25 01, 2017

Improv Quilting Books

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:36+00:00 January 25th, 2017|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov, books|4 Comments

I love collecting quilting books! These three are a current source of inspiration as I'm stitching my daily improv blocks: Quilting Modern - Has step by step information to create your own improvised quilts. Jacquie and Katie, offer specific techniques used in improvised quilts, color lessons, and are very encouraging of you [...]

23 01, 2017

#100DaysofQuiltImprov (Days 1-7)

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:36+00:00 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 | 2017-02-06T09:17:36+00:00 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 [...]

30 12, 2016

My 2016 Favorite Quilt Finishes

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:36+00:00 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 [...]

13 12, 2016

I Love Churn Dashes!

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:36+00:00 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 | 2017-02-06T09:17:36+00:00 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 | 2017-02-06T09:17:36+00:00 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 [...]