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


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]


Possibilities by Amy Friend

I'm so happy to be kicking off the Fleet and Flourish Blog Hop today to celebrate my friend Maureen's new fabric collection for Art Gallery Fabrics. I … [Continue reading]

QuiltCon 2016


I was not able to make it to QuiltCon this year but was lucky to receive photos of my quilts that are hanging in the exhibit from Tiffany who is at … [Continue reading]

February Aurifil Designer, Kari Carr

Pat Sloan enter your aurifil  block

Pat Sloan has just introduced the February Aurifil Block of the Month, designed by Kari Carr.  You can find all the details here. There is an … [Continue reading]

Scraps, Inc. Vol. 2: Fletching

Photo courtesy of Nydia Kehnle

I loved contributing to the Scraps, Inc. Vol. 1 book so I was eager to make a quilt for the new Scraps, Inc. Vol. 2 as well! My quilt is called … [Continue reading]

Maker Quilt Complete

Maker Quilt by Amy Friend, Melinda Newton, Charise Randell

There is so much negativity surrounding the internet but so many positives too. Without the internet, I never would have known Melinda Newton and … [Continue reading]

What to do with Vintage Quilt Tops: Suggestions from a Preservation Perspective

Vintage quilt found in my great-grandmother's house.  Maker unknown.

Thanks for joining me these past couple of weeks for my quilt preservation series.  If you missed them, my earlier posts covered Quilt Storage and … [Continue reading]

Sister Sampler Quilts Blog Hop

Grandmother's Frame by Amy Friend

AnneMarie sent me a copy of her beautiful new book, Sister Sampler Quilts: 3 Modern Sampler Quilts with Paired Sister Blocks.  If you are a fan … [Continue reading]

Quilt Display: Tips from a Preservation Perspective

Photo courtesy of Lee Heinrich,

This is the second installment of my quilt preservation and care series. In my last article, I spoke about quilt storage. Today's topic is quilt … [Continue reading]

Aurifil 2016 January Designer of the Month, Heather Valentine


I shared my news on Instagram, but I think I neglected to mention it here on the blog. I was invited to be an Aurifil Designer of the Month for 2016. … [Continue reading]

Quilt Storage: Tips from a Preservation Perspective

Quilt Storage, Amy Friend

Years ago, before I decided to stay home with my children and start designing quilts, I was a collections curator.  I worked with a huge range of … [Continue reading]

Maker Quilt

Maker Quilt Detail by Amy Friend

I found a little time to assemble my Maker Quilt top. I had a lot of fun piecing it together!  I have the Cocorico Traveling Quilt Bee to thank for … [Continue reading]

Happy New Year

new year

I am posting a collage of a few of my favorite creations for this year. See that center image? So much of my work this year was for my book, … [Continue reading]

The End of the Holiday Sewing

Teddy Sleeping Bag

I finished up a few last minute handmade holiday items. I believe that this will be it for this year, but one never knows.  I do have two more days! … [Continue reading]

Inn Street Clutch Gifts

Inn Street Clutch by Amy Friend

I  just made 5 Inn Street Clutches for gifts this Christmas.  I used a number of prints from various Art Gallery collections and love how different … [Continue reading]

Guest Blogger at McCall’s Quilting Blog


Join me today on the McCall's Quilting Blog where I am a guest.  I'm talking about this quilt, Flashing Lights, and giving away some of my patterns! … [Continue reading]

Ho Ho Sew! Ornament

sewing machine ornament

I can't let a Christmas slip away without making at least one new ornament for the tree.  This year, I used one of Betz White's patterns.  She has a … [Continue reading]

Village Ornament Tutorial

2010-11-14 village ornaments printableb

I was just thinking about these ornaments. I made them 5 years ago now and they are still around, even though they were made from a tissue box!  I … [Continue reading]

The Perfect Gift

Hand Turned Seam Rippers

Are you looking for that perfect gift for someone who sews?  This is it!  My husband makes the most beautiful hand turned, acrylic handled seam … [Continue reading]

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 … [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 … [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]