APQ Podcast Interview

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Hey guys!  My APQ Podcast interview with Pat Sloan is now live if you’d like to listen.  You can find episode 370 here.  Can you even believe Pat Sloan has done 370 podcast episodes, BTW?  She is AMAZING!

Also, if you haven’t heard, my new book is out – the Rulerwork Quilting Idea Book.  It is in the same format as my Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book and teaches you tons of designs you can make with just basic ruler shapes!  Check out your local quilt shop to order.  If you don’t have a local shop you can find signed copies here.

 

Back to drawing a new collection – I can’t wait to show you guys!

Happy quilting!

Amanda

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What would you like to see quilted? Plus new patterns!

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Hi everyone! I hope you are having a happy holiday season! We just decorated our tree and our house is looking very “red and aqua”. Yay!  Kind of like this quilt from my first book Modern Holiday that just became a cover girl. It is part of a new book from C&T called “Use Your Yardage” with projects from a variety of authors.
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I have five of these over in my shop so if you are interested check them out.

Also new to my shop is my Fall Market pattern “Northern Lights”.  This new one is a FAVORITE of mine and, if you are really fast, you might be able to stitch it up in time for Christmas – the design isn’t Christmas specific so can be kept out all winter long!  The pattern includes SVG files as well as traditional tracing diagrams and the fabric pictured is from my Nordic Holiday collection. The fabric won’t ship until spring but this pattern is available now.  If you love this collection please ask your local shop to order it.   I used 28wt. Aurifil thread from my Appliqué Collection for these pieces, using stitch #1329 on my BERNINA 780.  I then quilted it on my favorite BERNINA Q24.

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Starstruck is also redone with a new cover – it was just perfect for winter so I couldn’t help myself!  This one is 2-1/2” strip friendly!  I’ve now stitched this one in both Feathers & Flourishes and Northern Holiday – it was so fun to quilt!

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Starstruck in Nordic Holiday

 

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Starstruck and Northern Lights

The two larger new patterns for this collection, Starry Night and Nordic Row Sampler, which you might have gotten  sneak peak of in my Fall Market 2016 post, will ship first quarter of the year. You I’m thinking of doing a quilt along with one or more of these Nordic Holiday patterns in my Facebook group this coming year. Are you in? I hope so.

Also in my Facebook group, I’m currently taking ideas from you all on what quilting motifs you would most like me to catch on video. I recently did feathers but there are a ton of different motifs out there and I plan to start doing more videos in the future. So please chime in and let me know what you’d like to learn how to quilt!

I hope you and your families are enjoying all the baking, making, and merriment the holidays bring.  Happy quilting!

Amanda

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Book Giveaway and Quilting Plans

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Hi everyone,

Just a short post to announce that C&T has to new little books coming out – Make Precut Quilts and Make Table Runners.  That have projects from a variety of authors, including myself.  I thought we’d have a fun little giveaway to celebrate!

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Enter by going over to instagram and searching for “AMANDAMURPHYDESIGN”.  Follow me and leave a comment at the bottom of the picture of the books, ok?  No need to regram or anything.  I’ll choose a couple winners randomly at the end of this weekend.

Also, just a heads up that we’re starting to talk about quilting plans for Feathers and Flourishes and Sewing Room quilts in my Free-Motion Quilting Idea Group on Facebook.  The first quilting plan I’m giving out FREE is Flourishes.  (You have to purchase the pattern to make the actual quilt though.)  You can find the PDF that explains it on my downloads page, but I’ll answer questions over in my Facebook group, ok?  Membership is free, but please make sure I can see that you are a quilter by previewing your page so I can approve the membership.

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Hope you have a really fantastic weekend!
Amanda

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