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Tumbler Quilt Top

Posted on June 11th, by Amy in work in progress. 33 comments

Hi there!  You’ve probably noticed that I’m off my usual schedule this week :)  The massive giveaway and end of the school year have changed things up for me – we have just been enjoying our days, and next week the new routine will be put into motion.  Complete with chore chart – don’t tell my kids yet!

Remember this stack of tumblers?

I sewed them up into this quilt top!

 These are all Art Gallery fabrics, from three different lines I believe.  Together a fun, scrappy quilt, that went together beautifully!  No seam ripper required – that’s my kind of sewing :)

I did pin all the junctions as usual, and used a consistent seam allowance – you do need to use the basics – but the perfectly cut pieces make for much easier sewing!  It measures 44″x72″ right now – I’m going … Read More »


Still In Progress…

Posted on June 2nd, by Amy in Celebrations, work in progress. 12 comments

My Tuesday was like a full Monday!  Celebrating Sophia’s birthday made for a fun day thou :)  All that to say, I didn’t get to work on my design challenge quilt more, BUT I did take a couple more pictures for you!

We were given a page from a seed catalog, and told to select one picture to use as inspiration.

This is where my focus landed – peas!  I love the picture on the left, all the shades of green in the shadows, and the shape.  Nothing has to be literal, just our inspiration, so I cut a circle template!

 Maybe now the photo from yesterday makes more sense?  I’m planning to be back tomorrow with more :)

Our Birthday Girl!  Sophia had a great day being the center of attention.  We also went to the doctor for her and Owen, a little reactive … Read More »


In Process

Posted on June 1st, by Amy in work in progress. 7 comments

Hi there!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  I had fun catching up with a good friend and hanging out with the family.  And I’m finally feeling better – yay!  Today is Sophia’s 5th Birthday, I will spend the day baking a cake and planning for a special dinner.  Happy Birthday Sophia!!——Almost two months ago at our last guild meeting, I decided to participate in a design challenge.  I selected an envelope with inspiration and a few instructions – it’s due this week….so I got started over the weekend :)

This is all I’ve photographed so far, tomorrow I will have to show you a little more and share my thought process.  I’m enjoying the challenge.

I’m waiting to hear from a few winners still, be sure to check the list for your name!Amy—————————————————Next steps:Subscribe to Amy’s Creative SideShop with … Read More »


A Quick Peek!

Posted on May 3rd, by Amy in work in progress. 15 comments

I had a fun and productive weekend – I hope you did too!

I cut these up and have been working on a tutorial, for you!Happy Monday~Amy—————————————————Next steps:Subscribe to Amy’s Creative SideShop with AmyFollow Me on TwitterBecome a fan of Amy’s Creative Side on FacebookEmail me


Under Construction

Posted on April 1st, by Amy in Poll, work in progress. 15 comments

I spent most of yesterday cutting a quilt – here’s where I left it for bed –

I can’t even show you the fabric yet, but it’s gorgeous!  Go visit Natalia, she’s having a giveaway for her lovely followers, and has some beautiful quilts that you can see :)

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OOhh, and did you see the poll results?  Very interesting!

Which way do you press your seams while quilting?40% consistently press to one side10% consistently press open48% are pressing both waysand 2% don’t iron

One year ago the results were this –Which way do you press your seams while quilting?56% to one side1% open37% depends3% don’t iron!

I have a few more readers in the last year but cannot avoid the differences here!  More people are pressing open at least some of the time.  Have you changed your process in the last year?  What made … Read More »


Question For Quilters

Posted on March 30th, by Amy in work in progress. 97 comments

I’ve really enjoyed getting to know the featured quilters better, and so thought I thought I would ask each of you a quick question!

What is your favorite part of making a quilt?  And why, if you care to share.

For me, I love putting the rows together, and seeing my vision realized.  I also really love tacking down the last few feet of binding, and finally having a finished quilt!

What about you?  Is it the cutting? pressing? selecting fabrics? piecing?

Tell me!

