Easter Island Moai Paper Pieced Pattern

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Early this week,  I received an  interesting commission to create a Moai paper pieced block with the option of adding a bird sitting on top of the … [Continue reading]

Necklace Seam Rippers Available

Hand turned seam ripper necklaces

My husband has completed another batch of his hand turned necklace seam rippers!  These seam rippers are beautifully hand crafted.  He turns each … [Continue reading]

Iron On Vinyl Apron Tutorial

Iron-On Apron Tutorial by Amy Friend

I'm sharing a free tutorial for this Iron-On Vinyl Apron for your favorite toddler to kindergarten aged cooking assistant.  The apron was inspired by … [Continue reading]

Lily’s Quilt on Exhibit

Lily's Quilt On Exhibit

Lily's quilt was just hung up at the town library this morning where it will be on display for the next two months. She is very proud!  Thank you for … [Continue reading]

Pattern Shop Download Fixed

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Happy New Year everyone!  The download problem in my new pattern shop has been resolved.  Feel free to purchase patterns!  See the Pattern Shop link … [Continue reading]

My VAT Solution

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I am sure that most of you have heard all about the changes to VAT as of January 1, 2015 as there has been lots of chatter about it online in the past … [Continue reading]

Sewing Table Gift

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My husband made me this beautiful sewing table for Christmas. It wasn't a surprise because I knew he was working on it and we had discussed the … [Continue reading]

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas friends! I hope you all enjoy this holiday season with your loved ones. … [Continue reading]

Snapshots Quilt Along to Benefit St. Jude

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I wanted to call your attention to the Snapshots Quilt Along sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics.  You can read all about it here. … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along Complete!

Little House on the Prairie Quilt

I'm happy to share my 9 year old daughter's completed quilt!  If you have been sewing along with us, you know that Lily and I have been reading the … [Continue reading]

Baguette Quilt

Baguette by Amy Friend

I am pleased to finally share a quilt I made over the summer.  It feels like forever ago!  I call it Baguette and it can be found in the January 2015 … [Continue reading]

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]