16 10, 2018

Nancy Zieman – The Rest of the Story — Review & Giveaway

By |2018-10-26T10:24:46-06:00October 16th, 2018|books, give away, review|141 Comments

Nancy's autobiography - Seams Unlikely, is a fantastic recount of Nancy's career. I've recommended the book to friends and family many times since reading it myself. When asked to share Rich's account of the few years since, I was honored. Nancy continues to be an inspiration to me, and I'm happy to share Nancy Zieman [...]

14 05, 2018

The Comfort Quilt || Quilt-Along – Week 4

By |2018-05-13T22:12:43-06:00May 14th, 2018|books, quilt-along, The Comfort Quilt QAL|0 Comments

How's your Comfort Quilt coming? I've loved seeing the variety of fabrics, and blocks too. Be sure to use #ComfortQuiltQAL in your online posts. Week three Check in: I got all caught up! I made 10 of each block size, as prescribed in the Throw size schedule. And I cut all of the low volume [...]

7 05, 2018

The Comfort Quilt || Quilt-Along – Week 3

By |2018-05-06T23:43:26-06:00May 7th, 2018|books, quilt-along, The Comfort Quilt QAL|1 Comment

How's the Comfort Quilt coming for you? I'm loving all the block images on Instagram! If you aren't on IG you can also post in my facebook group here. Week two Check in: To be totally honest, the last week was super full and I've fallen a little behind on the schedule. I did piece [...]

12 04, 2018

The Comfort Quilt – All the sizes!

By |2018-04-12T09:45:30-06:00April 12th, 2018|books, quilt-along|0 Comments

Planning the Comfort Quilt  - quilt-along has been a lot of fun for me! I love taking one of my designs and tweaking it. When I asked in the initial sign-up email for size preferences, I had a lot of varied responses. So I got to work re-designing The Comfort Quilt in all the quilt [...]

2 04, 2018

The Comfort Quilt – Quilt Along with me!

By |2018-04-06T11:40:27-06:00April 2nd, 2018|books, quilt-along|13 Comments

The Comfort Quilt from my book Modern Heritage Quilts is still a favorite quilt of mine! Last month with the IGQuiltFest, I decided that I needed to make this quilt again. And I'm inviting you to quilt along with me! To participate, everyone will need a copy of Modern Heritage Quilts. The Comfort Quilt is [...]

19 10, 2017

Improv Patchwork –– Review & Giveaway

By |2017-10-18T15:39:48-06:00October 19th, 2017|books|82 Comments

I always love reviewing new books for you here, and after my 100 Days of Quilt Improv this new book seemed like the perfect resource!  Improv Patchwork by Maria Shell is a lot of fun, and there's a ton of good information throughout the book as well! Improv Patchwork is great  for those of you [...]

29 09, 2017

I Love Star Blocks – New Book & Giveaway!

By |2017-09-29T08:00:28-06:00September 29th, 2017|books, finished quilt|34 Comments

Happy Friday! I am one of many contributors to Martingale's new I Love Star Blocks book that released earlier this month. There's 16 beautiful quilts included in the book, and lots of eye candy!   The cover shows some of the variety of projects included in the book. Traditional to modern fabric selections give it [...]

25 01, 2017

Improv Quilting Books

By |2017-02-06T09:17:36-06:00January 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 |2017-02-06T09:17:36-06:00December 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 |2018-02-05T17:07:14-06:00November 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 |2019-07-18T10:39:47-06:00June 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 [...]