Squircle Quilt and a Giveaway

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Pat Bravo asked if I would like to make a quilt featuring Legacy by Angela Walters. Of course I would! I had a lot of fun. I loosely based my design on one of the prints in the collection called Grand Mosaic (seen below).

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I chose to use straight strips and drunkards path blocks to create nested rounded squares.  While looking to see if there was a proper name for the rounded square, I bumped into the term squircle. I think it’s so funny that it’s actually a mathematical term that I had to use it even though the rounded square and squircle are slightly different mathematically.  They are nearly the same so I am going with it.  I hereby name this my Squircle quilt. The drunkard’s path blocks were cut using my Sizzix Big Shot and the drunkard’s path arch and quarter circle dies. Using these dies, a finished drunkard’s path unit is 4″.  I based the rest of my calculations on that, yielding a 60″ square lap quilt.

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I requested my favorite prints from the collection to use in this quilt. I particularly like the confetti-like print called Geneology so I used it in the Oro colorway on the quilt top and for the majority of the backing and in the Azul colorway for the binding. I also really like the blue print called Drawn Destiny in Denim. You can find the whole Legacy collection at the Fat Quarter Shop and Sew Fresh Fabrics. I love the oceany feel that this collection has. Now, I am thinking that it also has an icy feel. That could be due to the snow that is blanketing every surface here at the moment.

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This was a quilt that was almost not shared till spring due to the difficulty taking pictures. Just to give you all a laugh, I will explain that I trudged through snow that was a foot high while carrying the quilt, my camera and a ladder. I walked through the snow, the kind that is frozen on top so you momentarily think you will be able to walk on top of it till you fall through and the snow goes over the top of your boots. I set up the ladder while my fingers froze in temps in the single digits. I then trudged down the hill in the snow and set the ladder up again to stand on it to take the pictures. After coming in and warming up, I sent the pictures to my husband at work.  Pictures in the snow are tricky because snow seems to cast a bluish hue.  My husband told me that he didn’t like any of them at all.

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This led me to drive to the beach the following morning, when my car thermometer read 3 degrees, to try taking more pictures. The lighting wasn’t great and it was more or less a wasted trip where I froze my fingers nearly to the point of tears. It was then that I decided that my pictures are good enough and my husband is a harsh critic from his cozy office!  With a little editing, the color is better. And I am inside now and warmer.

These last two pictures show the quilting. After a lot of deliberation, I decided to quilt in a meandering boxy square. I think it works.  I also like how the simple, modern design of the quilt top works with the modern fabrics in this collection.

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Art Gallery Fabrics is generously giving away 2 assorted fat quarter bundles. Would you like one? To enter to win, please just leave me a comment, anything you want. If you’d like, tell me what you are looking forward to in the new year.  I will draw two winners’ names on December 23rd and your prizes will be shipped after Christmas.

Visit the Art Gallery Fabrics blog here!

The giveaway is now closed. The lucky winners are Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts and Ben D.

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Comments

  1. Love the quilt and I actually think your pictures are quite good! I laughed at the mention of Marden’s in your last post. There is one in Waterville, only a couple of miles from me and it seriously contributes to my fabric addiction. You never know what you’ll find for material, but there is always something you can’t live without. Thanks for the great giveaway and Merry Christmas!

  2. I love your quilt and the way that you based it on the design of the fabric. Every New Year brings with it hopes for the improvement of our lives in general, but this year it brings with it the desire for a healthy, happy grandson who is due May 3rd.

  3. Love how you quilted it girlie and I agree with Joyce…I think the photos are lovely…quite calming and what a wonderful collection…it would go with a lot and fit in anyone’s home!

    Hmmmm….new year….I’m looking forward to our house being finished and maybe a retreat or two…anything happening up your way next year?:)
    Merry, Merry and a happy and healthy Happy New Year to you and yours!!
    xoxoxo

  4. Very nice. I like the colors. I am looking forward to saying good riddance to 2013 and happily greeting a symbolic fresh start with January 1st of the new year.

  5. It’s very difficult to be perfect, isn’t it? I think the photos are fine and the quilt is gorgeous! Looking ahead to Alice after moving the contents of a home we’ve lived in for 20 years. Actually, moving the leftovers of a long overdue purging!

  6. Oh my you quilt it totally lovely! What a wonderful job you did on the picture taking, you have skills:-)
    I always love the start of the new year, it brings a fresh start! I have to have more time to sew but that’s always a bit hard with two young kids. Tho I love to sew, I love being a mother more and taking care of my little ones is always a blast!! This is such a wonderful giveaway!!!
    FINGERS CROSSED:-)
    xo Jessica
    juceyj03@gmail.com

  7. Amazing! I love your Squircle design! And I love sewing curves. Your photos are very good. I wish mine turned out half that good! Sorry you had to suffer for your art with frozen fingers. Keep up the great work, Amy! And Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  8. Lynn D in NC says:

    Love this quilt, how clever. In 2014 I’m looking forward to the finishing of a major remodel on our house, and having access to my sewing room again.

