Crazy Mom Quilts, written by Amanda Jean Nyberg, has been one of my favourite blogs for years. Her lifestyle, her writing style and her quilting style all resonate with me. I love to read what she's up to in her sewing room, and her book Sunday Morning Quilts is one of my all time faves. She is having a link up to celebrate her blogiversary, so I thought it would be fun to note some of the ways she has influenced my quilting.
Here is one of my quilts made from a pattern called "Up, up and away" from Amanda's book. I call it "The Accidental Quilt" because I really had no intentions of making this quilt until the perfect fabric was gifted to me at the same time as I was reading the book. This quilt was hand quilted.
In 2011 I was totally inspired by a pile of scraps to make my own version of her Ticker Tape quilt. It turned out to be one of my most memorable quilts (for me). It is also the only machine stitched raw edge applique quilts I've made. My ticker tape quilt is called "Shattered" and was finished in 2013.
I have been inspired by so many things on Amanda's blog including her quilting designs. I especially enjoyed all her writing about the spiral design. Click here for the free tutorial that I'm sure you will want to try.
Last year I used this design to quilt one of my UFO's called Sunflower Mystery. Here is the quilt from the back that shows the design.
Another one of my favourite quilts was made during a fun quiltalong in 2011 that was hosted by Amanda. Click here to find the links. It is called "36 Patch Quilt" and is a wonderful scrap quilt. I finished my version in November 2012, and it is another one of my favourite quilts that I hand quilted.
And my most recent Crazy Mom inspired project is of course the Vortex. That was one CRAZY project Amanda Jean! But of course, I loved it and just had to make one. Remember the "Mash or Sash" blog post? I decided to mash it, but haven't actually done the sewing yet. Soon.
Amanda, I can't thank you enough for all the fun and inspiration you have shared with me over the years. Cheers to you on your blogiversary and I hope there will be many more years of quilting and blogging to come!