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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 »


Weekend In Pictures

Posted on April 23rd, by Amy in Inspiration, My kids, work in progress. 7 comments

Scrappy flying geese in progress:

Emmalie waiting to get back in her soccer game:

Sophia and Owen hanging out on the sidelines:

New linen fabric:

Charm pack of Bella:

The week is off to another busy start!

Happy Quilting~ Amy



Works In Progress

Posted on April 19th, by Amy in work in progress. 5 comments

I have three projects in progress at the moment, and I’m sorting out many of the details for Bloggers’ Quilt Festival.  It’s going to be fun,  I hope you are planning to join in with a quilt of your own!

This is piles of squares, I cut from the fabrics selected over the weekend.  I pulled over 60 fabrics!

Today I’m hoping to tackle this list, I’ll have to uncover my cutting mat first though.

I’m waiting for fabric to finish this quilt, and I’m testing a pattern for a friend too.

Everything is stacked up on my mat, waiting to be finished!

What are you working on?

Amy



Fabrics – Check!

Posted on March 28th, by Amy in work in progress. 7 comments

I’m still hoping to cut the interfacings today, but happy with this progress right now!

Have a great night!
Amy


Weekend Sewing

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

Hey!  Did you have a good weekend?  Winter returned to our mountains, and we’ve been indoors all weekend.  While a little crazy with four kids inside, I did have a chance to sew – which helps me to cope!

 I received an advance bundle of Mark Cesarik’s next line, Cosmic Burst, and decided that I needed a mini of my own.  I marked and made 160 tiny HST units.  Thankfully Ella was bored enough to help me press most of them!

Later, Owen helped me layout the units, and a few squares.

I worked on sewing them into a top at a couple different points over the weekend, then quickly decided how to quilt it.

I marked the top and got started, but hope to finish quilting today.  It measures 21″ square, … Read More »


Mini Quilt in Progress

Posted on March 14th, by Amy in Swap, work in progress. 13 comments

Last week I shared a photo of my cut pieces, and left you hanging…sorry about that!  I did post a few photos via Instagram (I’m amyscreativeside) and I’m really liking where the quilt is headed.

I’ve been on a flying geese kick lately, and the inspiration given, by my secret partner, lent itself to the stacking of like objects.  I worked out 2″, 4″ and 6″ wide geese, and enjoyed piecing the little bits.  If flying geese are an enigma for you, I shared a tutorial in this post, they are fun to make!

My kitchen floor is usually the design floor, but for all these little pieces (started with 134, ended with 106 geese!), I had a brilliant idea.  I pinned a piece of batting to the curtain hanging in the kitchen, and presto – … Read More »





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