Thursday 25 July 2013

Blog Hopping Grand Finale - A round up

This week is the last week of the Plum and June Let's Get Acquainted 2013 New Blogger Blog Hop.  A massive thanks to Beth for facilitating an excellent event.

As it is the last week, I thought I would do a consolidation post of the event.  It is also my week to post for the hop and you can find my entry here.

So, these are the wonderful hoppers and their posts for the hop.

Friday 7th June
Nancy @ Owen's Olivia - read all about Nancy's blog here and watch the Simplicity Girl hop one more time!

Amy @ 13 Spools - read Amy's post here - who could forget the Fire and Ice Quilt?

Ashley @ Wasn't Quilt In A Day - read Ashley's post here and be inspired by the scraps quilt.

Casey @ The Studiolo  - read all about the Studiolo here - the fonts, the sharks = divine!

Nanette @ Yeah, I Made That - remind yourself of Nanette's post and the fun hexie dresden here.

Ange @ Heart Of Charnwood - I was extremely impressed by Angela's hexie quilt here.

Kim @ Robot Mom Sews - Kim's starter for ten and some excellent top tips are here.

Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting - Erica's post for the hop is here - so many gorgeous stars!

Friday 14th June
Julie @ Jolie Maxtin - Julie the speed reader posted for the hop here - thank our lucky stars!

Melissa @ Melia Mae Quilting - Melissa's long arm made me want a shot here.

Adrianne @ On The Windy Side - Adrianne introduced her blog here - love that scrappy trip!

Molli @ Molli Sparkles - the world was a much more fun place after Molli dusted everything with sparkles here.

Laura @ Little And Lots - fourth time's a charm as Laura introduced Little and Lots here.

Sarah @ Duck Egg Threads - check out Sarah's lovely clamshell pillow here 

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation - Kelly introduced her blog here by announcing a Link Up (Needle and Thread Thursday) and a QAL!

Cari @ There's A Thread - you can read about Cari's blog here, including a pattern for a great applique pillow!

Valerie @ Between Quilts - Valerie introduced her blog here, check out her Racing Stripes quilt!

Friday 21st June
Leigh Anne @ Ella's Cottage - Leigh Anne showed us newbie quilters what could be achieved in a couple of years here.

Stacey @ The Tilted Quilt - Stacey's log cabin hexagons stood out for me here.

Sarah @ Quilt Candy - Sarah made me think it is always sunny in Jersey and showed us her stunning quilts here

Jackie @ NW Patchwork - Remind yourself of Jackie's lovely mosaic and storage dream here.

Liz @ Beadqueene's Bits And Baubles - Liz showed us round her hobbies here.

Erica @ Happy Fabric - Erica introduced her blog here - happy is right!

Stephanie @ Simple Sewendipity - Stephanie's blog and lovely quilts were introduced here.

Lauren @ Seraphym - check out Lauren's blog (and her divine monochrome quilt) here.

Amy @ Cloud CouCou Crafts - Bloom Bloom WOW - check it out here.

Friday 28th June
Green @ So Sew Green - Green introduced us to her lovely work and fun facts here.

Gwendellyn @ The Rainbow Revolts - Gwendellyn showed off some stunning blocks here - must get going on a scrappy trip!

Jessica @ Stitched In Thyme - Swoon, go read Jessica's blog hop post here.

Amira @ Little Mushroom Cap - can't wait to find out how Amira's sewing machine mini quilt turns out - read about it here.

Kathy @ Kayak Quilting - read about Kathy's quilt shop tours (what a great holiday idea!) here.

Michelle @ Factotum Of Arts - A great paper piecing pattern among other delights is available here.

Paula @ The Sassy Quilter - "Saving the world one quilt at a time" - too right she is! Read about Sassy quilting here.

Kris @ Sew Sunshine - Sew Sunshine - so clever!  Read all about it here.

Camilla @ Faffling - Camilla introduced us to her lovely blog here.

Friday 5th July
Christa @ Christa Quilts! - you won't find hexie quilts in Christa's blog, as described here.

