Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Blackbird

Little House on the Prairie Blackbird Block,

Lily is back to school now which is putting a hamper on our sew along process!  She has been reading Little Town on the Prairie when she can and is a little more than half way through it.  She told me that she liked one chapter in particular where the blackbirds were eating the corn crop.  The … [Continue reading]

Around the World Blog Hop

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I was tagged last week in the Around the World Blog Hop by Jennifer from Never Just Jennifer. I hadn't "met" Jennifer yet but after taking a look at her blog, I see that she is a New Englander like me! She lives in New Hampshire. So, to keep the chain going, I thought it would be fun to stay in New … [Continue reading]

Sponsor News

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  Sew Me A Song is celebrating National Sewing Month with a great sale!  Take $10.00 off your purchase of $50.00 or more with coupon code … [Continue reading]

Labor Day Sale

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Thermoweb is having a free shipping sale!  Click here. … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along: Eagle Feather

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Lily and I completed block 14 in the Little House on the Prairie Sew Along today.  This is the last block for The Long Winter.  At the beginning of … [Continue reading]

Welcoming Massdrop

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I'm happy to welcome Massdrop as a new sponsor for During Quiet Time.  I wrote a post about Massdrop before, when I reviewed the Oliso iron for them. … [Continue reading]

Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar, 1950-2000

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The last few evenings, I have been enjoying an advance copy of Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar, 1950-2000 by Roderick … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along: Winter Window

Lily with Winter Window block

  Lily and I are working hard on finishing her two quilt blocks for The Long Winter before school starts next week. We had hoped to make all … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along: Lone Star in the Night Sky

Lone Star in the Night Sky

Can you believe that we are up to block 12 in the Little House Sew Along? This is the final block to correspond to By the Shores of Silver Lake. In … [Continue reading]

Fabric Fuse

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ThermOWeb is launching a new product called Fabric Fuse. It is a washable, permanent quick bond liquid adhesive that dries clear and remains … [Continue reading]

Foxy

Foxy by Amy Friend

I wanted to share this Foxy zip bag!  I made it a few months ago for the Zakka issue of Fat Quarterly magazine which you can now purchase here.   The … [Continue reading]

Summer Sales

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Sorry to be an enabler but I have a couple of sales to share.  Sew Fresh is having a major sale right now for 30% off of everything.  I might have … [Continue reading]

Diamond Jewels Kit Available

Oakshott Colourshott Diamond Runner by Amy Friend

I shared this Oakshott Colourshott runner that I designed and called Diamond Jewels a few months back.  I mentioned that a pattern would be coming … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Wild Geese Flying into the Sunset

Wild Geese Flying into the Sunset

  We have moved on to By the Shores of Silver Lake and this is block 11 in our Little House on the Prairie Sew Along.  Apparently the … [Continue reading]

Tea with Lemon

Tea with Lemon by Amy Friend

I made this block for Kylie in my Cocorico Bee. This is our second round of the bee. In the first round, she requested block with a "Best of British" … [Continue reading]

Melon Ice Pattern Available

Melon Ice Quilt Pattern by Amy Friend

I have been tying up some loose ends this week.  I've finally put my Melon Ice Quilt Pattern in my Etsy and Craftsy shops.  This pattern was … [Continue reading]

Sharing Info about The Sewing Party

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Join “The Sewing Party” for the First Online-All-Day DIY Event in History! On Nov. 8, thousands will gather to participate in a fun-filled day of … [Continue reading]

Seam Rippers Available

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My husband has finished another batch of his popular, hand turned, acrylic handled, seam rippers!  There are four necklace versions available today … [Continue reading]

Kite Tails Quilt Pattern

Kite Tails Quilt Pattern by Amy Friend

If you are a Modern Quilt Guild member, you received a newsletter today with a link to the free pattern of the month for August which is this, my Kite … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Wheat

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  Lily has finished the 4th book in the Little House series and this is our last block to go along with that book, block 10 of the sew along. … [Continue reading]

Ombre Vibes Now Available-Free!

Ombre Vibes by Amy Friend

Thank you to everyone who has been asking for this pattern and thank you for your patience!  Ombre Vibes is now available as a free pattern on the … [Continue reading]

Filtered Sunlight

Filtered Sunlight by Judy Durant

I'm so proud of my mom!  This is my mom's quilt titled "Filtered Sunlight."  She (Judy Durant) has been sewing for years and years and was the one who … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Church

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Here is block 9 in our Little House on the Prairie Sew Along!  Lily is reading On the Banks of Plum Creek.  In this book, they move to a town for the … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Sheep

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I definitely have the best blog readers ever!  Not only do you all leave supportive comments for Lily, but when I mentioned having a hard time coming … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Almanzo’s Pumpkin

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  Lily has finished Farmer Boy!  She enjoyed it but not as much as the stories about Laura so she is happy to be reading On the Banks of Plum … [Continue reading]

Soft Serve Ice Cream Cone

Soft Serve Ice Cream Cone by Amy Friend

I have been intending to sew and share this new paper piecing pattern for the past few weeks but life has been so busy! I really enjoyed sewing up … [Continue reading]

Wet Suit Bag Tutorial

Wet Suit Bag Tutorial by Amy Friend

  You can find my free tutorial for this Wet Suit Bag on the Therm O Web blog today. It is fully lined with vinyl coated fabric so that you … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Barn Block

Barn Block

Lily is finishing up reading the third book in the Little House series, Farmer Boy.  It's about Almanzo's childhood.  Almanzo becomes Laura's husband … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Maple Leaf

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I love it, I wasn't producing new block patterns quickly enough for a little girl named Caitlyn, so she decided to enlist her mom's help and come up … [Continue reading]

Indelible Footprint Quilt Top

Indelible Footprint Quilt Top by Amy Friend

I was thrilled to be invited to join the Indelible Blog Hop celebrating the Indelible collection by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics. This … [Continue reading]

A Couple of Contests!

