2017 New Quilt Bloggers

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  1. Morning Sherry! What a great way to get to know you better. The quilts you have shown are wonderful and I popped over to your 2017 finished gallery – wow you have done a lot this year!

  2. Great post and pics, Sherry! I love your Riley Blake challenge mini. I can’t wait to see what other designs you have up your sleeve.

    I love raw-edge appliqué because it feels quite unconstrained, and I find hand quilting quite shooting. I haven’t found a technique I hate. I did try using that gridded paper once and it didn’t end well.

    When I need a tutorial, I usually Google first and then check Pinterest. It’s a great way to discover new-to-me quilters.

    • Becca, thank you! I’m still trying a whole slew of techniques trying to find what’s working best for me. Gridded paper – do you mean like a fusible grid? I’m going to try that for my next pixel quilt.

      • Yes! I had a little Christmas ornament kit that used it, and I just couldn’t get it to line up or something. This was a couple of years ago, so I don’t remember so well. I might have better results now that I have more experience. I’m interested to see what you think when you try it.

  3. acbeier71 says:

    Hi Sherry, I love your quilts. I look for tutorials by subscribing to someone’s blog. I don’t paper piece because I am dyslexic and left-handed. Because my brain processes math and patterns backwards, paper piecing is frustrating.
    I love regular piecing and hand or machine appliqué. Bloom is a georgous quilt. I hope you enjoy the blog hop. In 2014, I participated and met Yvonne and Beth. I learned so much. Great meeting you through the hop.

    • Hi! Thanks for stopping by. Paper piecing in general I think is a hard concept. It took me a while to get the hang of it and then another bit to find a way it actually worked for me.

  4. Hey fellow Minnesotan! What fun to read your blog and get to know you. Your quilts are fantastic!

  5. Liz says:

    Hi Sherry! I really enjoyed your post. I didn’t even know they made “travel-size” Janomes, that’s hilarious that you got one to feed your addiction! Nothing wrong with that 😉 I love your Moroccan getaway quilt, it’s totally worth the effort! Out of curiosity, what type of engineering do you do?

    • Hi Liz, the “travel-size” is somewhat travel sized. I have a Gem 660, about 11 lbs. It’s a great solid machine that isn’t completely plastic. I studied Mechanical Engineering in school, but my job now is in Electrical and Controls Engineering. I do everything from power distribution to automation for my projects.

  6. I tend to search the internet / Google what I am looking for specifically, although there are some “go to” tutorials I have bookmarked (hanging sleeves). Thank you so much for being part of the blog hop and participating in it this year. I really like your Rock On! quilt and message. 🙂

  7. Sandra Healy says:

    Hi Sherry, it’s great to meet you! I love your ‘Rock On’ quilt, it’s so vivid and fun! If I’m searching for tutorials I just use google for whatever it is I’m looking for. I also find full size quilts a bit daunting, I prefer smaller, quicker projects!

  8. Ha. I absolutely love the rockstar / sew on mini quilt. It’s awesome. I’ve only just started on my own quilting journey (making my very first quilt right now).

  9. Tami Von Zalez says:

    I started out going great guns quilting but then injured myself (seriously enough to damage a nerve in my index finger) so I take forced breaks and stop my weekend quilting day by 4 or 5pm.
    I have tried paper piecing and was not a big fan of it, but I will give it another go.
    I just go straight to YouTube for tutorials and watch them until I find the one I feel is the best for my purposes. I also subscribe to numerous blogs I read through Feedly.

    • oh wow, quilting injuries. That’s good you are taking care of yourself! Also for being a “millennial” I don’t feel like I utilize YouTube as much as I should. I can definitely see the benefits though!

  10. LanceR says:

    Your quilts are fabulous – thanks for sharing your love of quilting!

  11. Lisa says:

    It’s nice to get to know you Sherry. I also would like to design more but find it difficult with work and family. You quilts are wonderful full of movement and colour.

    • Thanks Lisa! I try to keep myself accountable with my blogging to on what I’m working on. It helps keep me focused, but I’ve been a bit overwhelmed with my day job lately. Thanks for your kind words on my quilts 🙂

  12. Hi Sherry! I so enjoyed reading your post. I am in awe of your quilts! As a new quilter myself, you have really inspired me as to what can be accomplished. I wish you the best in your pattern designing, you definitely have that sparkle!
    ~Abbie from the Hive 🐝

  13. Howdy, neighbor! Meaning I come from North Dakota. You’ve designed some great quilt patterns. I tend to search on the internet for tutorials. I do have some great blogs that I follow regularly that I also refer to.

  14. sue7oaks says:

    I love your bright and colourful style Sherry! I love paper foundation piecing and I’m totally addicted to Pinterest for searching quilting related posts!

  15. karen swann says:

    You’ve made some amazing quilts! And I am really impressed by the fact that you take a machine along when you travel for work–you Rockstar, you!!

  16. Kathleen McCormick says:

    There is hardly a technique I don’t like. They all have their purpose. I do love handwork but find it harder to get to these days. I just search for tutorials or quilt alongs in google. They are so many out there! I do bookmark some, or pin some when I find them. I sometimes find that remembering where it is filed is harder than re-searching the technique!

    • Hi Kathleen – I wish I was more like you on techniques that I didn’t like. And I definitely agree about the filing part, it’s harder to re-find one than to just google again! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  17. somethingrosemade14 says:

    Hi Sherry, fellow Hive Mate! Participating in this blog hop was a great way to meet fellow quilters and I am amazed by young quilters like yourself who have only been quilting for several years and already have made such wonderful quilts. I remember when I discovered quilting over twenty years ago and how it took over my life and wishing I could make quilts all day. Now that I’m retired, I still don’t have enough time. I have a Janome Gem which is the machine I take when traveling. I don’t know if I have a technique I don’t like; I may have several which I don’t do. Thanks for sharing your quilts and I am looking forward to seeing your future posts.

    • Hi Hive Mate! It’s been great getting to know you better during the blog hop! 🙂 I wish I could make quilts all day. My day job has definitely been getting in the way these last few weeks. I have a Gem too and I LOVE it! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  18. Diane Lomax says:

    Hello Sherry lovely to meet you on this hop. I love your quilts and your enthusiasm for quilting really shows through in your blog. I don’t really have a technique I don’t like, I’m always up for a challenge! As for tutorials I usually try and figure things out for myself or rely on my sewing background for solutions.

    • Hi Diane – Lovely to meet you during this blog hop too, it’s been so much fun! I actually prefer to figure things out on my own, too but tutorials really help me after I struggle.

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