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 | 2018-02-05T17:07:14+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 | 2018-02-05T17:07:14+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 [...]

18 10, 2016

6 things to do when your creativity is on vacation!

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:37+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Inspiration, Sewing Tips!|9 Comments

Being creative is a skill that we cultivate as we use our creativity on a daily basis, the ebb and flow of the creative muse will always be a factor as we create.  Some days are harder than others, and I have listed six different ways to reignite my creativity and find inspiration when I need [...]