Saturday, January 25, 2014

Grow your Blog

Today's post is a little different.  For my loyal readers (that's you, Mom!) it's kind of a review of what I've been up to- and a big thank you for following along!  For anybody visiting from the Grow Your Blog Linkup, welcome!  I'd like to show you what I make, and also invite any comments or suggestions about how to improve my blog.

This is me, in the middle.  My mom's on the left, and my sister on the right. This picture is from our trip to Hawaii, back in 2012.  Of course, we had to stop at some quilt stores!

 
I appreciate and admire all types of quilting, from traditional to modern. I personally most enjoy making art quilts.  I've been working on a series of Tree quilts.  So here they are, in chronological order.
Tree #1
 

blue and red tree quilt
 
Tree #2
 
 


Tree # 3

I love machine quilting.  It was tricky to learn at first, and it took lots of practice!  Luckily I found the FreeMotion Quilting Project- it's a great website with tons of videos that show you how to machine quilt, step by step.

Now I teach an Intro to Free Motion Quilting at Sew to Speak.  I love helping beginners get started on FMQ. 


 
Also I belong to 2 fun quilt guilds:  The Columubs Modern Quilt Guild, and the Art Quilt Alliance.

So these are few of my favorite things. What do you love most about quilting?

57 comments:

  1. Dear Angela,

    Your art quilts are gorgeous!!

    I'm one of the volunteers for the Grow Your Blog party simply to make sure that the links on Vicki's post are working correctly.

    It's been fun to peruse your blog and see your very creative and beautiful work.

    Greetings from Savannah! xoxo Silke

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  2. You are a real artist, your trees are beautiful! My quilting is very simple compared to yours, but it is fun to put together the colors and see it grow to a finished project. Greetings from Marit Johanne in Norway

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  3. Your tree quilts are lovely. Greetings from Iowa!

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  4. Your trees are so beautiful and really pieces of art. I'm so glad I stopped by to visit your blog today!

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  5. Hi Angela! It's great to know you via GrowYourBlog event. I must say: WOW, you're such an artist. You should have a gallery someday! I especially love Tree #3, I think it's breathtaking!

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  6. Wow, I must say, you took off with your free motion quilting. It is just stunning!

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  7. I'm not a quilter but appreciate the work others do to produce beautiful works of art. I'm visiting from the GYB party.

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  8. Hi angela! I'm returning the visit! Nice to meet a fellow quilter! I added you on bloglovin as well and to my Google plus circles. :) Val

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  9. Good morning Angela! Your quilts are stunningly beautiful!! I love trees, and you capture them so beautifully! Very nice blog! New follow on Bloglovin' stop by and visit me too.....Sandy www.sanderellascrochet.wordpress.com

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  10. Hello Angela I 'm very happy, and I'm nice to meet you!! .... your blog is very nice! I'm following now, happy Grow your blog!!

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  11. great free motion quilting, i am following you

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  12. Another non-quilter, visiting from Grow Your Blog. I just love the tree project you are doing. Keep quilting!

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  13. Angie. I am your second loyal follower....beautiful work! talented lady!

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  14. Hi Angela,

    Wow, your tree quilts are stunning--you have a lot of talent!

    Good luck with the GYB party!

    Kathy and Deb

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  15. i love tree #2 ... amazing work you have done ... happy weekend!! ( :

    hi there. i'm Beth from E. Lizard Breath Speaks - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog get together/party.

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  16. What beautiful work you do here! Enjoy the blog party! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us non-quilters...though I have given it a try. ALOHA from snowy, icy and frigid New York!

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  17. wow! such beautiful work! Nice to meet you. Enjoy the hop!

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  18. Your art quilts are beautiful, and the quilting...WOW.

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  19. Your art quilts are awesome. That's the next step I'm wanting to take. Wow on your FMQ...fantastic. Thanks for sharing your work.

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  20. Love your work will be back again to see more of your lovely work.

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  21. Love your trees, so amazing. New follower. I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  22. Here from GYB. Angela...your work is beautiful. You are truly an artist. I'd like to invite you to http://aquiltersmission.blogspot.com

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  23. Your FMQ is wonderful. That is one of my goals for this year - to practice,practice, practice. I love the trees. I've never seen anything like those. I found you through Grow Your Blog. I'm grateful to have found your blog. You are a great inspiration. I wish Columbus were not so far from Tulsa, then I could take a class with you.

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  24. Thanks for visiting my blog Angela. Your quilts are beautiful as is your free motion.

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  25. Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. I design & create textile art.
    Your quilts are lovely.
    I too, do a lot of free motion stitching.

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  26. You do lovely work! I hope you're enjoying this party as much as I do.
    Evalina, This and that...

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  27. Visiting via Vicki's GYBP; your quilts are beautiful, very nice work.

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  28. Right now, I'm loving your tree quilts! Nice work for sure! Aloha and enjoy the blog party!

