Welcome to the Amy Butler Piece Keeping blog tour! Hip hip hooray!
I’m elated to be involved in this tour for two main reasons:
- Amy was my first fabric crush. When I started quilting at age 15, I almost exclusively used her prints.
You know those songs that immediately transport you back to a place in time? Well this song, this album, sends me back to 1966. And even though I technically wasn’t alive until 20 years later, this groovy summertime music most definitely contains the magical power of time travel.
I’ve been wanting to write a Mother’s Day post about my sweet mom for a couple months now. The more I think about it, however, the more my thinking has turned to fretting. I want to say so many things and make this tribute to my mother the most beautiful, insightful, ground-breaking thing she has ever read that now...now
One aspect of sewing that all quilters deeply experience is the power of beautiful fabric. Beautiful fabric will make us quilters do crazy, irrational...partially erratic things – like convert a guest room into more fabric storage, even though you have lots of company and they would REALLY appreciate not having to spend the first hour of their visit pushing fabric off all of the furniture; like labeling boxes of fabric “MORE TAMPONS” so your husband never fully knows how much you actually have; like buying yardage from your favorite designer knowing full well that you love it waaaay too much to ever cut into it – thus perpetuating the cycle of having stacks and stack of too much fabric.
What makes a quilt block modern? I’ve been thinking about this question, and the best answer I can come up with is negative space. When I first learned how to quilt 15 years ago, the idea of using solid fabric wasn’t on my radar.
I have now been quilting for exactly half of my life. I started at the impressionable age of 15 and am now...ahum...well, you can do the math 🙂 I wasn't exactly a "cool kid" back then. Let me paint a quick picture.
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