FWQA {for the Home} Day 5:: Dairy of a Quilter

Hurrah … it’s Friday!
Today I’m featuring the last of my five collaboration bloggers {tomorrow is ME}.

FWQA for the Home

Like Erin, I had the pleasure of meeting Amy in real life at the Snap! conference this past Spring. I am SO glad I did. We had a chance to chat {a little bit … not nearly enough} about our shared loving of sewing and the online community. In fact, it was in a ‘blog collaboration’ class that we got to do this chatting … so it was a no brainer to see if Amy would play along.
Amy is an amazing quilter who not only creates beautiful quilts but also designs quilt patterns. Amy shares her creative adventures on her blog, Diary of a Quilter. She has an extensive tutorial section where she generously how-to series, tutorials and patterns. I’ve already professed my love of table runners, so it’s no wonder that one of my favorite tutorials by Amy is her table runner tutorial. It is a genius way of sewing and quilting your table runner all at once. Love it! Love Amy and her blog!

Here’s a little more about Amy in her own words::

Hello friends! My name is Amy Smart and I like to share my quilting fetish on my blog Diary of a Quilter.  In addition to making quilts I also love to design patterns. Some of them are available in my shop.  I’ve been blogging for about 4 years now and my favorite part has definitely been connecting with other younger sewers through the amazing online community.  Before that I always felt like I was the lone younger quilter in a granny hobby. 

And a little about her project::

I was so amazed by the response to the Farmer’s Wife Quilt-Along movement this past year, but felt like I couldn’t add one more thing to my plate at that moment.  I’m grateful to Andrea for helping us realize that we can still take part in the FWQA, even if it’s just small bites, and for getting me out of my comfort zone by only being able to use Kona solids, because I absolutely loved the results.  I have a square table so I made a square table-topper or mini-quilt. (What else. I’m so predictable.)  I assembled the mini/table-topper using this tutorial, (http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2012/02/nine-patch-mini-quilt-tutorial.html), substituting the Farmer’s Wife blocks for the 9-patch blocks.  Really simple and a quick way to make your own mini FWQA! Thanks again Andrea, for inviting me to join the fun!

Thanks Amy for joining in … you rocked this {I love the ombre effect}, just like I knew you would!

{Click here to read the full post/tutorial at Diary of a Quilter.}

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  1. I have a charm pack of warm solids just crying out for a project, love your design. Actually, love most everything you make…thanks for sharing!

  2. What a great idea for a quilt-along, wonderful ideas and projects!

  3. Lovely! My favorite colors to work with would be black red and white.

  4. Another great project today. Love the purple, red and yellows on this one!

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  6. I would use pink, red and turquoise.

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