Welcoming Whimsy Quilts and Fabrics


I'm so happy to welcome Whimsy Quilts and Fabrics as a new sponsor to the blog today.  Cristi introduced herself to me several months ago and since then, I have followed her on Instagram and made some purchases from her shop. I can say with confidence that my readers will enjoy her shop and her … [Continue reading]

Intentional Piecing, My Book!


The day has finally come when I can share my big secret!  Goodness,  it's hard to not talk about something that has been consuming all your time, thoughts and energy!  I am thrilled to announce that my book, Intentional Piecing, will be published by Lucky Spool in Spring 2016.  I am so proud to be a … [Continue reading]

Wings Quilt

Wings Quilt by Amy Friend

I just finished this quilt that I am calling Wings.  While designing it, I found myself referring to the elongated triangles as wings, and the black … [Continue reading]

Text Fabric Sale!


If you are preparing your entry for Texting While Sewing 2 and want some new text prints, Sew Me A Song is offering 20% off to my readers only, this … [Continue reading]

Good Neighbors Pincushion Party

Good Neighbor's Pincushion by Amy Friend

I'm so happy to help spread the work about Amanda Jean Nyberg's debut fabric collection for Connecting Threads!  Her collection is called Good … [Continue reading]

Texting While Sewing 2 Prizes!


Hopefully you are already thinking about what you might make to enter my Texting While Sewing 2 contest! If you missed the earlier post, look here for … [Continue reading]

Texting While Sewing 2 All the Details!


I'm happy to hear that there are a lot of people excited about this contest!  It's going to be so much fun!  As promised, I am back today with all the … [Continue reading]

Texting While Sewing 2 Contest


I'm so excited!  A couple of years ago now, I hosted a contest called Texting While Sewing. Contestants were asked to sew a quilt block that used text … [Continue reading]

A Clean Space and A New Project

Amy Friend, Wings Quilt

With the kids back in school, I finally had time to tackle my sewing room and it is now as tidy as it ever gets.  I thought I should take advantage of … [Continue reading]

Attention Star Wars Fans


Calling all Star Wars fans...there has been a lot of hype about this new release called The Force Awakens and the big day is here. The fabric has been … [Continue reading]

Marmalade-Store Closing Sale


I am sorry to announce that Marmalade Fabrics is going out of business.  Tammy, the owner of Marmalade, has been a long time sponsor of my blog, for … [Continue reading]

Necklace Seam Rippers

Seam rippers

  A beautiful collection of 9 necklace style seam rippers, handturned by my husband, were just listed in my Etsy shop!  See link in sidebar. … [Continue reading]

Inn Street Clutch in Quilting Arts Holiday 2015

Inn Street Clutch by Amy Friend

I'm excited to have a fun quick-sew project in the special 2015 Holiday issue of QuiltingArts Magazine that's perfect for gifting or … [Continue reading]

Squared Elements at Massdrop…with a giveaway!

Squared Elements Haberdashery Pillow by Amy Friend

Starting today, Massdrop is offering a Squared Elements drop! Squared Elements are  modern, graphic blenders by Art Gallery Fabrics.  They are offered … [Continue reading]

Bauhaus Mini

Bauhaus Mini by Amy Friend

Recently, I asked my former colleague, Victoria Solan, for some suggestions for modern inspiration to use in my quilting. She recommended Bauhaus … [Continue reading]

Ombre Vibes Mini

Ombre Vibes Mini by Amy Friend

A little over a year ago now, I designed a quilt for Sizzix that I called Ombre Vibes. It is available as a free pattern on the Sizzix site.  Sizzix … [Continue reading]

Garden Stroll Pattern Available

Thank you for all the compliments on Garden Stroll! I am so glad that you like it.  It is now available as a pdf download from my Pattern Store (see … [Continue reading]

Garden Stroll Quilt

Garden Stroll by Amy Friend

I finished my Garden Stroll Quilt last night.  This is a paper pieced quilt with lots of interesting negative space but block based putting it … [Continue reading]

Color Palette

color story

I thought I would share my process for choosing my color palette for my upcoming pattern (it's in the works but summer sewing is proving to be … [Continue reading]

Find Me in the Garden


If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you know I love gardening! It's all the sweeter this year following such a long, cold, and … [Continue reading]

FQS Aurifil Thread Boxes


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 … [Continue reading]

Welcoming Quilty Box (with a giveaway!)


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 … [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

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

cover square

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]