Monday, 21 May 2012

Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop

When I saw Plum and June's first post about a blog hop, I thought it sounded like fun, but that I was probably far too inexperienced to take part. Then I saw that it was only open to new(ish) blogs, I thought "Why Not?"

Beth explains it far better than me, so here's her description of the blog hop.

"The Hop begins on May 22, 2012.  We'll hop to 4 blogs a week (2 on Tuesdays and 2 on Thursdays)

For details and updates, see my Monday Blog Hop News that I'll post here on every Monday throughout the Hop starting May 21st.

So, what is it all about?

1.  Who can participate?  The Let's Get Acquainted! Blog Hop is for blogs that were started in 2011 or 2012 and that focus primarily on quilting.  We hope readers with older blogs or no blogs at all will join us as we visit these new blogs but only blogs fitting this criteria will be the stops on the hop.

2.  Each blog in the hop has an assigned date.  The calendar will be listed on this page as well as in my Monday posts.  On each blog's date, we'll all "hop" over for a visit, look around, leave a comment or two, and if we like what we see and want more, we'll subscribe (or follow or join!)

3.   What should you post on your hop day?  Well, there are no strict rules - just some general guidelines about what your post should include:

    ***An introduction to you and your blog - maybe create a collage of your favorite finishes or links to your tutorials or favorite posts.  (This is optional - it is totally up to you how you want to present your blog to the new visitors.)

    ***The official theme of the Hop is novelty prints (blogger's choice - examples include typewriters, monsters, bicycles, clocks, animals - or even just flowers.)  You can make anything related to quilting - a quilt of any size, bags, pillows, coasters, etc.  You don't need to include a full tutorial but you should include pics and a description of your process.  Your project does not need to be used just for the hop - link it wherever you want, use it for a swap or a QAL - whatever you want."

Here's the schedule too:
May 22
    Kelsey from Kelsey Sews

    Erin from Billy Button Designs
May 24
    Nik from Bold Goods
    Alyssa from Pile O Fabric
May 29
    Heidi from Fabric Mutt
    Amy from Amy's Crafty Shenanigans 
May 31
    Jodi from Tickle and Hide
    Jennie from Porch Swing Quilts
June 5   
    Cinzia from Deux Petites Souris
    Kristy from Quiet Play
June 7
    Taryn from From Pixels to Patchwork
    Em from Sewing by Moonlight
June 12
    Kelly from Jeliquilts 
    Yzo from Chez Roo
June 14
    Debbie from A Quilter's Table
    Sarah from Silly Banana Sewing
June 19
    Jennifer from Sewlandia
    Nicole from Mama Love Quilts
June 21
    Suzanne from SuzClaas
    Mina from Kindaquilty
June 26
    Svetlana from Sotak Handmade
    Beth from Plum and June
June 28
    Julie from Jolie Maxtin
    Lori from Adventures in Fabric

July 3
    Di from Willowbeck Designs
    Libby from Miss Beau Jangles
    Jennifer from Knotted Thread  
July 5
    Sarah from Sarah Lou
    Catherine from Knotted Cotton
July 10
    Jenelle from Echinops and Aster
    Julie from Bedsheet in the Kitchen 
July 12
    Rebecca from Sew Festive Handmade
    Marti from 52 Quilts in 52 Weeks
July 17
    Katie from Kati's Quilting
    Claire from Sewing over Pins
    Caroline from Quilting in the Cold
July 19
    Jamie from Sweet Baby Jamie
    Janine from Rainbow Hare Quilts
July 24
    Colby from Sew Quilt Explore
    Fiona from  Celtic Thistle
July 26
    Mary from Spoolhardy Girl
    Fiona from Finding Fifth
July 31
    Audrey from Hot Pink Quilts
    Michelle Renee from Quilt Matters

Aug 2
    Jennifer from GH Quilting
Aug 7
     Liz from What I Did on My Summer Vacation
     Susan from Canadian Abroad
Aug 9
     Kirsten from Gemini Stitches
     Stephanie from Sewing by Stephanie
Aug 14
      Sarah from Sarah Sews Quilting Blog
      January from Sew Sew Go
Aug 16
       Alison from Little Bunny Quilts
       Cathy from Blueberry Patch
Aug 21
        Marta from From Marta with Love
        Marion from My Quilt Diet
Aug 23
       Sunni from Love Affair With My Brother
       Ginny from Fish Creek Studio
Aug 28
        Lucy from Charm About You
Aug 30
       Elaine from Dashasel Sews

    Danny from MommyFor Reals    
   ***Kathy from Pink Chalk Studio has agreed to be interviewed during one of my Monday Blog Hop News posts and she'll also be giving away 4 $25 gift certificates to her awesome shop, Pink Chalk Fabrics - date to be announced soon.
    ***On June 11th, Lynne from the wonderful Lily's Quilts will be guest hosting on my blog as part of the Monday Blog Hop News."

 As you can see, I'm not on until 5th July, but I've already started to prepare (very unusual for me!)- here's a quick sneak peak of the fabric I'm using:

"Next Stop London" from Fabric Rehab - very appropriate!

Looking forward to starting and to seeing what everyone else is making!


  1. Ooh love the fabric you've chosen for your blog hop day! I better get cracking and plan something!

  2. It's good to prepare earl, rather than seconds till the date =D

    I'm hosting a new swap over at my blog if anyone is interested please pop over for a look =D

  3. I love your fabric and I am so impressed that you are planning your blog hop post already!


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