The New Quilt Bloggers blog hop is going to be hosted by several bloggers that participated in the hop last year. I participated last year and have to say, I learned SO much about how to make my blog more visually pleasing, blogging in general and most importantly, I made some very special friendships during that hop that remain strong today, long after the hop. If your blog is under two years old, I strongly recommend that you consider signing up to participate in this hop! Click on the icon to be taken to Yvonne's site, Quilting Jetgirl, for more information. Sign up is open now!! Don't miss out on this fabulous opportunity!
And, the 2015 Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative side is in full swing! You can read more about my entries here and here. If you haven't linked up, I encourage you to do so! This online quilt show is a feast for the eyes and a great way to find new quilty friends and great blogs! You can link up until May 21st. What are you waiting for? Jump in and have fun!! The Viewer's Choice voting is going on now through May 21st. Voting in each category begins May 22.
OK, OK, I know what about the flimsy??? :) Before I show the pictures, I just want to say that putting this one together seemed to take forever (Remember, I said I'd have it finished a week ago??? Yeah #1 fan, I know you do!) because I could not decide on a layout. Then when I thought I had it all figured out. . . I also figured out I did not have enough background fabric. And back to the design wall I would go. . . Right, the pictures ;)
Did you look at the pictures and think "Meh, it's ok. . . I don't know if I like it" . . . I did. I looked at it for an entire day. Moved the leaves around a bit. I told my husband it looked scattered. He agreed and may have insinuated this was not his favorite quilt. That's his pragmatic way of telling me he does not like it! LOL And then I decided I really like it! Falling leaves. Scattered leaves. Yup, that's what it looks like! Mission accomplished ;) I sent a picture to Sandra, here's what she said "I gazed at it for some time, because to be honest at first I thought hmm, I'm not so sure...but then the more I looked at it, the more it made my eyes wander all over (something I always like in a quilt) and I realized that there is no pattern. The leaves are blowing around ( I like the little swirl in the upper right) much like they do in nature. And I like that! I like that it's not matchy matchy and that your eyes roam trying to FIND that but they won't. I like the blue leaves too!" Exactly!! :)
I ordered wide backing for it and that should get here on Tuesday. . . that might be a bit of wishful thinking. . . it will likely show up on Wednesday. I was hoping to get this one quilted by Friday, that's probably not realistic. . . sometimes being realistic is overrated! :)
Linking up with Beth over at Cooking Up Quilts for MCM and Patchwork Times for DWM. Hop over and see what everyone else is doing!
While I wait for the backing for this one and for Nod to Gees Bend, I am back to quilting on the rose linen. I spread it out to see where I was with it yesterday. . . Being away from it for three weeks has not been helpful! I did a little more ripping, a lot of
Until next time, keep on quilting!