Hi all! I'm Amy from Amy's Creative Side,
thanks for asking me to share here today Rebecca!
Designing quilts has become a favorite pass time for me. I am constantly on the look out for a new shape, or color combination that inspires me to make it with fabric! Usually, I design first, then purchase fabric, but I've also been known to have a pile of fabric taunt me until I find the perfect solution for it!
I started designing my own patterns when I found that many of the patterns being offered were cutting the beautiful prints I love into teeny pieces - making it difficult to see and appreciate the print. Plus, like all of you, I'm too busy to spend years working on the same quilt.
For inspiration I love to collect favorite on Flickr. I've made a few mosaics where I grouped similar favorites together - this helps me to see what I'm drawn to, and make great inspiration posts on my blog.
|You can find the link to each of these HERE|
Coming up next month is a mega dose of inspiration - Bloggers' Quilt Festival is a bi-annual event that I host on my blog, for all blogging quilters! Each quilter shares their current favorite, and posts the story of how the quilt came about, or why this quilt is special. There will be a massive group of links on my blog starting May 13, and a great group of sponsors with prizes for those that participate. The Festival is not judged in any way, so anyone is encouraged to jump in and join the community! It's a great way to meet new friends online too!
After sketching, drafting, and lots of calculating and piecing, just two months ago my first book was released! Modern Basics : Easy Quilts to Fit Your Budget, Space and Style is chalk full of patterns for new quilters looking for a place to start their quilting journey, and offer inspiration for years to come. Most of the patterns in Modern Basics are one block repeated and turned. This is ideal for a new quilter especially, since all the cutting and piecing can be done efficiently - and you see progress with each sewing session.
I have one copy of Modern Basics to giveaway, and more in stock in my shop if you would like to purchase a signed copy for yourself.
Above all - remember to enjoy the quilting process!
Thank you so much Amy for stopping by and sharing your Design ideas. xx The delightful Amy is generously giving away a book to win... So,
Wanna Win a copy of her BOOK for yourself???
It's Easy... Just leave a comment at the bottom of this post. Giveaway will close
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and i'll see you...Wednesday for
Week 3 of Quilt Class 101.