My VAT Solution

VAT solution

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]

Sewing Table Gift

2014-12-27 IMGP2418b

My husband made me this beautiful sewing table for Christmas. It wasn't a surprise because I knew he was working on it and we had discussed the … [Continue reading]

Merry Christmas

IMGP2314bb

Merry Christmas friends! I hope you all enjoy this holiday season with your loved ones. … [Continue reading]

Snapshots Quilt Along to Benefit St. Jude

Snapshots Banner

I wanted to call your attention to the Snapshots Quilt Along sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics.  You can read all about it here. … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along Complete!

Little House on the Prairie Quilt

I'm happy to share my 9 year old daughter's completed quilt!  If you have been sewing along with us, you know that Lily and I have been reading the … [Continue reading]

Baguette Quilt

Baguette by Amy Friend

I am pleased to finally share a quilt I made over the summer.  It feels like forever ago!  I call it Baguette and it can be found in the January 2015 … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Musical Notes

Lily with musical notes

Can you remember way back to the beginning of the sew along?  I warned you that we were designing the blocks as we read the Little House series and … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along: Rose’s Letter Blocks

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along

Lily has just finished reading the last book in the Little House Series, The First Four Years.  This book is about the first four years of Laura and … [Continue reading]

Haberdashery Quilt

Haberdashery Quilt by Amy Friend

If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen lots of "in progress" shots of this quilt. I just finished it up and couldn't be happier with it!  My goal … [Continue reading]

Interlock in Modern Patchwork

Interlock by Amy Friend

I have another new quilt to share today. I was quite busy over the late spring to summer period but only now able to show all these projects.  This … [Continue reading]

Camper Paper Pieced Pattern

Camper by Amy Friend

I just designed this Camper block for my bee mate in the Cocorico Bee.  She asked for travel themed blocks and when pressed for a color preference, … [Continue reading]

Scraps, Inc. and Twinkle

photo courtesy ©Lucky Spool Media, LLC.

  I was so excited to be invited to contribute to Scraps, Inc., a collaborative book published by Lucky Spool. Working on this book was a … [Continue reading]

Just For You Blog Hop

Mini Dresden Coin Purse by Amy Friend

Quite awhile ago now, I was invited to submit a project for Just for You: Selfish Sewing Projects from Your Favorite Sew Can She Bloggers: 24 Simply … [Continue reading]

Free Motion Quilting For Beginners-Book Review

b1278_c

Molly Hanson has authored a book called Free Motion Quilting For Beginners; and those who think they can't. Molly is on the ThermOWeb design team with … [Continue reading]

Sherri Lynn Wood to Visit New England

I have been working to bring some speakers to New England.  All the good MQG stuff seems to happen in places like Texas and Utah and it would be nice … [Continue reading]

318 Patchwork Patterns Blog Hop

318 Patchwork Patterns Table Runner by Amy Friend

Today is my stop on the 318 Patchwork Patterns blog hop!  This book containing paper pieced and appliqued designs by Kumiko Fujita was first published … [Continue reading]

Snowflake Paper Pieced Pattern

Snowflake Paper Pieced Pattern by Amy Friend

I'm just popping in quickly today to let you know that I have updated my Etsy and Craftsy shops to include this snowflake block that I designed a … [Continue reading]

Primrose Square Quilt Pattern

Primrose Square Quilt Pattern by Amy Friend for BasicGrey

While at quilt market, I was able to snap this picture of Primrose Square, my most recent quilt pattern designed for BasicGrey using their new … [Continue reading]

Sweet Tea Kit on Craftsy

I just wanted to pop in and let you know that my Sweet Tea quilt pattern has been kitted and is available on Craftsy right now. You can buy it here on … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Dove in the Window

Dove in the Window

  Lily has just finished reading These Happy Golden Years.  As I mentioned before, this book describes Laura and Almanzo's courtship and … [Continue reading]

Kite Tails in Mochi

Kite Tails by Amy Friend

My original Kite Tails quilt, made in an assortment of prints from the first Cotton + Steel collection, appealed to the ladies at Cotton + Steel so … [Continue reading]

World Without End Variation

World Without End Variation by Amy Friend

I just returned home from Quilt Market in Houston, Texas.  Sizzix debuted their new die, "World Without End," at market and asked me to design a … [Continue reading]

Craft Fail; Book Review

craft fail cover

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 … [Continue reading]

Utopia Giveaway from the Fat Quarter Shop

utopia-fantasycity-450_2

  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 … [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]