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Quilt Fiesta! surprising designs from Mexican tiles :: Review

Posted on February 28th, by Amy in give away, review. 122 comments

I’m participating in yet another fantastic blog tour!  ¡Quilt Fiesta! by Cheryl Lynch -

Cheryl has taken the inspiration that she found while on vacation in Mexico, and made beautiful quilts!  The results are appealing and fun!  Cheryl shares photographs from her travels, and a bit of history about Puebla where the most desirable tiles are made.  Cheryl then continues to share her tried and true methods for appliqué and paper piecing, and reminds us all that perfection is over-rated!

That sounds familiar!  : )

I’m so glad that we are of the same mindset Cheryl!

There are 10 fabulous quilt projects based on the tiles shown on the cover.  My favorite part in the projects is that the appliqué is broken down into manageable pieces, often finished on the individual block before assembling the quilt top.

And the secondary design … Read More »


Calypso Swing — Giveaway!

Posted on February 16th, by Amy in give away. 413 comments

I recently “met” Cara.  She emailed me about Calypso Swing, and we struck up a conversation.  One thing led to another and I recieved a pile of fat quarters in the mail! The best part? She sent an extra set, to share with one of you!

Calypso Swing is the brain child of Mark Cesarik, and Free Spirit produced this line of fabric.  Cara is Mark’s wife, and is the crafty, quilter blogger, sharing her projects with Mark’s fabric!  I asked Mark a few questions so we could get to know him better :

Calypso Swing is your first foray into fabric, what made you decide to put your art onto fabric?
Calypso Swing is my first fabric collection with Free Spirit, however, I have been designing fabrics under the SewBettie Moniker for … Read More »


Sponsor Giveaways!

Posted on February 9th, by Amy in give away. 205 comments

Today I have a treat for you!  A collection of goodies from my beloved sponsors!

One winner will one win :

Military Mailbag & Express Mailbag Pattern AND Quarter & Dime Pattern

by Reannalily Designs

Posh Posies Kit comes with the fabric, pattern and instructions, backing and binding.  Finishes at 12″ x 25″

from I Have a Notion

This adorable Toile Makeup Bag

by Patchwork Trails

Kona Dark Palette Charm Pack

from Canton Village Quilt Works

Marzipan fat quarters

by Wondrous Woven Fabrics

To win:

Be sure to visit all the shops!

Leave a comment for me -

One comment per person please.

I will select a winner … Read More »


Catching up

Posted on February 1st, by Amy in give away, random. 8 comments

Hi there!  I’ve been sick…it’s gone around our entire family – but the end is in sight!  2 boxes of Saltines and a 2 liter of ginger ale, and I think we are all on the mend.  Thankfully Joe and I weren’t sick at the same time, that really would have been a mess!

So I need to tell you who won the Sweet Divinity giveaway!

#153 is Milica aka Molly at Crafting Cozy Congratulations Molly – you should have an email from me in your inbox already!

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I also wanted to share a link with you - Meylah did an interview with me – you can find it here!

Also any of you looking for inexpensive marketing for your shop or blog, you should check out The Marketplace at The Sewing Summit.

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I’m hoping to get to my sewing machine soon, it’s been 10 … Read More »


Sweet Divinity Giveaway!

Posted on January 26th, by Amy in give away. 727 comments

Have you met Amanda, at The Quilted Fish?  She is a fabulous lady!  We met one time, and have been chatting via email ever since.  Amanda is a pattern designer, and is getting ready for her second fabric line to release with Riley Blake!  Sugar and Spice is due to ship in March, and currently on the shelves is Sweet Divinity, which is the bundle up for grabs today!

21 fat quarters of Sweet Divinity!  They are so pretty, and the prints are adorable!

To win : :

** Leave me a comment

** Add The Quilted Fish to your reader, then leave a comment telling me that you did

** Like The Quilted Fish on Facebook, then leave a comment telling me that you did

Three chances to win!  I will select a winner via random number generator and post … Read More »


Sponsored Giveaway: Winner!

Posted on January 2nd, by Amy in give away. 4 comments

The fabulous giveaway by Above All Fabric is closed…and the winner is:

Kelsey Rose

Congratulations!  I have emailed you, and I will forward your information to Melanie once I have it from you!


My Winnings!

