25 01, 2017

Improv Quilting Books

By | 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

16 06, 2016

The Simple Simon Guide to Patchwork Quilting :: Review & Giveaway

By | June 16th, 2016|books, give away, review|42 Comments

My friends liZ and Elizabeth have a new book - The Simple Simon Guide to Patchwork Quilting - and it is stunning! If you know their blog, Simple Simon and Company, their book is a great companion in their signature style with beautifully styled photos and cheery, modern fabrics throughout. liZ and Elizabeth sew all sorts of [...]

26 05, 2016

The Splendid Sampler Block :: Simple Surprises

By | May 26th, 2016|books, pattern|7 Comments

I've mentioned The Splendid Sampler a few times here, and I'm glad to share my block with all of you today! When I looked at designing a 6" block, my initial thought was to keep it simple and yet add movement. Many months later, and many complicated blocks too - I'm sure many of you will [...]

10 03, 2016

Lines By Design Quilts :: Review & Giveaway

By | March 10th, 2016|books, give away, review|96 Comments

Lines by Design Quilts is by my friend Debbie Grifka of Esch House Quilts - I always love seeing Debbie and her new patterns at Market, and was so excited when she revealed to me that she was in the process of writing this beautiful book. Included in the book are 17 original and stunning [...]

1 02, 2016

Think Big Quilt Along :: Finished Quilt!

By | February 1st, 2016|books, finished quilt, quilt-along, Think Big|1 Comment

I finished up my Think Big Quilt Along quilt last week, and had a hard time getting photos. It's been all snow, all the time, here in the mountains, but I finally took the quilt out in the snow, and got some nice shots! Since all the blocks in the book are 18" I mixed [...]

28 01, 2016

Sister Sampler Quilts :: Review & Giveaway

By | January 28th, 2016|books, give away, review|116 Comments

Sister Sampler Quilts by AnneMarie Chany is a beautiful new book! AnneMarie took her love for sampler quilts and put into a format that any quilter can appreciate. Each of the quilts includes two of the same block, but the coloring or fabric placement differs - making them sister blocks. I love this plan, you [...]

21 10, 2015

Quilt Local :: Review & Giveaway!

By | October 21st, 2015|books, give away, review|61 Comments

Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday  by Heather Jones, is a great addition to your quilting library! I really like to collect quilting books. I'm drawn to the beautiful images, the texture of the quilts, and love supporting friends as they publish. I also love seeing how others create, where they draw inspiration, and [...]