The linky party runs through September and there are lots of prizes. Click on the links below or "here" to see.
So, here goes. My blog is midgetgemquilts.blogspot.com . Midget gem? My boyfriend (now husband) used to say I was his wee midget gem, a small chewy sweet! I am rather less of a midget gem after all these years, but the thought is nice! You can also find me on instagram as @helenmidgetgem
I'm Helen, a mum, a wife and most recently, a granny, which is best of all. And perhaps most importantly, I am myself.
I live in the UK. I imagine most of the bloggers linked here live in N America, but there is also a body of dedicated quilters here in the UK. Specifically I live in Northern Ireland, the top right hand part of Ireland. The bit nobody knows!
I am a quilter. I am also a knitter, a reader, a gardener and just enjoying life. I am an early retiree the last two years. Since retiring, it's true, you wonder how you ever had time to work. My husband thinks I spend a lot of time sewing, it's actually less than I thought I would. The days just fly by.
Now - what do I like about sewing? I love the community of sewing and blogging. I love the "not in real life friends" I have made through blogging. I love sew a longs, knit a longs (through Ravelry), the community aspect. It has improved my sewing skill no end.
My Postcards From Sweden, (free pattern on craftsy by jelliquilts), called by me My Writings From Whitehead, part of online sew a long.
What do I sew? I primarily like bright modern quilts, mostly solids or architectural prints.
Rather contrarily I also have a passion for Liberty fabrics. Many people think this is the antithesis to bright and modern, but really, it isn't. It all depends on how you use them. Liberty is as bright and modern
and still leading the pack. Love it or hate it.
The Liberty Quilt I made for my grandson, a free pattern from Purl Soho.
And my favourite quilt? They have to be the two wedding quilts I made for my sons and their wives. The first I sort of designed as I went along, all in kona cottons. It ended up so big, we called it the Behemoth.
The quilt for my second son to marry, was based on a ombre hst quilt designed by Sarah Geoer. We called it the Belfast Bulletin, as I made it at the same time as the Postcard from Sweden.
Why do I blog? Well, you certainly don't come to me for tutorials, or how to. I hope my love and passion for my "hobbies" comes across and you have a bit of fun reading my blogs. I certainly enjoy writing them. And that's it. And along with my quilting, I throw in a bit of my travels, thoughts on life, whatever is happening at the time.
So, come check me out. If you would like to. And thank you Benita for inviting me.