  9. I like your pictures just the way they are!

  10. Beautiful quilt! In the new year, I’d like to do some stash busting; I’ll challenge myself to use the beauties that I have hoarded. Thank you for the giveaway, and have a wonderful holiday season :)

  11. I love the quilt. Great way to use the drunkards path die. And I love the colors. I’m looking forward to sewing more in the new year. Thank you for the chance to win this pretty fabric! Happy New Year!

  12. Nancy Peach says:

    Amy, I just love this quilt. It is just a fun looking one with great color, fabrics and quilting. The quilting is a good play on both your design and fabric use. That Mark, what a critic, you can only do so much in this kind of weather!! For the New Year, I would like to be able to have a more organized workspace for my sewing…..that would mean I need to finish cleaning, organizing and sorting out my sewing room. I am getting there, it is good to have a goal!! Will this quilt be coming for show and tell after the New Year?? I hope so…..I really do like it!! I may need to make this one too!

  13. I think your pictures are great- especially by the ocean! No open water here in northern MN, just frozen snow-covered lakes. I have four quilt tops ready to be finished in 2014! I just ran out of time before the holidays!

  14. I have been long considering making some blocks like these, with the rounded corner and especially since I have been using Legacy to make napkins and looking at that same print. Your quilt is wonderful. I would love to win this bundle as my own is almost all made into napkins now so thank you for the chance to win. For the New Year I am looking forward to making myself more of a priority, health, exercise, quilting and other crafts.

  15. I think your design and photos are lovely and best of all I love the name, “squircle”! It makes me laugh. In the new year I certainly hope to find more time for sewing. I have a few projects in mind that I’d like to become reality.

  16. Thank you for braving the cold for pictures! I truly understand how cold it’s been :)

  17. Gorgeous colours, I love these! Thanks so much for the chance!
    I’m looking forward to my goal of learning how to free-motion quilt. This year I learned paper-piecing, but I want to work on my free-motion skills, so … :)

  18. I love your quilt!
    I never realised that ‘squircle’ was an actual word!!

  19. Lovely fabrics ! I’m planning on mastering paper piecing, I thought it was the hardest thing in the world due to peoples comments at sewing gatherings. Now I know better…so I’m gonna give it a whirl.

  20. I am hoping to buy less and use more of my stash.

  21. I plan to learn how to put zippers in so that I can make zippy pouches for gifts next year.

  22. Beautiful quilt and photos once again, Amy… Those snowy and windy shots are awesome! I love winter but I am also really looking forward to the trip I just booked to San Diego in February. Merry, Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  23. Courtney Elwell says:

    Gorgeous quilt!! Absolutely awesome!! Makes me want to learn to piece curves!!! Thanks for the give-away!

  24. barbara corbitt says:

    your quilt is so beautiful and inspirational. i appreciate the fact you braved such cold temps just to show us you awesome quilt. i love reading your blog, it never fails to put a smile on my face. i will be spending christmas at home. all of my family have passed on, including my only child who died in my arms. thank you for showing your great quilt. if it needs a new home, i would be willing to make the supreme sacrifice and take it. lol babscorbitt at gmail dot com

  25. Squircle sounds like one of those celebrity couples… And I agree, those photos are awesome!

  26. I’m looking forward to warmer weather in the new year – you know the kind where you can take outdoor photos without freezing your fingers off!

  27. Your photos are great, love the colors you chose for the quilt. In 2014 I am looking forward to the birth of our first grandchild (very strange writing that!) and hopefully, having more sewing time – this baby will need lots of hand mades!!

  28. I love the quilt — the design and the colors. I’ve got to go look up the mathematical definition of squircle now. :)

  29. Love the quilt (and I think the pictures look nice – your husband is a harsh critic!) I’m looking forward to the two different BOM quilts I’m planning to make next year. I want them to get started!

  30. The quilt is so beautiful – you really made the fabrics shine! I can’t believe what you went through to photograph it, though. Of course, being from Hawaii, I can’t conceive of even living with snow around! Too bad nobody was around to make a video of your trudge through the snow!

  31. Kristin Lambert says:

    In the new year I’m looking forward to moving to Colorado into a new house!!!

  32. Well, I am looking forward to the possibilty of some of that snow you are talking about. We don’t get much.

    Hope to get rid of some of the confusion in my house. Sew more.

    Love this quilt and the colors you have chosen.

  33. Really lovely quilt ~ you did a wonderful job with it and love the story behind it too. All those photos and frozen fingers ~ you need a pair of warm gloves!
    I’m really looking forward to getting lots done sewing wise and spending time with family and friends (especially the ones that like to sew as much as I do!).
    Thanks so much for the lovely giveaway. I just used some Art Gallery fabric on a project ~ it’s so soft and the colors ~ divine!

