Heartland Tour Roundup

Amy FriendArt Gallery Fabrics2 Comments

Today marks the end of a successful two week blog tour that I hosted for Pat Bravo to celebrate her Heartland Fabric collection. Here is a quick round up of the projects: Week One We have a plus quilt from Debbie, knit baby pants from Jess, a top and bag from Charise, a Maker’s … 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


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

Inn Street Clutch Gifts

Amy FriendArt Gallery Fabrics, bags7 Comments

I  just made 5 Inn Street Clutches for gifts this Christmas.  I used a number of prints from various Art Gallery collections and love how different each clutch is from the next!  You can find my pattern for this bag in Quilting Arts Holiday. There are even kits available. Which is … Read More

The Anna Blouse in Skopelos

Amy FriendArt Gallery Fabrics, clothing5 Comments

I’m happy to be joining in on the Skopelos Blog Hop today! Skopelos is designed by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics. She was inspired by the Greek Island, Skopelos. The fabrics in the collection are just lovely and include knits and voile along with quilting cotton. I chose to … Read More

Fantasia Book Bag

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Have you seen Sara Lawson’s new collection for Art Gallery Fabrics?  It’s called Fantasia and and it features unicorns! My oldest daughter is in heaven! Horses/unicorns and fantasy novels are her favorites. You can see the whole collection here. Sara was kind enough to send me two half yard pieces … Read More

Haberdashery Quilt

Amy FriendArt Gallery Fabrics, Complete Quilts, quilting26 Comments

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 was to experiment with the diamond shape  in a minimalist design with a restrained color palette.  I drafted a simple paper … Read More

Just For You Blog Hop

Amy FriendArt Gallery Fabrics, bags, Bari J., pattern76 Comments

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 Stylish Projects compiled by Sarah Markos and Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield of SewCanShe. The book is a collection of selfish sewing projects like purses, totes, … Read More


Amy FriendArt Gallery Fabrics, mini quilt, quilting, solids9 Comments

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 minimalist design using large scale piecing.  I drew several diamond designs and settled on this one.  While it is a … Read More