Alyce @ Wonderland By Alyce - Alyce showed off her dress making skills as well as lovely quilts here.

Anna @ The Crooked Banana - Anna showed us all her crafty projects (including the awesome SWOON block) here.

Rachel @ Sew Happily Ever After - Rachel offered a mosaic of some pretty fabulous quilts here.

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher - Stephanie shared her love of colourful quilt projects here

Kristy & Shayla @ Sassafras Lane Designs - the ladies at Sassafras Lane introduced their blog here.

Caroline @ Carolines Craftiness - Caroline welcomed us to her blog and lovely quilts here.

Lisa @ Hilltop House Creative Works - Lisa showed us her fabulous creations here.

Friday 12th July
Karen @ Quilty Creations - Karen welcomed us to her amazing new sewing room and showed off her projects here.

Anne @ PlayCrafts - Anne introduced us to her lovely work and the Palette Builder here.  She also provided a link to a great photography tutorial - thanks Anne!

Rachel @ Let's Begin Sewing... - Rachel shared her fabulous projects (and excellent holiday snaps) here.

Jan @ Sew And Sow Farm - Jan took us through life on the farm and quilting here

Anna @ Quilting Along The Grain - Anna took us through her experiences of learning to quilt (bravely starting KING SIZE! Bravo to you!) here.

Cath @ Wombat Quilts - Cath's use of colour and generosity blew my mind here.

Sarah @ {No} Hats In The House - Sarah displayed her fabulous project mosaics here.

Christen @ Love by Hand - Christen introduced us to Love by Hand (and some ace Swoon blocks) here.

Julie @ 627handworks - Julie brought us a wealth of paper piecing inspiration here.

Friday 19th July
Karen @ Little Birdie Quilting Studio - Karen displayed some pretty amazing applique here.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures - Kathy took us through her quilting (and belly dancing - kudos for the photo) adventures here.

Katie @ Snuggle Up With A Dish From Karma - Katie introduced her blog and some lovely rainbow fun quilts here.

Alison @ Making Happyness - I'm still stunned by Alison's hand made wedding dress which you can read all about here.

Kelsey and Amanda @ Everyday Fray - Kelsey and Amanda introduced their blog and displayed some serious determination lugging sewing machines through airports here.

Ella and Nesta @ Ella & Nesta's Little Room - Enter the online diary of Ella and Nesta's crafty adventures here.

Adrienne @ Chezzetcook Modern Quilts - Adrienne's new sewing room and gorgeous quilts were unveiled here.

Nicole @ Modern Handcraft - Nicole made me drool at her wonderful fabric choices and eye for design here.

Aylin @ AyliN-Nilya - check out Aylin's lovely work and fun uses for selvages here.

And this week, these lovely bloggers will be introducing us to their work - I will be updating this once I've checked out their posts too!

Friday 26th July
RobinSue @ RobinSue Quilts
Elisa @ Lovelea Designs
Elizabeth @ In The Boondocks
Jenny @ A Note To Follow Sew - Yeah, that's me, you're here!
Emily @ Sew E.T.

A big thanks also to the bloggers who took the time to enlighten us with their wisdom.

They are 17 going on 18, and boy did they take care of us.

Heidi @ Fabric Mutt
Tessa @ The Sewing Chick
Janice @ Better off Thread
Kristy @ Quiet Play

Martha @ Weekend Doings
Nat @ Made in Home
Jess @ The Elven Garden
Alyssa @ Pile of Fabric

I have loved being a participant in this blog hop - every single one of you has helped me think about the quilts I want to make (and completely overwhelmed me with ideas) and how I can achieve these while maintaining a balance with other commitments.  I thank you all for sharing your corner of the internet and your creative outlets, and look forward to seeing more of your endeavours! Thanks also to the amazing and patient Beth at Plum and June for organising the hop and for facilitating so many wonderful discussions. 

Bravo everybody!  

Plum and June


  1. Great post, Jenny... And, Bravo to you, too! I agree this hop has made this a summer to remember for me! Great to have so many new and inspiring friends.


  2. I love all those Sound of Music references - one of my favorite movies, too!