  34. omg – these colors are amazing!!! i am currently trying to teach myself how to sew/quilt and crochet so i am new and still learning. but one of my new year’s resolutions is to try my first quilt!!

  35. I just started quilting in the last year, so I’m looking forward to really learning how to free-motion quilt! Your Squircle Quilt is absolutely gorgeous!

  36. Very cute! The quilt looks so wonderful with a snowy background…the colors are similar.
    I llove taking Angela’s classes on Craftsy, and it would be fun to make s quilt with he’d great fabrics.
    Thanks!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

  37. yep, your pictures are good enough!! which is better than most I take from my garage clothesline!!
    ummm, new year? we are building a new house! must to look forward to…bigger and better garage clotheslines im sure!!

  38. Love your quilt! I appreciate the efforts you made to take the picture, it looks great! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  39. Great Quilt!! Beautiful Fabric!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  40. I love using pastel colors in the winter, such a clean look. This quilt is awesome. In the new year I’m especially looking forward to finally living with my boyfriend after dating for 6 years!

  41. I love the squircle! I am looking forward to getting back to a little sewing. I’ve been on a hiatus since my daughter was born. Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. Your quilt looks great. You didn’t say if the giveaway is open internationally or not, I’m in the UK – I hope I can still enter.

  43. I think the quilts look great! I’m just looking forward to Christmas more this year than I have in years past. I have a 3 year old and a 17-month old, and I think Christmas is going to be more exciting for them (and, therefore, for me) this year and for the next few years!

  44. Your design is great! Makes the colors of the fabric pop :) Well done.

  45. Wow, that quilt is fabulous! I love the color combination!

  46. What a pretty quilt. I’d love the opportunity to work with this line of fabrics. So pretty and soft!

  47. Fabulous design! I’m hoping for a new year full of good things and creative growth. Pretty fabric would help :-)

  48. Your quilts are beautiful and the bundles look great!

  49. What a beautiful quilt! I work full time at night in a nursing home and all I do when I am home is sleep cook eat sit at the computer in front of the telly or at the sewing machine. 2014 will be the year (hopefully) that I start to do some exercising as a way to develop energy and maybe even loose some weight……not getting any younger.

  50. Amy, you are so creative! This is a great quilt and I love the name. You know, I get you on the trudging through the snow and sinking! Good grief, it isn’t even winter yet!!!

  51. I am (ofc) looking forward to all the lovely fabric collections. I am, however, REALLY looking forward to graduation and a job! (So tired of homework)

  52. I am looking forward to getting some ‘me’ time and actually sitting down behind my machine to work on something just for me for fun. No presents, no deadlines, etc. Just fun sewing!

  53. love it. You’re brave for going out in the cold–I have a hard time going outside when it’s below zero :p I’m looking forward to the summer in the new year !

  54. Amy, I admire your creativity nd determination to send us the very best…even in photography. Husbands are the worst critics. Whenever I finish a project and show my husband, the first thing I ask is “What’s wrong with it?” Why are we so hard on ourselves and question our work?? I’d love to play around with those fabrics and make something in my kind of “perfect”!

  55. Love the quilt. Perfect for the fabric line. Thanks for a chance at those great fabrics.

  56. Beautiful Quilt! Thanks for the chance.

  57. I’m looking forward to planting my vegetable garden. Thanks for the giveaway!

  58. I think your photos are lovely! Since I live in California, I never see snow let alone have to photograph with it, but I think the snow looks beautiful!
    Our 2013 was filled with DRAMA so I’m looking forward to a peaceful, light-hearted 2014!

  59. Lovely fabrics, and fun quilts!

  60. It is both icy and oceany! I love the colors and the pattern

  61. Margaret Schindler says:

    I like all the diplays of that beautiful quilt. I am not sure what the new year will bring me. I hope happiness.

  62. I love the fabric, the pattern, the quilt and your dedication.

  63. At first glance I thought it was the named the “squirrel” quilt. This is beautiful and I loved reading about your photography adventures. From the warmth of my office, of course. :)

  64. Bwahahaha, squircle, love it!

  65. Quilting Tangent says:

    Nice pictures, pretty fabrics. Merry Christmas!

  66. Jo Robertson says:

    I’m looking forward to my 40th birthday a week after new year! yey – I think!

  67. very pretty quilt, this year i am looking forward to learning and practicing more FMQ, that’s my goal for 2014, have a great one

  68. Very nice quilt! Your pictures are fine. I love the Legacy line of fabrics, so pretty.

  69. love these colors….and the quilt! i also love how one picture is snowy and the other one is nice and sunny, talk about opposite sides of the spectrum lol

  70. I love your squircle quilt! It makes me think of Greek islands. (I’ve never been to Greece, but I have seen beautiful pictures).

