Amy Johnson@amy_artfuljoy

A wife, Mom to two lovely daughters.
A new quilter, becoming addicted to fabric.
A weddding and lifestyle photographer..capturing the Art of Life.

4.15.18. Elsa, you can stop now! Let it Go!!!! Plz. But kids are happy... school is cancelled for tomorrow. #blizzardapril2018 #snowmageddon #iwantmyspring ##hidingunderquilts


Funny how a little fabric find gets you all side tracked to find the perfect pattern. Then it hit... 5 fat quarters... means I finally am making a #5quarterfun pattern by @jedicraftgirl and @gigis_thimble !!!! Decided on #cabinfeverquilt I may not be able to start right away as I have way too many Wips. But this one is calling me.
#fabriclookingalwaysturnsintofabricbuying. #tulapunk #spiritanimal. #quiltersgonnaquilt #fabriclove


Our oldest daughter, CAP cadet, working flight line for Young Eagles flights with EAA Chapter pancake breakfast at Wittman Field in Oshkosh. I can't believe she will be a Senior in High School next yr. #wheredoesthetimego #futurepilot #gooddayontheflightline


04.07.18. A quilt finish! Really 2 quilts in 1 as I made a simple 10x10 patchwork to use as the backing. Quilt is #layercakelattice from #fatquartershop. Top is #redworkblueworkfabric and backing is from my stash. #organicquilting lines were fun to try. First attempt at just winging it. Headed into the washer to get crinkled and then gifted tomorrow. I hope to get an outside picture in better light. ... #quilt #sewhappy #quiltingfun #makersgonnamake #homemade #quilter #quiltlove #quiltaddiciton #quiltstagram #quiltsofinstagram #patchworkquilt #sew


Striped binding all ready to go. That means, I am actually finishing a quilt today! I've been busy launching a new division of my day job which means little time for sewing. But this one is getting gifted tomorrow so time is up! #stripedbindinglove #quiltbinding #finishthequilt #quiltersgonnaquilt


It was a happy day. My 14 yr old made me a huge birthday cake all by herself. It is 2 cake mixes...4 layers. I especially love the candles my girls picked out. Ha...29 again! Sure why not! Sounds great. Sweet day! Literally. 😘 #cakefordays #cakedecorating


#igquiltfest - Scrappy. While definitly scrappy style I have yet to make a quilt just from my scraps as I haven't had enough saved until now. Both these quilts are favorites and definitly have that scrappy goodness but I made both from layercake precuts. Shhhh, plz don't tell. The first is based on a moda bakeshop pattern called #marmaladequilt and the second is #cakewalkquilt by #thimbleblossoms. Both would be great scrap buster quilts!
#scrappypatchwork #scrappyquilts #quiltlove #ilovefabric


Favorite notions #igquiltfest A very practical choice today. I have learned to love my cut glove. It has metal fibers that protects your fingers from rotary mishaps. I've never had a major injury but I've seen my share here on IG and the pain of getting used to wearing it is worth the pain I hopefully won't have to experience from a rotary accident.
#rotarycutting #fabriccutting #quiltingisfun #quiltnotions


Fastest finish for me is the Jelly roll Jam quilt pattern from @fatquartershop. From piecing to quilting to binding I fnished this in a day. Only quilt I managed to ne so focused on. Now if only I can get more of my other projects quilted and bound within the same calendar year as I finished piecing the top. Lol! #igquiltfest #fastfinish #quiltwithintention #quiltlove #jellyrolljam


Well here's an old picture of my sewing space. I am out of town and forgot to snap an updated picture. It pretty much looks the same tho. I sew in the basement. What you dont see here are the ugly mechanicals/ HVAC that I share the space with. It's the only unfinished section of our basement and someday we will get to finishing it. For now my sweet husband helped make it as cozy and functional as we could. He built the counter table where I sit and sew. The minis help to hide the ugly concrete wall. And I use an old bar height table as my cutting area. Not shown here to the right are book shelves I keep my stash and stuff. This view makes me happy. I just try not to look at the other side that is ugly. 😁


Day 2. At just 2 months old... I find myself saying I love my Juki everytime I sit and sew with her. She has helped improved my piecing accuracy and binding by machine is a dream! I am excited to try FMQ as a new challenge. #igquiltfest with @amyscreativeside #juki2010q #sewingmachine #quiltingfun


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