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 [...]

21 11, 2016

The Best Stitched Gifts to Give!

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:37+00:00 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 | 2017-02-06T09:17:37+00:00 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 [...]