  71. At the end of January, we are moving so I’m looking forward to the new adventure next year brings.

  72. Linda Armenti says:

    Oh Amy I can imagine those freezing fingers, poor thing! It’s a beautiful quilt, not just for the design and fabric but because of the thought and mathematical inspirations. I love it so much!

  73. I adore your work! Thanks for offering this beautiful bundle! Our son graduates High School this May and my husband turns 50, so for the New Year, I want to make sure that I savor every moment with my loved ones….be more intentional with my attentions!

  74. Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

    The pictures are lovely! I don’t care what anyone says. In the news year, I’m most looking forward to some vacation time.

  75. Hello, this is such a neat quilt-thanks for the photos!
    Looking forward to Christmas+rejoicing with others and looking forward to learning FMQing in the New Year! Thanks so for your Blog+the giveaway too! Blessed Christmas+New Year to You+Yours!

  76. love the quilt – don’t think it would be on my radar as I do not have the templates it takes to make, nor do I work with curves that well. My goal for this next year is to put together backs for every quilt top that I have finished and sitting on the shelf – take at least two to the quilters every month – do not buy fabric but use what I have (my friends think I am starting my own quilt store) make quilts and blocks from the many patterns that I have stockpiled. Sounds good – wonder if I can do it…
    P.S. Winning fabric is not the same as buying fabric….smile…..

  77. I love this little quilt. Great job!
    Merry Christmas

  78. I’m looking forward to finishing up some projects :)
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

  79. It’s a beautiful quilt, I love the name!
    I’m looking forward to a year of much better health and a sewing weekend away with some friends in March.

  80. Amy, you always have great quilts and don’t listen to your husband, the pictures show off your quilt just fine.

    See you in the new year with a finished product. I look forward to the new year learning new things And finishing

    projects already in the works!

  81. I love this quilt!!! OMG!! It is a perfect pattern for a quilt that I want to make my niece… she is graduating from Nursing in the spring and this is so Modern and Fresh – she would love it! I think that she would love that fabric line too!!

  82. I think your photos are beautiful. How lucky you are to have both the pretty snow and the sandy beach so close to you!

  83. Joyce Mitchell says:

    I’m looking forward to a new great nephew due in early 2014. And my quilting goal for the year is to learn how to machine applique – so that should be fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

  84. That is a great design and the name is adorable! I totally have to make a squircle quilt now just so I can tell people what it’s called!! :) I’m looking forward to visiting my family in FL. I haven’t been there in 2 years so it’s about time!!

  85. Thanks for the chance! I’m excited to watch my little girl continue to grow (turns 1 in April!)

  86. I’m looking forward to having a baby girl in April!

    Gorgeous quilt, and the pictures are lovely. Thanks for the chance!

  87. Valerie Boudier says:

    Love your quilt – just my colours

  88. Barb Colvin says:

    Awesome design!! Nothing special planned for the new year, just hoping to get more projects finished and maybe start one or two new ones. Merry Christmas!

  89. I like your pictures, they make me miss snow. I know I shouldn’t complain but I miss the cold. We don’t have that warm weather and almost no sun but not the frosty winter night with heavenly fresh snow :)

  90. WOW you are dedicated to taking good pictures aren’t you? I’ll keep taking horrible ones from the warmth of my living room ;) Thank you so much for the giveaway, and I’m looking forward to making more friends, ones that knit and sew!

  91. a little less quilting in the new year, thanks

  92. I will look forward to finishing some WIPs, but I will probably start too many more!

  93. This quilt is just stunning! In the new year I am looking forward to more time organizing a new chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild in my community

  94. I’m looking forward to crossing off a big finish early in the new year, and getting started on some new projects.

  95. Angelia L. says:

    I love your gorgeous quilt and the pictures! The beautiful colors look amazing in both the snow and on a sunny beach….wonderful pictures. I’m hoping that 2014 will bring a job for my husband. It was Christmas 2012 when he found out that he was being “displaced” because of a bank merger. I am also looking forward to using the Singer Featherweight my wonderful mother-in-law just gave me. She had no idea that the little black sewing machine she used for years was so coveted by quilters or why every time she used it at her retirement home everyone wanted to buy it from her. Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas!

  96. I came here from the Art Gallery Blog. Your quilt is beautiful. I love the colors and the design is awesome. Wonderful job.

  97. Lori Miorton says:

    What a beautiful Quilt!! Fabrics could not have been more perfect!!! Loooove em too!

    Am just looking forward to being cancer free11 ( just did 7 weeks Radiation,,,,) And plan to Enjoy every lil’ Moment…share lots of Love & Hugs with Family & Friends!!

    Merry Christmas!!! & a verrrry Blessed New Year!!
    Ohio Hugs to!! :)

  98. Linda Nelson says:

    Your photos are beautiful…as well as the quilts! I’m looking forward to calm in the new year!

