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 50 Big Ideas.  On page 47, step 6, the directions read "Take the two 2 1/2 x 7 1/2-inch strips of exterior fabric A that remain and fuse fleece to … [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 so I decided to start it. I am hoping that my color palette will also help usher in the spring but somehow I doubt it.  As I was working on these … [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

Caitlyn's quilt

  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]

Notebook Pouch Tutorial from Fresh-Squeezed Fabrics

Notebook Pouch Tutorial

My long time sponsor, Randi from Fresh-Squeezed Fabrics, is visiting my blog today to share a tutorial with you!  She recently made her daughter a … [Continue reading]

QuiltCon

Curious by Amy Friend

Did you go to QuiltCon? Did you love it? I hope so! I didn't attend this time though I hope to in the future. It's held during school vacation week … [Continue reading]

Cocorico Traveling Bee

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I am embarking upon my first traveling bee with a group of ladies from my Cocorico bee, just those that live in the US for shipping reasons.  Our … [Continue reading]

Parisian Dress Shop Window Pattern

Parisian Dress Shop Window by Amy Friend

I just listed a new paper pieced pattern in my shops! I designed this block for Charise for the Cocorico Bee.  Her theme is Paris.  I decided to … [Continue reading]

Paper Pieced Modern Blog Hop

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I was asked to join Amy Garro's blog hop for her new title, Paper Pieced Modern: 13 Stunning Quilts Step-by-Step Visual Guide.  Amy blogs at 13 … [Continue reading]

Sailor Top

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I'm sorry I have been a bit absent lately! I have been working on some projects that I can't share yet and shoveling and shoveling and shoveling. Have … [Continue reading]

Improv Fans Mini Quilt

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Last week I worked on this mini for our Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild exhibit at this year's The Gathering in Manchester, NH.  Our guild has been asked … [Continue reading]

XOXO Mini Tutorial from Gotham Quilts

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I'd like to welcome Ivete from Gotham Quilts today. She has offered to share a free tutorial with my readers just in time for Valentine's … [Continue reading]

Make It, Take It

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I'm happy to help my friend Krista spread her good news today!  She has authored a book titled Make It, Take It, published by Martingale.  It's so … [Continue reading]

What’s Your REMIX?

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Do you need a little break from what you are working on? If so, do what I just did and play on Pinterest for 20 minutes picking out your favorite … [Continue reading]

Quilts for Sale

Quilts For Sale

The truth of the matter is that I am running out of room to store quilts. I am trying to contain all my quilts in three large bins and they are … [Continue reading]

Double Ended Seam Rippers

Double Ended Seam Rippers

These new double ended seam rippers, that my husband just finished making, allowed me to have a little extra "photo taking fun" since they have a … [Continue reading]

Craft a Creative Business Book Review AND a Survey!

Craft a Creative Business

I was sent a copy of Fiona Pullen's new book, Craft a Creative Business, to review.  Fiona is the founder of The Sewing Directory a popular site in … [Continue reading]

Easter Island Moai Paper Pieced Pattern

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Early this week,  I received an  interesting commission to create a Moai paper pieced block with the option of adding a bird sitting on top of the … [Continue reading]

Necklace Seam Rippers Available

Hand turned seam ripper necklaces

My husband has completed another batch of his hand turned necklace seam rippers!  These seam rippers are beautifully hand crafted.  He turns each … [Continue reading]

Iron On Vinyl Apron Tutorial

Iron-On Apron Tutorial by Amy Friend

I'm sharing a free tutorial for this Iron-On Vinyl Apron for your favorite toddler to kindergarten aged cooking assistant.  The apron was inspired by … [Continue reading]

Lily’s Quilt on Exhibit

Lily's Quilt On Exhibit

Lily's quilt was just hung up at the town library this morning where it will be on display for the next two months. She is very proud!  Thank you for … [Continue reading]

Pattern Shop Download Fixed

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Happy New Year everyone!  The download problem in my new pattern shop has been resolved.  Feel free to purchase patterns!  See the Pattern Shop link … [Continue reading]

My VAT Solution

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I am sure that most of you have heard all about the changes to VAT as of January 1, 2015 as there has been lots of chatter about it online in the past … [Continue reading]