23 03, 2011


By |March 23rd, 2011|Inspiration|25 Comments

Piles of them!  And I have no definite plans yet, just the simple love of hand sewing. Originally I purchased 1 1/4" templates, based on my quick twitter research, but as I started cutting scraps, I cut 2" instead of 3" squares...so!  I decided to buy the 3/4" templates as well.  I had cut a [...]

22 03, 2011

Links for you —

By |March 22nd, 2011|Inspiration|5 Comments

A few things have come through my email, and I wanted to share! Last winter a group of quilters raised and donated over $5000 to World Vision.  We are gathering once again to raise funds for Japan via Mercy Corps - check out Modern Relief for details and grab a button for your blog! Accuquilt [...]

10 03, 2011

Coming Soon

By |March 10th, 2011|Inspiration|18 Comments

I went to visit my local quilt shop the other day, and walked out with a pretty stack of Love Birds, to make a sample quilt. I'm making the cover quilt from my book, so that they can make kits for upcoming classes (taught by me!) and quilt shows. I'm having fun reading all your [...]

24 02, 2011

Blog 10 :: Bloggers’ Block-a-palooza!

By |February 24th, 2011|Inspiration, pattern, quilt-along|33 Comments

It's my turn to share a block!  If you haven't been following along yet, you can get all the details and blocks here on John's blog!  If you are new here - welcome!  I hope you like the block and take time to poke around a bit. Block 10 :: Turned Geese I think I [...]

20 01, 2011

Organic Fabrics

By |January 20th, 2011|Inspiration|19 Comments

Have you used organic fabrics? I've not yet, but I'm planning a project with this fabulous bundle of Nature Walk: Michelle at Cloud 9 Fabrics graciously sent them to me last week, and I'm loving the soft hand and beautiful prints. If you would like to better understand what makes these fabrics organic, and why you [...]

12 01, 2011


By |January 12th, 2011|Inspiration|12 Comments

I don't get out much, but when I do, a beautiful place to visit is Pinterest!  Pinterest at it's core, is visual bookmarks.  I can pin an image to a categorized board, then I will always know where to find it! I took a few screen shots - This is my profile and my most [...]

10 01, 2011

Modern Basics and More!

By |January 10th, 2011|Inspiration, Modern Basics, moments|18 Comments

I hope you had a great weekend!  I did!  I spent Saturday being lazy in the morning, first week back to school was a little rough.  Then in the afternoon, I met up with Erin and her family, they were escaping the inversion (yucky air) down in the valley.  Finally, I went to Season of [...]

6 01, 2011

Find My Fabric

By |January 6th, 2011|Inspiration, review|8 Comments

First!  Thank you so much for all your input yesterday!  Many of the magazines mentioned are not available in our little town, no Borders or Barnes & Noble around the corner.  So it was interesting to do a little research with your suggestions!  The top 5 mentions - Quilting Arts, Quilts & More, American Patchwork [...]

5 01, 2011

Creative Magazines

By |January 5th, 2011|Inspiration, random|33 Comments

Question for you: Do you have a favorite creative magazine? There's lots out there, some great, some not so great.  Some I can get local, some I can't. And so I'm looking for your feedback!  Do you have a favorite?  Why is it your favorite?  Do I need every issue? Thanks in advance! Amy

3 01, 2011

Happy New Year!

By |January 3rd, 2011|Inspiration|14 Comments

Hi friends!  It feels like it's been a while since I just sat and wrote, I miss it!  I hope that you had a blessed Christmas, and New Years and enjoyed the time spent with family and friends.  Being home (Poulsbo, WA) with my parents was a lot of fun, and our kids were able [...]

8 12, 2010

Frequently Asked Questions & a Deadline

By |December 8th, 2010|Inspiration|13 Comments

First, thank you all for your kind comments about my quilt!  I love it too, and I'm so excited for it to loved, and used!  I had hopes of replying to your emails individually but my day yesterday was crazy full.  Thank you, thank you! My deadline is completely self-imposed, especially by my own procrastination, regardless it [...]

21 10, 2010

5 Ways to Know if You Are a Fabric Addict

By |October 21st, 2010|Inspiration, work in progress|35 Comments

Hi there!  If you can answer yes to any one of these, you are an addict! Your grayest day is suddenly great, when you receive fabric in the mail. You regularly entertain the thought of getting a wholesale account with one or more fabric manufacturers. You follow (stalk) designer blogs, and talk with friends about [...]