I know you’ve all see the Around the World Blog “chain letter” posts floating around. I’m so grateful that five of you have thought of me when nominating bloggers to carry the torch and continue the game. When they first started showing up, I really couldn’t participate because of so many other things going on. When I had more time, I decided I wasn’t too jived about the assigned questions. You’re here because you read my blog – you already know what I’m working on and what makes me different from the pack, right? Then I was nominated again. I thought about and decided that the spirit of this thing is sharing your favorite bloggers and linking around the community. So I’m going to tell you about five that nominated me with five that I dig lots. For each blogger, I picked my favorite project of theirs to show you.
Awesome Chicks that Nominated me!
I so enjoy Juile’s projects. She seems like a real down to earth chick and has an amazing eye for color combinations. She’s been successful with all sort of design projects and has some pretty great paper piecing patterns. When I think of Julie, I think of fresh, modern and thoughtful.
Let me tell you – Tina knows no fear. She takes one the big, hard, time consuming projects and completes them at a rate that just makes me wonder how she manages it all! Her favorite project of mine is the one she is working on right now. I’ve never really wanted to make a wedding ring quilt before, but his one may change my mind.
Linda is an amazing art quilter. She’s very thoughtful with her projects and her approach to them. She gets amazing textures and added dimension with FMQ work and really smart fabric selection. I feel fortunate that she takes us along through her process. There’s a lot to learn from Linda! (I had to pick this one as my favorite since I saw it live and in person!)
Oh how I love Elise quilts. She has a way with color that I find amazing. She does a beautiful job supporting every color she chooses with thoughtful placement and use of neutrals. I swear, colors look more themselves when she has worked with them. Did you know – she sells patterns and quilts too. You should check out her Etsy store.
Soma. An amazing lady and equally amazing designer. She can put together a paper piecing pattern like nothing I’ve ever seen. They are so detailed with all of the little pieces connecting together and making something beautiful. She’s also hosted some pretty great blog hops featuring free patterns and a varied set of designers.
Awesome chicks that I really dig!
I swear, Rachael can do no wrong. I don’t think I’ve seen anything cross her blog that I didn’t absolutely love. I can hardly stand it when she brings the denim! I love this quilt, “Happy as a Clam”, so much I’m not even sure what to do about it. It tells so many stories and is full of so many surprises. I’d love to see it in person some day.
I know this lady in real life and I’m just so glad I do. I think she’s the bee’s knees. She’s thoughtful, grounded, easy to get along with, and super smart. I had to pick this project because she gave it to me! How cool are these bats and spiders? Go ahead, get your jealous on!
It’s impossible to have anything but love for longarm quilter, Becca. She’s outspoken, straight forward, and incredibly giving. I swear, she’s working on charity quilts around the clock. Better yet – she came down here and spent the whole day with us at Maker Faire back working on 100 by 100. I’m not sure I can think of anything cooler.
One thing is for sure, if you read Ashley’s blog, you’re getting the genuine truth. She tells her story from a very real place and I find her candor and willingness to be open endearing. Besides, she does really cool stuff that I could never image, like auditioning for TV shows, and then tells us about it. I do admire her and how she puts it all out there.
I still squee every time I see these squares. The Mimm one is worth an extra squee on her own (The patterns are available for free on her site, and yes, I will make myself one of these one day). Alida is a fan artist who seems to love all of the nerdy things I love too. It’s so much fun to see what she is working on next and she certainly inspires me to stay on track. Did you know? She hosts a link up party on Mondays too. Swing by and join!
Pay it forward
I tried to pick bloggers that I had not seen an “Around the World” post from. If you see yourself here – consider yourself nominated to carry on the torch. I’ll send the email with the more official looking rules. You can post it following those rules, break all the rules and post my way, or don’t post it at all. Really, life is only fun when do things exactly like you want to do them, right?