Monday, July 3, 2017

Post 400 AND My 2nd Blog Anniversary!

It's hard to believe that it's been 2 years since I started this blog.   And today coincidentally happens to be the 400th post as well!  I remember making those first rambling posts having absolutely no idea what I was doing.  Little did I know how much it would change me.

It all started because I was planning to submit a book proposal to the American Quilter's Society (it's available!  Folk Art Quilted Traditions) and they suggested you have a web presence.  There were a few blogs I read regularly and I started thinking about why I liked them.  I really enjoyed the ones where the authors were writing about what they'd learned.  So off I started. 

Blog Quilt #1 was Spring Gems.  It's still a favorite of mine.  It's not done well at show, but I love it and sometimes that's all that counts.  I learned a lot about doing double blanket-stitch applique in this quilt and the kinds of threads I like and didn't.

A friend of mine also suggested that I apply to be an ambassador for Island Batik.  That sounded fun and it sure has been!  I've  made new friends and played with their lovely fabrics.  Here are a few of my favorite quilts I've made for them.

I adore blogging.  It's given me creative freedom to try out new things and ideas without having to be perfect for a show quilt.  It's been really freeing and it's something I will continue into the future.

I hope you've enjoyed the retrospective and that you get to quilt today!