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Hexagon Sewing

Posted on October 18th, by Amy in work in progress. 10 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



At Last!

Posted on September 17th, by Amy in work in progress. 21 comments

A complete quilt top! I feel like this has been forever in the making, but it’s done :)

I had hoped to baste and begin quilting over the weekend, but it didn’t happen.  That’s okay with me – we had a great family weekend!  So on my list this week will be sewing up the backing I pulled out, and getting started on the quilting.

What are you up to this week?

Happy Quilting ~

Amy



Catching Up

Posted on September 11th, by Amy in My kids, The Sewing Summit, work in progress. 9 comments

With the kids all in school for 2.5 hours (Owen is done by 11:15 am) I’ve been working into my own routine.  Mainly including a bike ride after taking them on their bikes to school. It’s so nice to plug in my headphones and push myself to keep going up, I have a nine mile route that has a good climb in a couple spots – a great challenge!  The picture above is our valley, and the view while out on my bike.

Owen had a little homework – drawing his family so his class can get to know him better.  I LOVE these first drawings!

I spent all of Sunday canning pears – my feet were aching, but I’m happy to have it done!

I’ve been using Frippery to make a sample for my … Read More »



Moments

Posted on May 15th, by Amy in My kids, work in progress. 5 comments

I’m so excited for Bloggers’ Quilt Festival to start this Friday! All the details are coming together, and I just need to write the post! In light of all those details, and the busy birthday/mother’s day weekend, I have a few moments to share in pictures.

Our birthday girl, had a fabulous weekend, complete with an Avenger’s date with daddy, pizza and movie night with friends,  and a Kindle from the grandparents! Her cake really was the icing on top!

We attempted to make a kindle cover, but I failed to enough to add enough seam allowance.

Yesterday I managed to match up the last couple of pieces to my blocks, now I just need an hour or so to sit and sew. Maybe today?

I’ll let you know…happy quilting!

Amy



Checking In

Posted on May 9th, by Amy in Challenge Week, work in progress. 8 comments

So, it’s Wednesday already – how are you doing on your goals?

I love reading through all your plans!  Some of you make me roll my eyes when I read all that you “hope” to accomplish – do you sleep!?  I’m sure you say the same thing about me at times!

I’ve made a bit of progress on my pile of pressing, I started with the larger pieces, and will tackle the teeny ones soon.

I’ve also been working on another Craftsy workshop.  I’ll share the whole quilt soon, but here’s a quick peek:

I hope you are feeling motivated!

Thanks for stopping by ~ Amy



Linen Quilt Top

Posted on May 2nd, by Amy in craftsy, work in progress. 4 comments

My weekend was productive, and I haven’t had a chance to touch my sewing machine since!

I’m hoping that I can baste this today – cross your fingers for me.

I’m excited to finish!

Happy Quilting ~ Amy

Linens can be purchased here.



This Week

Posted on April 30th, by Amy in work in progress. 7 comments

…is a week of finishes for me!

I’ve got a new pattern in the works, and hope to share it with you soon!

I also have to meet an editing deadline, so my posts will be a little sparse.

Are you planning any finishes for this week?

I already made my list!

Amy

Fabrics:  Blend – Spring Promise by Ana Davis



Catching Up

Posted on April 26th, by Amy in My kids, work in progress. 6 comments

My days this week have been scattered!  With soccer filling up a few nights, and beautiful weather pulling us outdoors – I’ve had a hard time getting to the computer to tell you about it all!

Yesterday I gave Owen his summer haircut – he wasn’t excited about it, but it HAD to be done!  And looks so handsome on him.

I spent a bit of time sewing up some triangles, trimmed from a different project too.  In the end I wasn’t as excited about it as a table runner as I wanted to be,  and moved on before I finished it.  I think I need to play with the setting before I sew the blocks together.  It will be cute!

I’ve also made about 350 flying geese this week!  I … Read More »





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