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.
This quilt began its life in the reject pile. But, in its defense, many things I appreciate in life started there, or at least, ended up there at one point or another.
To name a few...there’s the long-suffering and heartbreakingly loyal Velveteen Rabbit.
Alright ya’ll. This is the post where I dish all of my little tips and secrets about how I write a quilt pattern from beginning to end. This is not necessarily the best or the right way to do it, but it’s the way I do it.
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.
Are you ready to tap into your inner quilt warrior? Then this quilt is for you. It's got a little bit of everything – half square triangles, stripes, swans, bias edges, dragonflies, isosceles triangles, sashing, frogs and more.
If you are a newbie quilter, I would suggest putting this pattern in your queue, but attacking it after you've worked with bias edges a few times.
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