Craft Fail; Book Review

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I'm so glad that I was invited to review an advance copy of Craft Fail; When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong by Heather Mann. I spent two evenings reading the book and sharing the tales of craft failures with my husband and we both got quite a few laughs! I think anyone who crafts or cooks or makes … [Continue reading]

Utopia Giveaway from the Fat Quarter Shop

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  This morning I am hosting a giveaway from The Fat Quarter Shop for a fat quarter bundle of Frances Newcombe's Fantasy City Fervor Utopia for Art Gallery Fabrics! The giveaway is open internationally. I will announce the winner next Wednesday, 10/29, by updating this post.  This collection … [Continue reading]

Irish Chain Variation Complete

Irish Chain Variation by Amy Friend

I have finished my Irish Chain Variation!  As I mentioned in a recent post, this quilt was inspired by an Amish quilt on the back cover of the book A … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Chalkboard

Little House on the Prairie; Chalkboard

  Lily and I have been reading These Happy Golden Years for the past couple of weeks and are nearly through.  I have been reading most of … [Continue reading]

Janome Walking Foot Guide Fix

Janome Walking Foot Guide Fix by Amy Friend

I have been working on my straight line/crosshatch quilting and am constantly frustrated by my Janome walking foot guide.  It will not stay put.  The … [Continue reading]

Nine Patch Variation WIP

Nine Patch Variation by Amy Friend

  I have been working on a new quilt recently and thought I would share a couple of pictures here that I have previously shared only on … [Continue reading]

Merlin Costume

Merlin Costume by Amy Friend

My son approached me with a 3 inch tall plastic figure of Merlin, the main character in a series of novels he is enjoying, and asked if I could make … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Shirt

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Welcome to Block 16 of the Little House on the Prairie Sew Along.  This block is the second to correspond to Little Town on the Prairie.  That means … [Continue reading]

Curious

Curious by Amy Friend

As I made my Melon Ice table runner recently, I was reminded of how much I like the diamond shape. I wanted to explore it a little more in a … [Continue reading]

Welcome Gotham Quilts (with Coupon Code!!)

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Today I am happy to welcome the newest sponsor of During Quiet Time, Gotham Quilts.  Gotham Quilts is a new on-line shop with plans to open a brick … [Continue reading]

A Sense of Place Mini

Plum Island mini by Amy Friend

My guild, the Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild, is participating in a mini quilt swap with the Northampton MQG.  The theme is "A Sense of Place."  I am a … [Continue reading]

Gertie Sews Vintage Casual; Book Review

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I was sent an advance copy of Gertie Sews Vintage Casual which is now available on Amazon and in your local bookstores.  This book is written by … [Continue reading]

National Sewing Month

Tova by Amy Friend

It's National Sewing and Quilting Month and the Fat Quarter Shop is celebrating with a free heart pattern and a challenge to bloggers.  First, for the … [Continue reading]

Sew Fresh Fabrics Going Out of Business

Today, Peg is breaking the news that she is closing Sew Fresh Fabrics. I know so many of you are disappointed, as am I.  Sew Fresh was my first … [Continue reading]

Melon Ice Runner in Prints

Melon Ice Runner by Amy Friend

I'll be teaching a workshop this winter based on my Melon Ice Quilt Pattern.  I just finished this sample to bring with me, using my coveted stash of … [Continue reading]

Penny’s Witch Costume

Witch Costume by Amy Friend

My 5 year old asked to be a witch for Halloween. It's not the most creative costume idea but she has been mentioning it for at least the last two … [Continue reading]

Selvage Whirlwind at the BAQS Exhibit

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I sent my Selvage Whirlwind quilt to hang as a part of the first BAQS exhibit at the AQS Quilt Week Show in Chattanooga.  I was so excited to see … [Continue reading]

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 … [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 … [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

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  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

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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

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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]