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23 01, 2017

#100DaysofQuiltImprov (Days 1-7)

By | January 23rd, 2017|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov|0 Comments

Getting Started When I challenged myself to make improv blocks/compositions for 100 days, I knew it would challenge my creativity. And I welcomed it! Along with the challenge it has also be a lot of fun. Finding bits of fabric set aside on my cutting table or in my scrap bin, and putting them [...]

16 01, 2017

#100DaysOfQuiltImprov

By | January 16th, 2017|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov|2 Comments

Personal Challenge - #100DaysOfQuiltImprov Late last year I started to think how I could challenge myself in my creativity, and really open myself up to more creativity in the coming year. I decided to challenge myself with improv quilting. I love developing patterns and chain piecing the latest idea, but I know there's so [...]

13 12, 2016

I Love Churn Dashes!

By | December 13th, 2016|books, finished quilt|2 Comments

Earlier this month a fun, new collaboration book was released - I Love Churn Dashes! Included in the book are 15 fresh takes on a Churn Dash quilt - everything from traditional with a little appliqué, to modern quilts in solids or with oversized blocks. I'm excited to be included in the book, there's lots [...]

5 12, 2016

Hand Maker Fabrics Tour & Giveaway

By | December 5th, 2016|finished quilt, give away, Inspiration|296 Comments

About a year ago Natalie asked me to make a small quilt with her new fabrics debuting at spring market. Hand Maker is Natalie's first collection for Windham fabrics and I love the group! I am here today to tell you that not everything goes to plan in my studio. I had designed and sewed [...]

28 11, 2016

Pat Sloan’s Mega Fun Book Tour!

By | November 28th, 2016|books, give away|3 Comments

Hi there! Welcome to my space, especially if you are new here! I'm Amy Ellis, author, designer, wife and mom. My five books pale in comparison to Pat's 30+, but that's just fine with me! Her most recent book is Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Machine Quilt: Learn the basics of walking-foot & free-motion quilting. This [...]

21 11, 2016

The Best Stitched Gifts to Give!

By | November 21st, 2016|Gift Guide, Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|2 Comments

I love making stitched gifts to give to family, friends, teachers - anyone really! I love that I can customize the project to suit it's recipient perfectly, and they know that it's from the heart when it's received. Here I'm highlighting some great tutorials that I love and in many cases have made, with the hopes [...]