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  29. I love your art quilts, Angela. Thanks for stopping by and I will be coming back to see what else is going on in your life.

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  30. Cool. I especially like Tree #1. Thanks for sharing your blog. I can't wait to read more posts. I am an embroiderer participating in Grow Your Blog too.

    aprilsongstress

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  31. Your art quilts are so pretty! Love them all. Visiting from GYB.

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  32. Oh my goodness what stunning art quilting. Being a crazy quilter and fibre and lace artist now I really can appreciate your great talent. Yes it takes much practice to learn those feather quilting stitches and I still use free motion quilting in my collages.
    Enjoy your time at the GYB party and come over to visit to see my machine stitching too!
    Suzy

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  33. I don't sew but I do love art quilts. Your trees are amazing! Have a great week. Tammy

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  34. I love the small pieces in quilting, the really tiny pieces show so much dedication to the art.

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  35. I totally admire your art quilts. So far, my quilts have been somewhere between traditional and modern. Still finding my "quilting voice" so to speak. I am just starting to FMQ though and I love it. It is exhilarating!

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  36. My favorite part of quilting are my friends! And you are one.

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  37. Qué hermosura de trabajos, te felicito.
    Saludos desde Chile
    http://lulurulitos.blogspot.com

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  38. Quilting for me is a creative outlet. I like turning a bunch of scraps into a beautiful quilt or bag or something.

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  39. Hi Angela,
    I am visiting from GYB. Your trees look great. I haven't tried art quilts yet but they look like fun. I am a new follower. Happy Stitching
    jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

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  40. Hi there Elita

    I'm still plodding through the links for the GYB party and have just landed on your lovely blog. I love your trees - you seem very clever!

    I've just signed up as a follower so I should be able to read your posts more often now.

    I have a small blog at www.sillygoosequilts.blogspot.com which I'd love if you visited - I mostly quilt and crochet though I do like to try many things. I've also got a pile of hexies on the go, plus I am the UFO queen.

    Thanks again for participating in the GYB party - it's so much fun to meet new people.

    All the best

    Suzie

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  41. Such beautiful tree quilts! They are just stunning.

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  42. Hello Angela, Thank you for visiting my blog via GYB. I´m still busy visiting and reading. Your blog is interesting and I shall be back to read with calm when this blog hop finishes. best wishes. Sheryl

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  43. Beautiful quilts, you are very talented.

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  44. Hello Angela, Wow what beautiful quilts, I do like these art quilts they are so different from usual, well done. You are welcome to visit my blog.
    Jackie

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  45. Hello Angela. Just stopping by to quickly say a friendly "hello" from the UK via GYBP. Love your art quilts, very unique.
    Do please visit my blog www.moleymakes.co.uk if you have time. I'm also having a giveaway. Happy blog hopping :)

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  46. Hi Angela, just popping by to say hello from GYB. You are clearly very talented and I look forward to popping back to see how your forest is getting along.
    Love and Best
    RedSetter
    Craft blog http://gonebeading.blogspot.co.uk/
    Cat blog http://pepsimaxaddict.blogspot.co.uk/

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  47. Hi, Angela. I love your art quilts. As I'd love to continue seeing your magnificent creations, I'm now following your blog. Have a great day, Ana

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  48. Still working my way around to all the blogs on GYB. I really like your Tree Series of art quilts and I am very impressed with your fmq. Keep up the good work. Will enjoy seeing more.

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  49. Looking at others do them! I don't do straight lines so this is one hobby I am keeping away from ... having said that I do have a lovely book out of the library on some quilt projects that look to be hand stitched ... might have a go some time.

    Enjoy the party!

    Lija
    http://stitchingincrossesandmore.blogspot.co.uk/

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  50. Your tree quilts are amazing! I just love trees included in quilts and embroidery, and yours are wonderful. I am making my way through the GYB party and look forward to seeing more of your work!
    Hugs,
    Renee
    monkeyandmutt.blogspot.com

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  51. Oh my gosh, these trees are just magically wonderful. You are quite an artist!!

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  52. Hi popping in from GYB, my goodness your work is amazinng, I wouldn't have the patience to do that even if my floor does look the same after a session lol.

    Looking forward to popping in, have a good weekend. I'll be following you by blogluvin.

    Peg x

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  53. I am visiting you via the Grow Your Blog Hop and am now your newest follower with Bloglovin. If you get a chance, please visit me at http://meadowbrook-Kristen.blogspot.com/. Happy Stitching!!

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  54. like all things creative n thrifty and I found you from the GYBparty.
    I don’t have a lot of blog time in for I just started blogging when I joined the blog party it was my New Year resolution. 600 entries and I am Reading my 494 blog and more to go. . So now I am following you on bloglovin

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  55. That is some extra ordinary (in the best use of the word!) gorgeous quilting. I will be back for a better look!

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