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Quilt Day Trippin’

Posted on June 22nd, by Amy in Interview, Tutorial, work in progress. 26 comments

A couple weeks ago Pat asked if I would join her in a simple blog hop, um ya!  Of course I’m in.  I had the pleasure of meeting Pat at Market last month, and she is so much fun and sweet too!  If you haven’t listened to her Monday radio show – you should – she’s always talking to someone new in the quilting industry, and loves to connect with listeners via her blog too.

Enough about Pat…I’ve got some fun stuff to share!

Our theme song for the day –

What is your most interesting or unusual item in your studio?

The most interesting or unusual item in my studio, is the fact that one might call it a studio!  I sew at the kitchen table, and don’t have a … Read More »


It’s Like Magic!

Posted on June 13th, by Amy in work in progress. 28 comments

Working with Wonderland by Momo again, has been a lot of fun!  After much deliberation, and a little experimentation…this is the main quilt –

Aren’t my helpers cute?

After chopping up four blocks, and putting them back together, I decided I didn’t need to push myself out of my box on this quilt!

Since the blocks are so full of pattern, and a variety of strip widths, the wonky blocks are even busier than I had imagined!  While it was a fun experiment, I decided to surround the few blocks with Bella Tan, and let it be.  It worked out to 60″ square, and I like it, but was so glad that I stopped there with the wonky cuts!

The  busy blocks are so fun all together, and … Read More »


Wonderland Blocks

Posted on June 7th, by Amy in work in progress. 41 comments

I showed you my stash of Wonderland fabrics, just one week ago.  I got to work and stayed up late sewing – then showed you the start of my project here.  It felt really good to stay up late and sew, just because, not because I was trying to meet a deadline!  Over the weekend I spent hours sewing – I added another round:

And finished up the blocks :

There’s a total of 40 blocks and they are 16″!  I was having so much fun making the blocks I didn’t stop to think how big it was getting to be!  I added Kona, Bella, and Crossweave fabrics that I’ve had on hand and I thought combined well.

While these blocks might be considered finished, I’m planning to chop them … Read More »



Beginnings and Birthdays

Posted on June 2nd, by Amy in Celebrations, work in progress. 16 comments

The beginnings of my Wonderland quilt:

After a full day of celebrating Sophia’s birthday, I stayed up late sewing…Joe thinks I *might* have a problem!  It’s so soothing to me, sew, press, trim, repeat…more on that later.

Sophia turned 6!

She had a fun day being the center of attention and loved every moment of it!

Letting her sisters know that this pillow pet is all hers.

With the warm up in the weather, finally – she has proudly been riding a bike with no training wheels.

And today is her last day of kindergarten – hard to believe it’s come and gone so quickly!

Birthdays was plural up at the top…

Ella turned 11 the same weekend as Market.  We had … Read More »



My Wonderland

Posted on May 31st, by Amy in Inspiration, work in progress. 14 comments

I’ve had this little collection of Wonderland for a couple of years now.

I’ve had an idea for a while now, but yesterday in the shower it all clicked, and now I KNOW exactly what I want to do.

Be on the lookout for progress here in the next few weeks – I’m excited to get started!

I’m also excited about this being our last week of school, relaxed days home with my kiddos – should be a blast!

Happy Quilting ~ Amy


Quilty Accountability

Posted on May 27th, by Amy in work in progress. 16 comments

I need to be accountable, or these are not going to get finished!

I made place mats for our family, and a couple little mug rugs with the extra bits.  They are quilted, and ready to be bound…my goal, is to have them done and posted here sometime on Saturday.

Now to go make a *few* binding decisions.

What do you need quilty accountability for?

Happy quilting ~ Amy



Professional Quilting

Posted on May 2nd, by Amy in photographs, work in progress. 21 comments

I go back and forth.  Sometimes I quilt my own quilts, sometimes I take them to Natalia.

I always LOVE the results when Natalia has been involved.  This is the back of a quilt, that I cannot show entirely yet, but really wanted to share the fabulous quilting!

What do you think?  Have you had many quilts professionally quilted?

I find the size of my machine is restricting my imagination, when it comes to quilting, especially when it comes to quilting larger quilts.  Maybe I just need to be more imaginative, in a different way…something to think on!

Hope you are blessed today-

Amy

PS – It’s May already!?  My to do list has a serious deadline…


Interesting

Posted on April 12th, by Amy in Inspiration, work in progress. 19 comments

As I was working on a project last week, I forced my self to stop and take a picture.

I love the lines and the movement in these pieces.

Amy

 



Progress!

Posted on March 31st, by Amy in work in progress. 10 comments

Yay for progress!

Strip sets, and seams pressed open…a couple of my favorite things.

Today I’ll be cutting these sets, and continuing forward.

Blessings ~

Amy

 



Works in Progress

Posted on March 30th, by Amy in work in progress. 25 comments

Here’s a couple quilts in progress for me right now.

I use binder clips to keep my pieces from getting lost, or confused, since I’m often cleaning up and putting things away again!

Hopefully I’m making some progress as you read this!

What are you working on?

Amy



Finished Quilt Tops!

Posted on March 17th, by Amy in Modern Basics, work in progress. 18 comments

I should probably share these on different days, but I’m too excited!

I have two tops from Modern Basics again – first, Posie Patch:

Posie Patch was made for my local quilt shop, Seasons of Home in Midway.  The shop is making kits available for a class that I get to teach, and HMQS coming in May!  We also set up a trunk show for the entire month of April, complete with a Open House/Book Signing on April 9, 2-5 pm.

The class will be split into two evenings so that we can work on basic piecing, and later appliqué together.  I can put you in touch with the shop if you are interested in signing up – just leave a comment!

I also pieced Basic Puzzle in Calypso Swing:

This one is smaller than … Read More »



Almost a Posie Patch, and Winners!

Posted on March 14th, by Amy in work in progress. 9 comments

Hi there!  I hope you had a good weekend!  Mine was productive and fun…I cut 2 quilts, pieced another top, and made these blocks up.  I had cut one last weekend, and hadn’t had the chance to sit and sew all week.  I’ll show you that one after I have a chance to press and take a few good pictures – promise!

This is the cover quilt from Modern Basics, in pieces.  I need to trim these up, sew up the top and add a little appliqué!

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Winners of the giveaway last week ::  #94 & #170

Congratulations ladies!  You should have an email from me in your inbox.

Amy





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