The End of the Holiday Sewing

Amy Friendleather, Lucky Spool, Sizzix3 Comments

I finished up a few last minute handmade holiday items. I believe that this will be it for this year, but one never knows.  I do have two more days!  I made this Leather Basket from Krista Fleckenstein’s new Beyond Cotton: Making by Hand: Stamp, Print, Dye & Paint 18 … Read More

World Without End Variation

Amy Friendquilt market, quilting, Sizzix19 Comments

I just returned home from Quilt Market in Houston, Texas.  Sizzix debuted their new die, “World Without End,” at market and asked me to design a modern quilt using the die for their booth.  A quick Google search will show you a broad range of World Without End quilts, most … Read More

Merlin Costume

Amy Friendcostume, Sizzix, Therm O Web, Thermoweb8 Comments

My son approached me with a 3 inch tall plastic figure of Merlin, the main character in a series of novels he is enjoying, and asked if I could make him a Merlin costume for Halloween. I couldn’t say no….it was going to be cool! For the basis of the … Read More

Fly Zip Bags

Amy FriendSizzix, Therm O Web, Thermoweb, zipit, zippers18 Comments

I just finished making gifts for my children’s teachers.  This year we have three preschool teachers, one second grade teacher, and four fifth grade teachers so I set up an assembly line and got busy making eight zip bags. I cut the outer bags using various large linen scraps and … Read More

Sizzix at Quilt Market

Amy Friendquilt market, Sizzix, solids11 Comments

I had the pleasure of joining the Sizzix team in their booth for Quilt Market this past weekend.   This was the booth!  For those of you not familar with the Fabi, it is the latest Sizzix die cutting machine.  Basically, it is a redesigned Big Shot made to appeal … Read More

Sewing a First Communion Dress

Amy Friendapparel, Sizzix25 Comments

My daughter received her First Communion today.  Long before I had children, I dreamed of making them dresses for their First Communions.  My oldest child is a boy so this was my first chance!  (Mind you, I did have fun dressing him in a suit too but it wasn’t something … Read More

Banners for Hope

Amy FriendSizzix, Therm O Web, Uncategorized6 Comments

I am participating in the Banners for Hope display at the CHA this year through ThermOWeb. I am no stranger to flags/banner projects following my work on the To Boston with Love project. I think it is wonderful that all these banners are out there providing support, love and color … Read More

Rose Dreams WIP

Amy Friendcurved piecing, Sizzix5 Comments

Do you remember this WIP? I last shared it in March of 2013! I had made 8 blocks at that time and over the last few days, I’ve made 4 more. I am still a long way from the queen sized quilt I am planning. The block is called Rose … Read More

Woodland Table Runner Tutorial

Amy FriendSizzix, tutorial9 Comments

I love all the patchwork evergreen trees that always appear at this time of year but I haven’t yet made any so I thought that I’d do that this year.  I made this little woodland table runner using the new Sizzix Small Simple Wedge die. If you visit the Sizzix … Read More

Who Are You?

Amy FriendSizzix, Uncategorized8 Comments

Sizzix is running a fun new promotion called “Who are you?” You can read all about the campaign here. To enter the contest, you need to share a picture of yourself, your favorite Sizzix creation, and three words that best describe you. Click here to enter. The Grand Prize Winner … Read More

Apple Cores

Amy FriendFat Quarter Shop, Sizzix12 Comments

I have been working on this quilt top using the Sizzix Apple Core die for a good month now.  For some reason, though I didn’t think that the project would be quick, I didn’t expect it to be so slow! I haven’t had any trouble with it but it is … Read More