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Looking Ahead

Posted on December 28th, by Amy in Modern Basics, work in progress. 4 comments

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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Weekend Sewing

Posted on December 10th, by Amy in work in progress. 5 comments

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 »



B is for Brayden

Posted on December 4th, by Amy in work in progress. 4 comments

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 »



A Quilty Weekend

Posted on November 19th, by Amy in work in progress. 10 comments

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 »



Bits of Sewing

Posted on November 14th, by Amy in work in progress. 8 comments

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!

Amy



Hexie Progress

Posted on November 12th, by Amy in work in progress. 15 comments

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 »



Works In Progress

Posted on October 24th, by Amy in work in progress. 13 comments

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 »



Hexagon Sewing

Posted on October 18th, by Amy in work in progress. 12 comments

Remember I told you I had a plan for my hexies? I haven’t managed to organize and cut my scraps to size, but I did pick up a little bit of Cotton Couture!

This is all the sewing I’ve done so far this week – I’m hoping to continue quilting my Button Box quilt soon, and finish piecing my curves quilt from Sewing Summit.  Maybe this weekend, maybe :)

I might just continue with this little project!

Amy



Prep Day!

Posted on October 4th, by Amy in The Sewing Summit, work in progress. 4 comments

Yesterday I cut and prepped fabric for three projects!

Fabrics for my Sewing Summit class arrived earlier this week, and so I need to make a sample!  All the blocks are cut, and ready to sew.  Fabrics are “Handle with Care” for Robert Kaufman – super cute!

I need to make a bunting for a mixer at Sewing Summit – the Salt Lake City Modern Quilt Guild is hosting an evening of fun, and a few of us were asked to make buntings to personalize the restaurant space. I cut the pieces from a Sassy Layer Cake. Fun times!

Finally, I cut all the pieces for this dress – for myself – I haven’t sewn a dress for myself in years! The pattern is Simplicity 1800, and the fabric … Read More »



Two Steps Forward….

Posted on October 2nd, by Amy in work in progress. 14 comments

…one step back!

I finally decided how to quilt my Button Box quilt, and messed it up!

I spent last night picking stitches until my finger tips hurt, hopefully tomorrow I can resume my efforts.

Have you ever picked out quilting?

Hope that’s not what you are doing today!

Amy


Floss Fun

Posted on September 24th, by Amy in work in progress. 11 comments

I’ve been collecting Cosmo floss for my Dessert of the Month patterns in a couple baggies.  But found myself frustrated with the lack of organization, so I treated myself to a JoAnn trip!

I used some TV time to wind the floss on the bobbins and put them in number order.

That feels better!

With football on all day yesterday (here), I finally got started on catching up!

For me, getting started is the biggest battle! I always count two and three times to be sure that I’ve started in the right spot, now I’m just anxious to finish this one! They are so cute and fun to work, I’m loving the relaxing aspect of it too.

Are you starting anything this week?

Amy



To Go Projects

Posted on September 18th, by Amy in work in progress. 15 comments

Are a must right now!

I often drop the girls & Owen off at school on bikes, as long as we are organized enough to get out the door on time!  And Ella will ride her bike, an hour earlier most days as well.

If we have a rough morning, or the immanent threat of rain, I will have a total of five trips to two different schools. And waiting to pick them up I’ll stitch a hexie or two! They also come in handy, at the soccer field or while “watching” football.

I’ve basted plenty of hexies, but this is the first shape I’ve basted together! I have a plan for a little mini, that I’m officially working toward now. Previously, I was just basting them, with no project in mind. I’ll share more soon :)

Do you have a to go project?

Hope you are well –

Amy






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