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Monday, May 1, 2017

New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop *AmyScrapSpot!

Hey Everybody!
I have been participating in this awesome *New Quilters Blog Hop- 2017 Edition* to try and better my blog and check out how I "measure up"!

This year's activities are hosted by Yvonne of Quilting Jet Girl, Leanne of She Can Quilt, and Beth of Cooking Up Quilts. Thank you SO much ladies, for your time, effort and patience through this wonderful Hop that you have so generously began for our benefit!

If your checking me out for the first time, from the hop, Thank You so much, I hope you enjoy my post and decide to follow me!If you are a current follower of mine, keep reading to get a glimpse into how I got "here"!
Isn't our logo sweet?! We had some great choices to choose from and this cute little guy won. =)

Anyway, on to the dirt! ;)
Hi! My name is Amy- As I am sure you guessed ;) I live in Michigan with my husband and 2 boys and also a sweet bundle of joy, coming soon-ish..haha

My blog name was just something I thought up on the spur of the moment. I like interesting names and word play is just fun! It is very convenient that my scrappy name also works very well for quilting, I think! ;D
I began my blog in 2012. Wow.. Seems like forever ago, now. haha
I was a single mom of 2 boys (4 and 8 years old).

I got so bored at night, when the kids were in bed that I started scrap booking.
I quickly discovered blogging and decided to spice up my scrapping by sharing my creations! Here are a couple of my favorite things..
The first thing that I ever created was this sweet birthday card for my friends 4year old daughter. You can see that post here.

My cousin got married a couple of years ago and I decided that I had to make them a "mini" album! Their theme was Roaring 20's, Blue and Gold.
I've never made anything like this and think I did a pretty good job capturing the theme. :) That post is here ;) 
It looks quite busy but there are mini mini albums inside, too.

I posted scrappy paper projects, then got busy with life and kind of fell off for awhile. I picked it up again in 2015 with more paper projects.
I would make my kids birthday cards and invites, they really love when I am able to eek out the time to do that. =)
I also crochet and have a couple of really neat projects that I created Here and Here!

Somewhere around 6 years ago, I hand quilted this super neat panel for my boys' room, with glow in the dark thread!


I got remarried in 2014 and ran into a bit of time again, to play around with what I enjoy, crafting! Yay!
In 2016, I had an itch to try my hand at sewing.
My mom and aunt sew and quilt and I just had to give it a shot.

I bought this adorable apron pattern and some very loud fabrics
(that I LOVE! lol)
I jumped in and had the whole thing completed in a weekend!
I couldn't believe that, not only did I finish it so quickly, but it even turned out JUST like it was supposed to!
I was immediately in love with my sewing machine and creating things with fabric!

Right after I finished that apron I started on a tote bag!
I had the design in my head and went to work right away!
The front and back came together easily and I decided that I would HAVE to quilt those adorable sea turtles that are on it!
Darned if I am still working on that, since I keep finding other things that have to be done first :(
(I plan to take it with us to the beach again this summer, to get it finished up!
I don't care to swim, so hanging out and sewing would be excellent!)

After that, it was this cute little pillow case for (a different) cousin's baby.
           And of course, that post is here ;)

My first applique project and now, you guessed it, I am in love with applique!

I had this awesome opportunity to create a tutorial for my original remote caddy for a great shop! I sell them on Etsy but created a tutorial so anyone could make their own, if they wanted to give it a shot!
I think this is the coolest thing to happen for my blog, yet!






To date, I think my favorite thing that I am making is my Batiks quilt!




Of course this was pushed aside for other things but most especially for the baby quilt that I am trying to finish-Here!


I've discovered that I really enjoy connecting with people about crafting.
Everyone has such different styles and seeing them is really neat!

I created A channel at Disqus.com to connect on a completely different level! Stop by and leave a comment or project that you are working on, we would love to see it!

I will end this post with the best tip that I can think of...
Always check your measurements before you cut!
I have had to re cut countless things because I had the measurement wrong :(
Also, if you think something isn't quite right, give it a bit of thought on how it will affect the outcome of your project! Sometimes you will find that something being a little 'off' won't make a big difference, or you can make it up elsewhere ;)


I sincerely thank you for visiting my blog and encourage you to check ouSheCanQuiltt the other hop stops along the way!
There are some great prizes, too!

The other hop stops are;
SheCanQuilt
HandWroughtQuilts
CrazyRedQuilts
SunShineKwilts
DruidQuilter

Take good care my friends,
 and God Bless!

33 comments:

  1. Amy, great to meet you! You've got some great projects! So fun and full of color!

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  2. Fun to learn a bit more about you Amy!!! You didn't mention your love of Giraffes, LOL

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  3. You sure have made lots of cool things!! Cool.

