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

Ramp It Up Quilt

Amy FriendComplete Quilts, Intentional Piecing, ombre6 Comments

Today, I’d like to share another project from my book, Intentional Piecing. I firmly feel that not all intentional piecing needs to be fussy cutting. Sometimes, color placement alone can be a very intentional process and a gradient is one of those times. I have used a color gradient in … Read More

Wings Quilt

Amy FriendComplete Quilts, paper piecing, quilting19 Comments

I just finished this quilt that I am calling Wings.  While designing it, I found myself referring to the elongated triangles as wings, and the black triangles that are present in some of the triangle sets as “beaks.”  I then arranged the triangles in flocks of birds flying in the same … Read More

Bauhaus Mini

Amy FriendComplete Quilts, mini quilt, solids14 Comments

Recently, I asked my former colleague, Victoria Solan, for some suggestions for modern inspiration to use in my quilting. She recommended Bauhaus 1919-1933; Workshops for Modernity by Barry Bergdoll and Leah Dickerman. Well, before I even opened the book, I was inspired to somehow replicate the cover image by Joost Schmidt from … Read More

Ombre Vibes Mini

Amy FriendAurifil, Complete Quilts, stamping16 Comments

A little over a year ago now, I designed a quilt for Sizzix that I called Ombre Vibes. It is available as a free pattern on the Sizzix site.  Sizzix now owns the sample quilt that I made and I have been intended to make one for myself but keep … Read More

Garden Stroll Quilt

Amy FriendComplete Quilts, paper piecing, pattern11 Comments

I finished my Garden Stroll Quilt last night.  This is a paper pieced quilt with lots of interesting negative space but block based putting it squarely in the modern traditional category, I think!  All of the blocks are pieced but you get a break on the blocks with just the … 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