I am a wife to my wonderful husband of almost 8 years and a stay-at-home-mom to a cute, not so little guy who will be 5 in less than a month! Where has the time gone? I began sewing about 10 years ago and became interested in quilting in late 2011. I took a beginning quilt class at a local quilt shop but didn't make my first quilt until April 2013. It was a huge, king-sized bedspread for my aunt. I was able to finish the entire top in 5 days, thanks to my husband and son going to my in-laws for a long, 3-day weekend! I loved making that quilt so much that I haven't stopped. Since then I have made 9 other quilts as well as some table toppers and placemats. I always have several projects, in various stages, going at the same time. And while quilting is my primary love now, I still enjoy doing small sewing projects.
Here are a few of my favorite quilts.
|This is my first quilt - the one that took me 5 days to complete the top! It measures about 102x114.|
|I made this Sudoku quilt for my grandpa for Christmas 2013. It's a small lap quilt that measures about 48x48. I really love how this one turned out.|
|Touchdown baby quilt for my friend who had her baby on 4/1/14 and I'm not foolin'! ;) They are big Ohio State fans. This pattern is a Cluck Cluck Sew pattern that I fell in love with. It measures about 46x60.|
|The back of the Touchdown quilt. These letters are paper pieced and some of the pieces are tiny! The letters were created by Diane Bohn and her pattern is available in her Craftsy shop. I'm really proud of how it turned out and I love how personal it makes the quilt.|
Now for some tips! A couple things I have noticed while reading other blogs is that the bigger the pictures and the cleaner the design, the more likely I am to spend more time reading that particular blog. So,
- Make your pictures as big as possible and add something to make them stand out, if possible. I use Ribbet to add my "watermark" and a frame around my pictures after I've published them to my blog.
- Make sure the blog buttons you add aren't too big and extend into your post area. If necessary, adjust your column widths to make sure everything is visually pleasing.
- Quilting tip: Have fun and don't stress! Make what you want and enjoy the process. There are so many great tutorials and wonderful opportunities to learn new skills so take advantage of all that you can. I have learned the majority of what I know about quilting by getting involved online and taking courses through Craftsy. Check out my Craftsy button at the top of my blog. If you click on it and make a purchase, I earn a commission and you get access to amazing resources!
- What do you look for in a quilting blog?
- What makes you decide to become a follower of a particular blog? Or not to become a follower?
- If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, where would you go? I would go to Italy, Ireland or Australia. Or all three! ;)