Saturday, December 7, 2013

Dixie Diary Block #12

Despite having a bit of a cold, I finished up block #12 this morning.12

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Now Open!

I got my vendor’s license on Friday, and that was the final piece of the puzzle … I’m now officially open for business.  My longarm quilting business is ready to go!  I’m focusing on allover (edge-to-edge) designs but can do price quotes for partial custom quilting.


I’ve got a website at  I’ve also got some special holiday pricing specials through eBay – just look up amyarmstrong as my seller ID.

Warm & Natural cotton batting or Warm Soft & Bright are included in my base prices, but you can switch to a number of other battings by Warm or Quilter’s Dream if you’ve got a favorite for anywhere from $1 to $10 extra.   I can accommodate quilts up to 98” wide.  (length can be longer)

I am signed up to take PayPal and will ship your quilt back to you via USPS Priority Mail. 

Wish me luck!  (and please send people my way)


Monday, October 21, 2013

Red & White Block Swap

Worked on my Amish Diamond Block.   11 more to go!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Four Block School House Quilt – Day 1

Just finished up this cute little quilt top called Four Block School House Quilt.  (27” square)  It’s part of the Little Quilts Sorority Sisters Club through Little Quilts in Marietta, Georgia.


They gave the instructions so that it could be strip pieced, and it went very fast.  It’s in solid red and white.

Another cute little fold up tote bag …

I’ve made several of these now … but they’re so much fun, and they’re a neat present.  I made this one tonight as a thank you gift.


I’ve posted the link to the instructions twice before, so if you scroll down to a few posts ago – you’ll see the links.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

November swap stuff ready to send!

Hope to get these swap items in the mail tomorrow or Monday.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Mystery Quilt (well, one of them) On Design Wall

This is a picture of *most* of the blocks for this mystery quilt.  The rest of the blocks won’t fit until it starts to shrink up a bit as the blocks are sewn together.  Really wanted to get them put together today, but I was so sleepy most of the day and needed that nap this afternoon to help get rid of the headache I’ve had for three days.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Should I blog from anywhere?

I downloaded the app that allows me to post to my blog from anywhere ... Still not sure if that's a good idea!

Mystery Quilt Starting To Take Shape


The two blocks aren’t attached or trimmed, but here’s what two of them will look like next to each other!


Monday, September 30, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Two more totes …

Needed to make a couple more of those great roll-up tote bags that I made a few months ago. 

For Steph

For Sunda bday

The tutorial can be found at …  Or you can do one with ribbon ties which can be found at  I used the one with the button instructions at zaaberry’s blog.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Speaking of Yellow Brick Road quilts …

I recently recommended the Yellow Brick Road quilt pattern as a good one for beginners.  It made me think of all of the different versions of that quilt that I’ve made.  There’s actually a Christmas version that I can’t find a good photo for … so there’s yet another one around here.  And I’m also missing a photo for the one I did for my Grandma.

Cat In The Hat






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Another Mystery Quilt …

Okay, I couldn’t help myself … I started another mystery quilt.  Here are 120 flying geese units.


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Mystery Quilt (Fall 2013) – Day 3

504 half-square triangles done, ready for the next step!


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Mystery Quilt (Fall 2013) – Day 1

The start of 504 half-square triangles!



Permits, Licenses, Business Cards … Oh My!

The starting of my longarm quilting business is moving along – slowly it seems, but it is moving along.  I’ve got my business name registered with the state, I’ve got my batting samples sent off to the lab to be tested so that I can get a permit, I’ve spoken to my local officials and I don’t need a permit locally, I’ve got my FEIN number with the Federal gov’t., my business cards arrived, I’ve got wholesale accounts set up with a couple of suppliers, my brochure is almost finished, the website will be finished by the end of the week  … I’m almost there … Just a couple more steps with some gov’t things to take care of and I’ll be up and officially in business!! 

Woo Hoo!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Moda Size Matters Blog Hop – Day 8A

All of the blocks are done now – will just wait ‘til Monday to see what setting idea Moda is going to suggest on Monday.

24 Bear Track

25 Four-Patch

Moda Size Matters Blog Hop – Day 8

Finished up block 21 yesterday, but didn’t post a picture.  Worked on blocks 22 and 23 this morning.

21 Unnamed

22 Greek Cross

23 Double Hourglass

Ronda Bag 9/11/13

Oops – Never posted a picture of the finished bag!


Friday, September 13, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Next project …

Pieces cut for my next project.


Moda Size Matters Blog Hop – Day 5

For some reason one of the shops disappeared off of the blog hop list for today – so there were only two blocks today.  :(

13 Unnamed

14 Square3

Moda Size Matters Blog Hop – Day 4

Yes, these were done before midnight – but I had to finish my chocolate milk before coming in to the computer.  :)

10 Family Patch

11 Unnamed

12 Dutchman's Puzzle

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Hexagon Pincushion 9/8/13

I’ve had this kit for awhile now – just waiting for me to finish it.  I bought the kit and the hardware at Good Wives Co. in Marion, Ohio – my favorite shop!  The filling material is crushed walnut shells.



Saturday, September 7, 2013

Aiming For Accuracy Quilt-Along – Lesson 11

Here we are at Lesson 11 already.  Wow – only a few lessons left!  This lesson combined Unit C6 and C10 … the friendship star blocks were the new element added this week.

Lesson 11

Dixie Diary BOM–Block 9

Wow – here we are in September already … it doesn’t seem possible does it?  The leaves on the tree in the front yard have started falling – a sure sign that mowing season will be coming to a close soon, and my husband’s favorite season (not) of raking leaves is going to be starting soon! 

Here’s this month’s installment from the Dixie Diary BOM .. Barbara called this block The Hands of Strangers.

Hands of Strangers

Now off to work on this week’s unit from the Aiming For Accuracy Quilt-Along!

Moda Size Matters Blog Hop – Day 3

I really did get these blocks done before midnight – but I got sidetracked with eBay sales, a strange photo posted on Facebook and a couple of other things.  I’m really upset that they’re not posting items over the weekend.  I was hoping to have lots to do on Saturday and Sunday!

07 Heart

08 Turnstile

Railroad Crossing Variation