  99. I also am here via the Art Gallery Blog. I too have been know to cruise through the fabric section of Mardens. I live in NH on a NH/ME lake not too far from Sanford.
    Love the fabric and your sqircle. It goes with the collection nicely.

  100. Judy O'Day says:

    Quilt is so pretty…a mixture of dainty and geometric, very unique. Looking forward to organizing my sewing room and stash next week and then to sewing, sewing, sewing!!

  101. Ann Becker says:

    Ooh another lovely. Bless you for taking pictures in this frigid weather. My camera refuses to work in this cold.

  102. Your quilt is gorgeous, and I absolutely love the photo of the quilt on the ladder in the snow! What do husbands know?!! In the new year, I’m looking forward to spend time leisurely with my baby grand-daughter. :o )

  103. Love your quilt design! I am looking forward to finishing more quilts than I start in the new year.

  104. I’m looking forward to more sewing time and watching my little munchkin grow older

  105. Your quilt is gorgeous! If I had to deal with those weather conditions, there would be no photos until spring, for sure! As for the New Year, I hope to be better organized so I can make more time for quilts! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  106. Michelle Norris says:

    Loved the quilt and the yummy fabric. My word for 2014 is “complete’. I hope to complete many UFO’s as well as new projects.

  107. I am looking forward to a new longarm quilting machine. Dear Hubs gave me the go ahead today to look for the one I want. OMGosh, can I say excited? thanks for a great giveaway and Merry Christmas. :)

  108. Looking forward to better health. Merry Christmas

  109. I love your patterns. They are so unique. I’m NOT looking forward to my daughter graduating from high school and taking off for college. But I do look forward to her finding her way in the world and continuing to grow into a beautiful woman.

  110. Sophia DeLonghi says:

    Absolutely love this line! With the cold, wintry weather here in upper Michigan, it is a bright quilt that reminds me of sunshiny days!
    I am look forward to a fresh start in the New Year…putting the last year behind and new beginnings.
    Blessed Christmas!

  111. Lovely fabric – hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

  112. That’s a lovely quilt, and I admire your perseverance in photographing,too,

  113. Looking forward to tackling my first king-sized quilt!

  114. Love your use of drunkards path blocks to make something square with them! This is a beautiful showcase of the AGprints too.

  115. Your design is brilliant!

  116. I think your pictures are good. I like the way you can see the quilting in the beach photo. I love your choice of fabric too – reminds me of a summer day, not snowy. Next year, I’m looking forward to more quilting. I need to complete more!

  117. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    I love your pictures! Looking forward to more sewing time….

  118. Marcia Herath says:

    Love the quilt and the pics are good too. This next year I hope to make q good dent in my stash so I’ll have room to put more!

  119. I am looking forward to rethinking life and priorities and what I need to focus on in the new year. Thanks for a gorgeous giveaway – I just love your quilt.

  120. Well, I think you photos are terrific, the quilt looks beautiful! 2013 was a tough year, just looking forward to putting it behind me.

  121. Beautiful quilt! I’m looking forward to that “fresh start” you feel at the beginning of the year, and lots of motivation to sew, sew, sew. Many thanks for the inspiration and giveaway!

  122. Love your quilt!! Love the fabric too!!! Thank you for this chance to win!! In 2014 I am looking forward to getting some UFO’s completed along with some new projects!!!

  123. You were very determined to get your pictures done. Me I don’t like the cold and would have taken pics inside.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  124. Sharon Carbine says:

    Amy, the quilt you made is beautiful and sophisticated. Additionally, I love the prize fabrics. They fit very well with my favorite color palette. I would be delighted to use them. Happy holidays!

  125. Oh the things we quilters do for our quilts! I think you took some beautiful photos, thank you for freezing for your craft :)

  126. Love your quilt! Photos are fantastic!
    The bundle is absolutely my cup of tea!!!!!
    How beautiful! Lots if projects are coming up in my head just seeing those colors.
    Merry Christmas!

  127. It looks cool but at the same time very warm. :)
    I hope everyone I know amd live will be more happier and healthier next year!
    Thanks for the give away. Merry Christmas!

  128. I’m looking forward to seeing old friends in the spring!

  129. Love your website. I always wanted to be a mom and an artist too. Got to be both and NOW I’m an artist and a GRANDMA. You won’t believe it can get any better than mom, but it does ;)

  130. Lisa McGriff says:

    I’m looking forward to learning more about quilting and sewing, and hopefully learning to make some clothing!

  131. I think your quilt is great! I’m sorry you had such a hard time taking pictures. I’m looking forward to practicing my FMQ on my new Gammill. Thanks for the chance to win.

  132. Heather Hambrick says:

    Beautiful quilt! Thanks for freezing your fingers off so we can see it!! Merry Christmas, thanks for the chance to win.