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The Fat Quarter Shop is having a fun and easy contest.  Have you seen their cute "Sew What?" tshirts?  All you need to do is take a selfie of you … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Pet and Patty

Pet and Patty Block

Lily has just finished sewing block 4 of the sew along; the second block for the second book in the series, Little House on the Prairie. She is now … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Mary’s Nine Patch

Mary's Nine Patch

Well, Lily just finished reading the second book in the series, Little House on the Prairie. While she was reading, she took great interest in the … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Black Susan

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Lily and I were surprised to hear from so many Little House on the Prairie fans who might like to sew along with us this summer.  I made this little … [Continue reading]

Bushel Basket of Apples Pattern

Bushel Basket of Apples by Amy Friend

I just designed this 12" paper pieced block for Melinda in the Cocorico Bee.  Her theme is Farmer's Market and I decided on a slatted bushel basket … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sampler Project

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When I was a little girl, I devoured the Little House on the Prairie series.  I absolutely loved it. I proceeded to watch the Little House series on … [Continue reading]

Oliso Pro Iron and Massdrop

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Have you heard about Massdrop?  I became aware of it recently when I saw news on social media about great deals on Aurifil and Liberty.  There's a … [Continue reading]

Winner!

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Thank you to everyone who entered the Fat Quarter Shop's great giveaway of a fat eighth bundle of 25th and Pine and the Mittens and Main quilt … [Continue reading]

Fat Quarter Shop Giveaway!

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I'm happy to host a giveaway for the Fat Quarter Shop today! You can win a Fat Eighth Stack of 25th and Pine by BasicGrey for Moda. You will … [Continue reading]

Fat Quarter Shop Shipping Special

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The Fat Quarter Shop is celebrating their 11th Anniversary with a shipping promotion starting today, Monday June 16th till Sunday June 22nd. All … [Continue reading]

Sponsor News

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I have a little sponsor news to share this afternoon!  School ends next week here in New England so Becca is offering an end of the school year … [Continue reading]

Busy, Busy!

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  I haven't been blogging very actively lately but it isn't because I haven't been sewing. It's just one of those times when I can't share … [Continue reading]

Mittens and Main Pillow

Mittens and Main Pillow by Amy Friend

Do you remember the quilt I designed for BasicGrey called Mittens and Main? I shared it in this post here. Both the fabric and patterns are now … [Continue reading]

Fly Zip Bags

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I just finished making gifts for my children's teachers.  This year we have three preschool teachers, one second grade teacher, and four fifth grade … [Continue reading]

Field Day

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I just got really spoiled by Alison Glass! She held a giveaway on Instagram following Quilt Market and I was one of the winners. Today this … [Continue reading]

Sponsor/Affiliate Updates and HUGE Giveaway

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The Fat Quarter Shop is having a HUGE giveaway.  The total value of the giveaway retails at over $6,300 and is divided into 12 prize buckets.  The … [Continue reading]

Last of the Market Posts

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I figured it's time to share the rest of my Quilt Market pictures!  This will just be a quick run down with pretty images.  First of all, Cotton + … [Continue reading]

New Sweet Tea Pattern

Sweet Tea Pattern by Amy Friend for BasicGrey

I have been designing patterns for BasicGrey for awhile now. However, while my quilts have gone to market, I have not! So, it was very exciting for me … [Continue reading]

Sizzix at Quilt Market

Ombre Vibes by Amy Friend

I had the pleasure of joining the Sizzix team in their booth for Quilt Market this past weekend.   This was the booth!  For those of you not … [Continue reading]

Quilt Market-Tim Holtz

Basket Pillow made with Eclectic Elements (Tim Holtz) by Amy Friend

I am at Quilt Market in Pittsburgh right now, working in the Sizzix booth. I've scheduled this post while I am away to share a couple of fun projects … [Continue reading]

Mittens & Main Quilt Pattern

Mittens & Main by Amy Friend for BasicGrey

I'm happy to finally share my newest pattern designed for BasicGrey!  It's called Mittens & Main and it features their new Christmas collection, … [Continue reading]

Another 241 Tote

241 Tote

I just finished up my second 241 Tote, pattern by Anna of Noodlehead. I made one that was more for fall and winter last time so I wanted to make a … [Continue reading]

Oakshott Colourshott Diamond Runner

Oakshott Colourshott Diamond Runner by Amy Friend

I've had so much fun with this project! Every time I get to work with Oakshott, it is such a gift. The fabrics are so deep and beautiful and they have … [Continue reading]

Sewing a First Communion Dress

First Communion, Hair with Baby's Breath

My daughter received her First Communion today.  Long before I had children, I dreamed of making them dresses for their First Communions.  My oldest … [Continue reading]

Major Sizzix Sale

Sizzix is having a major sale starting today and ending on the 27th. Some dies are as much as 80% off! I just took a look and there are a lot of dies … [Continue reading]

Oakshott Colourshott Diamonds

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After I finished my daughters slippery satin and lace First Communion dress and all my market sewing obligations, I decided it was time for a little … [Continue reading]