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


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

Ayumi’s Quilt

Amy Friendlinocuts, mini quilt, swap38 Comments

I was woken up early this morning. I thought that it was my daughter singing in her bed that did it but Ayumi thinks it might be her squealing. She received this mini quilt from me today and reports back that she loves it, phew! Ayumi told me that she … Read More

Mini QT Swap, 3D Theme

Amy Friendlinocuts, mini QT swap, mini quilt28 Comments

The theme of the Mini QT swap this time around is 3D. My partner is Dolores and she said that she would like a mini quilt featuring one of my whimsical dress linocuts. I loved having her suggestion to work with because it made arriving at an idea so easy. … Read More

Dance With Me-Take Two!

Amy Friendetsy, linocuts, mini quilt13 Comments

Phew! I couldn’t stand looking at that garish picture of my “Dance With Me” mini anymore. I’ve been having so much trouble with the camera lately and have blamed it on the weather. As it turns out, he who shall remain nameless, messed with the settings and it was on … Read More

Ship Ahoy Mini Quilt

Amy Friendetsy, linocuts, mini quilt, quilting10 Comments

My nautical kick continues today. I have been wanting to piece a sailboat and so I did! There are 13 little white sails on this boat, each measuring only an inch! I love the way it turned out! It looks so sharp against the dark navy batik.And the Modern Meadow … Read More

Sugar and Spice and "Everything Nice"

Amy Friendetsy, linocuts, mini quilt9 Comments

A girly girl at heart, every now and then I need a lace, rick rack, floral, girly project fix. I made a mini quilt using my “smocking” dress on hanger linocut. I’m calling it “everything nice” which I freemotion quilted above and below the print, using white glass beads to … Read More

Another Custom Mini

Amy Friendapplique, etsy, mini quilt8 Comments

Remember the mini quilt I showed you a few days ago? The same customer asked me to make another custom mini for her son. She requested a design similar to the quilt I made for a recent baby shower gift but measuring 15″ x 15″. And, in place of animals, … Read More

Custom Mini Quilt

Amy Friendetsy, mini quilt13 Comments

I received a custom mini quilt order from a faithful blog follower for her seven year old daughter. It will be a Christmas gift. She asked that I make it about 12″ x 15″ and similar to this one. Her daughter’s favorite colors are pink and bright green. I have … Read More

"Beach House" Linocut Mini Quilt

Amy Friendetsy, linocuts, mini quilt9 Comments

I made another mini quilt. I can’t help myself. I enjoy making them so much! In each one, I try something new. I am planning a bed size quilt using linocuts and with each mini quilt, I am trying out new techniques, piecing, quilting and ideas that will help me … Read More

"Sundrop in Summer" Mini Quilt

Amy Friendetsy, linocuts, mini quilt8 Comments

In fleeting spare moments over the last few days, I have been having fun making this little mini quilt. I particularly enjoy quilting mini quilts because they are easy to move around, I can quilt with as much detail as I like. I embellished with french knots on this fussy … Read More

Garden Phlox Mini Quilt

Amy Friendetsy, mini quilt13 Comments

I finished another mini quilt for the shop today. I know it seems that I have been very productive lately but I have good reason, the baby is finally sleeping through the night. Also, it has been rainy so I haven’t been gardening. All my creative energy has been turned … Read More

Mini Quilt Giveaway

Amy Friendgiveaway, mini quilt65 Comments

This mini quilt measures about 11″ x 13″. I printed the sunflower from a linoleum block that I carved about 8 years ago. This was my first time printing some of my work on fabric. I normally print them on rice paper. It is embellished with some metallic beads at … Read More