  133. Love how you interpreted the fabric design for your quilt. I too am addicted to Art Gallery Fabrics.

  134. Andrea Franklin says:

    I just love your quilt! Everything about it….the colors – my favorite colors and the modern design. I’d be so happy to win some of this amazingly lovely fabric.

  135. My modern quilt group would love your quilt so I sent them a link. I’m looking forward to changing my dining room into a quilt room. The design wall works great hanging over the front door but for some reason my husband thinks that it is inconvienent to try to enter the house crawling under it.

  136. Joyce Mosby says:

    I love the colors in your squircle. ( the iPad self corrected it to squirrel LOL), I hope to get the courage to machine quilt in the new year? That is my goal for the new year.

  137. Your quilt is beautiful! I’m working on a Nordika quilt now. It just amazes me how their fabrics make a project go together so smoothly and accurately. I love it!

  138. Linda Fleming says:

    What a wonderful quilt. I love how you used the design of one of Angela’s fabric as your inspiration for a quilt made from her fabrics.
    Your photos are so nice. There are some really useful photo editing programs available.
    Like you my husband is my greatest critic and I know he does a wonderful job of editing our photos.
    I wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year.

  139. Sharon Jones says:

    Your quilt and photos are brilliant.

    What I want for the New Year is another clearance from ,my specialist, I had bowel cancer in July 2008, and foolishly thought this type of cancer had a five year clearance, but not so, it is a ten year clearance, so every six moths I have to have a heap of bloods etc, and hopefully they are clear, but it does add stress to my life, and quilting is my escape.

  140. Your quilt is peaceful looking; I know it seems like a weird feeling to get from a quilt but it has it’s quietness about it. Thank you for sharing it. I am looking forward to next year. I hope my hubby can finally start making my cutting table. I’m definitely looking forward to making more quilts with little or no backache from cutting fabrics. Merry Christmas everyone.

  141. I’ve just explained the new geometric term ‘squircle’ to my 5&3 yr olds and they are still laughing. Merry Christmas, ;)

  142. Your pictures look amazing!!!!!! I am looking forward to planning some fun quilts to try to use up my stash this year. Austerity bites…..I vow to only buy fabric to finish off quilts made from my stash. However a competition win would be a lovely bonus, I love Art Gallery Fabrics and your Squircle quilt. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous 2014. Kx

  143. I love so much your work!!! I hope the new year brings to all people health and prosperity

  144. Christine Hermann says:

    Another beauty of a quilt. Fabulous Creativity! I’m hoping the new year is safe and productive for us all. Thank you for all your hard work – Boston Strong- and Merry Christmas

  145. anne gordon says:

    What fun! Love the quilt and love Angela’s fabric line. How smart to create a design around a favorite print.

  146. I agree your husband is a harsh critic the pics are great and the quilt beautiful. Next year I’m looking forward to finishing my first king sized quilt, blocks are done I just need an empty house to layout the rows so I can put it all together. xx

  147. It is really pretty. Simple and effective and I like your pictures too :-)

  148. Nicole Brinkley says:

    I love the quilt and think the photos are brilliant!!! I love the colours of this range. Merry Christams!

  149. Ooh, nothing worse than cold fingers. The blues are so pretty.

  150. Very pretty and a perfect name. So sorry for you cold temp travels for a good picture. I think both are perfect.

  151. Diane McMinn says:

    I just discovered your site from Leah Day on facebook. I would love to win your bundle of fabric giveaway. Your quilt is beautiful and I enjoyed reading about your picture taking adventures. I think your photography is just perfect!
    Merry Christmas, Diane

  152. Bonnie Larson says:

    Love the quilt. Thanks so much for sharing. I admire your perseverance in picture taking.

  153. What a beautiful quilt. I love the colors…so nice and clean, as my mom used to say! In the New Year, I am looking forward to finishing a bunch of UFOs. I hope I can find the discipline to do this!

  154. Solange Myers says:

    I love your quilt and hope to make one if I win this prize.
    I am looking forward to a year filled with more quilty projects! And more fabrics! One can never have too many.

  155. Sharon Eshlaman says:

    You sure went the extra mile to display your beautiful quilts. I hate winter but that picture was my favorite! Thanks for going the extra mile to share your quilt. The New Year will find me working on a multitude of UFOs!

  156. Love your outdoor pictures! Now the quilt can keep you warm!
    This year I am hoping to bust through some projects piled up in my sewing room . . . although I seem to be starting the year with a broken machine! Not happy!

  157. Beautiful quilt! Thanks for the giveaway. I am enjoying a winter in the South (we just moved to South Carolina from New Jersey!). I’m looking forward to an early Spring and flowers blooming. Thanks!

  158. Sarah Boyce says:

    I hope to have more time to sew!

  159. Patty Page says:

    I love the colors in this quilt!

