Kickoff for the 2014 New Quilt Blogger's Blog Hop!
I am so excited! Today is the start of the 2014 New Quilt Blogger's Blog Hop hosted by Beth from Plum and June so if you're dropping for the first time, welcome! Sit and stay awhile.
First let me tell you a bit about myself. I'm a former theatre professional who has dabbled in fiber crafts for over 20 years. My original love was knitting but I always wanted a handmade quilt. It never occurred to me to make it myself until a few years ago. Silly, I know. That is when my love of fabric and quilting took hold.
Getting a late start on quilting, I have a lot of catching up to do and every new quilt project is a learning experience. You'll always see the good, the bad, and the ugly on this blog. And even some tips and tricks along the way, like this one on how to keep your bobbin thread from unraveling.
There are so many aspects of quilting that appeal to me. It's very precise (unless you're improv piecing), there are multiple ways to construct the same thing, and it satisfies my need to be creative. My favorite aspect of quilting is color. Of course, it's what I struggle with most. When making projects that aren't part of a complete kit, picking out fabrics and colors are my biggest challenge. What do you find to be the most challenging aspect of quilting? Is it in the construction or the design? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
And don't forget to check out all of the other amazing new quilt bloggers participating in today's blog hop:
Sarah @ Smiles Too Loudly
Vera @ Negligent Style
Michelle @ Michelle Bartholomew
Katie @ Good Golly Ginger
Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs
Jana @ Jana Machado
Karin @ Leigh Laurel Studios
Kim @ Ties That Bind Quilting
Yvonne @ Quilting Jet Girl