I am thrilled to be a part of Amy Ellis’ blog book tour to help promote her new book, Modern Basics.
You know Amy from her blog Amy’s Creative Side, where she blogs about quilting.
I thought it would be fun to interview Amy to provide you with a little background about her and the development of her book.
1. How did the idea for this book come about? where did your inspiration for the theme come from?
I’ve been sewing since I was a girl, I made myself all sorts of garments from 10 years old on. My interest in quilting, came with my kids! I love being able to snuggle them in something handmade, and I love to sew!
It really is my creative therapy! When the days turn into a week or more that I haven’t sewn, everyone around here can tell. That’s when I find a fast finish!
My favorite part about quilting is finishing the binding by hand. I love watching the quilt become finished as I work my way around it, and finally end up where I began with a complete quilt ready for the wash. My favorite tip in getting it done, is hand quilting thread.
I sew garments, bags, pillows, curtains – anything I can get my hands on!
6. Anything else you would like us to know about you?
I’m a regular mom, with all the usual mom duties around the house and at school (3 of our 4 are in school). I make it a priority to make things for my own sanity, I love blogging daily, and the community I have found here online!
I really love Amy’s new book, so I am excited to be able to share a FREE copy with my readers! Leave me a comment by noon on Sunday, February 27 if you are interested in a chance to win!
Be sure to visit the rest of the tour for more chances to win a free copy:
Piece N Quilt http://www.piecenquilt.blogspot.com/ 2/21/2011
SewCalGal http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/ 2/22/2011
Old Red Barn Co http://oldredbarnco.blogspot.com/ 2/23/2011
Terri’s Notebook https://terrisnotebook.wordpress.com/ 2/24/2011
Crazy Mom Quilts http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/ 2/25/2011
Wild Card Quilts http://www.thewildcards.com/my_weblog/ 2/26/2011
BumbleBeans http://bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com/ 2/27/2011
Fat Quarter Shop http://fatquartershop.blogspot.com/ 2/28/2011
One Shabby Chic http://oneshabbychick.typepad.com/ 3/1/2011
Canton Village Quilt Works http://www.cvquiltworks.blogspot.com/ 3/2/2011
Diary of a Quilter http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/ 3/3/2011
Fat Quarterly http://www.fatquarterly.com/ 3/4/2011
Amylouwho http://amylouwho.com/ 3/5/2011
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