  160. Love AGF! I hope for more sew days next year!

  161. Sue Ahnrud says:

    Looking forward to trying new color combinations. Great quilt.

  162. How brave you are to go out in that weather!
    Love the colors and pattern. Cleaning off dining
    room table so Christmas dinner can be served!
    3 day job! Hugs from Florida.

  163. I am looking forward to creating more beauty in my life and my home. I am reading books on eating well and going through my wardrobe. this is the year I want to express myself through my creativity and wear clothes designed by me. To express myself in my home through the use of fabric and paints and
    fiber all over my home. I am feeling very feline and am drawn to designs this year from Africa and the
    wonderful prints from that culture…and of course I want to be a kinder, gentler person…

  164. Oh Amy!! I’m glad your fingers thawed enough to type your blog post! You poor thing, I totally ADORE this quilt!! LOVE it! For 2014 I’m looking forward to organizing my time so I can sew more. There are so many things I want to accomplish. I just need to organize myself to get it done. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours!!!!!

  165. Quilts like this always inspire me! the colors, fabric and design are perfection! I love all the pictures of this quilt…its never easy taking pictures! I think for 2014 I would love to get myself ‘out there’ more. I’ve made great strides this year – starting a blog among other things. I would love to get my patterns put together and ready for sale and perhaps look into some magazine submissions.

  166. Lisa Marie says:

    Your quilt and the photos are lovely! I don’t envy you with all that snow! I am looking forward to lots of sewing in the new year — I may even make something for me to keep!

  167. Photography can be difficult. I have a problem with lighting and space. I was thinking of looking for a used photographers backdrop stand to hang my quilts for pictures. The frames fold up and can go away in between.

  168. Beautiful quilt and wonderful fabrics. I think your pictures turned out great and I admire that you braved such bitter cold weather for these photos. The snow is a fabulous background for the colors of this quilt and it looks beautiful at the beach too.

  169. I think your pictures turned out great, especially the one on the ladder. I’m looking forward to gifts I’ll be making for next Christmas. The idea fineally firmed up this Dec. but too late for this year.

  170. I’m hoping to have a better year so I’m looking forward to a fresh start. 2013 has been awful, roll on 2014! first things first, a long overdue quilt for my nephew

  171. Great quilt! Love these prints and colors. I’m going to get out my templates and play around with your idea. Thanks!

  172. I absolutely love the colors you’ve chosen. I have a Big Shot but not the dies you used, although I do have Drunkards path templates. Thanks for the giveaway!

  173. You are so amazing!! you just keep doing it and doing it!! Deborah saw this on Face Book and said this was one she wanted! Just super cool!!

  174. Beautiful work – from inspiration through execution. In the new year I’m hoping to do less “idea collection” and more “doing”. PS Your photos were great…even if I hadn’t know the effort that went into them!

  175. Love the colors,love the pattern. The quilt looks great in snow and sand. Looking forward to the new year to see all that quilters bring forward. The quilting world is an amazing place.

  176. This is a lovely quilt that really features Angela’s fabrics beatifully. In 2014 I look forward to many, many quilting adventure.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  177. What a great quilt! Love the rounded off points for the squares. I am still a beginner, but would love to get to this level of quilting. Thank you for a chance to win some fabulous fabric.

  178. your quilt is lovely, as are your pictures of it! happy holidays!

  179. Beautiful quilt and fabric! Love the photo against the snow.

  180. I LOVE this fabric! You made a beautiful quilt with it–very calm and serene.:)

  181. I can’t wait to practice more free motion quilting with my longarm!!!

  182. mary maben says:

    Hi Amy,

    Merry Christmas! I am looking forward to doing more swaps and sewing more,

  183. Glorious quilt and lovely photos too.

    Looking forward to starting a wedding quilt for my son and his fiancee in the New Year.

  184. Love how you’ve designed the quilt top to match the fabrics. Such a wonderful idea.

  185. Beautiful quilt – looking forward to becoming a mummy for the first time in the new year! This would look great as a baby quilt!

  186. Lovely quilt and great design! I like the fabric a lot and it would make a quilt for anyone.

  187. What a beautiful quilt. I’m looking forward to actually finishing some of my quilty starts in the new year and to attending Sew South!

  188. Hehehe! Think the pics turned out great! And the quilt too;)

  189. Wow….what a great idea you had in designing this quilt. Although I am a new quilter I never thought of using the print of the fabric I love for the actual quilt….Bravo!

  190. I am looking forward to a better year than this one I hope, this was a hard year for me. Take care and thanks for the giveaway.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

  191. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    Very cute quilt! I can see it made in “manly” fabrics, too! It would be a great pattern for my nephews.

