24 08, 2014

hi – my name is Amy

By |August 24th, 2014|Appliqué, Me|4 Comments

I’ve been so reclusive here – I felt the need to introduce myself again!

I’m a wife & mom.

I’m a sewist & quilter.

I’m an author & designer.

I’m a blogger & podcaster.

I love being and doing all these different things, but there have been a lot of challenges in the area of balance, lately! I know you […]

17 03, 2014

Six Years & 1400 Posts Later. . .

By |March 17th, 2014|give away, Me, My Fabric|333 Comments

It’s time for a giveaway! (this really is my 1400th post!)

Honestly, I’m so thankful for the community, friends, encouragement, and inspiration that I’ve found online – had I not started blogging six years ago, I’m not sure what I would be up to right now!

 I love being creative and sharing my love of fabric, and […]

29 01, 2014

Please excuse my absence. . .

By |January 29th, 2014|Me, Pillow Collective, work in progress|9 Comments

I’ve come down with a cold, and there’s no one to blame but myself! I’m finally starting to feel like myself again, but have zero energy.

Instead I’ve caught up on some email, and sat on the couch with a pretty pile of fabric.

I have a pillow for my Pillow Collective tutorial, all planned out, and […]

1 01, 2014

2013 Recap

By |January 1st, 2014|Me|1 Comment

A quick look back at 2013 and the quilts that I shared here.

I know there are more little things that I worked on and magazine quilts that I didn’t take good pictures of but this is the majority of my 2013 work! Releasing Modern Basics II and Modern Neutrals within months of each other has […]

22 05, 2013

Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: News & Catching Up!

By |May 22nd, 2013|Bloggers Quilt Festival, Magazine/Featured, Market, Me, Thankful|16 Comments

Hi friends! I love seeing all the quilts you have entered in the Festival! If you haven’t entered yet, there’s still time!  Visit this post and select a category your quilt falls into, and link up.  Also, there have been lots of nominations, but there’s always room for more – select a favorite from all […]

15 03, 2013

What Makes a Quilt Timeless?

By |March 15th, 2013|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 […]

11 03, 2013

Catching Up & a Question –

By |March 11th, 2013|Me, ramblings, work in progress|13 Comments

Hi there! I was amazed to fly into Seattle last week, to clear skies!   My parents and sister met me at the airport and we made the most of the day in Seattle. We visited Quiltworks, then headed toward the water. (The question is later in the post – read on)

The Seattle/Bainbridge Ferry, and […]

19 02, 2013

Catch up!

By |February 19th, 2013|Me, Modern Basics, work in progress|3 Comments

Hey there!  I’ve been sewing for a couple of deadlines for next month over the weekend, so I can’t share everything, but I can share the pretty fabrics I’m working with –

Aren’t those micro flowers so sweet!  This is Boho by Urban Chicks, due to ship in April.


**I’ve also been sorting out details for the […]

28 01, 2013

Here I am!

By |January 28th, 2013|Me, work in progress|5 Comments

I’ve missed this space and all of you in the last week!

While technically I was home, here, around the house everyday, a large portion of it has been spent working at Sundance.  Every year, the Sundance Film Festival is huge here where we live, and I usually avoid the crowded areas, to maintain normal life […]

24 07, 2012

What Goes Up, Must Come Down

By |July 24th, 2012|Me|17 Comments

Joe and I have been mountain biking lately. Riding the trails about 5 minutes from our house in the evenings. Getting to the top last night was a test, but the views were incredible!

I mistakenly thought this was the top, but we decided to go up a bit more, and this was our view before […]

23 01, 2012

Sweet Moments

By |January 23rd, 2012|In the Kitchen, Me|12 Comments

All last week I was wanting and really needing to bake chocolate chip cookies for my family. I finally found the kitchen to myself, and took an hour to bake them!

Baking these was my cookie break on saturday, from quilt math and a little pattern writing. It was a good break!

I thought I […]

2 01, 2012

A Look Back at 2011

By |January 2nd, 2012|Me|8 Comments

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had fun celebrating the new year!  As parents of four kids, we spent the evening in, and just relaxed as a family…perfect!  I can hardly believe that 2011 has come and gone, and what a year it’s been!

Along with the sewing shown below, 2011 had a LOT of […]