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  4. Thank you so much for being a part of the hop, Amy! You have a lot of sewing projects going and it is great to see someone who enjoys and is excited about creating, craft, and sewing as you!

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  5. Amy, you have been a busy girl! So exciting about your partnership with Fabric Depot! Good job on the remote caddy pattern! I'm looking forward to seeing your baby quilt finish . . . hang in there!

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  6. Hi Amy, you are a busy quilter! Fun to see the things you have or are creating! I've enjoyed getting to know you through your blog. Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

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  7. Visiting from the hop, nice to meet you. I am also a quilter and stamper and crafter! I am just interested in a lot of things!

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  8. Nice to meet you and congrats on your news! My daughter lives in Michigan-visiting in the summer is just wonderful-perfect weather, Susan

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  9. Hopping along! Enjoy getting to know more about you through our blogging. Where in Michigan? I lived in Livonia a very long time ago.

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  10. Measure twice (or more), cut once! How many times do we need to be reminded before we actually use that advice??

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  11. Such fun projects - thanks for sharing your quilty journey!

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  12. Great to meet you, Amy! That remote caddy is pretty cool. Congratulations on your expected bundle of joy!!!!

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  13. Hi Amy, great post today. This blog hop is a wonderful way to meet other quilters and learning of their quilt story. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait for your bundle of joy to arrive.

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  14. Amy - great to meet you! I loved seeing your journey and learning about you. I've never heard of disqus before... i'll have to take a look!

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  15. Amy , Love the "Roaring 20's" wedding creations...indeed you captured it /amzingly beautiful!
    It's been fun reading your blog and your journey into fabric...I don't scrap book but rather do scrapping w/fabric haha. Congratulations on Baby to be and I'll stop back by to read more on your scrappy creations.

    schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Hi Amy, Great to meet you and read your story. It's fun to understand each person's journey and how many activities lead us to quilting. I look forward to seeing more of your unfolding journey.

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  17. I think I'll follow along! You really multitalented

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  18. Great to meet you, Amy! I love that the blog name has covered your interests for so long. Love love love the apron!

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  19. Hello Amy, its lovely to meet you, I am a fellow blogger on this hop. I love to see how peoples story’s have brought them to where they are now. You certainly have a love of craft and many strings to your bow, it’ll be interesting to see where you go next!

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  20. Hi Amy! awesome to meet you! cant wait to see what's next!

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  21. Uuuuum, does this mean baby #3?!?!!!!
    I love that you do so many different crafty things. I've tried my hand at scrapbooking before, but Shutterfly just speaks my language.

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    1. Yes, Rita! Baby #3, Yikes!! haha
      My youngest will be nearly 10 when babe arrives! That is scary stuff! lol
      I will tell you, my boys are beyond excited for the baby to arrive! They are both beside themselves with wonder and what to buy for baby, it really touches my heart to see them so enthusiastic! -They are hoping for a girl but we are very excited no matter what!
      I can't blame you, Shutterfly is so neat! I began scrap booking before most of that stuff came around.. I think.. or I was just not up to current awesomeness at that time. lol - Thanks so much for your comment! =)

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  22. Hi Amy! Your blog is so pretty and cheerful as are your sewing projects. Congratulations on your tutorial feature and the new baby too!
    ~Abbie from the New Quilt bloggers hop

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  23. Hello! Love all the color in your projects! Scrapbooking is...not my gift! Ha! I avoid it at all costs! Blogging comes much more naturally for me, so I'm glad I can record things somehow! Congrats on the upcoming bundle of joy!

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  24. It was really great getting to know more about you! Congratulations on baby #3!

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  25. You have such a fun blog! So many projects, it's impossible to predict what you might try next. But I like that, variety is the spice of life. So glad to meet you!

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  26. Congratulations on your pattern and on the new addition!

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  27. Hi Amy, it was great visiting your blog and getting to know a little more about a fellow member of Let's Bee Quilt'n!

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  28. You have a fun quilt story, Amy! Love your colorful quilts. And congrats on the precious new life entering your family!!!

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  29. Great to meet you and get to know you! Can't wait to meet the newest member of your sweet family!

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  30. Amy, I admire all your creative adventures - it is so fun to see all the different crafty sides of you! Thanks for sharing :)

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  31. Loved the design & your outfit! We also do some sewing works in our span time! Have a great day ahead :)

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I truely enjoy your comments and questions and I answer every single one! =D
Though, during giveaways it gets difficult and I try to keep it easy on myself. ;)
However, if you are a no-reply blogger I can't -but I still try. =(
If your not sure, ask me, I'll help you fix it!