Shhhh – Gus and I are here to tell you just what really goes on the month before Market. This is the stuff mom would rather you all not know.
Like the pizza for dinner again last night, and all the coffee she’s drinking!
Anytime a big box arrives, we know she’s going to be sewing like crazy, and to watch out when she’s using her rotary cutter – that thing is scary sharp!
I guess the quilts are pretty, but I’m starting to wonder how many quilts we really need around here. All stacked up they are taller than I am!
No matter how pretty the fabric, the sewing space is ALWAYS a disaster, covered in thread, and fuzz, and tiny scraps of fabric, I often think she’s just making messes instead of quilts. Oh well! I better get to school before she … Read More »
I’m so excited to share Chic Neutrals with you finally! I’ve been working on this fabric line on the computer for months, but to finally have it in fabric is amazing! Chic Neutrals will be in quilt shops a little later this summer.
I selected my favorite greys, and added in some yellow and purple to enrich all the grey. It reminds me of twilight, or a night in the city, with the bright lights and heavy shadows. There’s always something exciting around the next corner – I can’t wait to see what you sew up with Chic Neutrals!
There’s 38 cotton prints, and 8 linen prints too:
I always appreciate the weight and feel of linen in quilts and bags. Do you put linen in your quilts? Just curious.
To go with Chic Neutral fabrics, I have 3 new quilt patterns, a tote and … Read More »
I’m excited to share a recent quilt that hasn’t made it to the blog yet! Quill is made in my Modern Neutral fabrics, and I loved making it and quilting it up.
I actually finished this one up just after Market last spring, and quickly shipped it off to be in Quilty. (It’s in the issue on newsstands now!)
Quill measures 56″ x 72″ and is made of just three LARGE blocks, then adding the solid on one side. I love the statement that it makes, and the simplicity of the quilt. I outlined the “diamond” shapes with quilting, then added in random straight lines from the center to the edge. All the texture in there is so comfy! Here’s a closer look :
I had found a bit of inspiration for this quilt, and had been obsessing over making it. I was … Read More »
I spent the last week or so catching up on my pattern and personal responsibilities, with those out the way, I quickly decided it was time for some fun!
First I pulled these fabrics, and printed out the paper piecing guide for a feathered star. I’ve been admiring these patterns and wanting to make one for a couple of years now, but didn’t have the right reason to make one.
(L-R Basic Grey Persimmon, Grunge, Crossweave, Joel Dewberry True Colors, Basic Grey Persimmon)
Sorting out the pieces at this point was a little challenging, then deciding which pieces to put together first was a puzzle. I’m not sure I would do it the same way again, but it did go together pretty quickly.
I worked on it off and on over the course of 18 hours, ignoring my email, and a few other things that … Read More »
Thanks to everyone that stopped by, and left comments on my tour stop! My warm welcome to the Moda family keeps getting better and better! I have four winners today :
Diane has a Jelly Roll on it’s way to her!
Lee has a Jelly Roll on it’s way to her!
Martina has a set of two Charm Packs on their way to her!
Jill has a Layer Cake on it’s way to her!
I’ll be in touch ladies!
Meanwhile, I have patterns to sew with Modern Neutrals, books, and my favorite notions – all in my online shop. Stop by and get started on a new project right away with the pdf patterns! I’ve started to sew Modern Neutrals pre-cuts in a few shops – keep your eyes peeled!
Soiree is a Layer Cake pattern that sews up easily, and really shows off the prints in … Read More »
Do you read Quilty? Hard to believe, but it’s been over a year that I’ve been working with Mary to write articles about quilting on your home sewing machine! Every so often, I submit a pattern design to be featured in the magazine too.
I was so excited to see the current issue of Quilty arrive last week, along with my article is a new quilt pattern I designed in my Modern Neutrals fabrics! Check out Quill :
Quill measures 56″ x 72″, and it’s a quick and simple half-square triangle quilt! I love the photography – they always do a great job shooting the quilts! If you haven’t seen Quilty locally, you can grab a copy online, digital or print, AND kits for Quill are available, and will ship later this month.
Be sure to check out all the Moda Love Tour posts – … Read More »
Hi there! Welcome to my stop on the Moda Love blog tour!
If you don’t know me yet, my name is Amy Ellis. I’m a new designer for Moda with my first line, Modern Neutrals, shipping next month!
I came to designing fabric by way of my books, Modern Basics, Modern Basics II and Modern Neutrals are available now, and Think Big – will be available in December. More on that one later ;)
Since writing Modern Neutrals, I’ve found a devotion to neutral fabrics, and loved selecting clean and clear neutral colors to have my fabric designs printed in. And we popped in a bit of color too – I still love saturated color, and couldn’t resist!
With the fabric line, I have self-published five quilt patterns, you can find printed patterns and pdf patterns in my shop, along with details about sizes included, and fabric requirements. … Read More »
It feels like it’s been a marathon of sewing for the last two months, but I’m excited to finally share my new patterns with you before I head off to Market!
I made these in my new fabric line – Modern Neutrals, which will be in stores in October 2014, until then – be creative! I had some help getting everything done from Mary, Melissa, Trish and Vicki – thank you ladies, I would be less sane without your help. ;)
I have patterns available for pre-order, or PDF patterns ready to go! Follow the links for details :
Up first is Soiree –
This graphic block is made from a Layer Cake, and really shows off all the prints in the collection – plus it’s super fast!
Finished quilt : 54″x72″
Pieced by: Trish
Paper pattern is here
PDF pattern is here
Simple hourglass blocks are placed in such a … Read More »
Hi there! Things have been rolling right along here – I’ve learned a TON about publishing my own patterns, and have had fun sewing with my own fabric. I’m also getting all the details together for Blogger’s Quilt Festival – I hope you are ready! Just to reiterate – EVERYONE – yes, that means you, is welcome to participate! No matter how long you’ve been quilting, or how good you think your work is – we want to see it! The linkys will be up on May 16th, get your photos taken, and posts ready.
Some of what I’ve been working on, getting ready for Market, with my fabric. Working start to finish with my own fabric, has been so exciting! I love that I can fully realize my vision for the quilts, with my long arm too.
Fabric covered buttons, … Read More »
I’m so excited to fully introduce Modern Neutrals :
It will be showing at Market in May, and Shipping in October, 2014.
I’ve been sewing lots in the last couple of weeks, with five new patterns in the works, and a few remakes from my book Modern Neutrals.
I hope you love it as much as I do!
*Order your signed copy of Modern Neutrals here – Modern Neutrals is available on Amazon too!
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 beautiful design with all of you here. All the opportunities that I have worked toward over the last six years seem to have culminated last week, when sample yardage for my own fabric line arrived on my doorstep!
I set to work cutting up fabric for the patterns I’ve been planning, above is a quick peek at a few of the prints I designed for Moda (pinch me!). You’ll notice the fabric bears the same name as my … Read More »
Happy Friday! This week has been full, and I’m excited to share my Star-Crossed quilt top with you!
I made it with Botanique by Joel Dewberry, and Bella Eggshell (281). Star-Crossed is from my second book, Modern Basics II and a great project for large scale prints!
Now I’m looking forward to quilting up that negative space with something fun! Let me know if you have any ideas! I spent the week working on this, and one other secret project so that I would be ready to manage this box of fabric :
50 pounds of sample yardage, of fabric that I designed! I’ll share more about it as soon as I can. On the docket this weekend :: I’ll be sewing up patterns to go with the fabric, … Read More »