Just Popping In...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

to wish you a happy holiday!
Thanks again for your friendship and support!

P.S.  My shop sale will continue through December 31st.  
All patterns and quilts are 20% off with this coupon code: 

~ Amber

Thank You

Monday, December 16, 2013

I'm so thankful for my little piece of Blogland and those of you who frequent it.  Thank you for your friendship and support. It's really a dream come true, getting to do what I love every day and sharing that passion with all of YOU!

As a thank you, I'm having a shop sale.  Everything is 20% off (including quilts).  Just enter HAPPYHOLIDAYS @ checkout.

Quilty Fun

Friday, December 6, 2013

  My week to host Lori Holt's Quilty Fun Sew Along isn't til February 24th but I've been sewing along and couldn't wait to share what I've made so far!

The first week was Apples.

 The second week was these itty bitty Twinkly Stars (I heart them).

 The third week was Courthouse Steps.

Last week was the Sewing Baskets.

And this week is the Flying Geese (which I still need to do!)  
Here it is all together on my design wall:

I'm having so much fun playing with my stash and making these cute, unique blocks.  The hardest part is picking out fabrics!  Don't get me wrong, I love putting fabrics together but it seriously is the most time consuming part!  Fortunately, the blocks whip up in no time and (unfortnuately?:) you won't want to quit making them - trust me!

Are you sewing along with us?  It's not too late to join the Quilty Fun!  Click over here to get all the details and don't forget to upload pictures of your blocks to the Quilty Fun Flickr Page.  Great prizes are given out each week!

Happy weekend!  
(Oh, and speaking of the weekend, if you're in Utah County and want some fabric fun tonight, stop by American Quilting in Orem.  They're having a Moodlight Madness Sale from 7-9:30 pm and I'll be there doing a trunk show.  Be sure to say hi if you come!
~ Amber 

It Really Is -

Monday, December 2, 2013

[via my Instagram]

I'm a happy girl right now.
I've been working hard for about a year on something I can't WAIT to show you and now I'm enjoying some down time with my family.

Thanksgiving was wonderful.  All I had to take to the family feast was a chocolate dessert.  So I chose my (new) go-to favorite Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake.  And since I didn't have to work all day in the kitchen I was able to get all my Christmas decor up Thanksgiving Day.  I even squeezed in a little nap!  I didn't feel too bad about it though since I got up at 5:30 am to hit the gym!

One of my brothers came to Utah from the Northwest so I hosted a little get together at my house with my parents, my two brothers and their families.  It felt like being "home again".  It was the perfect way to spend the holidays and I even received an early Christmas gift from my SIL!  This beautiful deer silhouette:

I honestly (honestly) have no idea how she knew I have always loved those!  And guess what - she made it herself!

She also gave me a giant safety pin for my sewing room!  
I swear I don't think I've ever verbally expressed my deep obsession with either of these two things to anyone! But thank you, Brittany!  You know me well!

Hey.  What's that you say?  The new Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine is also staring you right in the face!  Yep, that's right.  Someone sent me a copy to review and it has been such a fun treat.  I'm loving all the eye candy in it.  Love Patchwork & Quilting also has lots of modern projects, tips and ideas from some of todays most popular bloggers!  It's a great mag for all of you trendy quilting peeps out there! I'm especially loving the plus quilt on the front!  Have I mentioned that I really want to make a low volume/bright contrast quilt one of these days?  Whose with me on that? 
Well.  Now that I've met my deadline I actually have some projects that I can start showing you again!  I've been squeezing in a little "for fun" quilting so I hope you'll stay tuned!
Happy quilting!
~ Amber