Friday, January 24, 2014

GROW YOUR BLOG!

Hello! It's Saturday and it is the big day for Grow Your Blog hosted by Vicki over at 2 Bags Full!! If you are here visiting from Vicki's site, welcome! If you have not heard about Vicki's link party, go over and check it out! She has over 500 bloggers participating in this event - 500!!  I'm sure you can find a new blog to love :)

I am a total newbie to blogging, I just started this blog on 12/30/13.  I had been thinking about starting a blog for months.  I'm not sure what pushed me over the edge to jump in and actually start blogging but from the minute I started I was hooked! :) So hooked I found I was spending more time in blog land than quilting!! haha I have gotten a little better with finding a balance between blogging and actually spending time quilting. . . I said to myself, self, you need to get a grip and make something because if you don't, you will have nothing to blog about! haha

I blog about making quilts.  I never in a million years imagined myself getting into this craft. Heck, I didn't know I had any artistic side that was screaming "LET ME OUT!"  I started by making a quilt for our over sized king bed because I was too cheap to buy a custom made comforter. . . Little did I know that I was going to very quickly develop a quilty, fabric, quilt gadget habit! That was 21 quilts ago! It might have been cheaper to buy that custom comforter!! LOL

I don't know that I have found my quilt 'style.'  I have always been a bit of a rebel (OK maybe more than a bit...), don't much like rules, can't follow a pattern to save my life and if someone tells me 'you can't do that' - I am totally going to do it just to prove them wrong! LOL I am drawn to modern quilts and love working with batiks.  I have been blogging about the process of making current projects with posts about the quilts I made before starting to blog sprinkled between here and there.

I thought it would be fun to share with you a some of my favorite projects to date.  If you click on the picture, it will take you to the post describing the process and inspiration and pattern if there is one.  Here they are:

http://quiltparadigm.blogspot.com/2014/01/my-favorite-to-date-qayg.html

http://quiltparadigm.blogspot.com/2014/01/ride-wave.html

http://quiltparadigm.blogspot.com/2014/01/out-of-square-quilt.html

http://quiltparadigm.blogspot.com/2014/01/first-finish-of-2014.html

I love comments! I read them all and respond by email.  If you are so inclined, you can follow my quilty adventure by clicking on the various follow buttons on the side bars or the bloglovin button below.  If you want to contact me by email, I can be found at quiltmusings@gmail.com.

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If you have any suggestions on ways I can improve my blog, add followers (I never thought I would be so interested in how many followers I have but I guess in the end we all want to know that we aren't talking to ourselves. . . that would be crazy right? haha) or just make my blog more user friendly, I would LOVE to hear from you!! My email address is quiltmusings@gmail.com.

Thank you again if you have hung in to the end of this post!! haha

Until next time, keep on quilting!!

32 comments:

  1. Very nice blog!! Love your quilt too...glad I stopped by

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  2. Your quilts are gorgeous! I'm so glad I found your blog today. :O)

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  3. simply beautiful quilts, I'm going to follow you just to drool over your work!!!

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  4. I'm so glad you started blogging so we can all see your beautiful quilts!

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  5. Thanks for visitng my blog. Your quilts look very interesting. I will be following your progress.

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  6. Love your blog! Your quilts are beautiful! I love all the bright colors. I can't wait to start following you!

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  7. Welcome to Blogland! Yes, it will take some time to find balance but you'll get the hang of it! Keep up the great work!

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  8. Welcome to the insanity that only a quilting blogger will come to know ! Embrace it ! I love that you hate rules ! I try to hate rules, but I always tend to be too OCD about things to be that free with myself, though I do have my own little " slightly off " preferences !

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  9. Congratulations on your new blog, I added you to my Bloglovin as well. I hope you will enjoy the world of blogging. What is does is amazing, brings people and friends you never dreamed you could have. Best Wishes!!

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  10. Welcome to blogging! I have only done it for about six months. I put a link on my blog to yours and look forward to seeing your work. I am visiting from GYB and I see you use Kelly's NTT, I try to link on there weekly!

