Sixty Seconds Quilt

Amy Friendimprovisational quilting, paper piecing, Uncategorized0 Comments

I thought I would share another quilt from my book, Improv Paper Piecing: A Modern Approach to Quilt Design today.  I named this quilt Sixty Seconds because I based my design on the traditional hourglass block.  I divided up the space a little bit differently though.  My hourglasses are asymmetrical, improvisationally … Read More

Sea Glass Quilt

Amy FriendImprov Paper Piecing, paper piecing, Uncategorized0 Comments

I just returned from QuiltCon in Savannah where I taught three classes, one of which was Improv Paper Piecing, based on the shape based section of my new book, Improv Paper Piecing: A Modern Approach to Quilt Design.  I really enjoyed teaching this class.  While I was writing this book, … Read More

Bamboo Table Runner Pattern is Ready

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The Bamboo Table Runner project that I showed yesterday can now be purchased as a PDF pattern in my shops.  Links are in my sidebar to Etsy, Craftsy or my Pattern Shop. The bamboo table runner is minimalist and striking, finishing at 12” x 31”. In addition to the table … Read More

Bamboo Table Runner

Amy FriendAurifil, EQ7, paper piecing6 Comments

This weekend, we found ourselves in need of a birthday gift for a close family friend who is really hard to buy for!  A few years ago, I made him a fall colored runner for his table and he has kept it there ever since and really seemed to appreciate … Read More

Little Lady Project Bag

Amy Friendbags, fussy cutting, paper piecing4 Comments

My mom’s birthday is right on the heels of Christmas. I asked her if she’d like me to make her something and she asked for a sewing project bag using my Little Lady sewing machine block.  I really had fun picking fabrics that I thought she would enjoy. I particularly … Read More

Ice Skate Block

Amy FriendChristmas, paper piecing2 Comments

I finished another block for my paper pieced Christmas quilt last night.  This is a pattern that I designed quite awhile ago, before I was using EQ7, so it will appear different to those of you who have purchased my more recent patterns.  But it’s just as good and goes … Read More

Christmas Tree Pattern

Amy FriendChristmas, paper piecing, pattern3 Comments

I have a paper pieced Christmas themed quilt that I have been working on for a few years now.  I thought it was time to make a little more progress on it so I designed this Christmas Tree block!  I chose whimsical fabrics to suit the other blocks I’ve made … Read More

Gilmore Girls Sewalong Part 5

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If you are wondering what this coffee cup craziness is all about, just refer to earlier posts! This coffee cup belongs to Rory’s second boyfriend, Jess.  First off, though he cut school and was unmotivated academically, he was super smart and always had a book in his hand.  Now, for … Read More

Gilmore Girls Sewalong Part 4!

Amy FriendIntentional Piecing, paper piecing6 Comments

I am continuing to make coffee cups using my Rise and Shine Coffee pattern (available in my Etsy, Craftsy and website shops) to suit the personalities of the main characters in the Gilmore Girls television series. You know this is Mrs. Kim’s cup, right?  Mrs. Kim is Lane’s mother.  She … Read More

Coffee Time!

Amy Friendfussy cutting, paper piecing, pattern, quiltalong1 Comment

A couple of weeks ago, I started sewing blocks using my Rise and Shine Coffee Pattern and choosing my fabrics to describe each character in the Gilmore Girls series.  My goal is to finish this quilt before the new episodes air later this month! I have invited all of you to … Read More