May is for Makers-Week 3

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I can't believe that we are already to Week 3 of May is for Makers!  May is for Makers is a campaign started by Lindsey Rhodes to bring awareness to … [Continue reading]

May Aurifil Designer of the Month–me!

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May is my month to share a blue and white block design for the Aurifil Designer of the Month BOM.  I truly love Aurifil thread so I am so happy to … [Continue reading]

Ramp It Up Quilt

Ramp It Up by Amy Friend from Intentional Piecing

Today, I'd like to share another project from my book, Intentional Piecing. I firmly feel that not all intentional piecing needs to be fussy cutting. … [Continue reading]

My Tribe Quilt

My Tribe Quilt by Amy Friend from Intentional Piecing

The My Tribe quilt seems to be one of the most popular quilts in my new book, Intentional Piecing.  I have to say that I really enjoyed making it as … [Continue reading]

Seam Rippers Available

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I know it has been a long time since I've stocked seam rippers in my Etsy shop but the wait is over!  My husband just finished this batch of 12 hand … [Continue reading]

May is for Makers-Week 2

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Continuing my commitment to purchase a pattern from an Indie designer once a week for the 5 weeks in May, I decided to buy Jeni Baker's Lined … [Continue reading]

Circuitry Quilt

Circuitry Quilt by Amy Friend from Intentional Piecing

For months now, I have been telling people to save their selvages because I had a pattern coming up that I was excited about.  I would like to share … [Continue reading]

May Is for Makers: Week 1

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Here we are, it's the first Monday in May so I want to share my first #mayisformakers purchase.  I have pledged to purchase a pattern a week from an … [Continue reading]

Join Me on American Patchwork and Quilting

Crazy Eights by Amy Friend from Intentional Piecing

Tomorrow I will be talking with Pat Sloan on American Patchwork and Quilting Podcast about my book, Intentional Piecing. I hope you will join … [Continue reading]

May Is For Makers Campaign

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I am joining the May is for Makers campaign initiated by Lindsey from LR Stitched.  She is challenging us to buy one pattern each of the 5 weeks in … [Continue reading]

Stash Happy Tote

Stash Happy Tote with Teacher's Pet block by Amy Friend

I wanted to share another project from my book today because I feel that it is timely with the end of the school year approaching.  I think that this … [Continue reading]

QuiltCon 2017

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I am so excited to announce that I will be teaching at QuiltCon 2017 in Savannah!  I have always wanted to to go Savannah so I am really thrilled that … [Continue reading]

Liberty Dress

Liberty Dress by Amy Friend, pattern in Intentional Piecing

My friend, Laura, said that she'd love to see the Dress paper pieced block from my book, Intentional Piecing, made in Liberty.  I decided that I … [Continue reading]

April Aurifil Designer, Kate Spain

Aurifil 2016 Design Team April Kate Spain collage

It's Kate Spain's turn this month to share her block design for the Aurifil Block of the Month.  You can find all the details here. In order to … [Continue reading]

Tell Me A Story Quilt–Prizes!

Tell Me A Story blocks by Amy Friend

Initially, I hadn't planned on sewing along and making more Tell Me A Story blocks...but I couldn't resist!  I have made this group of 5 so far and … [Continue reading]

Tell Me A Story; A Stitched Storytelling Event

Tell Me A Story Quilt by Amy Friend

I am so happy to share my Tell Me A Story Quilt from my new book, Intentional Piecing.  In the book, I call this quilt a process quilt.  The idea is … [Continue reading]

Intentional Piecing

Magnetic Pin Tray by Amy Friend

I've been given the OK to share anything and everything from my book which has just started to make its way out into the world!  I am now shipping … [Continue reading]

Intentional Piecing Pre-Order

I have been asked by a number of long time blog readers how they can order copies of my book directly from me and signed for them.  I just added a … [Continue reading]

Facets Quilt

Facets by Amy Friend

I finished my Facets Quilt late last night and photographed it early this morning before the rain started. This quilt design uses 9 over-sized … [Continue reading]

Vintage Vacuum Paper Pieced Pattern

Vintage Vacuum by Amy Friend

Four years ago, I made a vintage Hoover vacuum block for a paper pieced sewing bee.  The block was very complex with multiple Y seams and partial … [Continue reading]

Nibbles Paper Pieced Pattern Now Available!

Nibbles Paper Pieced Pattern by Amy Friend

I'd like to share my latest paper pieced block pattern with you today...just in time for Easter and spring in general!  This is Nibbles, a little … [Continue reading]

Chocolate Bunny Paper Pieced Pillow

Chocolate Bunny Pillow by Amy Friend

Art Gallery Fabrics sent me some of Pat Bravo's new EssentialsII recently and I felt compelled to make my Chocolate Bunny paper pieced block using the … [Continue reading]

A New Paper Pieced Diamond Project

Diamond WIP by Amy Friend

I have a new work in progress. I designed this large scale diamond paper pieced block and challenged myself to try to create dimension through my … [Continue reading]

March Aurifil Designer, Christa Watson

Aurifil 2016 Design Team March Christa Watson collage

It's Christa Watson's turn this month to share her block design for the Aurifil Block of the Month.  You can find all the details here. There … [Continue reading]

Blueberry Park Giveaway from Fat Quarter Shop

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Who wouldn't love to win this Cool Blueberry Park Roll Up by Karen Lewis Textiles for Robert Kaufman Fabrics?  I have one to giveaway to a domestic or … [Continue reading]

Baker’s Dozen Quilt Pattern

Baker's Dozen by Amy Friend

I was fortunate to work with Moda to create this pattern using an upcoming collection by Sweetwater called Cookie Exchange.  I call this quilt Baker's … [Continue reading]