Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Musical Notes

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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

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  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

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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

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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

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  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]

Janome Walking Foot Guide Fix

Janome Walking Foot Guide Fix by Amy Friend

I have been working on my straight line/crosshatch quilting and am constantly frustrated by my Janome walking foot guide.  It will not stay put.  The … [Continue reading]

Nine Patch Variation WIP

Nine Patch Variation by Amy Friend

  I have been working on a new quilt recently and thought I would share a couple of pictures here that I have previously shared only on … [Continue reading]

Merlin Costume

Merlin Costume by Amy Friend

My son approached me with a 3 inch tall plastic figure of Merlin, the main character in a series of novels he is enjoying, and asked if I could make … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Shirt

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Welcome to Block 16 of the Little House on the Prairie Sew Along.  This block is the second to correspond to Little Town on the Prairie.  That means … [Continue reading]

Curious

Curious by Amy Friend

As I made my Melon Ice table runner recently, I was reminded of how much I like the diamond shape. I wanted to explore it a little more in a … [Continue reading]

Welcome Gotham Quilts (with Coupon Code!!)

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Today I am happy to welcome the newest sponsor of During Quiet Time, Gotham Quilts.  Gotham Quilts is a new on-line shop with plans to open a brick … [Continue reading]