FQS Aurifil Thread Boxes

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When the Fat Quarter Shop asked if I would like to try out their exclusive Aurifil thread boxes, they didn't need to ask twice. I am a huge Aurifil fan and use it pretty much exclusively.  The Fat Quarter Shop is selling boxes of 10 spools each in four colorways called Biscotti, Macaroon, Scone and … [Continue reading]

Welcoming Quilty Box (with a giveaway!)

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I am happy to welcome Quilty Box as a new sponsor today.  You may be familiar with Quilty Box already. It was started by an avid quilter in Florida in 2013.  She was open to new subscribers for three months.  Balancing the number of boxes that needed to be packed each month with the needs of her 3 … [Continue reading]

Puddling Quilt Completed

Puddling by Amy Friend

I've just finished up my Puddling Quilt. I had a great time making it. I have been asked if I have a hard time working improvisationally since I … [Continue reading]

Patterns Available on Paper

Printed Patterns by  Amy Friend

I am very pleased to announce that four of my paper pieced quilt patterns are now available on paper (they previously existed exclusively as pdf … [Continue reading]

Eclectic Elements Spring 2015

Ruched Happy Bag by Amy Friend

I wanted to quickly share a couple of projects that I made for my friends at Tim Holtz for Spring Quilt Market 2015.  Tim debuted a new collection of … [Continue reading]

Pointed Statement Pattern Available

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My Pointed Statement Quilt Pattern is now available as a pdf.  You can click on my Pattern Shop button above, or on the links in the sidebar to Etsy … [Continue reading]

Free Sew Me A Song Pattern and Giveaway

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I'm so happy to be sharing this free paper pieced block pattern today!  I designed this block THREE years ago now for my friend Becca when she left … [Continue reading]

Improv Handbook Blog Hop

Scrambled by Amy Friend

Welcome to the Improve Handbook Blog Hop! Sherri Lynn Wood's new book, The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters; A Guide to Creating, Quilting & … [Continue reading]

Bias Strip Curves Workshop

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Today, my quilt guild hosted Sherri Lynn Wood, the author of The Improv Handbook for a full day workshop. She taught the Bias Strip Curves score from … [Continue reading]

Puddling Quilt Top

Puddling Detail by Amy Friend

I have been working on an improvisational quilt top on and off for the last few weeks as a fun "free time" project.  I enjoyed making my Improv Fans … [Continue reading]

Seam Rippers are Listed

Seam Rippers

I just wanted to let you know that I just finished listing this batch of hand held, single ended seam rippers in my Etsy shop.  They are hand turned … [Continue reading]

The Anna Blouse in Skopelos

Anna Blouse in Skopelos by Amy Friend

I'm happy to be joining in on the Skopelos Blog Hop today! Skopelos is designed by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics. She was inspired by the … [Continue reading]

Pointed Statement

Pointed Statement by Amy Friend

I am so pleased to share this completed quilt today!  I showed you a few of the blocks a number of weeks ago.  I designed my own paper pieced pattern … [Continue reading]

Cocorico Traveling Bee-Charise’s Quilt

Passenger Ship by Amy Friend

I spent today working on this block for the Cocorico Traveling Bee.  Charise sent me two beautiful starter blocks for her quilt.  One depicts a well … [Continue reading]

A Pillow to Gift Tutorial

A Sweet Life Pillow by Amy Friend

Today I am sharing this pillow made from Pat Sloan's new collection from Moda called The Sweet Life. I was immediately drawn to the text prints and … [Continue reading]

Make It, Take It Blog Hop

Small Patchwork Bag by Ayumi sewn by Amy Friend

My friend, Krista Hennebury of Poppyprint, has published a book and I'd like to tell you a little bit about it today. I first "met" Krista online back … [Continue reading]

Haberdashery Quilt Pattern

Haberdashery Quilt Pattern by Amy Friend

I have been asked by several people to consider making my Haberdashery Quilt Pattern available. I listened and here it is! I hope you love it and I … [Continue reading]

Diana’s Golden Needle

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This  young woman is an inspiration!  I came across her story on Facebook and contacted her because I wanted to help spread the word about her … [Continue reading]

The Paper-Pieced Home

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I was invited to participate in Penny's blog hop for her new book, The Paper-Pieced Home.  Of course I said yes because I love sharing the joy of … [Continue reading]

First Aid Kit Error

Thank you to one of my readers, Melanie, for pointing out an error in my First Aid Kit pattern as it appears in Fat Quarters: Small Fabrics, More Than … [Continue reading]

Triangle Play

Triangles WIP by Amy Friend

Behind the scenes, I have been working on a new pattern that I drew up a number of months ago now. It's been nagging at me to give it some attention … [Continue reading]

Baguette Quilt Pattern Available as PDF

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I have been working to add some of my recent patterns to my pdf offerings.  I just listed Baguette in all of my pattern shops-Etsy, Craftsy and my own … [Continue reading]

Caitlyn’s Little House on the Prairie Quilt

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  Oh, I can't begin to tell you how happy this picture makes me!  This Little House on the Prairie Sew Along quilt was completed by Caitlyn … [Continue reading]

Fantasia Book Bag

Fantasia Book Bag by Amy Friend

Have you seen Sara Lawson's new collection for Art Gallery Fabrics?  It's called Fantasia and and it features unicorns! My oldest daughter is in … [Continue reading]

Fat Quarters: Small Fabrics, More Than 50 Big Ideas

Fat Quarters: Small Fabrics, More Than 50 Big Ideas

I wanted to let you know that Fat Quarters: Small Fabrics, More Than 50 Big Ideas, a collaborative book published by Lark Crafts, will be released in … [Continue reading]

A Couple of Updates-Bookkeeping!

Sweet Tea Pattern by Amy Friend for BasicGrey

I just wanted to pop in to let you know that my Sweet Tea Quilt Pattern for BasicGrey is now available as a PDF download from any of my three pattern … [Continue reading]