Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hello my name is...

Plum and June


Linh and I am blogging from Columbus Ohio.  I am so glad to join this year's group of New Blogger's Blog Hop and thank you Beth from Plum and June for spending so much time organizing it.  I have been doing this, both quilting and blogging, for a little over a year and enjoy every second of it. It's the first hobby I've really kept at and actually I would say its more then a hobby now.  Quilting has helped me realize what I want to be when I grow up. 


Pattern: Bikini Quilt from ColorGirl

I am a seamstress by trade but quilting has taught me so much about sewing, from precision to the amount of math that goes into a project.  I would say that I am finally at a place that I know my style from fabric selection to pressing technique.  The modern quilting world is so big and full of inspiration  that it can sometimes be overwhelming, there's always a new fabric line coming out or a new pattern you want to make.  Often I find myself with more starts then finishes but I would say now I have found  a good balance to it and put a huge emphasis on quality over quantity. 

Pattern: Framed by Camille Roskelley


The first blog I found when starting was Amanda's from CrazyMomQuilts and I couldn't believe what I saw there.  I thought that it was the only one like it, it was my first glimpse into the modern quilting world and I couldn't get enough of it.  Luckily I found more and more and more and then I decided I would be one of them, a modern quilt blogger. 

 

Enough about me and more about my blog, I guess my blog is me.  My blog is a place I go to share my projects, swaps, giveaways and fabric.  I try to be up to date on sew a longs and I participate and lots of swaps, from handmade goods to fabric. I do a lot of link up as well to share my work with as many people possible.

Click to view detailed fmq.  I came up with this simple pattern for this year's Pantone Color of the Year contest. 

My blogging has kept me connected not only to the quilting world but the tech world as well.  After my blog I've joined the Flickr, Pinterest, and Instagram network.  Instagram is my latest fascination, its like blogging with just pictures and its fast and easy. It's probably made me a lazier blogger and I tend to get into trouble with #thegreatfabricdestash.  It makes me feel so young to know what # are used for.  You can find me as Callingallstitchers on those social networks.

Chair covers made using pattern from Patchwork & Quilting Love magazine issue 7 by Susan Standen

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you stay and look a while. Don't forget to check out the other blogs on the New Blogger's Blog Hop.

 
 
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25 comments:

  1. Nice to get to know you better, Linh! I really love your Bikini Quilt - the colors are so wonderful together!

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  2. Crazy Mom Quilts was the first quilting blog I found, too. I received so much inspiration from her those that linked up that I decided to start my blog. I have also found that quilting changes how I sew other things: for example, I use my FMQ foot when I sew patches on uniforms. I love the colors in your framed quilt.

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  3. Love all those bags and the chair cover is really lovely. I'm a big fan of Crazy mom quilts too!

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  4. It's nice to get to know you a little better, Linh! Your Bikini quilt is great! I still haven't tried curves, but I keep seeing inspirations like yours that might just convince me. Can't wait to see what you come up with in the future!

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  5. The bikini quilt was the first Craftsy pattern I bought (haven't made it yet) love your fabric selections. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. such beautiful quilts, I love the Framed quilt, the colors are simply awesome. I look forward to seeing what is next

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  7. I enjoyed your post - and so cool to see all these beautiful quilts! You really know what you are doing.

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  8. Hey I am in Columbus as well. Are you a member of Columbus Modern Quilt Guild? I blog over at Kwilty Pleasures.

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  9. I enjoyed seeing your quilts. What fun!
    I love Camille's patterns too. So well written.

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  10. Hi Linh - We're practically neighbors. I'm in Parkersburg, WV.......just a short trip away. I love your Framed quilt! It looks like something I'd like to cuddle up in. :)

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  11. Your Bikini quilt is so different and love the colours!

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  12. You have some lovely finishes there! I know what you mean about inspiration everywhere, I guess that why quilter have so many UFO's :)

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  13. LOVE your work!! I too discovered modern quilting (after dropping quilting a few years earlier) through Crazy Mom Quilts... I still adore her style.

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  14. Your quilts are amazingly beautiful!

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  15. I love your quilts! I caught the quilt bug after seeing some on Pinterest and seeing some from Crazy Mom Quilts and Red Pepper Quilts. They are amazing quilters! It is great to meet you!

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  16. Your work is beautiful! I'm jealous of your seamstress background. I'd love to be able to sew beyond quilts!

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  17. Your quilts look great! I love that Bikini quilt, the colours in it are beautiful!

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  18. Beautiful quilts, and I love your color selections!

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  19. Your quilts are so pretty! I love Instagram too.

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  20. Nice colorful projects. Nice to meet you Linh.

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  21. I LOVE your bikini quilt! Well done. We need to get together again to sew

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  22. Great getting to learn more about you. I'm also new on Instagram and recently discovered #thegreatfabricdestash but so far I've just looked. I'm still trying to figure out what type of quilter I am - maybe a modern traditionalist? Who knows.

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  23. Hi Linh - Sorry it's taken me so long to stop by from the hop. But I'm glad I did. Your quilts are colorful and have a spark to them.

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  24. Hi Linh! I love your use of color. Your chair covers are fabulous - the orange and blue with aqua really pops. It reminds me of the Supernova blocks I've been working on for the friendship swap. I'll have to track you down on Instagram!

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