If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen that I’ve been working on a pattern the last few days.  Above is a peek of what I’m up too, you might notice that my seams are all pressed open – old habits die hard!  I’ll share more after I have a few friends test the pattern.

Blessings~Amy—————————————————Next steps:Subscribe to Amy’s … Read More »


Sew-n-Tell

Posted on September 18th, by Amy in sew-n-tell, work in progress. 35 comments

I can hardly believe that it’s Friday again – this week has been fast and slow all at the same time! Sew-n-tell is organized by ms. Amylouwho and all are invited to participate – yes even YOU :)

Remember those Panache fabrics? Last Friday I cut them up, and started putting them back together — the end result — a quilt top for my sister!

A peek at the details -

And my helpers -

Looks nice and sunny out, but just a few hours later we had this – he’s pointing at the lightening he just saw, and was about to run into my lap for the thunder. Poor boy – still gets to him.

However by bedtime (for the kids) we were rewarded with this beautiful sunset.Really pretty, and more beautiful in person. I hope you have a great … Read More »


Quality Time

Posted on September 14th, by Amy in work in progress. 14 comments

With my sewing machine – yay! I managed to find a few minutes here and there over the weekend to work on my sisters quilt. I’m hoping to have a quilt top to show you really soon! I hope you are well -Amy—————————————-

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Here We Are

Posted on September 11th, by Amy in My kids, work in progress. 27 comments

This mama is a little emotional! The first day of kindergarten is exciting and new, and a little bit hard. Sophia’s first sentence this morning was “I’m 5 now too.” She wanted to go with her sisters and not be the one left at home. We all sat on the kitchen floor for a few minutes explaining how fast the hours would go (it’s 2.5 hrs!) and that we would get Emmalie as soon as she is done, and then go back for Ella, of course.

I was reminded of when Ella went to kindergarten, Sophia was 3 months old, and Emmalie was 20 months. Thankfully Joe was a Pastor at the time, and worked from a home office. But still, it was a lot! It was also the first time that Emmalie reacted … Read More »


Getting There

Posted on August 20th, by Amy in Doll Quilt Swap, work in progress. 24 comments

Hi there! Just a quick post to check in with all of you. This has been one of those weeks – you know the kind. When nothing is normal, and finding motivation is a challenge. Little Sophia seems to have a flu bug, and is currently asleep on the couch. I’m praying that it doesn’t spread – say a little prayer for me too – k?

Yesterday I finished up my DQS7 quilt top – I really like it! Now to decide how to quilt.

Also from the list, the sample bag is half complete, and I’m half way around Sophia’s quilt binding. I think I will go sit for a bit more with it now.

Many blessings to you today ~Amy—————————————-

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A To Do List & Drama

Posted on August 18th, by Amy in My kids, work in progress. 24 comments

Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to complete the survey – lots of great info there, and it is helping to get me even more excited for the Fall Quilt Festival! If you haven’t done it yet – I would love to have your input too!

Our weekend was a little dramatic – on Sunday our Emmalie was spinning on her foot in the kitchen, with a cup in hand, when she slipped and fell – face first. It happened so fast! She was in immediate pain, and bleeding, I was the one dressed so we scooped her up and ran to the hospital. Thankfully it is just 5 minutes away. In the end she has 4 stitches on her bottom lip and chin – but owie! That is a painful spot … Read More »


The Quilted Quilt

Posted on August 14th, by Amy in finished quilt, quilt-along, work in progress. 61 comments

Usually I wait until I have bound and washed a quilt to post, but this quilting was so inspired and I love it! I had actually thought I would be selling this quilt, as my girls are no longer babies (and I’m not having more!). BUT, Sophia claimed it, we “tried it on” her, and after all the quilting I’ve grown pretty attached to it. It will be staying here! Even Joe mentioned it would be a little sad to sell it since I’ve put so much effort/time into it!

Here it is – do you see my addition?

There’s a heart, stippled right there -There’s a bit of puckering on one side of the heart – if I do it again I would do the heart first. Live and learn :) I’m hoping it … Read More »





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