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


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]