some in very different projects, and others had been waiting for this one! While I was selecting fabrics, I tried to use mostly fabrics with the same saturation, or intensity.  The few exceptions offer a resting place for your eye in the … Read More »



Schoolhouse Rocks!

Posted on August 28th, by Amy in finished quilt, give away. 70 comments

Hi all! My Schoolhouse Rocks quilt made it home, and we made it outside for some pictures yesterday! I had fun working on this quilt, it’s bright and cherry, with traditional blocks, and lots of quilting on my domestic machine.

All the schoolhouse blocks are made with a different fabric, I pulled small and medium scale prints in a rainbow of colors from my stash. Each block I worked on was a new favorite! I think a teacher would love this quilt with student signatures in the background fabric.

To make your own version, check out Generation Q’s Fall Issue.

The full pattern is included in the magazine, and the whole issue is inspiring and a great read!

I have a copy of Generation Q to giveaway – … Read More »



Craftsy Workshop & Pattern Sale

Posted on July 5th, by Amy in craftsy, finished quilt. 5 comments

I hope my stateside friends had a fun and safe 4th of July! We had a relaxed day, full of fun here!  I’ve been waiting to share my newest Craftsy Workshop with you – Quilting With Linen!  I used 100% linen to make this manly quilt.

In the workshop, I included best practices while using linen in a quilt, and some tips that made the project come together smoothly.

I quilted it lightly with straight lines, I wanted it to still be comfortable and fluid as that is one of the best parts of quilting with linen.

It’s so comfortable and has a great weight to it – it’s been a favorite on the couch lately!  I hope you’ll join me over on Craftsy!

Also, I’ve marked my … Read More »



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 »



Bella Table Runner

Posted on May 25th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival, finished quilt. 17 comments

BQF News:

Today is the last day to nominate your favorites in each of the categories! I will work over the weekend to sort out the nominations and update you all. You can still vote for your overall favorite, for the Viewer’s Choice Awards!

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About a month ago, I received a charm pack of Bella, by Lotta Jansdotter. While trying to think up a clever project for the fabric, I was busy making preparations for BQF, and all the usual happenings in our family. I never put that charm pack away though! I didn’t want to forget about it! Out of sight, out of mind…

Finally, inspiration struck and I pulled a few coordinating solids. Within a few hours, I had a new table runner!

I love the organic feel … Read More »






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