Small Blog Meet - Pleased to meet you!

Lynne of Lily's Quilts has a monthly feature where smaller blogs can link up and get to know each other.  I think this is a great idea, especially since most of us small bloggers have a blog for the express purpose of interacting with other quilters!  I know over here in Italy I feel a bit isolated in my love for fabric, but when I go online I realize how the world is full of talented women sewing amazing stuff!

My AMH Herringbone quilt can be found here

To find out why and how I started blogging, you can refer back to my very first post - almost three years ago!  I know that's a drop in the bucket for bigger bloggers, but it's quite an achievement for me.  A friend asked me the other day why I bother to blog, since I don't sell anything or have sponsors or an etsy shop, and answering her really distilled all the little reasons into two big ones: 1. the obvious reason is the friendships that have come out of it, and 2. it keeps me motivated.  Feeling like I have an "audience", keeps me on track with all my various projects.  I tend to start a lot of projects, and blogging about them helps me mark their progress and work towards the goal of sharing a finish.

My Kona Squares quilt can be found here

One thing I do have to keep in mind as I cruise through blogland is that it I don't have to buy every yard of fabric that strikes my fancy.  My stash cannot compare to those of bigger, more well-known bloggers.  I don't sell my quilts, and so far no companies have gifted me with new collections, so every scrap of fabric in my still fairly well-stocked sewing room was bought by me.  And that's ok.

My Briar Rose baby quilt can be found here

From next month on I will discuss my sewing, but I thought for the first link up I should tell you a bit about myself.  So please, make yourself at home, take a look around and let me know what you think!  I'm off to see what "the rest of us" are working on!

My Kona mini quilt can be found here


9 comments

  1. Nice to meet you! I am visiting from the Small Blog Meet. Your quilts are great!!! Love the Briar Rose baby quilt. Very sweet.. along with the little one next to it!

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  2. Wow! Beautiful work here. I blog for a lot of the same reasons you do. I started blogging about the same time as you and these link ups are a great way to meet fellow quilters. Your work is just lovely. That mini quilt nearly jumps off the screen! Have a great day : )

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  3. I fell in love with your quilts when I first found your blog sometime ago. I, too, am a small blogger (figuratively speaking :-) . I, like you, blog to keep track of what I have in the works, and to journal everything I make so I can look back and remember, see what I've learned, what not to repeat, etc. And I still love "following" you!

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  4. HI Ann, nice to meet you! I found you on the small blog meet. I started blogging to make friends too (none of my nearby friends quilt or even sew, so I also look to the internet to meet other quilters). My meager (in comparison) stash is all bought by me too, wouldn't it be nice to be one of the bigger bloggers that get all the free stuff? Then again that's a lot of pressure. Beautiful quilts by the way! I'm following you now and Bloglovin!

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  5. I came over from the Small Blog meet, and am a fellow small blogger who buys all my own fabric, although I wouldn't turn it down if someone offered ;). I blog because I like to see how my skills have grown, my taste changes, and to not forget what I've done. I don't have friends nearby who quilt, so I rely on the online community, and I'm happy to"meet" you. ,

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  6. Love your Herringbone quilt and the Kona mini. Great job! I am visiting through the small blog meet.

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  7. I too came over from the Small Blog Meet (I am glad I did) and like many here started to blog because I felt lonely with my quilting and, It's so nice to share with peoples that have the same interest as you do... And also, I like the idea of keeping records of what I do. I enjoyed very much looking at your projects...How wonderful it must be to live in Italy!

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  8. Your herring bone quilt is quite amazing! I have come over from Lily's small blog meet. I have only posted pics of my Bunnies this month so I think I need to get on with my quilts after seeing what others have made!!

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  9. Ilove your quilts . The mini is wonderful. I just started blogging in February and blog for pretty much the same reasons as you although I am surrounded by quilters here in Ontario Canada. I'll try to post in the new blog meet next month. I keep missing it.

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