Inn Street Clutch in Quilting Arts Holiday 2015

Inn Street Clutch by Amy Friend

I'm excited to have a fun quick-sew project in the special 2015 Holiday issue of QuiltingArts Magazine that's perfect for gifting or … [Continue reading]

Squared Elements at Massdrop…with a giveaway!

Squared Elements Haberdashery Pillow by Amy Friend

Starting today, Massdrop is offering a Squared Elements drop! Squared Elements are  modern, graphic blenders by Art Gallery Fabrics.  They are offered … [Continue reading]

Bauhaus Mini

Bauhaus Mini by Amy Friend

Recently, I asked my former colleague, Victoria Solan, for some suggestions for modern inspiration to use in my quilting. She recommended Bauhaus … [Continue reading]

Ombre Vibes Mini

Ombre Vibes Mini by Amy Friend

A little over a year ago now, I designed a quilt for Sizzix that I called Ombre Vibes. It is available as a free pattern on the Sizzix site.  Sizzix … [Continue reading]

Garden Stroll Pattern Available

Thank you for all the compliments on Garden Stroll! I am so glad that you like it.  It is now available as a pdf download from my Pattern Store (see … [Continue reading]

Garden Stroll Quilt

Garden Stroll by Amy Friend

I finished my Garden Stroll Quilt last night.  This is a paper pieced quilt with lots of interesting negative space but block based putting it … [Continue reading]

Color Palette

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I thought I would share my process for choosing my color palette for my upcoming pattern (it's in the works but summer sewing is proving to be … [Continue reading]

Find Me in the Garden


If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you know I love gardening! It's all the sweeter this year following such a long, cold, and … [Continue reading]

FQS Aurifil Thread Boxes


When the Fat Quarter Shop asked if I would like to try out their exclusive Aurifil thread boxes, they didn't need to ask twice. I am a huge Aurifil … [Continue reading]

Welcoming Quilty Box (with a giveaway!)


I am happy to welcome Quilty Box as a new sponsor today.  You may be familiar with Quilty Box already. It was started by an avid quilter in Florida in … [Continue reading]

Puddling Quilt Completed

Puddling by Amy Friend

I've just finished up my Puddling Quilt. I had a great time making it. I have been asked if I have a hard time working improvisationally since I … [Continue reading]

Patterns Available on Paper

I am very pleased to announce that four of my paper pieced quilt patterns are now available on paper (they previously existed exclusively as pdf … [Continue reading]

Eclectic Elements Spring 2015

Ruched Happy Bag by Amy Friend

I wanted to quickly share a couple of projects that I made for my friends at Tim Holtz for Spring Quilt Market 2015.  Tim debuted a new collection of … [Continue reading]

Pointed Statement Pattern Available

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My Pointed Statement Quilt Pattern is now available as a pdf.  You can click on my Pattern Shop button above, or on the links in the sidebar to Etsy … [Continue reading]

Free Sew Me A Song Pattern and Giveaway

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I'm so happy to be sharing this free paper pieced block pattern today!  I designed this block THREE years ago now for my friend Becca when she left … [Continue reading]

Improv Handbook Blog Hop

Scrambled by Amy Friend

Welcome to the Improve Handbook Blog Hop! Sherri Lynn Wood's new book, The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters; A Guide to Creating, Quilting & … [Continue reading]

Bias Strip Curves Workshop

Sherri Lynn Wood

Today, my quilt guild hosted Sherri Lynn Wood, the author of The Improv Handbook for a full day workshop. She taught the Bias Strip Curves score from … [Continue reading]

Puddling Quilt Top

Puddling Detail by Amy Friend

I have been working on an improvisational quilt top on and off for the last few weeks as a fun "free time" project.  I enjoyed making my Improv Fans … [Continue reading]

Seam Rippers are Listed

Seam Rippers

I just wanted to let you know that I just finished listing this batch of hand held, single ended seam rippers in my Etsy shop.  They are hand turned … [Continue reading]

The Anna Blouse in Skopelos

Anna Blouse in Skopelos by Amy Friend

I'm happy to be joining in on the Skopelos Blog Hop today! Skopelos is designed by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics. She was inspired by the … [Continue reading]

Pointed Statement

Pointed Statement by Amy Friend

I am so pleased to share this completed quilt today!  I showed you a few of the blocks a number of weeks ago.  I designed my own paper pieced pattern … [Continue reading]

Cocorico Traveling Bee-Charise’s Quilt

Passenger Ship by Amy Friend

I spent today working on this block for the Cocorico Traveling Bee.  Charise sent me two beautiful starter blocks for her quilt.  One depicts a well … [Continue reading]

A Pillow to Gift Tutorial

A Sweet Life Pillow by Amy Friend

Today I am sharing this pillow made from Pat Sloan's new collection from Moda called The Sweet Life. I was immediately drawn to the text prints and … [Continue reading]

Make It, Take It Blog Hop

Small Patchwork Bag by Ayumi sewn by Amy Friend

My friend, Krista Hennebury of Poppyprint, has published a book and I'd like to tell you a little bit about it today. I first "met" Krista online back … [Continue reading]

Haberdashery Quilt Pattern

Haberdashery Quilt Pattern by Amy Friend

I have been asked by several people to consider making my Haberdashery Quilt Pattern available. I listened and here it is! I hope you love it and I … [Continue reading]

Diana’s Golden Needle

Diana's Golden Needle650

This  young woman is an inspiration!  I came across her story on Facebook and contacted her because I wanted to help spread the word about her … [Continue reading]