I have been loving visiting everyone’s blogs and learning how different people go about blogging their quilting journey. There is always something to learn!
I am part of the Sewcial Network group and thanks Beth (plaid and paisley) for designing our logo!
I have been quilting since the late 90’s when I went to a class at a local quilt shop. I loved it and I have made baby quilts for various friends and family from then on until 2013 when we moved to country Victoria, Australia.
There I finally had a craft room of my own!! Finally…. space to spread out, to have my fabric stash on display and to leave everything in mid-project and just close the door. Bliss.
Suddenly I had a wish list of quilts to make that will extend way past my life-span (hehe… and a fabric stash to go with it!) and I have been spending every waking moment (and a few non-waking moments!) making and designing quilts. These are just a few of my recent quilts I have completed 🙂
As you can see, I love taking pictures of my quilts out doors. We live in such a lovely part of the world and there are so many places that make my quilts look great!
My business name – Said With Love – is because I love having text in my makes…. there is nothing like a good text fabric to cheer up my day! The Maker text by Art Gallery last year is wonderful and I have stashed away a goodly amount of it! Thankfully my local quilt shop Cotton Factory is renown for their text fabrics!
My goal is to make a quilt for every member of my family… I want them to all have something that I have lovingly made just for them. I have a long way to go still, but I am keeping on track with my quarterly plans (part of @finishalong on Instagram). It is a great way to keep yourself accountable… and to win some fab prizes too!
This is my sister’s quilt I made using Winter’s Lane by Kate and Birdie (my all time favourite fabric line!)
I was talking to a friend recently and she was stressing about her blog… she felt she needed to blog daily or at the very least weekly. My question to her was ‘have you got something interesting for people every day?’ She looked at me blankly as if that didn’t actually have anything to do with it… my blogging tip to all of us (me included!) is to blog when you have something to say…don’t just blog because you think you need to fill that blank space!
I am hoping to teach my first quilt class soon at a local quilt shop and I would like to get across to my newbie quilters that whilst there are ‘rules’ for quilting (which you do have to learn first)…. that breaking them is a lot of fun! 🙂 What other things should I make sure to tell newbie quilters about?
As I mentioned, my favourite fabric of all time is Winter’s Lane by Kate and Birdie. However Aria by Kate Spain, Strawberry Fields Revisted by Figtree, Paperie by Amy Sinibaldi, Pixie Noel by Tasha Noel (actually all of Tasha Noel’s fabrics) and pretty much anything Bonnie & Camille are right up there too. Ok, I might have to ‘fess up to quite the fabric addiction! What is your favourite fabric of all time? Have you still got some of it or have you made something with it and it’s all gone?
Don’t forget to check out my blog post about my Craft It Forward giveaway – I am deciding who will receive a hand made gift from me this Friday (Aussie time) 🙂
And don’t forget to visit all the other blogs during our blog hop! Thanks so much to Yvonne for being our mentor and also Cheryl and Stephanie as well 🙂
Blog Hop for Sewcial Network Week 1 – June 13th
Amanda @Gypsy Moon Quilt Co.
Paige @Quilted Blooms
Melva @Melva Loves Scraps
Blog Hop for Sewcial Network Week 2 – June 20th
Carole @Carole Lyles Shaw
ME! Anne @Said With Love
Beth @Plaid and Paisley
Jennifer @RV Quilting
Blog Hop for Sewcial Network Week 3 – July 11th
Sharon @Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Amanda @This Mom Quilts
Laurel @Quilts By Laurel
Marla @Penny Lane Quilts
Blog Hop for Sewcial Network Week 4 – July 18th
Jennifer @Dizzy Quilter
Seven @The Concerned Craft
Mary @Made By Marney
And don’t forget you can be in the running to win some amazing prizes! Just visit www.quiltingjetgirl.com to enter!
- Fat Quarter Shop – $50 Gift Certificate
- Aurifil – 12 Large Spool Designer Collection – Bari J, Maximalist Style (50wt)
- Hawthorne Threads – $40 Gift Certificate
- The Quilter’s Planner 2017 Starter Kit (Planner, Pens, Clips, Highlighers)
- Mini Barn Quilts – Winner’s Choice of (1) of the (6) Original Mini Barn Quilts
- Story Patches – $25 Starter Kit (Patches & Pen)
- Stitches Quilting – $30 Gift Certificate
- Meadow Mist Designs – Winner’s Choice of (2) Digital PDF Patterns
- Quilting Jetgirl – Winner’s Choice of (2) Digital PDF Patterns
- Make Modern Magazine – 6 month subscription