7 07, 2010

Dresden Plates Update!

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:51+00:00 July 7th, 2010|Doll Quilt Swap|42 Comments

Just popping in to show you where I've gone with the Dresden Plates!  They are laid on top of one another so far - I'm hand stitching them in place, it's just like stitching a binding in place.I hope you don't get tired of seeing this project...I'm really happy to be making it for my [...]

5 07, 2010

Simple Sampler Quilt Along — Week 3

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:51+00:00 July 5th, 2010|quilt-along|29 Comments

Hi there!  We had a nice relaxed day yesterday to celebrate the 4th, and were up too late after watching the fireworks, but fun was had by all, and that's all that really matters!  Just in case you are starting now, these will catch you up -Simple Sampler Quilt Along Details (includes a pic of the [...]

1 07, 2010

Couch Pillows – a la Amy

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:51+00:00 July 1st, 2010|sewing|22 Comments

Amy Butler that is!  I have had scraps from my roman shade project waiting for pillows, just no pillow forms.  So I waited.  The kids and I ran an errand for Joe first thing this morning and when finished went to Wal-mart since we were already out - I don't go often. I found 2 [...]

30 06, 2010

Dresden Plates

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:52+00:00 June 30th, 2010|Doll Quilt Swap|53 Comments

I really thought I needed to get a few more things done today, before sewing up these plates....but the piles were calling to me.  I'll get to the other stuff here in a few minutes :)What do you think?I LOVE them, but I can't decide which center plate to use.  I have time though, I [...]

29 06, 2010


By | 2017-02-06T09:18:52+00:00 June 29th, 2010|Doll Quilt Swap|14 Comments

In the comments on my last post, I was challenged!In between, "mom" responsibilities, I cut and sewed more than enough dresden plates!  Not that I'm afraid of new york beauties, I just couldn't get excited for this project about them....these I'm excited about. So Lindsay...What have you been working on?I have a few things on the [...]

29 06, 2010


By | 2017-02-06T09:18:52+00:00 June 29th, 2010|Doll Quilt Swap|13 Comments

I have a to do list, including a throw quilt, twin quilt and doll quilt...the trouble seems to be starting! (I have all the fabric, I've been focused on the quilt-along so far)  So today I'm going to start on the doll quilt :)  I had been thinking new york beauties, but I'm chickening out [...]

28 06, 2010

Simple Sampler Quilt Along — Week 2

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:52+00:00 June 28th, 2010|quilt-along|38 Comments

Happy Monday!  I'm all set and ready to share the next two blocks, are you ready!?  Just in case you are starting now, these will catch you up -Simple Sampler Quilt Along Details (includes a pic of the quilt)Simple Sampler Quilt Along -- Week 1I have a flickr group here too!  Amy's Creative Side on FlickrAlso, [...]

26 06, 2010

Weekend Spotlight

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:52+00:00 June 26th, 2010|Uncategorized|8 Comments

This weekend the spotlight looks to Pink Chalk Fabrics!  Kathy has great a great selection of fabric and is always quick to ship - perfect for the fabric addict in all of us :)  Have you checked out her shop recently?Amy---------------------------------------------------Next steps:Subscribe to Amy's Creative SideShop with AmyFollow Me on TwitterBecome a fan of Amy's [...]

24 06, 2010

The Finer Things

By | 2017-09-19T12:33:21+00:00 June 24th, 2010|sewing|31 Comments

A couple months back, I decided to try some new thread and the recommended needles.  I had been having trouble with tension in my machine and the obvious lint build up was part of the problem.  I spent a little bit more than I usually do, but I believe the payoff is huge!  My machine [...]

22 06, 2010

Simple Sampler Quilt Along — Week 1

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:52+00:00 June 22nd, 2010|quilt-along|57 Comments

Hi there!  We are home now and inflicted with the usual bug bites and camping exhaustion :)  I went to bed at 10 last night, which I rarely do, but really needed some solid sleep.  This week I'm starting with 2 basic blocks to get us started, and I'm going to share some of the [...]