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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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Quilt Progress!

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

Hi there!  We have a long weekend here in Utah from school, which is great, but my schedule is a bit off today!  Partly because I knew I could stay up late last night without having to rush everyone out the door this morning.  I stayed up sewing!

This is the mystery quilt from last weekend!  Measures 36″ square, so far, I’m thinking about what to add for borders.

I had the fortune of meeting Amanda a couple weeks ago.  And have since been introduced to her beautiful first line of fabric, Sweet Divinity, with Riley Blake!  So pretty!  I have a new pattern to work on with these beauties.

Finally, my purse made it to the top 10 at purse week!  Go vote for your favorite real quick, voting ends tonight.

Blessings,

Amy


Mystery Quilt

Posted on October 11th, by Amy in work in progress. 18 comments

Hi there!  I hope you had a great weekend.  I did!

Friday night I participated in a Mystery Quilt class, we had a cutting list and a 10pm start time.  Armed with Fandango, snacks and a frappuccino, we got started and sewed all night long!  I shared a table with Natalia, and had a lot of fun.

This is my quilt in pieces…I had to head for home around 4 (yes 4 am!)  I couldn’t keep going.  But it’s all ready to be put into a top – which I plan to do this week!  Look for a post soon.

You can see the complete top on Natalia’s blog too!

Blogger’s Quilt Festival is just 3 weeks away…I’m hoping to have a button for you really soon.

Amy


One Thing, One Week Challenge :: 3

Posted on September 20th, by Amy in Challenge Week, work in progress. 62 comments

Hi there!  The weeks and months keep flying by – and it’s time for another challenge!

Are you ready!?  How will you challenge yourself this week?I don’t want you to be stressed out about this challenge, but I do hope to MOTIVATE you.  Finish something, start something, just don’t be overwhelmed by everything – One Thing!

You decide, what’s reasonable for you to get done in a weeks time, and tell me your goal in the comments.  Next Monday, I will have a linky and you can link to your blog/flickr post, and show off your met goal! However, if you are working on something special for Amy’s, Amy Butler Sew & … Read More »


I’m Declaring

Posted on September 17th, by Amy in work in progress. 18 comments

Today, will be a creative day!  I’ve pulled my fabrics, decided on my plan – It will happen.

I know I destashed a while back, but I didn’t let everything go.   My GO! cutter will make for a fun day (or hour) of cutting, I think I’ll return later today with a pile of pieces!

What are you working on today?

Amy


Back to School – Messenger Bag

Posted on August 26th, by Amy in bag, finished project, work in progress. 24 comments

Today is the day – off to school!  Yesterday we went and got new shoes for each of the girls, happy smiles all around.  Shortly after school ended in June, Ella and I talked about a new bag for her.  She decided that she wanted a messenger bag, and I asked if we should make it.  Being my assistant and seamstress in training she was happy to accept!

Of course I left it until the week before school.  Of course!

I gave her some Oz yardage, and had her cut out some flowers and leaves.  I had been saving a link to a messenger bag tutorial, so that was easy.  I love it when other’s do the math for me!

She’s quite happy with the outcome!  The only change I made to the tutorial is the strap – I cut it … Read More »


Fandango!

Posted on August 3rd, by Amy in work in progress. 16 comments

I’m currently working on a project with these:

I love the colors in the Fandago group by Kate Spain – and I can’t wait to share a tutorial with you in a couple of weeks!

What are you working on?

Amy

PS – that wedding I mentioned yesterday?  Out of state – we are on our way home today!


Collaboration Quilt

Posted on July 30th, by Amy in work in progress. 10 comments

A few months back I was invited to be involved in making a quilt for a good blog friend – Amy.  Many of you probably know that she recently had a sweet baby girl, and moved out of state less than a month later!  We set about making a cute baby quilt to encourage our friend, and welcome baby Maggie.

Friends Candy, Vicki, and Rita, all did their part and funneled pieces to me, then I took it to Natalia, for the finishing touches.  Check out their posts to see how they participated!

I received fabric to make 6 blocks :

Aren’t the fabrics so pretty?  I really loved working with them, soft too!

Later, I received the other half of the blocks and put the top together into this adorable top:

You will have to go over and visit Rita to see the adorable appliqué a up close.  Those … Read More »


Sewing with Linen & a New Quilt Top

Posted on July 13th, by Amy in My kids, work in progress. 74 comments

Hi!  I’m excited to share a new quilt top with you.  I sewed blocks into the wee hours of the weekend, and yesterday started sewing the top up with my morning coffee.  I really wanted to see this quilt top come together!

Sewing with linen….it’s kinda squirrelly and needs lots of pins.  As the weave is larger than the cottons we typically use, it has a tendency to not hold it’s shape.

  I carefully pressed and blocked each piece as I added it to the block, to keep things as square as possible.  This quilt top is not perfect, cutting was a challenge as well since it was 60″ wide and my longest ruler is 24″.  But the fluidity that it adds, and the heft are really nice.  It is slightly heavier than my quilting cottons – but I like it a lot!

 I know that there are a few … Read More »


Another Project

Posted on July 8th, by Amy in work in progress. 38 comments

Yes, I’m cutting into some more fabric!  I use to be a one project at a time sorta girl, but that’s so not true anymore :)  In fact I might cut another quilt while I’m at it – I love being able to piece and press in an assembly line!

Crossweaves + Natural Linen

These are the colors I’m planning to use from the stack – I love the brights!

I originally purchased my FQ stack from Fat Quarter Shop, but they aren’t carrying the Cross Weave collection right now – I added the dark brown yardage from Pink Chalk Fabrics.  And the linen I had on hand! 

How many projects do you currently have in progress?

Stay tuned – there’s always more to come!  :)
Amy

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Challenge Quilt

Posted on June 16th, by Amy in work in progress. 7 comments

A couple of weeks ago I told you about my challenge quilt, and proceeded to leave you hanging…sorry about that!  I learned that the deadline was pushed back a month and ceased production.

This previous post will explain it a bit more if you missed it :)

I randomly laid down the circles I cut out and pinned them down, just to keep them in place.  Then spray basted and did a little quilting :)  I’ll have to finish things up and take another picture, SOON!

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