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 [...]

9 01, 2017

2017 Teaching and Online Events

By |January 9th, 2017|Schedule|0 Comments

Hi friends! I hope your new year is off to a great start! I have some fun events booked this year and I'm really looking forward to meeting some of you as I travel near and far. I've also listed my online events to keep in touch with those of you I won't meet in [...]

30 12, 2016

My 2016 Favorite Quilt Finishes

By |December 30th, 2016|finished quilt|0 Comments

It's fun to look through all the photos and appreciate all the finishes of the past year, and of course, dream about the next quilt! These are my favorite finishes - My Wonderland Quilt, was a quilt top for too long, I was excited to finish it up earlier this year! Majestic Mountains was made [...]

25 12, 2016

Merry Christmas!

By |December 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Merry Christmas and many blessings to you and your family! Amy

23 12, 2016

Rope Bowls

By |December 23rd, 2016|finished project|5 Comments

While not a new concept at all, rope bowls are entirely new to me and SO fun to make! Cotton clothesline about 1/4" thick is ideal for this project, I've found it at the grocery store, Walmart, and a local hardware store (I had to look around a bit after one ran out!). Start by [...]

14 12, 2016

Hyperspeed Quilt

By |December 14th, 2016|finished quilt|11 Comments

Just in time for the Quiltcon deadline, I finished my Hyperspeed quilt for entry! I designed Hyperspeed in response to the All People Quilt - Nine-Patch Challenge, for whatever reason a challenge always put my brain on alert for the perfect idea. As I was finishing the binding, I was dreaming of the ideal photo [...]

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 [...]

25 11, 2016

Shop Small this Weekend!

By |November 25th, 2016|Shop News|0 Comments

 With quilts for the whole family, and patterns for you! These adorable little scissors are a gift with purchase on your shipped items. (not applicable to downloads) I had to test them, and found that they cut fabric well, and I love that the cover is attached so it won't get lost. Get them while [...]

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 [...]

10 11, 2016

Sewing Tips! :: Scrap Quilt Fabric Selection Process

By |November 10th, 2016|finished quilt, Sewing Tips!|1 Comment

I get asked about fabric choices a lot, especially when a quilter is selecting fabric for a scrap quilt. Did you catch that, I said selecting. Occasionally there's a pattern that can take all the scraps you have collected, and never seem to incorporate in your projects, but still want to use somehow. (Think: Postage [...]