Inspiration


AmysCreativeSide on Pinterest

Posted on November 3rd, by Amy in Inspiration. No Comments

Just a few recent pins on Pinterest to inspire you and your creativity! Each photo is clickable if you want to learn more –

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Imagine Quilts :: Review & Giveaway!

Posted on September 22nd, by Amy in books, give away, Inspiration. 111 comments

ETA : Winner is ::

There seems to be NO shortage of amazing new books to add to our quilting libraries! Today’s review is for Imagine Quilts by my friend Dana Bolyard of Old Red Barn Co., she’s taking everyday inspiration (including your fabric!), and showing you how her brain works, to make those ideas into beautiful quilts!

I love Dana’s voice throughout the book, and the 11 patterns that she’s included are fresh and unique. Her cover quilt, Posy Patrol, is a fun pattern full of gorgeous prints, both bright and muted tones. Ampersand is a great bold pattern, using beautiful solids, and inspiration to look around you for your own graphic quilt.

I love some of the different ideas and techniques Dana uses too! Using a dresden wedge to make this inspired quilt :

And the photography is really fun – they used a barn to … Read More »



Find Your Lula

Posted on July 30th, by Amy in Inspiration. 2 comments

Hi Friends! I’m plugging away at some deadline sewing that I can’t share yet, but wanted to let you know about a few spots left in this WONDERFUL event. 

Last year my friend, and creative guru, Amanda, put together the best recharging event.

Find Your Lula is for the creative soul with dreams and aspirations, to set you on your own path of unlocking your potential. Sounds exciting! – right?

 

 

I’m excited to be sharing some of my journey into publishing and blogging during the event, and look forward to connecting with you!

Click over to Find Your Lula to learn more about the teachers, all that is included in the event, and claim your spot for this September 16-20!

More soon – Amy



Happenings

Posted on August 5th, by Amy in Inspiration, work in progress. 20 comments

Hi there! With just a couple of weeks of summer left, in these parts – I’ve been doing my best to live it up, and have fun with my kiddos. Last week we spent most of a day at a water park, and came home entirely exhausted, but full of excitement to go again – they are all at the perfect age to really enjoy going places like that, and actually have fun! No pictures though – water and electronics don’t mix, and I’m accident prone enough that it could be a problem :)

I’ve been working on this hexie table topper in the evenings. I started with the solid in the center, but I’m thinking it needs to come out, and eliminate the solid plans that I had. I love the “value” hexies, and plan to continue growing … Read More »



The Declaration of You! :: Blog Lovin’ Tour

Posted on July 11th, by Amy in Inspiration. 1 Comment

Welcome!

“The Declaration of You, published by North Light Craft Books and available now, gives readers all the permission they’ve craved to step passionately into their lives, discover how they and their gifts are unique and uncover what they are meant to do! This post is part of The Declaration of You’s Blog Lovin’ Tour, which I’m thrilled to participate in alongside over 200 other creative bloggers. Learn more – and join us! – by clicking here.”

The topic of discussion this week is success – which is different each of us!

For me success is -

Believing enough in myself, to take a risk. My first book proposal was SO scary!
A loving marriage, and best friend in my husband. Joe always encourages me to think bigger too!
Four beautiful, responsible, and loving kids. Ella, Emmalie, Sophia, and … Read More »



What Makes a Quilt Timeless?

Posted on March 15th, by Amy in Inspiration, Me, ramblings. 5 comments

The often discussed topic of modern quilts and the variations of this very traditional art form, quilting, got me thinking about my quilts in 50 and 60 years.  What will I think of them? Will they stand the test of time, aesthetically?  It also reminded me to hurry and label the few that I haven’t so far!  I know that they will be loved and cherished long after there are holes in the bindings, and the colors have faded, but is that enough to make them timeless?

So earlier this week I asked “What makes a quilt timeless?” and had some great responses! I want to share a few of the comments, and my thoughts – I hope you will add your own too.

Queenie said – Timeless is akin to classic – trends that become style/design that stands the test … Read More »



Weekend In Pictures

Posted on April 23rd, by Amy in Inspiration, My kids, work in progress. 7 comments

Scrappy flying geese in progress:

Emmalie waiting to get back in her soccer game:

Sophia and Owen hanging out on the sidelines:

New linen fabric:

Charm pack of Bella:

The week is off to another busy start!

Happy Quilting~ Amy



Sewing Moments

Posted on April 16th, by Amy in Inspiration, Sewing with Kids. 9 comments

Today we are back to school and the busy days of spring.  We had a relaxed week over spring break, and the girls all fit some sewing in too!

Last summer when I was sewing with the kids, Owen made a monster.  And recently, the girls started asking to make their own.  We made plans to sew over spring break, the picture above is Emmalie adding a 1/2″ seam allowance to her soon to be friend.

Later we set up two machines and got busy!

Emmalie is very careful to watch her fingers.

Sophia was excited to applique her monster’s face in place.

They’ve had so much fun playing with them, that I haven’t managed a picture of them all together!  They are all original, … Read More »



Eye Candy

Posted on April 11th, by Amy in Inspiration, photographs. 6 comments

I love it when a plan comes together.
Hope you are blessed today ~ Amy



Spring Promise & A Winner!

Posted on April 10th, by Amy in Inspiration. 7 comments

Has spring, sprung where you are yet?  Here in the mountains, the tulips are just up, and getting ready to bloom, the daffodils and crocus have seen a little snow, but they are thriving too!  With spring break this week the kids are constantly eating, and looking for fun stuff to do – look for that post later this week.

I have a new pile of fabric, from my friends at Blend – it’s Spring Promise by Ana Davis, and so pretty!  Spring Promise starts shipping later this month, look for it at your favorite quilt shop soon.

The soft colors and great prints are fun to work with, and I love the soft hand of the Blend fabrics.  So nice!  If you are a shop owner, you can now order online too, look … Read More »



Festival of Half Square Triangles

Posted on April 3rd, by Amy in Inspiration. 7 comments

It’s my stop on the festival tour!  If you haven’t stopped by Megan’s yet, be sure to get all the details, including prizes, here.  There’s a line up of great bloggers sharing loads of inspiration over the next two weeks, follow along to jump start your next project!

I shared my new pillow, a little over a week ago, and decided to make it the focal point of my post today.  I LOVE having this piece on our couch, and the kids have been fighting over who gets to use it.  Maybe I’ll have to make another!

To make this pillow cover, I used one charm pack, and about a half yard of Kona Natural.

It’s a great way to experiment with a small amount of fabric, and put your HST … Read More »


Pulling Fabric

Posted on March 28th, by Amy in bag, Inspiration. 6 comments

I’ve had these fantastically bright Echino prints on hand for a few months, and finally pulling a few for a new bag, just in time for spring!

I’m excited to get started, and hope to be back later today with pictures of my progress!

See you soon ~ Amy





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