New Pattern + New Quilt: Square Knots

This is a quilt I’ve been so excited to share. I made the quilt this past fall, but I can finally show it off. It’s called Square Knots.

And the reason I can finally share, is that this quilt is in the Spring 2013 issue of Fons and Porter’s Easy Quilts magazine! This is my first quilt in a real magazine and it makes me a little giddy seeing it there. This issue has lots of great projects including beautiful quilts by Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced and Pat Sloan.

This quilt was made using the Set Sail collection by Birch Fabrics with a blue Essex cotton/linen blend as the background. I love how the linen gives the quilt some texture and the color is perfect for setting off those nautical prints. The quilting was done by my friend, Monica Steelman. The finished quilt is 42″ x 54″.

My favorite of the prints in Set Sail is the cheater squares print on the back. I’m also partial to the Sea Urchins. And right now, the whole Set Sail collection is on sale at Fabricworm. Looking at this makes me in the mood for summer. 

Kits for this quilt are available from Fabric Worm. You can check out the other quilts in the Easy Quilts Spring 2013 issue here, or find in on your favorite local newsstand.

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    January 16, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Yay Yay Yay Amy!!! Your quilt is adorable!! Congratulations on your newest pattern in Fons and Porter!! I am so happy for you! :o)

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    January 16, 2013 at 8:35 am

    O my gosh – this may be the cutest little boy blanket I've ever seen!! Fantastic pattern and fabric choices!

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    January 16, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Oh-so-lovely! Congratulations too :-)<br />xx

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    January 16, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Love this design! So glad your lovely work is getting great press. 🙂

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    January 16, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Oh my..love love it Amy…I was not going to start any new projects until July, so I could get wip projects done, but going to do this one….Thanks Amy and off to buy the Fons and Porter book…

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    Maegan @chezcasa
    January 16, 2013 at 9:14 am

    This quilt is fantastic! The colors, the prints, and the pattern especially! Lovely work.

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    Amy at Ameroonie Designs
    January 16, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Love the quilt. The fabric is so much fun!

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    Melissa Corry
    January 16, 2013 at 9:31 am

    So adorable Amy!! Congrats!!

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    January 16, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Congratulations! It must be amazing to see a quilt in a magazine! WTG! The quilt is adorable too!<br /><br />Cheery wave!<br />Bev

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    Lisa Henry
    January 16, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Congratulations, what a cute quilt! Love all of your designs.<br />Lisa with Crafts Americana Group<br />Connecting Threads~Artist&#39;s Club~Knit Picks

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    January 16, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Such a lovely spring quilt! Colors are very nice. Looks like a fun pattern to use too.

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    Sandy D
    January 16, 2013 at 10:30 am

    CONGRATULATIONS&gt; How excited you must be.The back fabric is great. I will be picking up this Magazine as soon as it is in my local store.

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    January 16, 2013 at 10:35 am

    your quilt totally caught my eye when I bought the magazine last week! I love it.

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    Natalia from Piece N Quilt
    January 16, 2013 at 11:10 am

    very very cute Amy!!! 🙂

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    January 16, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Congrats on the publication! I love the quilt it is so cute.

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    January 16, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Gorgeous! I&#39;m a cardmaker who follows a few quilting blogs (love the patterns) and for a second I thought this was a card, and by the time I thought – what a cool card – it looks like a quilt, the penny dropped and I figured it out! These are wonderful patterns and colours and I think you&#39;ve used them perfectly!

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    January 16, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Super cute! Love the fabric – makes me think of summer too. Congratulations!

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    January 16, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Congratulations, Amy!! With your beautiful work- I would think you&#39;d be in ALL the magazines ALL the time! Love your work!! Beautiful quilt- from the fabrics to the pattern- LOVE it!!

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    January 16, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    absolutely darling pattern! love, love it!

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    January 16, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Congratulations Amy, it is a beautiful quilt. I had a little giggle whe. You said you wanted summer as it&#39;s summer here and it has caused all sorts of strife with fires. I&#39;m not sure if or how much Australian news is broadcast to you but it is a bad season for fires here. So as you wish for warmer weather, we pray for cooler – just to stop the fires.

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    Katy Cameron
    January 16, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Congrats on the publication!

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    January 16, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Congratulations!!! Fons and Porter no less…I believe that is the big time! <br />It&#39;s beautiful. I know it&#39;s not the same but the blue solids remind me of the Scottish flag 🙂

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    January 16, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Its darling, I just love it. Makes we want to get sewing:)

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    January 16, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Perfect pattern, perfect fabric. Awesome quilt!!

