Hello! Welcome to Diary of a Quilter. I’m your host, Amy Smart. The short version: I am a mom, wife, and quilter. I’ve been blogging in this space since 2008!
New here? Here are some great places to start.
- You can see all of the quilts I’ve made here
- If you have a questions check out the Frequently Asked Questions page
- Meet My Fabric Collections with Riley Blake Designs
- See Podcasts, books, videos, etc Where I’ve been Featured
- Click here for pattern updates
Diary of a Quilter Tutorials
I’ve written over 100 tutorials in the past 12 years. You can find all of my tutorials here.
My most popular tutorials include:
a 10-part series – How to Make a Quilt from Start to Finish
- Broken Dishes Half Square Triangle Baby Quilt Tutorial
- Fat Quarter Bag Tutorial
- Fast Four Patch Crib Quilt
- Lattice Baby Quilt
- Patchwork on Point Baby Quilt
- 3 giant star Baby Quilt variations
- Holiday Patchwork Forest – A Modern Christmas Tree block
Where to Find Diary of a Quilter Patterns
I have a pattern shop where you can find my most popular patterns (available in both Hard Copy and PDF format.)
Who am I? The Long Version
If you’re still reading (and like this kind of stuff) here is more of the long version of the behind the scenes of my quilting life:
My mom started teaching me how to quilt and sew when I was young but I felt way too dorky ever sharing that with the outside world. It wasn’t until I had my first baby over 20 years ago that I really started finishing the projects I started and became more of a real quilter. It felt good to have something in my life that stayed done, as opposed to the diapers and dishes and floors that seemed to need to be re-done quite frequently.
But I still felt like a granny telling anyone that I was a sewer/quilter. Enter blogland. It has been so fun and liberating for me to find hundreds of other people who share the same interest in cutting up fabric into little tiny pieces and sewing them back together as I do. I really came out of the fabric closet and started a blog of my own about my quirky hobby. Sometimes when I find out that neighbors or other friends have found my goofy quilting blog I revert back into my “I’m such a weirdo” worries, but for the most part this little piece of cyber-space has been a fun endeavor.
Besides quilting I also like to read books, watch old movies or Masterpiece Theater mini-series, and eat really good ethnic food – especially if someone else makes it. (Sadly, for those that rely on me for food each day, I don’t love to cook, although I do it anyway because I love those people.)
There you go!
Feel free to email me with any questions, suggestions or links to great fabric sales: firstname.lastname@example.org. If I’m ever slow responding to comments or questions, know that I grateful, that I’m just attending to the people who live with me, and that I will get back to you as soon as I can!