28 04, 2016

The Splendid Sampler – Free Block Patterns!

By |April 28th, 2016|quilt-along|0 Comments

I've had so much fun sewing blocks for The Splendid Sampler! If you aren't familiar with the project, there's a few places to get involved, first is the website, where all the block patterns are released, and second is the Facebook group - there's over 20,000 quilters working on these blocks in the group! I've [...]

8 03, 2016

Dancing Stars

By |March 8th, 2016|finished quilt, quilt-along|4 Comments

Dancing Stars was a quilt along that I started in 2013, I pieced my top over the course of five or six months - which I rarely do - then hung it over a hanger, and waited. I wanted to be sure that I quilted it perfectly, and could not decide on what that would [...]

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 [...]

7 09, 2015

Think Big Quilt-Along : Quilted Quilt

By |September 7th, 2015|quilt-along, Think Big|0 Comments

One of my goals for the long weekend was to get my Think Big Quilt-Along quilt quilted, and I did it! I had been waiting on a large piece of backing fabric earlier in the week and was so glad when it arrived on Friday. I loaded it late on Saturday, after spending some time [...]

31 08, 2015

Think Big Quilt-Along : Quilt Top

By |August 31st, 2015|quilt-along, Think Big|1 Comment

I'm excited to see your think Big quilt tops out and about online - be sure to tag me if you post (on FB/IG = @amyscreativeside) no pressure though, I'll be happy to see them this week, or in a year! I totally understand how busy life can be - especially this time of year [...]

24 08, 2015

Think Big Quilt-Along : Equalizer Blocks

By |August 24th, 2015|quilt-along, Think Big|1 Comment

This week we are making the last set of blocks in our Think Big Quilt-Along! We are making 12 Equalizer blocks, which is the most blocks we've made, but they are also the simplest to make. Once again, on the photo above I’ve listed the number of each piece, and how many strips to cut from [...]

17 08, 2015

Think Big Quilt Along : Tilt-a-Whirl Blocks

By |August 17th, 2015|quilt-along, Think Big|0 Comments

We are continuing on the quilt-along from Think Big this week with Tilt-A-Whirl blocks! This block is a 16-patch with half-square triangles, and quarter circle units. Don't let those curves keep you from stitching these fun blocks up! They are nice and big, and I have lots of tips to help. If you haven't cleaned [...]

10 08, 2015

Think Big Quilt Along : Connections Blocks

By |August 10th, 2015|quilt-along, Think Big|2 Comments

I hope you all are ready to start stitching! Connections is the most detailed of the three blocks in our quilt top, and one of my favorites to make. Once you have everything cut, plan on an hour or so to make each block. For ease of sewing, double check your 1/4" seam allowance before [...]

3 08, 2015

Think Big Quilt Along : Book & Fabric Requirements

By |August 3rd, 2015|quilt-along, Think Big|6 Comments

I'm so excited to be quilting along with all of you! In case you missed it, this is our Think Big quilt to be made: All three blocks are from my book, Think Big, which features 18" blocks and all the math to help you make the quilt you want to make. It also makes for [...]

29 07, 2015

Sew Along & Clubs — you should totally join!

By |July 29th, 2015|quilt-along|0 Comments

I hope you have a little time to browse around today! A few fellow blogger's and I have gathered to introduce you to some great things happening online right now! Follow the links in this post to get involved in some great sew alongs and clubs happening in our sewing community. This small little group is full of [...]

27 07, 2015

Coming Soon :: Think Big Quilt Along

By |July 27th, 2015|quilt-along, Think Big|6 Comments

Last week I shared all of the quilts in Think Big, and it got my creative juices flowing! Since all the blocks in the book are 18" I decided to work out a sampler quilt, with at least a few of the blocks included in the book. Here's what I came up with :    [...]

16 06, 2014

Tone It Down – Finished Quilt!

By |June 16th, 2014|finished quilt, quilt-along|13 Comments

My backstory on the Tone It Down Quilt Along - I started this quilt last fall, with the intention that it was for my father-in-law. He is around our house often, and sees all the quilts I make, in various stages of the process, always admiring. His regular line was - "You know; that would [...]