work in progress


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 »


Cut!

Posted on March 7th, by Amy in Swap, work in progress. 8 comments

I spent my evening with these little piles yesterday.  I signed myself up for a private flickr swap, and let my ideas stew for a while, but now I’m in action mode! 

I’ll share more soon!

Amy


Weekend Sewing!

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

Hi friends! I hope you had a great weekend!
I did get a bit of sewing done, I had a pile of pieces I had cut for another project, only to realize I cut them too small.

Those bits needed to be sew up into something!
I’m not certain what they will become yet, but I’m having fun piecing.
What are you up to this week?
I’m expecting company, and hope to get our home in order. And figure out how I will finish the bit of sewing above!
Amy


Beginnings

Posted on December 20th, by Amy in work in progress. 3 comments

I’ve been planning and just started a paper pieced project.   One of my favorite points in a project is when I’ve done all the math, cut all the fabric, and I’m ready to piece, and piece.

I’m excited to be using Preeti, a soon to be released collection by Blend Fabrics.  I’m loving, and using, the blue/green color way, and looking forward to it coming together!

Over the summer I paper-pieced this project – I would still love to make that block in a larger quilt.

Hopefully, you all are finishing the projects you have marked as gifts – it’s crunch time!

I’m off to press a bit, so I can keep making progress -

Amy


Work In Progress

Posted on October 3rd, by Amy in photographs, The Sewing Summit, work in progress. 4 comments

This week we are making final preparations for The Sewing Summit!  I’m so excited that the weekend is here finally!With that I will be sharing one photo each day – I hope you enjoy!

Amy


Lots of –

Posted on September 22nd, by Amy in work in progress. 7 comments

I’m opting for sleep, but wanted to give you a bit of eye candy!

Details about the size and where to purchase in this post.

Blessings ~ Amy



Pieces

Posted on August 22nd, by Amy in work in progress. 19 comments

With fall just around the corner, and my girls starting school this week – I decided it’s time for a new fall bag, for myself!

I spent a few hours over the weekend, cutting and prepping all the pieces for a Sweet Harmony Tote, by Amy Butler.

The hard part is done; now to find the time to sew it!

Have you made anything for yourself lately?

Amy






Recent Posts:

Quiltcast #40 – Projects to take with you!

Summer months with the family means fun trips, and lots of sitting on the sidelines while the kids are practicing or playing. What projects...

Star-Crossed :: Complete & Gifted!

Hi Friends! I’m still wrapping up details from Blogger’s Quilt Festival, but I’m really excited to show off a newly finished quilt too!

Last weekend this...

Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Winners!!

Congratulations to everyone that participated in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival and had fun in the process – I truly hope that each...