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    January 16, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    It&#39;s been said before aboce. But who can get enough of praise? CONGRATULATIONS. It&#39;s so exciting to be published for the first time, isn&#39;t it? Here&#39;s to a long list of such achievements.

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    January 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    congrats! its lovely and makes me really want a boy for whom to sew!

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    A.J. Dub. (Amy)
    January 16, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    What a cute quilt! The fabric line works perfectly. I think I am going to have to track down that magazine.

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    January 16, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Amy, did you know that this quilt has already been on Pinterest!? I&#39;d seen your name by it and wondered if you&#39;d seen it.<br />It is an awesome quilt! (my brother told me that epic is replacing awesome, sooo it is an EPIC quilt!:))

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    January 16, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Very Cool!

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    January 16, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I love this quilt~ So clean and fresh looking~ Summery too~

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    January 16, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    So happy for you Amy. Great quilt and I look forward to buying the magazine!

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    January 16, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Congratulations:) Very much deserved!!! The quilt is awesome 🙂

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    Sarah Craig
    January 16, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Oh, I love it, Amy! Such a great pattern – I see one of these in my future!!

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    Heidi @ Honeybear Lane
    January 16, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Wow–this is so cute! Congrats on your magazine feature! I just finished making my second son&#39;s quilt for his room but now that I see this fabric collection (especially the cheater fabric) makes me want to start all over and make them new quilts! Especially because I&#39;m doing like a nautical theme. What do you do with all your quilts? Do you have like a zillion or do you give them

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    Live a Colorful Life
    January 16, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I got this issue–just because your quilt was in it. SO cute!

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    January 16, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Such an adorable quilt, Amy! I can&#39;t believe this is your first pattern in a magazine?? Well, congrats! Super happy to share an issue with you! : )

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    January 16, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Congratulations! Your quilt is so darling. Love the fabric and design. They go perfectly together.

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    Sew Nomadic
    January 16, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Your new quilt and pattern look great! Congratulations!!!! First of many 🙂

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    January 17, 2013 at 4:14 am

    love it!

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    January 17, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Really sweet and congrats on the publication.

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    January 17, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Congratulations Amy — I Love it!!!

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    January 17, 2013 at 7:51 am

    I LOVE this fabric… cutest baby boy quilt ever!

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    Calli Makes Do
    January 17, 2013 at 9:03 am

    What a great pattern Amy! I absolutely love the fabric and the pattern shows it off perfectly. Congratulations on the feature! No one deserves it more.

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    January 17, 2013 at 9:29 am

    This such a cute quilt pattern! I love the contrast of the light solids and the bright prints. Congratulations on being published!!!

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    January 17, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Amy, this quilt is so cute and just perfect in those fabrics! Congrats!<br />Amanda

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    January 17, 2013 at 10:29 am

    That&#39;s so cute Amy! Love the colors! Congratulations for having it published in the magazine too. That&#39;s so exciting! It was fun to see you yesterday!<br /><br />Amber

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    January 17, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Congratulations! It&#39;s such a lovely quilt, and I LOVE the fabric line!

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    Esch House Quilts
    January 17, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Congratulations on having your quilt in the magazine! I love the name – it is perfect for the design and nautical style of the fabric 🙂

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    January 18, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Congratulations! Great way to start off the new year. It&#39;s a lovely quilt. I&#39;m sure lots of successful projects and publications will follow.

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    Lorna McMahon
    January 22, 2013 at 5:07 am

    Congratulations, Amy! Sew happy for you!

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    Bárbara Gutiérrez
    January 22, 2013 at 7:25 am

    precioso trabajo!!!

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    January 22, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    this is so cute Amy and congrats on the publication

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    Claire Jain
    January 25, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Yay! Congrats on Square Knots 🙂

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    June 17, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that I made this quilt with different fabrics for my baby boy that&#39;s due next week. It was my first quilt and I LOVE it so much. Thank you for the inspiration and for all you do!!

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      amy smart
      June 17, 2013 at 2:26 pm

      That is so great Tina! I&#39;m so glad you enjoyed making the quilt and that you are happy with the result. Good luck with your sweet new baby!

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    August 11, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I wonder how you manage to be so creative and efficient! I am new to quilting, and every time I search the web for ideas for beautiful and easy patterns, I always end up choosing yours! I am amazed it is the first time you got one published, but congratulations! Hopefully there will be many more. Thank You for sharing your ideas.

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