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!