Inspiration


Bag Envy

Posted on February 23rd, by Amy in Inspiration. 14 comments

Every other season I find myself in “need” of a new bag – my family thinks I have plenty, but it never stops me!  I love sewing up a new bag for myself, and I’ve been trolling for inspiration.

I’m hoping to draft a pattern soon – I’m looking forward to spring, and a new bag too!

Amy

**Click the picture above to view more of my pins.


Modern Mini Challenge :: Blog Hop

Posted on February 7th, by Amy in Inspiration. 26 comments

Hi friends!  I hope you are excited about this Mini Challenge!  I have some inspiration to share with you, and a few details about the prizes involved – yep, prizes!

When I’m planning a mini, I like to push myself to try something new,  and have fun in the process, of course.

This paper pieced beauty contains 16 four inch blocks, made with a variety of greens and adding sparkle to the mix.  Paper piecing the blocks was repetitive and relaxing – I really enjoyed the process.  I had a hard time sending this one off to a swap partner!

This mini measures 15″ square, I fussy cut each of the birds, then carefully sewed each square or rectangle in place.  It is a step down lay out, where partial seams are needed to complete the quilt top.  The pattern is … Read More »


Overflowing Scrap Bin

Posted on January 25th, by Amy in Inspiration. 5 comments

I can’t manage all of these scraps, and have listed them for sale!

There’s a little bit of everything in the bundles, select the one you like best!  Each will be mailed via priority mail within 24 hours.  Enjoy!



Vintage Modern Challenge Style – Design Challenge

Posted on January 24th, by Amy in give away, Inspiration. 22 comments

Hi there!  This exciting challenge came through my inbox and I thought I should share!

This challenge was created to celebrate the history of sewing by recognizing both SINGER® and Coats & Clark, who are both celebrating significant anniversaries this year (160th and 200th, respectively); as well as educate and inspire through the life and work of Mary Brooks Picken, the authority on fashion and dressmaking in the early and mid-1900s .

Here’s a video from Amy explaining the challenge:

Visit Amy’s site, here, for details about patterns, and to download free patterns that can be used for the challenge.  Also, Amy and her team have offered to give one of you two patterns of your choice, from Indygo Junction, to help you jump into the challenge.

To win:

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My Blogger’s Choice Bundle

Posted on January 3rd, by Amy in Inspiration. 8 comments

I was pleasantly surprised to receive an email from Kimberly at the Fat Quarter Shop over the summer, asking me to participate in their Blogger’s Choice Bundle program.  Thanks Kimberly!  In August, January felt so far away, I thought I would have plenty of time to develop a pattern for my bundle…nope!  Never happened, but it will, in time.

Selecting 12 prints out of the thousands available at Fat Quarter Shop, was a little overwhelming, their selection is always fantastic!  As usual, I found one print to work off of, and added pieces that that I liked.  At the time, there weren’t any pink/purple bundles in the group, so I had to mix it up a bit, plus I always lean to girly colors (mom to three girls!).

That’s them!  Prints include Art Gallery, Riley Blake, Moda, Robert … Read More »



Catching Up!

Posted on December 15th, by Amy in Inspiration, sewing. 23 comments

Hi there!  I can hardly believe how much of the week has already gotten by me!  I hope you have enjoyed visiting the Giveaway Day posts – I found a few to enter myself too!  Good luck – I hope you win somewhere!

I’ve been sewing up a storm, which I’ll have to share with you later, but I thought I would show you my temporary storage solution I set up this week.

I’ve outgrown my current system, and happened to have this wire unit in pieces.  I just needed a spot to set it up, so I emptied the boxes (fabric orders), that I had set against the wall, and moved in some fabric!  It’s mostly a bunch of piles, but I know exactly what is where, and thankfully my family knows to … Read More »


Holiday Wish List for Quilters

Posted on December 6th, by Amy in give away, Inspiration, Modern Basics. 150 comments

Do you make a list for the people shopping for your holiday gifts?  I have one in my head, but haven’t given it to Joe yet.  (I should do that!)  I thought today I would share a few ideas, some of my favorite notions and places to shop.  Read on for ideas, and a giveaway!

1.  Warm & Natural is my go-to batting!  And I can never have enough – add a pre-packaged batting to your list, it’s easy to wrap and get under the tree.

2. Lapel Stick, this special glue stick, is so handy!  Use it in place of pins when adding a zipper, or teaching your kids to sew.  Makes a great stocking stuffer too!  It’s original design is to quickly fix a hem, or keep the pesky strap in place.

3. Aurifil 50 … Read More »


Radiance by Robert Kaufman

Posted on December 1st, by Amy in Inspiration. 14 comments

Have you happened upon Radiance yet?  I mentioned it when I came back from Market, and have enjoyed petting this bundle, from Jackie, since it arrived last week -

Yum!  I love the sheen and smooth texture.  And with a 1/2 yard of each color, the options are many!  Radiance is 55% cotton and 45% silk and available in 50 beautiful colors.

I have visions of an entire quilt made with these (imagine a paper pieced quilt!).  It will be amazing, and I can’t wait to get to it!

Meanwhile, I was browsing online and found this coat.

Source: ideeli.com via Amy on Pinterest

I would love to make a trench and embellish a panel or two.   I looked around for a pattern and found a couple that … Read More »



Blogger’s Block of the Month – Block #2

Posted on October 26th, by Amy in Inspiration, quilt-along. 1 Comment

Hi Friends!  I know I told you about this program last month, but it bears repeating!

There have been two blocks so far, so you can jump in and catch up right away.

The first is from Sherri, and October’s block is from Vicki.

Check out the flickr group for inspiration, and don’t forget to add your blocks to the linky on Jackie’s blog!

Happy Quilting ~ Amy


I’m loving…

Posted on October 24th, by Amy in Inspiration. 18 comments

and dreaming, about a project with this group of fabrics.  I’m loving the deep purples that have been popping up the last 6 months.

What about you?   Are you a fan of purple?

Here’s the entire group, I like that the girly fabrics are balanced with grey, green and white.  The group is Pink Dazzled by AdornIt.

A few of my favorites.

I did get a little sewing done over the weekend!  Hopefully I can take some pictures today, and share it with you!

Amy


Pirates

Posted on September 21st, by Amy in finished project, Inspiration, The Sewing Summit. 8 comments

Owen was treated to a pile of Pirate fabrics, which clearly he loved, just not enough to smile for a stranger for – haha!  He spotted the pirate ships, and skulls in the bolts at Riley Blake, and claimed the floor space just in front of them while I chatted about Sewing Summit with Jina and Cindy.  I’m told these rambunctious fabrics, are nearly sold out – if you want some, better hunt now!

Owen enjoyed pulling out all the fat quarters and finding the matches.  Then selecting the fabrics for his new scooter bag!

He likes to carry his matchbox cars outside and take them for a ride, and the left over birthday goodie bag he had been using was shredded.  A new bag seemed like the perfect solution, especially with skull fabric!

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Mug Rug Madness

Posted on September 19th, by Amy in Inspiration, The Sewing Summit. 2 comments

Have you been following along with Erin and her holiday edition of Mug Rug Madness?  If not you should go check it out!  There’s tons of inspiration, and tutorials so you can make your very own mug rugs.  And maybe a few extra for gifts!

Along with all the inspiration and instruction, there’s also prizes to be won.  Be sure to find the giveaway post, and enjoy!

I’m running all over Salt Lake today before my girls get out of school.  I’m happy to say that details for the Sewing Summit are coming together and we are excited to have fun with blog friends in person!

I’ll be back with more soon!

Amy

 

 

 

 

 





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