This is my 2nd year participating in the “New Quilter’s Blog Hop.” I’ve learned LOTS about blogging, making changes and adding things.
There are 32 participants in the Blog Hop and we are divided into 4 different weeks for presenting out blogs. Each person in the group suggested names and logos for the group. The name “In Stitches” was chosen and the logo is
The logo is Carrie, the designer’s quilt. I love the bright colours and the simplicity.
This week, it’s my turn to participate in the blog hop. If you visit each of the blogs (listed below) – you’ll see LOTs of eye candy. And BONUS: there are giveaways. There are wonderful sponsors – so be sure to enter the giveaways! Now, to enter the give-aways, you have to comment. Then you go to the co-host’s blogs to enter.
Now, before you go visiting other blogs – let me tell you a bit about myself.
Me & My Favourite Quilts
My favourite scrappy designer is Bonnie Hunter from Quiltville.com. I have done her yearly mystery quilts for the past 8 years.
Hmmm, as soon as this picture was on the blog … I realized that each of these quilts have a shade of red in them … from pink to burgundy. I wonder what that says about me?
So, just to prove that I do make quilts with other colours here’s a few of my other quilts:
OK … so top right one has a bit of pink and the bottom right has some dark red … but at least the other 2 are mostly green.
If you want to know more about my quilting journey – you can read about it HERE.
I attempt to post 2 or 3 times a week, telling you about the projects I’m working on and some of the ups (finishing!) and downs (struggles) of the projects. Occasionally, I post pictures of my friend’s quilts, especially when I’ve been at a retreat or sewing with friends. There have been a few tutorials.
This year I offered a challenge PHD in 2018. The challenge is to complete ½ of your UFOs or PHDs (Projects Half Done in quilt-speak) AND to complete all projects started in 2018. There are 9 of us participating. Most are making great progress on getting the PHDs Done, done, done! I plan to offer the challenge again next year … so think about it and consider it! It might help you get some of your unfinished projects done! And, if you have a zillion PHDs, you can limit the number that you need to complete in 2019. To see more details about this year’s challenge, check out “PHD in 2018.”
Stash Busting: One of my weekly posts includes a report on my stash: How much fabric I’ve used this year and how much I’ve bought. So far, I’ve used about 7 times more fabric than I’ve bought. YEAH!!! And, knowing that I need to be totally honest in reporting all my bought fabric – it actually helps to restrain my previously out-of-control stash building habits!
One of my favourite tips is to do with binding. To get rid of bulk in the corners – clip out the quilt and batting.
There is a binding tutorial on the blog. You can check it out HERE.
There are other tutorials available – click on the “Tutorial” tab at the top of the blog.
A Few Questions for You
When you visit quilting blogs, what do you look for? or what do you like?
What makes you want to “follow” a blog or return to the blog?
The BLOG HOP
Now, click on each of the following blogs and be prepared for lots of eye-candy, quilting tips and who knows what else? Enjoy!
- Terry, my cousin! @ Quilting a Legacy
- Rachel @ Rachel Rossi Blog
- Tracie @ Riceford Streams
- Wendy @ Pieceful Thoughts
- Jan @ Cocoa Quilts
- Michelle @ Creative Blonde
- April @ Janda Bend Quilts
The Blog Hop CO-HOSTS
Yes, I know I mentioned at the beginning of this post that there are give-aways available. You will get an entry for each blog comment you leave. The hosts use a tool called a “Rafflecopter” for choosing the winners of the give-aways. So visit one of the following co-host’s blogs and enter to WIN!!! The sponsors are in the picture below the list of blogs.