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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



Buttons!

Posted on August 8th, by Amy in work in progress. 9 comments

Have you covered a button in fabric lately?

It’s so fun to take a scrap and make a custom button!

I found my buttons on etsy  – there’s a variety of sizes available, for this project I went big with 1 1/2″ buttons.

Happy Sewing ~ Amy

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My Doll Quilt Swap – Quilt Top!

Posted on August 2nd, by Amy in Doll Quilt Swap, work in progress. 22 comments

Over the weekend, I had fun piecing this little gem!  I had been mulling over an idea for my Doll Quilt Swap quilt, and finally got to it!  Each block is finished at 4″, which means the overall quilt is 16″ x 16″, perfect doll quilt size.

Each block is paper pieced, an often intimidating skill, that doesn’t need to be!  Precision is a given, as long as you can follow the lines while sewing.   To help me out with color placement, I quickly used color pencils to remind me of the colors.  Otherwise I would have been a bit slower in the production phase, constantly checking my color placement.

Up next — removing all the papers, and finding the perfect way to quilt it, without over quilting.

Did you enter the giveaway yesterday?  There’s still time!  And Shawna … Read More »


Pocket Pixies Quilt Top

Posted on July 25th, by Amy in My kids, work in progress. 16 comments

Hey there!  Yesterday I finally had a chance to sit and sew — and it felt so good!

The methodical process, of piecing, pressing and making decisions as I work is like magic.  And I never tire of the process.  I know you can relate to that idea.  Now my little ones are gathering around, to ask if they can sew as I pull out my machine.  Yesterday, I had to tell them that I needed to sew, and they would have a chance later this week!  I’m so happy that they are asking though!

This is a commissioned quilt that I’m working on for a new baby.  Actually for now, I’ll be waiting to hear the baby’s name and birthday, so I can embroider the special details into the quilt top, then quilt … Read More »


Canton Village Quilt Works Winner and Fabric Therapy

Posted on July 18th, by Amy in give away, work in progress. 3 comments

Hi there!  I hope you had a nice weekend – we did but it went by too fast!

Knowing that you really just want to know if you won, let’s get down to that business.  The winner is —

Those of you that did not win can visit Jackie and console yourself.  (I might just join you over there!)

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Now for the fabric therapy.

I had hoped to actually sew over the weekend, but didn’t make it to the machine.  I was caught up with some Sewing Summit details, instead of sewing, but I will make up for it soon!  Friday night I shared on facebook and twitter while I cut these adorable fabrics–

The fabric on top is a border stripe, and I cut each one out to use as a strip in between … Read More »





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