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

craft fail cover

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


  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


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 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!!)


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]

A Sense of Place Mini

Plum Island mini by Amy Friend

My guild, the Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild, is participating in a mini quilt swap with the Northampton MQG.  The theme is "A Sense of Place."  I am a … [Continue reading]

Gertie Sews Vintage Casual; Book Review


I was sent an advance copy of Gertie Sews Vintage Casual which is now available on Amazon and in your local bookstores.  This book is written by … [Continue reading]

National Sewing Month

Tova by Amy Friend

It's National Sewing and Quilting Month and the Fat Quarter Shop is celebrating with a free heart pattern and a challenge to bloggers.  First, for the … [Continue reading]

Sew Fresh Fabrics Going Out of Business

Today, Peg is breaking the news that she is closing Sew Fresh Fabrics. I know so many of you are disappointed, as am I.  Sew Fresh was my first … [Continue reading]

Melon Ice Runner in Prints

Melon Ice Runner by Amy Friend

I'll be teaching a workshop this winter based on my Melon Ice Quilt Pattern.  I just finished this sample to bring with me, using my coveted stash of … [Continue reading]

Penny’s Witch Costume

Witch Costume by Amy Friend

My 5 year old asked to be a witch for Halloween. It's not the most creative costume idea but she has been mentioning it for at least the last two … [Continue reading]

Selvage Whirlwind at the BAQS Exhibit


I sent my Selvage Whirlwind quilt to hang as a part of the first BAQS exhibit at the AQS Quilt Week Show in Chattanooga.  I was so excited to see … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Blackbird

Little House on the Prairie Blackbird Block,

Lily is back to school now which is putting a hamper on our sew along process!  She has been reading Little Town on the Prairie when she can and is a … [Continue reading]

Around the World Blog Hop

Lily wow

I was tagged last week in the Around the World Blog Hop by Jennifer from Never Just Jennifer. I hadn't "met" Jennifer yet but after taking a look at … [Continue reading]

Sponsor News


  Sew Me A Song is celebrating National Sewing Month with a great sale!  Take $10.00 off your purchase of $50.00 or more with coupon code … [Continue reading]