Correspondence Tote

Amy Friendbags, patchwork, Tim Holtz4 Comments

I made this bag as a Quilt Market sample for Tim Holtz’s booth out of his new Correspondence collection.  The blues in the collection just begged to be paired with denim!  I created a simple tote with slightly rounded corners. I really like the shape.  I used the plus block … Read More

Gilmore Girls Sewalong Continues

Amy Friendfussy cutting, paper piecing7 Comments

I am continuing to make coffee cup blocks with intentional fabric choices to represent the characters in the Gilmore Girls television series. Now, my crazy self is trying to finish this before the 4 new episodes premiere next month. I was only going to make blocks for Lorelai, Rory and … Read More

Mighty Lucky–Giveaway!

Amy FriendLucky Spool Media, Mighty Lucky3 Comments

Are you familiar with Mighty Lucky? It’s a subscription club that provides you with a monthly challenge focusing on design concepts in the quilt making process to stretch your skills.  Mighty Lucky debuted in 2016 and was a big hit.  It’s back this year with new challenges and new instructors! … Read More

Gilmore Girls Sewalong

Amy Friendfussy cutting, paper piecing9 Comments

So, I had this crazy idea…I really love the Gilmore Girls television series. I just rewatched them all on Netflix in anticipation of the new episodes coming in November!  If you have watched the show, you know that coffee is a major theme!  I thought I would use my Rise … Read More

October Aurifil Designer of the Month: Kathy Brown

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The designer of the month for September is Kathy Brown, author of Strip-Smart Quilts. She has designed this free block called Chip Off the Old Block.  You can find the block and an interview with Kathy here.  I love the old desk/shelf she has in her sewing room–what a nice space! Don’t … Read More

Necklace Seam Rippers in the Shop!

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You know the drill!  My husband made 10 more necklace style seam rippers and they are now listed in my Etsy shop.  The seam rippers attach to the chrome necklace chain with a very strong magnet.  The seam ripper closes up as shown above, and opens for use.  Please don’t … Read More

Seam Rippers are in the Shop!

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As promised, I put the pressure on and my husband made another batch of 10 seam rippers. These are the hand held variety with a clip at one end (keeps them from rolling off the table) and a seam ripper at the other.  I am listing them in my Etsy … Read More

Caged Quilt

Amy FriendArt Gallery Fabrics, Complete Quilts, paper piecing33 Comments

I recently finished my latest large scale paper piecing project, the Caged Quilt.  These blocks are BIG–nearly 3 feet long.  It made for tricky piecing but the paper piecing technique allowed for great precision which is what I was going for.  The finished quilt measures 50″ x 64″ and is made … Read More

Quilter’s Planner

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Have you heard of the Quilter’s Planner?  It’s an organizational tool for busy quilters developed by Stephanie Palmer.  It’s got pages for your calendar, WIPs, project planning, etc. It’s really quite extensive and well thought out.  Stephanie listened to feedback from her customers and added a list of new features this … Read More

Double Ended Seam Rippers

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My husband has just completed a batch of seam rippers!  I am going to list them in my Etsy shop in just a couple of minutes. These are the double ended variety–a seam ripper on one end and a stiletto on the other.  The stiletto is good for making holes, … Read More

August Aurifil Designer of the Month, Angela Walters

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Have you been sewing along with the Aurifil Designers of the Month?  It’s worth it, I tell you!  For each block you make and post, you are entered to win an awesome Aurifil prize. Angela Walters designed the block for August.  You can read all about Angela and download her … Read More

July Aurifil Designer, Wendy Sheppard

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It’s Wendy Sheppard’s turn this month to share her block design for the Aurifil Block of the Month.  You can find all the details here. I love that quilt in the lower left of her mosaic, don’t you? In order to enter a photo of your block for a chance … Read More

Rise and Shine Coffee

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I have to confess, I am not a coffee drinker. I like tea….BUT, I already have a tea cup block block pattern and I wanted to explore the idea of steam.  I decided to do that with a coffee cup block for all you coffee lovers out there! This pattern is … Read More

Coneflower with Butterfly Block

Amy Friendfussy cutting, paper piecing4 Comments

Coneflowers are starting to bloom here in New England so I was inspired to sew another version of my Coneflower with Butterfly pattern.  It was fun!  I highly recommend looking for large painterfly florals for the butterfly wings.  They work so well.  I used an ombre solid for my flower … Read More

June Aurifil Designer, Jacquelynne Steves

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It’s Jacquelynne Steves’ turn this month to share her block design for the Aurifil Block of the Month.  You can find all the details here. Her block is called Modern Delft…apparently both of us had similar white and blue pottery inspiration!   Jacquelynne went all out and provided you with … Read More


Amy FriendArt Gallery Fabrics, paper piecing3 Comments

I designed this pattern for a Soft Serve Ice Cream Cone a couple of years ago.  When I first caught a glimpse of the Sprinkles print from Dana Willard’s Art Gallery Fabrics collection called Boardwalk Delight, I knew I wanted to use it in this block! I paired it with … Read More