Kim Covets: Amy Smart Quilts

by Kimberly Hickok

Quilts, blankets and throws. I love them and from time to time I’ll knit or crochet something that I, or someone I care about, can wrap up in. I have yet to take on a quilting project. It just looks so, well, time-consuming and a little scary.

I think I may have found the inspiration, though, to give quilting a try. I stumbled across Amy Smart’s quilt blog, Diary of a Quilter, on Pinterest.

She has a bunch of tutorials on her site. Maybe I’ll start with something small like this mini quilt or this table runner. Each would be great holiday projects to keep or give away.




And then move on to something a little bigger like this quilt.

Maybe then I’ll have the confidence to move on to a quilt like this. I mean how hard can it be to cut up a bunch of squares and sew them together, right?


Seriously, I really admire Amy Smart’s talent and ability. Quilting is something I’ve always wanted to try and because of Amy Smart, I think I just might.

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janicedoty November 23, 2012 - 10:23 am

Kim–I love quilting!! Once you get the basics mastered it is not so overwhelming. I started quilting when my youngest started school and took a basic course at a quilt shop–makes all the difference.

Now there are a ton of online classes you can try–take a look at “”–some are free, some are bought but all stay in your library at the site. They even have a free “Block a month” that combines into a quilt when completed so you can pace yourself.

Try it–you might get hooked!

Chepa January 19, 2013 - 2:18 am

They are beautiful!! You did such aaznimg work it never ceases to amaze me what you can do. I particularly loved the kids quilt as we are expecting our first child in November. If you ever decide to sell your labor for making quilts, let me know I will be the first one to sign up to order a quilt of yours!


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