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  11. Welcome to blog land! We all started never dreaming where it would take us. You certainly have some gorgeous quilts to share. I look forward to seeing more!

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  12. I really love your quilts! I look forward to seeing more.

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  13. Awesome curved piecing!! I've come over for a visit from GYBP. Nice to meet you and see your work.

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  14. Oh MY GOODNESS! You, my dear, are an amazing quilter! I love the style you have fallen into! When I first started, it was all 1930's depression era quilts, or Civil War... and I was in a Redwork niche for several years too. (Still sell some Redwork patterns on Etsy.) I'm happy you've decided to blog! I'll certainly be following your work... but, at the moment, your 'Follow this Blog' gizmo seems to be down.
    So happy to have met you!!
    Hugs from the California Redwood Mountains!
    Chris

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  15. PS Never mind... by the time I finished writing my comment, it reappeared! So I'm IN!

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  16. Newly following you from the Blog party--what LOVELY quilts!!! Wow! Can't wait to see what's next on your make list. :D -Natalie at hungryhippie

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  17. Stunning quilts! and much more fun than simply buying the comforter lol
    Looks to me as if you've cracked the blogging gig!
    Enjoyed browsing your posts many thanks ; )

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  18. For a beginner, you are very talented!!! I am following you via GFC and Bloglovin'!!

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  19. Only two quilts were visible...I loved the curving-sea wave blocks.

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  20. Beautiful quilts! A nice blog too for being a newbie. You will find what works for you in both quilting and blogging. I can understand the rebel thing because I'm always changing something up on a pattern or design and making it my own...no quilt police are allowed near me for sure. I'm looking forward to reading your future posts and seeing where your creativity takes you.

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  21. Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Your quilts are gorgeous - so colourful! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Get out on the quilt "style"...your quilts are Totally Beautifully Unique...LOVE them all! Visiting via Vicki's GYBP and enjoying my visit...and your quilts.

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  23. What beautiful work! I love love love it. I too love modern quilts. Amazing. My passion is jewellery. We all need something Happy hopping!

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  24. I've been blogging for about 5 years and, it's fun to see where everyone comes from. It's so nice meeting new friends through the GYB hop. Your quilts are very nice.

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  25. Thank you for sharing your blog/ story! I hope to visit again soon. Please consider coming over & visiting my embroidery/ redwork blog. I'm in the 1st set of the GYB list.

    Lovely quilts.

    aprilsongstress

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  26. Oh wow! I think your quilts are the most gorgeous I have ever seen. You have a true talent. I love the one you just posted with all the itty bitty squares. That is a lot of work! It has been nice getting to know you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  27. Hello from the Yukon! I hope you're enjoining this party as much as I do :)
    Evalina, This and that...

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  28. I think you have a unique style in curves in your quilts Lovely and well done. I have one blog suggestion, brighten up the dates. I had a hard time finding this post at first , but maybe because my eyes are tired from read all these blogs onGYB. lol Have a great time with this party.

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  29. Stopping by from the GYB party. Enjoyed reading your blog posts and seeing your lovely quilts. Do you quilt your own tops? Stop by for a chance in my nifty fifty giveaway! happy blogging

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  30. Hello , my name is Dawn your my one stop on the blog party, Hope that I soon will be friends with all of you cyber neighbors. Can’t wait to see more of your great projects in the making. My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/ and contact info is ovr_brd@yahoo.com
    I don’t have a lot of blog time in for I just started blogging when I joined the blog party it was my New Year resolution. Got side track with Reading my 381 blog and more to go. but I like all things creative n thrifty. Enjoyed the tour and wonderful quilts amazing.

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  31. Love that you just started your blog. The blog hop is so much fun, and a great way to see how many blogs are really out there! My goodness there are so many. I quilt and am a confident beginner, currently trying to follow along with Bonnie Hunters Celtic Solstice. I just finished the chevrons...not winning any speed records here! Anyway, it's fun to see what other people are getting done and take ideas from here and there.

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