Intentional Piecing

Intentional Piecing


As many of you know I am obsessed with paper piecing,  When I saw that Amy Friend was coming out with a book on paper piecing I knew that I needed to check it out.


The Tell Me a Story quilt project is a super simple block.  I loved that It challenged me to pick fabrics that related in not just a design aspect… but fabric that created a story.  I would like to say my story is about a lizard playing in a garden at dusk.  I had a really good time going through my old coveted prints to make this block.  It felt good to ACTUALLY use some of my hoarded stash.Tellmestoryquilt

I think this book is beautifully done, and stuffed with designs and unique applications of them.


My tribe quilt is just too adorable.  I am just itching to make one or ten of those sweet TeePees.

If you want a copy of the book Lucky Spool is offering readers a coupon.

Intentional Piecing


V & Co. Ombre Mini Quilt Swap

V & Co. Ombre Mini Quilt Swap

1 1 I hope you guys are as excited as I am! The V&Co Ombre mini swap is happening now !  This is a “no-stress” mini quilt swap. Hosted by Nicole @ModernHandcraft, Chris @the_tattood_quilter and myself @nydiak. FORMAT: Finish by the due date and then you will then get a partner to swap with! If you don’t finish… Continue Reading

Scraps Inc. Vol 2

Scraps Inc. Vol 2

When I first taught myself how to quilt, I would scour the internet looking for scrap bundles that I could buy in order to make my quilt as scrappy as possible… without going crazy buying yards and yards of fabric.  I think back to that simple time when my problem was not having enough of… Continue Reading

Feathers QAL- Show time!!!

Hi everyone!  I am just so excited to be wrapping up this QAL and getting to see all your amazing creations in one place.  My quilt is at the quilter… I am so excited to get it back soon. Looking for motivation for that final push…. We have 3 Super awesome prize packages from our… Continue Reading

Feathers QAL – M & N

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.  Yesterday I had a nice cozy day in because of the lovely snow.  I stopped measuring after it hit 17 inches (of fresh snow) at about 2 PM.  Not to mention the foot or so that was already there.  My best friend whom used to live next door now lives outside… Continue Reading

Feathers QAL- J & I

11:11 Make a wish.  Just sayin’… I don’t know why I procrastinate sitting down to blog.  Oh wait I know… I procrastinate just about everything I am supposed to do 🙂   Well whatever… My kids have been home for 2 days… kinda sick?  You know when they feel lousy in the AM and you… Continue Reading

Feathers QAL – Blocks E and F

How is everyone doing on their feathers quilt?  It seems like everything is going well because we have some of the most beautiful quilts and progress shots showing up in the pool… both Instagram and Flickr.  Tonight I sat down to write this post and NATURALLY decided to attempt something super fantastic… instead of actually… Continue Reading

Feathers QAL – C & D

Head over to Selvages and Snapshots for this weeks block assignment.  We have also picked a winner for the giveaway…. AND we have announced the 4 giveaway prizes for finishing your quilt top.  I am pretty jealous I can’t win any of it.  Hope everyone is staying warm. These are my A-F Blocks… Look how differently… Continue Reading