PDF Pattern Sale–30% off!


I don't hold sales very often and this is my biggest one yet!  From 11/27-11/29 you will receive 30% off in my Etsy shop using the code "BLACKFRIDAY30." There is no code needed for the same discount from my Pattern Shop here on my web site. Remember, if you live outside of the US, you will need to … [Continue reading]

Flashing Lights Pattern in McCall’s


I'm pleased to announce that I have a quilt design featured in the January/February 2016 issue of McCall's Quilting. The quilt is called Flashing Lights and it is made from Kate Spain's fabric collection, Canyon, for Moda.  Canyon is paired with a Moda grey crossweave in this sample made by … [Continue reading]

Sundance Dresden Pillow Blog Hop with the FQS


The Fat Quarter Shop asked if I would sew along with them and make a Sundance Dresden Pillow. I chose to work with Hazel, a fabric collection by … [Continue reading]

Eiffel Tower Pillow with Small Wonders

Eiffel Tower

A couple of months ago, Mary Fons asked if I would like to work with her new collection, Small Wonders.  Of course, I said yes!  Mary has designed … [Continue reading]

Texting While Sewing 2 Winners!

Penny from Sew Take a Hike had her work cut out for her judging this contest!  Penny narrowed down the top 10 entries to first, second and third place … [Continue reading]

Texting While Sewing Top 10 Finalists


The Texting While Sewing 2 Contest deadline was last night at midnight. I spent the morning looking over the entries and trying to narrow it down to … [Continue reading]

Interlock Quilt Pattern

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Just popping in to let you know that my Interlock Quilt Pattern is now available as a stand alone pattern. You can download it from any of my shops … [Continue reading]

Happy Halloween

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Happy Halloween from Elsa... Hermione... and an archer!   … [Continue reading]

Another Little House on the Prairie Quilt!

Gianna's quilt

Are you familiar with my Little House on the Prairie Sew Along?  We finished up last year but the tutorials for all the blocks are still available on … [Continue reading]

Quilt Festival


I'm so happy to have two of my favorite quilts hanging at the Quilt Festival in Houston as a part of the Modern Quilt Guild Showcase. Thank you … [Continue reading]

Tim Holtz Projects for Market


I did not travel to Quilt Market this year but am enjoying seeing the pictures from home while celebrating a very important 10th birthday, among other … [Continue reading]

Color Injection Quilt Pattern

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It took a little prodding, mostly because I was putting off the side triangle/corner triangle math, but I have finally released the pattern for this … [Continue reading]

Texting While Sewing 2 Contest Deadline Approaching!

The deadline for the Texting While Sewing 2 contest is only about 2 weeks away!  I hope your project is underway but even if it isn't, you still have … [Continue reading]

Village Street Quilt in McCall’s Quick Quilts


I wanted to let you know that I designed an easy-sew quilt for McCall's Quick Quilts December/January 2015 issue.  The quilt features … [Continue reading]

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 … [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, … [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]