  192. Lawana Whaley says:

    Beautiful quilt. Thanks for the giveaway

  193. Lynne Tilley says:

    I just finished a quilt and feel like I’m ready to really jump in and do some serious quilting this year. Big ones, branch out, try FMQ, more intricate patterns! I’m very excited. I’m so lucky to have a sewing life and the time to enjoy it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  194. I want to tell you how much I love those colours, and also Merry Christmas :)

  195. I’m looking forward to being a new grandma in 2014. Thanks

  196. I am looking forward to finishing up some long overdue WiPs and hopefully walking more!!! Love your ‘squircle’ – happy Christmas!

  197. I am very much looking forward to a sewing class I am taking at the Denyse Schmidt studio. It is a basic sewing class and I am excited to learn how to be better at the fundamentals of sewing. I have taught myself through on-line tutorials and classes and know there is room for improvement. And I’ll learn how to make a pillow in the class so the house will soon have all new pillows!

  198. Gorgeous quilts and there is certainly nothing wrong with your photography! Looking forward to another year of quilty sewing!

  199. I am going to quit smoking for new years, think of all the fabric I will be able to buy with the savings

  200. I especially love the picture witht the snow and I would love this fabric. Merry Christmas! Not sure about New Year’s plans, loose weight needs to be close to the top of the list.

  201. *Any* pictures taken under those conditions are *just fine*! And the quilt is lovely too; it would be hard to get a bad picture of it, I think. The use of the drunkard’s path block in this way is a nice addition to it’s ongoing repertoire!

  202. barbara corbitt says:

    for the new year i hope to continue making charity quilts. i piece by hand and quilt by hand and donate them. thank you for a wonderful giveaway. babscorbitt@gmail.com

  203. What a nice looking quilt! I’m still trying to figure out how you used the drunkard’s path to make the corners though! I have a bunch that I cut with the Studio GO at my class so will have fun moving the pieces around as soon as I have time. Boy I like the way the Sizzix Big Shot let’s you cut the quarter circles and the arch using different fabric – with the templates we had for the GO both were cut at the same time so the same fabric. For the new year I’m getting back into finishing my projects. The sewing room is being reset up this month! I want to get back into sewing a bit every day, it was so much fun for me in 2012 when I was doing that! Thanks for putting my name in the hat for this terrific drawing!

  204. Looking forward to another year of quilting. Hoping to make progress on my FMQ adventures. Still learning.

  205. Lovely quilt and the colors are perfect. Hope your New Year is filled with lots of happy days and bright skies.

  206. Beautiful, I love these fabrics, and your quilt takes them to a whole new level. I hope to learn more about FMQ.

  207. Just wanted to Say Happy Holidays to you and your Family. This Quilt is my colors……

  208. Your quilt is gorgeous, and so are your photos!

  209. Merry Christmas! I’m looking forward to complteing a bunch of UFOs in the new year, fingers crossed! lol.

  210. I am looking forward to a fresh start, it always seems anything is possible :) A couple of questions… why do all your winter beach shots have no snow? And, is there a pattern for the Squircle quilt?

  211. Such lovely soothing colors!! I am looking forward for better skills at quilting in 2014, fingers crossed! :)

  212. Peggy Gibbs says:

    I hope to be able to organize and clean up my craft room.
    Thanks,
    Peggy

  213. Nique Etienne says:

    How lovely. Sorry about your fingers

  214. I am looking forward to a quilt retreat the end of January. First though, a wonderful family filled christmas. I wish you the same. Thanks.

  215. This year I will take care of those UFO’s! I think your photography is great and the seashore ones made your quilt colors sparkle.

  216. Jill Goodheart says:

    Love this quilt so much. In 2014 I’m hoping for good health. I’m also hoping to finish a queen-sized quilt I began over three years ago that keeps being pushed to the back burner.

  217. Oh…so many projects, so little time! In January I should start sewing projects for Christmas of 2014 ! :) Thank you for the giveaway!

  218. What a great pattern. I am looking forward to doing yoga at least once a week in 2014. Gotta move my body!

  219. What a wonderful quilt. The pattern shows the fabric and colours off beautifully.
    I’m looking forward to starting lots of new projects as I don’t have too many UFO’s left.

  220. Great quilt design, it has such a nice modern feel to it. And I love that fabric. Although I have tons of snow, too, I think I prefer the snow pictures.

    Since I got a new HUGE sewing room in 2013, I plan to spend much more time sewing in 2014. Yay!

  221. Nancy Woodworth says:

    Sorry to hear you froze your fingers. Love the quilt, the colors are wonderful. This year I want to finish the few projects that keep being set aside and then start working and the many many I still have and want to do for the family. I also am teaching my 11 year old grand daughter to sew. Thank you for the give away.

  222. Beautiful! I’m hoping to finish my first quilt in the new year!

  223. I just saw this and I love it!! Love the design itself, and the name is genius :) This year, I’m looking forward to getting my act in gear and doing fewer swaps and more family quilting. I also hope to get my Swedish Driver’s license (about time!)

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