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Nature Walk Quilt

Posted on February 14th, by Amy in work in progress. 19 comments

Remember the organic fabrics I received a while back?  I had been staring at them, pawing them, waiting for the moment my plan formulated!  Last week I figured it out, I had a couple yards of bella – weathered teak, and decided to incorporate it to make a throw size quilt.  I cut the blocks out, and thought I might get the first set of seams sewn that day…I managed to sew them completely!  In one day!  On and off all afternoon and evening.  The next day I laid out the blocks in the afternoon, and sewed the top together!  Crazy bit of productivity – usually I just work that way when I have a deadline!

My Nature Walk quilt top!  I think of the blocks as a chunky log cabin.  Obviously it came together quickly, and I … Read More »


SewConnected Quilt Top

Posted on January 31st, by Amy in work in progress. 12 comments

The blocks for this quilt were made by my friends in the SewConnected group.  We swapped fabric and blocks in 2009, and I just managed to sew my blocks up into a top!

I like it right now, and I hope to really love it once I have it quilt and bound.  Working with a collaborative group is a learning process, I believe next time I will have a better grasp on my fabrics, and what I am looking for.  It is really neat to see all the blocks assembled, and remember who made what!

I have closed the comments on the giveaway and will update the post a bit later with a winner.

Hope your Monday is off to a great start!

Amy


Two More Days!

Posted on December 20th, by Amy in random, work in progress. 16 comments

Happy Monday friends!  My girls have just two days of school this week, then we are taking a trip to see family for the holidays!  The kids are so excited, and I think my parents are even more excited!

I spent the weekend finishing up my sewing projects for gift giving, and doing laundry.  Good thing I can quilt while the machines do all the work!  Now to get everyone and everything packed up and ready to fly. . . last time we all flew together, we were a family of 4.  Ya, it’s been a while!

And so, I plan to post here and there, and may have a giveaway planned even, but the next two weeks will be a little slower than normal.  Check in with me on Facebook for day to day updates and pictures.

A picture to … Read More »


Quilted Table Runners in Progress

Posted on December 16th, by Amy in work in progress. 6 comments

They are not quilted yet, however, I’m ready to baste and quilt them all!

I have my backing fabrics selected, and I pulled threads too.  That always seems like the hardest part – getting all the details together.  Once I have those worked out it is easy to move forward when I have the chance.

I’m still working on the FAQ post, let me know if you have more questions!

Hope you are having a great day~

Amy


120

Posted on December 9th, by Amy in work in progress. 18 comments

2 1/2″ Half Square Triangle Units.

Cut with my Go! Cutter they are practically perfect!  Really any error is my own.  Not drawing the line down the center and having to cut saves a a lot of time!  It’s still a lot of pieces – hopefully I can get them sewn together today!

My deadline is Christmas Presents – nothing more!

Happy Quilting~

Amy


Beautiful Binding!

Posted on December 6th, by Amy in work in progress. 11 comments

Friday I got word that a precious and much anticipated new baby arrived!  This is the baby that I have been working on a commission quilt for.  To complete the top, I just needed to know her birthday…I embroidered her name and birth date in one corner.

Saturday, I found the right thread, and basted the layers.

Sunday I quilted, and attached the binding.

Now to get the binding tacked down, and ship it off!  This one will be hard to part with, I love the colors and the teeny bits of patchwork.  I’ll share a picture of the entire quilt, once I have finished it up and washed it.  (Tomorrow!)

Amy

Need a quilt?  I take commissions!  Email me, I would love to work with you!


Table Runner Tops!

Posted on December 3rd, by Amy in work in progress. 11 comments

A little time here and there, over the course of the week, and…four table runner tops are complete!

Origins fabric, I love how fabric selections can make such a change!

Freebird fabric, in simple, random strips.  I actually enlisted Ella’s help, my 10 year old, to cut random lengths from my strips.

I’m also linking up for Sew & Tell!

Amy’s wrapping things up with the year with a bang.   You should join before it’s too late!

Have a great weekend, I plan to get some quilting done!

Amy


Project Updates

Posted on December 2nd, by Amy in Charity, work in progress. 6 comments

Hi there!  I’ve been working here and there on my table runners.  My favorite thing right now is covering a wood cutting board with a towel so I can watch TV with Joe and iron at the same time.  Works great!

After pressing seams last night, I got the girls to school this morning and came home to finish one set of blocks!  I love the way it’s coming together!  I have layer cakes that I’m using, so 2 runners from each, and there’s still plenty left for a third if I want, but I will probably use it for bindings.

Thank you all so much for your heart warming donations and participation in our first { Modern } Relief fundraiser in support of World Vision’s efforts to end hunger! We have now collected an amazing $5810.00!! The raffle … Read More »


Work in Progress

Posted on November 30th, by Amy in work in progress. 16 comments

There’s six of them here.

And “in progress” only if you count having them cut!  I’m hoping to sit down and sew for an hour today… wish me luck!

Amy

PS – I’ll be back soon to announce a couple winners!


Pretty Pieces

Posted on November 15th, by Amy in work in progress. 16 comments

What a nice, relaxing weekend!  I hope you are refreshed and ready for the week to come!

Early Saturday afternoon, I found opportunity to cut out a quilt top…then I decided to cut another while I was at it.  Starting is often my point of procrastination, so I cut them both!  Then couldn’t resist piecing them both.

On the left is the commission quilt in Lily & Will, and on the right is my next Moda Bake Shop project in It’s A Hoot.  Those HST’s on the left started as 2″ squares – so teeny and adorable!  Hopefully I can keep moving forward this week…things have been so BUSY around here!  I’m really excited to see both of these come together – I’ll keep you posted on my progress!

Amy


Beginnings

Posted on November 11th, by Amy in work in progress. 22 comments

I have the beginnings of a commissioned quilt…just haven’t had the chance to open the fabric quite yet!

Actually, I just opened it.  I brought it with me to the couch to inspire my post and couldn’t resist any longer!  The Lily & Will prints are so sweet, and soft.  I love the double polka dot and the bunnies.  Be looking for more of this project in progress,  I hope to get started right away!

What are you working on??

Amy

PS – as I write this there just 4 Easy Dresden rulers left in the shop!


5 Ways to Know if You Are a Fabric Addict

Posted on October 21st, by Amy in Inspiration, work in progress. 35 comments

Hi there!  If you can answer yes to any one of these, you are an addict!

Your grayest day is suddenly great, when you receive fabric in the mail.
You regularly entertain the thought of getting a wholesale account with one or more fabric manufacturers.
You follow (stalk) designer blogs, and talk with friends about a line that won’t be out for months.
You visit your local quilt shop and can easily name every collection available, and know more than the lady cutting about upcoming lines.
You have vivid dreams about attending Quilt Market.  (I don’t ever remember dreams….this one I did!)

Are you an addict?  How many did you answer yes to?

Me – yes to all five!  But I’ve known I’m an addict!

I’m nearly done with 48 blocks!  I think I will save this one a full reveal at Blogger’s Quilt Festival.

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