Posted on December 30th, by Amy in give away. 6 comments

After a horribly long day of travel yesterday, we are home!  It felt so good sleep in our own beds last night!  I forgot to tell you that I put patterns on sale in my shop before I left.  I will leave that as is for another week – usher in the new year with a new project!  Click the shop button at the top right, or right here.

I have another post with dolly quilts to share but wanted to pop in and show you what I won.

I didn’t have a ton of time, but I went through the Sew, Mama Sew giveaway posts and found a few to enter.  This one caught my eye, and I’m so happy to have won from Jen at BettyCrockerAss!  There’s a camera strap cover (which I already installed!), make-up bag, apron, … Read More »


Sponsor Giveaway: Above All Fabric

Posted on December 27th, by Amy in give away. 318 comments

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend celebrating with family and friends!

I have a treat for you today, I’ll be back tomorrow to show you more of the Christmas gifts I made.

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Above All Fabric is a great shop!

Above All Fabric is chalk full of beautiful fabrics, and inspiring  patterns!  I love checking in with Melanie and seeing what is new – she has a great eye!

One lucky winner will win:

2 Just Wing It! Charm Packs

Super cute!

and a Wild Thing pattern!

Let’s keep it simple, one comment per reader.

Tell me if you have a fabric line you are most looking forward to in the new year in your comment!

Good Luck … Read More »


Giveaway Day Winner & A New Quilt-Along!

Posted on December 18th, by Amy in give away, quilt-along. 7 comments

Thanks to everyone that participated in the giveaway day!  You all are just as busy as I am trying to finish things up this weekend!  I hope the new friends enjoy time spent here with me.  The winner is -

Laura, I’ve just emailed you!  Can’t wait to see what you make with the layer cake!

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By now, many of you are busy making the final push towards the holidays. But what are your crafty plans as we enter 2011? Well, clear your plate, because we have a great quilt-along planned that will begin in January!

18 quilt bloggers have collaborated to bring you the first-ever Bloggers’ Block-a-palooza. We’ll jump from blog to blog making 2 quilt blocks per week, wrapping up with a custom setting and layout design to help complete your quilt. I am so … Read More »


Giveaway Day!

Posted on December 13th, by Amy in give away. 1,486 comments

Happy Giveaway Day!

Thanks for stopping by!  If you are a new visitor please feel free to poke around a bit and get to know me.  I’m Amy —  a wife, mom to 4, sewist, soon to be author, conference planner, and I love keeping up with my friends here!

I’m giving away this Hunky Dory layer cake:

Layer Cake = 42 coordinating 10″ squares.

To win-

1 – Leave me a comment, I would love to know what projects you are finishing up before Christmas.

2 – Subscribe or follow my blog, or let me know that you already do.

3 – Like Amy’s Creative Side on Facebook

Each comment is an entry to the giveaway, be sure to get them all in to improve your chances.

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I … Read More »


Blogger’s Quilt Festival — Winners!

Posted on November 7th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival, give away. 38 comments

Winners – at last!

Thank you to everyone that has participated in the Festival.  I’m always amazed at the mass of genuine and generous quilters willing to share their quilts and the story that goes with it.  I was talking about my blog with a group of teachers last week, and read an entry to them — there were many of us in tears (myself included) and that’s just one example of how powerful our words are.  I hope that you have been inspired and moved while perusing the festival.  There’s a lot of love in each of our quilts!  The best part is – the quilts will forever be on display here – so there’s lots of time to check them all out!  Please send me your feature nominations as you look – I’ve gotten a few, but need lots … Read More »


The Edge – Blog Hop

Posted on September 28th, by Amy in give away. 499 comments

Hi friends!  I was excited to be invited to participate in this blog hop hosted by Pat Sloan – Thanks Pat!I’ll tell you about the rulers, but first I thought I would share one of my first quilts.  This is a little 27″ square quilt that I made for Emmalie when she was a baby.  It was the perfect size for stroller time and a nursing cover too -

You can see, that I folded the fabric to the front to bind it.  At this point I had a large cutting mat, but only a small 6″ ruler for cutting strips…I had the hardest time getting straight strips!  I didn’t know any better, I’ve added a few rulers to my collection since, but the little one is still a favorite for crosscutting.  I had read enough to … Read More »





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