SewConnected


SewConnected

Posted on February 16th, by Amy in random, SewConnected. 19 comments

SewConnected has been the such a great experience!  I love swapping blocks with other quilters, and pushing my creativity.  December was our final month, I’m just a month and a half late!  Thankfully Audrey is not in a hurry, and she loves the block :)

I’ve stepped back from swaps for now, waiting to see how life settles after writing this book.  I’m thinking I will have to find a new “normal”  after my deadline.  Speaking of which –

My work space!  The ironing board has come in handy lately, when not ironing it has become my return to spread out on!  And yes those headphones are for sound reduction – my kids distract me all the time.

Check back tomorrow for another chance to win some fabric!Amy—————————————————Next steps:Subscribe to parkcitygirlShop with AmyEmail me


Sew & Tell

Posted on December 11th, by Amy in a Notion or Two, sew-n-tell, SewConnected. 21 comments

I have been doing a little catch up this week! November’s bee blocks are ready to go in the mail finally. Before I forget I also want to tell you that I also have a post on Natalia’s blog today! Go learn a little bit more about me there :)This block is for Amber – she sent some favorite scraps and pre-cut squares for a maverick star. It’s going to be a fun quilt!

This one is for Meg – she sent us beautiful vibrant solids for a Kaffe inspire log cabin block! I can’t wait to see this one come together too!

I’m linking up with Amylouwho and her Sew & Tell – I’m so glad to have something to share!!

I hope you all have a great weekend, I’ve got a few projects lined … Read More »


SewConnected & A Notion or Two

Posted on September 22nd, by Amy in a Notion or Two, SewConnected. 16 comments

While not fully well, I do feel much better than I did last night when I wrote my last post. Thanks for the get well wishes! We woke to frost this morning, just as the calendar says it is fall – overnight! Time to hide the shorts from the kids, so they don’t freeze and take stock of the pants and long sleeves, to plan a shopping trip. Not the worst thing in the world :)

SewConnected Block for AmandaJean.Have you seen this quilt? Or the beginning over here? It’s such a fun group project, I had a blast making this block! AmandaJean sent us the white and asked that we use scraps for the tiny house.

A Notion or Two Block for LollyLolly and her mom have been working together for the … Read More »


SewConnected – August & A Little More

Posted on September 3rd, by Amy in In the Kitchen, My kids, SewConnected. 23 comments

I know – it’s already September, I was slow to take the time to figure out paper piecing. I’ve read a few tutorials, but until I sit down to do something for the first time – it is still an unknown. In the end I had a lot of fun making these for Amy -

Over last weekend I took the time to make tomato sauce for the winter. It was an experiment. I love to make my thick and hearty sauce, but usually use canned tomatoes from the store. So I bought up 30 fresh, locally grown tomatoes at the farmer’s market – after all the simmering I was left with 2.5 quarts! I was/am a little disappointed :( It’s not cost effective, I can purchase a 10# can at Costco for less … Read More »


19 : : Quilting Bees

Posted on July 19th, by Amy in a Notion or Two, SewConnected. 12 comments

July blocks for SewConnected and A Notion or Two! If you are interested in getting involved in a bee – there is a flickr group designated for swap blocks and an ongoing discussion for those wanting to get involved.

Yes, Henny – it’s different in that it is just a block, and made from the fabric a group member provides. :)

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SewConnected – June

Posted on June 24th, by Amy in SewConnected. 13 comments

Sarah of house of krom, or krommama on flickr, surprised us this month by not sending fabrics! Instead she asked that we use our scraps to make a wonky log cabin house. Super fun and something new for me :)

This is my busy, wonky log cabin house! I found some old scraps I haven’t seen for a while – it was a lot of fun!

Finally I have sat with my machine, after a whole week without my creative therapy – I was overdue! I have a placemat swap to get to next!

See you soon ~Amy

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SewConnected – April

Posted on April 27th, by Amy in SewConnected. 15 comments

For a super rainy Saturday, with less the 100 unread emails waiting for me, I set to make my swap blocks! For April, John had sent a great assortment of favorite prints and asked that we make some variation of log cabin blocks. I set out to make a 12.5×18.5″ rectangle (he was asking for specific squares and rectangles) and after double checking my math a couple times – came up with this:

I love the way this turned out, and I’m even thinking I would love my own quilt with these blocks in various sizes! With the solid white/parchment in there it makes a very striking block – at least in my opinion! :)

I made a second, less successful block too – John has agreed to add a final border to it, and make it … Read More »


SewConnected & Project Improv

Posted on March 27th, by Amy in Project Improv, SewConnected. 12 comments

Jessica at Twin Fibers sent out vintage sheets for this months block. I hemmed and hawed trying to decide exactly how to put this block together. Especially after beautiful blocks started showing up in the group pool – everyone there has something different to add to the group! In the end I framed out the little panel Jessica sent and mitered the corners for a little special touch.I’m wondering if a mitered corner tutorial would be helpful for anyone?

Next up – Project Improv!I had been putting off this block a little, hoping that I could get a few fat quarters before stitching it up . . . (didn’t happen) I rummaged through my scraps and found colors in the requested fields and set to work.

A few thoughts about improv:- I like the end result, but … Read More »


SewConnected February

Posted on February 9th, by Amy in SewConnected. 7 comments

Let me start by saying how thankful I am for each of you. I’ve been a bit slow in responding to your comments – sorry. My secret project has been eating up my free time, and brain space :) I appreciate all your comments and kind words, and I will be getting to my reader to visit you soon – I promise!

This is my SewConnected block for Stefanie, a proud new mama to a son! You really should go congratulate her :) Stefanie sent solids to make a quilt for her boy – aren’t the colors great!? Don’t look too close at this block you will find lots of little things that don’t make much sense! That’s why I like having a plan and drafting out my blocks – less … Read More »


SewConnected – January

Posted on January 23rd, by Amy in SewConnected. 17 comments

I have been sitting on this fabric all month – and the last week haven’t gotten sew much. Last night I ignored the dinner dishes and set to work after the kids went to bed. January is Tracy‘s month – she has a green living room and is making a quilt to coordinate. I love the luxurious fabrics that Tracy sent! I really wanted to highlight the silk somehow – and this is what I came up with. I hope you like it Tracy! The quilt is going to be fantastic – you can check out the other blocks over on flickr.

Now I need to get my other block done for Amy . . .

Hope you are having a great Friday!Blessings – Amy


Sewconnected – November

Posted on November 8th, by Amy in SewConnected. 6 comments

November 2008 SewconnectedOriginally uploaded by parkcitygirl

Since the little ones did not sleep in at all this morning – I set to work on this block for Buffy after breakfast. The medallion print has been featured in many of the blocks and I think the finished quilt will look great!

Happy Saturday :)


SewConnected – October

Posted on October 16th, by Amy in SewConnected. 16 comments

Ritas blockOriginally uploaded by parkcitygirl

I spent last evening completing this block for Rita of our SewConnected group :) The colors of the fabric and the change of season happening around me inspired me to make this forest block, with a little bunny foo-foo that Rita embroidered. I had a plan originally to make a simple block but as I was falling asleep last week – this popped into my head! My original wasn’t exciting and so I kept putting it off for something else. This inspired and challenged me! It was lots of fun to make :)

It feels like the weekend, with Ella out of school. . . our plans to go camping have been thwarted by runny noses and coughs. Hopefully everyone will be up to a little outdoor adventure soon!

Today we went … Read More »





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