Friday, May 08, 2015

shoo fly pillow and a BIG finish

Welcome to finish it up Friday! Thanks for joining me each week for the link up party...I sure appreciate it!
It's been awhile since I made a pillow....and I love, love, LOVE this one! It's made up of 4 shoo fly blocks, quilted with straight lines 1" apart and it has a lovely red and white polka dot envelope backing. Isn't it so happy? I especially love the text in the one square that says, "make a pillow". That couldn't be more perfect! It finishes at about 18" square.
I have more big news to share...this week I was out in Denver filming a Craftsy class! I'm super excited that I get to cross off a BIG goal from this year's list! It was quite a stretch for me (understatement) and I'm so glad/amazed/surprised that I got through the process without a single cold sore! :) I'll be sharing more about the class, the process and the release date as it gets closer. But for now, I'm so glad the prep and filming is DONE! Woo-hoo!

Last week, fabric strike offs. This week, Craftsy. Next week, I need to NAP!!! (That's no joke!) I'm beyond grateful that I have the love and support of my family and friends, because I certainly couldn't do this without them....they are pretty awesome!

Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. Thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday!

41 comments:

Melissa Corry said...

Oh my goodness, how exciting!!! I can't wait to see your class!! Way to go, I know it will be just amazing!!!

Mari said...

What a happy-looking pillow! And i love the chalkboard star, too!

Carie said...

Oh what a beautiful pillow- and I just love that it will be subliminally messaging you to make some more! It sounds like you have had an amazing week, and if you are getting through this many girls so early in the year it's going to be very exciting to see what you do next!

Svetlana said...

yay, congratulations on filming Craftsy class, how totally awesome!!! Love the pillow, too.

Stacey said...

So exciting about the Craftsy class! And love the shoofly pillow :)

Christine Feldstein said...

Wonderful pillow, and so joyful! Thank you for the party.

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

Congrats on the class, what an awesome opportunity! You definitely earned that nap after the last two Friday finishes! Lol. I love the Shoo Fly blocks, the fabrics are just lovely. :)

Lorna McMahon said...

Congratulations!!! Love the new pillow. And can't wait for more news about your Craftsy class! Happy, happy Mother's Day, Amanda Jean.

Brooke Sellmann said...

love your pillow!

just wanted to say thanks for hosting the Finish It Friday!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love that pillow

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

and I meant to add, congrats on your Craftsy class!

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Glad to hear so many good things are happening :) Enjoy!

Darcy said...

Congrats on your Craftsy class! Any idea when will it be live?!

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Very cute pillow!
Congratulations on your professional milestones - your fabric line and your Craftsy video.

cute 57 said...

You make the cutest things! Loe the pillow! I have so enjoyed making the 20" pillow that you posted awhile back! JHappy Mother's Day to you!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Super exciting on all your HUGE accomplishments. And the pillow is lovely.

Heidi Staples said...

It's adorable! So many wonderful things on your plate right now, but I know it must be overwhelming sometimes too. Hope you get some rest!!

Sharon said...

wow! two big things, the class and your fabric. I love the looks of your prints and colors.

Snowcatcher said...

Gosh, I work two blocks away from Craftsy headquarters. Had I known you were here, I might have snuck away to ask you to autograph your book!!! :) Congrats on another huge notch in your craft belt!

Maja said...

Great things happening for you!
I just love your fabrics and hope that I can have them all!
And now I think I have to take another Craftsyclass!

Sarah Craig said...

Congratulations on your Craftsy class, and I love love love your pillow! So cute!! Rest next week..... ;-)

cook said...

I remember your trip tp SRHarris and wonder which store is better the old or new? Heading to market soon. Thanks, Janet

SewPsyched! said...

I am so excited for your class!! Congrats!!

cheerfulhomemaker said...

Congratulations on your Craftsy class!

Suzanne said...

You are a rock star!!!

Kay said...

I just love this cushion, so happy and bright. Congrats on your Craftsy class. x

sonia said...

Amazing news! You are on a roll. Congrats!

Linda said...

Yay for a successful trip to Denver! :) Glad you got through it and now can relax a bit. Can't wait to see the finished product. :)

pingraham said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for going BOLD to film a Craftsy class! A stretch for you, but a true gift to us, who love your work and your style. I can't wait to sign up!

Rene' said...

Congratulations!!! I can't wait to register for your class. Hope you give yourself permission to nap next week ;-)))

CapitolaQuilter said...

Big News - you are on a roll. Congrats and thanks for still making time for the linky party.

Johanna Lovering said...

Awesome to hear about your Craftsy class. Can't wait to hear more about it. I love Craftsy and you are so great, so the combination must be awesome!

Holly Rundberg said...

No Pinning available?

KaHolly said...

Love, love, love you pillow, and look at all the people who linked up today! Wow! Congratulations on your Craftsy class!

margaret said...

great news re the craftsy class, wondering hat you will be sharing with us. The pillow has worked so well shoo fly blocks are so versitile

Jodi said...

Can't wait to find out more about your craftsy class. Congrats..and have a good nap.

quiltytherapy said...

Congrats on the Craftsy class, has to feel amazing to cross that off your list. Keep it up.

Diane Beavers said...

AmandaJean, I'm so proud of you!
A Craftsy Class; I love it and can't wait to hear ya and watch/work thru it. You're movin on up girl! See now- 40 is gonna be fabulous:):)

bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Unknown said...

I can't wait to see what your Craftsy class is! Congratulations!

Karen said...

What a great pillow--and that little message is delightful! I haven't had the courage to combine many colors together--stick to lots of blues--but your pillow is so gorgeous. Thanks for the kick in the seat of my pants! And a Craftsy class--whoop! whoop!

hydeeannsews said...

Next week - The World! Congratulations on all all your recent accomplishments. Looking forward to hearing more about your class.