Modern Basics :: Quilts

I found a sunny day at last, and had an hour to spare outside with my quilts!

All 14 of them is a lot to carry, and get hung, but I’m so glad that I did.

Did you notice the new header?

This is a picture heavy post!  I thought I would share the name and a detail or two for each quilt.

Basic Ease ~ One block turned – great first project!

Tumbling Cubes ~ One block, minimalist.

1, 2, 3! (R) ~ Showcase favorite prints, without cutting too small. Wind Power (L) ~ Introduction to half square triangles.

Modern V (R)~ Dynamic contrast equals a great pattern. Basic Puzzle (L) ~ No blocks required, just cut and piece!

Posie Patch ~ Layer Cake friendly, and an intro to appliqué.

Graduation ~ No blocks here, cut and piece your top!

Modern Maze ~ One block turned.

Modern Cabin ~ Strip pieced blocks, in light and dark fabrics.

Twisted Bars ~ Fun block with scrappy possibilities.

Knotted Squares ~ Deceptively simple

Basic Postage (L) ~ Simplified even more with a jelly roll! Basic Puzzle (C)

Modern Mirrors ~ Alternating rows, makes a great pattern

There’s so many more pictures that I could share with you!  All of the quilting was done by Natalia, and it’s fantastic!  Natalia quilts via the mail too (hint, hint!) if you ever need something quilted by a pro.

Quilting details

More quilting

If you did not win a copy of Modern Basics last week during the tour, I have a few autographed copies available in my shop, or it’s available on Amazon!

Happy Quilting~


By |2017-02-06T09:18:40-06:00March 7th, 2011|finished quilt, Modern Basics|32 Comments


  1. Terriaw March 7, 2011 at 6:09 am - Reply

    Really love your new header! Love the photo shoot too. The quilts with the one block turned give such cool effects.

  2. Suzanne March 7, 2011 at 6:11 am - Reply

    Your one block style really appeals to me. Doing the same thing over and over becomes meditative and feels great. I’m eager to see more of your quilts.

  3. Carol Lewis March 7, 2011 at 6:21 am - Reply

    I love all the quilts hang together and they made an amazing header for you. I just ordered your book a few days ago on Amazon, it’s due to arrive this Thursday.

  4. Kelly Jackson March 7, 2011 at 6:29 am - Reply

    Your quilts are beautiful! The photos are wonderful and I feel very encouraged that I could make something that beautiful too. Thank you for all your efforts….I’ll be buying a copy of your book for my treasure shelf….my special quilting and needle art books.


  5. Mickey Kelly White March 7, 2011 at 6:30 am - Reply

    ooohhhh ! nice header ! how ‘peaceful’ and soothing and comforting !

  6. Lee Ann L. March 7, 2011 at 6:56 am - Reply

    I love the variety of quilts — each one is so different; and yet, looks easy to do!

  7. Anita March 7, 2011 at 6:57 am - Reply

    I just saw your book in the shop where I work and it looks fantastic. Great job Amy!

  8. karenkay March 7, 2011 at 6:58 am - Reply

    Really nice….I love the Knotted squares quilt!

  9. Becky March 7, 2011 at 7:10 am - Reply

    They really are lovely quilts. Nicely done, Amy. I like the header as well.

  10. Beth March 7, 2011 at 7:13 am - Reply

    LOVE them, Amy!!! My favorite is Knotted Squares with 1,2,3 coming in next. And I also LOVE the header!! Noticed it the other day and forgot to mention how beautiful it is!! Hope you have a happy Monday!

  11. Jocelyn March 7, 2011 at 7:47 am - Reply

    Wow what gorgeous quilts. And I love your new header!

  12. Jennifer Ashford March 7, 2011 at 7:49 am - Reply

    I love them! Do you think the puzzle one would look OK with prints? I’m looking for a pattern to make my 6-yr-old nephew a quilt & I like the puzzle one. I want to use boyish prints though.

  13. Linda March 7, 2011 at 8:00 am - Reply

    Hi Amy,

    I like them all, but I love, love, love Knotted Squares! Modern Mirrors is my second fave. Thanks for showing them for those of us who haven’t won or purchased them yet.


  14. Alisa March 7, 2011 at 8:42 am - Reply

    Beautiful photos, beautiful quilts. Thanks for taking the time to show then this way. What a lovely book!

  15. Nancy March 7, 2011 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Love these. Doesn’t look like I won the book so I’m headed out to buy my own. Thanks for the new patterns.

  16. Natalia March 7, 2011 at 9:18 am - Reply

    Thanks Amy! You rock! It’s so fun to look at all of them! :)

  17. Quiet Quilter March 7, 2011 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Nice variety…you must have a strong clothesline or something to hold all those quilts!

  18. Mary C in WA March 7, 2011 at 11:28 am - Reply

    I didn’t win a book that I know of yet. I’ll hope to get to SLC and see you to get one in June. Nice pictures in the snow. Hope it goes away by the time I need to travel through. My favorite is the Knotted Squares too.

  19. cara cesarik March 7, 2011 at 11:35 am - Reply

    lovely! I want to snuggle up with all of those quilts.

  20. Mary on Lake Pulaski March 7, 2011 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Wonderful look and all your patterns Amy! They are beautiful especially with Natalia’s quilting! You two make a great pair.

  21. Lois Grebowski March 7, 2011 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    I love the new look! My favorites are the solids… I’m learning to go for more simplicity…

  22. Christy March 7, 2011 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of your book and can’t wait to get started! Oh, I have lots of ideas. :)

  23. Debi McIntosh March 7, 2011 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    Love them all!!!

  24. ga447 March 7, 2011 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    The quilts are so beautiful love all the photos.

  25. Wanda March 7, 2011 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    I am so excited! After much figuring and nearly all afternoon of doing it, I finally have my copy ordered! I already have the fabric ready for the first quilt I intend making out of this book – Knotted Squares!

    Thank you Amy!

  26. Lisa March 7, 2011 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Fabulous quilts! What a wonderful accomplishment. I don’t think I can pick a favorite . . .

  27. Brie Henri March 7, 2011 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    I was stunned, your new header totally threw me off LOL

    I LOVE the tumbling cubes it’s so beautiful!

  28. manybooks March 7, 2011 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    FANTASTIC! What a lovely bunch of quilts – the header picture is wonderful! This book is for certain on my wish list!

  29. amylouwho March 7, 2011 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    I love the new header! And all the quality time you had with your quilts! Now, where are you going to keep all of them?!

  30. Victoria March 8, 2011 at 7:37 am - Reply

    They all just look so good AMY!!!

  31. Carol T March 8, 2011 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    I just got your book in the mail today. Congratulations on it and l love the book.

  32. Alina March 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Wow! I admire your quilts and your patience to make them. However, may I ask, what do you do with all of them after finish making them? I always ask myself this question before I make one and turn out I only had several of them made so far since I had limited space in my house.

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