work in progress
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 the Olympic Mountains in the distance. I always forget how much I love the water until I see it again.
Stumbled upon this shop, selling marimekko fabrics, dresses, and accessories. Everything in the shop was beautiful, and beautifully made, but left me wishing for a fuller wallet!
On our way to dinner, my sister snapped this pic of the Space Needle, and was kind enough to share with me. Always iconic Seattle, and a fun … Read More »
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 Modern Basics II Blitz coming on Monday February 25 – stay tuned for reviews of the book and prizes!
The winner of last weeks giveaway sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop is:
Garilyn Sponseller – Congrats & thanks for emailing me right back!
I’m also travelling a bit in the next couple of weeks.
Early Thursday morning I will be on my way to Austin for … Read More »
The winner of the ebook from Martingale is:
The winners of the Dancing Stars templates are:
Come back tomorrow to link up your progress, and be entered to win fabric!
Yesterday was a productive day around here. I have been installing sleeves on my quilts, which I put off until just before shipping, of course!
Three done, and one and a half to finish. I started with the larger quilts, and watch a couple movies as I stitched.
Do you have a favorite movie(s) or TV show to watch while stitching?
I’m always looking for suggestions!
More soon – Amy
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 while everyone is in town. This year though, friends needed help managing one of their concession locations, and everything fell into place for me to work with them.
So, I did, and thankfully now it it is done! I didn’t have a chance to take in a film even, the whole week was so busy!
Today’s agenda, includes uncovering Melody – she’s been collecting projects while I was too busy to play with her. And … Read More »
Modern Basics II en masse! Yay, my books arrived!
I admitted that I really do like sushi.
Bee block in the mail – a fun surprise.
Sunday afternoon block sewing. One is for a fun quilt-along this week, and the rest are my experimentation.
My silly kids – she had been collecting hairbands…big sister helped her out!
I hope you had a great weekend
More soon – Amy
I’m really looking forward to 2013!
I’ve got lots to share with you in the coming months, (as I’m able) and can’t wait to see what opportunities come as well.
Of course January starts off with the release of Modern Basics II!
The follow up to my first book, offers skill builders, and simply fun quilts to add to your “must-make list”. I’m really proud of the final product, and look forward to sharing it with you! I’m hoping to make some/all of the quilts again, and show how versatile they can be. I’ll keep you posted, I need a few more hours in my day already!
**You can pre-order your autographed copy today, and I will ship as soon as I have my copies!
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I had a busy week last week, which meant I didn’t manage to get to my sewing machine at all, but I made it a priority over the weekend! I hope you had a good weekend – I had been feeling restless without any machine time (relate much?) and love how sewing soothes my soul.
First, I have a sneak peek! These are Field Study by Anna Maria Horner, paired with a Herringbone in Willow, by My Mind’s Eye. I’ll have to share more of that at a later date, but I’m pleased with my progress!
This is a bee block for the lovely Emily Herrick – she sent everyone a different color, and paper patterns for the “color wheels”. Our only job was to piece them, and Emily is planning to applique all … Read More »
Baby quilts are always the most fun to sew up and give to the growing family! A few friends and I got together and had fun scheming a baby quilt for Natalia, and her boy Brayden!
This is the part that I pieced – Candy dyed the beautiful fabrics, then shipped to me and Amy. I finished and shipped my piece to Amy, and she pieced the remainder of the top, then shipped to Rita.
Rita added applique, then shipped to Vicki. Vicki did all the quilting and bound it, then shipped it back to me ready to give!
Since Natalia is nearby, it was really fun to be there when she opened it up!
To see the quilt in all it’s stages visit the other blogs to … Read More »
Hi friends! I hope you had a great weekend! It’s been rainy here; a perfect excuse to stay inside and quilt – which is exactly what I did.
I started the weekend by focusing on my hexagon quilt. I added swirls to the white hexagons, and really enjoyed the process. Once I got warmed up, I just kept going onto the background.
MUCH later in the evening I finished quilting down the background with the same swirl.
Hopefully it dries up a bit today, and I can get outside to take a few pictures to share – I love the way the color pops off the quilt!
Saturday I spent a bit of time preparing to host Thanksgiving, and later in the evening, made a quilt back and basted my … Read More »
Just a quick post to check in with you!
Yesterday I appliqued my hexies to the background fabric with a blanket stitch on my machine.
I also finished up a quick quilt top with these Dear Stella fabrics.
It’s been too cold to get outside comfortably and take actual photos, I’ll work on that as it warms a bit.
This was Monday morning after a weekend of snow. I don’t think anyone could tire of those mountain views!
Utah mountains are worth the cold anytime :)
Hope you are well!
I have really enjoyed this handwork project! And today I’m excited to share a full look at the completed paper piecing! If you’ve been following me on instagram, you know that this has been my creative focus this last month. I decided just after Sewing Summit (which I still need to recap!) that I wanted to sew up a sketch that I had been playing with, and enter it in the Quiltcon festivities. So I quickly got to work!
These are a bunch of my IG photos of the piece in progress. I counted 338 — 3/4″ hexagons, all hand basted and pieced as I watched tv, waited in line at school, or just needed a stitchy fix! I just finished yesterday, and I’ve already started thinking about what my next bit of handwork should … Read More »
I’ve been loving my hexie’s! Here’s where I’m at so far in sewing the pieces together:
They go together pretty fast – I’m using 3/4″ templates that I purchased at PaperPieces. I’m excited to see these come together more!
I bound an entire quilt, by machine. In the past I’ve experimented with it on smaller items, table runners or pillow covers, but never a quilt. Guess what? I love the look of the blanket stitch on the edge! If you haven’t ventured into it, take a look at Pat’s tutorial, she has a video to clearly demonstrate how she does it. The only change to her instructions I made, was 2 1/4″ double fold binding, just as I usually do.
I just need to secure the corners, wash and photograph, and I’ll … Read More »