Mar 14, 2012

Pretty Blue Quilt and Notes on Blogging

Donna, a Vintage Sheet Blogger sent me a picture of her beautiful finished quilt this week.

She says, "I enjoy your blog. I love to see the projects and collections and read about the people--very inspiring! Last fall I bought my first sheet at the Salvation Army and now I'm hooked! Some are in such good condition I hate to cut them. I just finished a little blue baby quilt."

I LOVE the patterns she chose. Blues and puples look so fresh together. Great job, Donna! Thanks for sharing your project.

Now, some notes about blogging:

After reading Donna's email,  I asked her for more pictures of projects, a blog link, anything. Basically, I wanted to see more pictures of her talent. Well, her response was that she doesn't have a blog because she doesn't feel experienced enough as a crafter. I was surprised by her response but at the same time I was reminded of how I felt before I started my blog, We Grow By Our Dreams back in 2007. And, it reminded me how I feel everyday being the leader of the Vintage Sheet Blog-totally intimidated by everyone else's talents and creativity.

So, please leave a comment for Donna to encourage her in her crafting. Also, please share some opinions:

What made you start a blog?
What do you love the most about blogging?
What are the biggest challenges you have as a blogger?
Do you have any good advice for a new blogger?



~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Wow such a beautiful blue quilt, I'm in love!! :) :)

AllyJo said...

Poor Donna. She should totally jump in. I remember feeling that way. I have blogged for a long time, quit for awhile after my mother-in-law died and just recently started back up. I like communicating with my friends and family in another state and letting them be a part of our lives even though we are a part.

My biggest challenge is I'm a right brained creative type and all the left brained computer and camera skills needed wears me out, but I am gradually learning. Technical stuff is VERY hard for me.

My best advice is to blog for yourself (not to please other people). And to keep it short, clean and simple. I am easily overwhelmed and find long busy blogs hard on the eyes. :) JMHO

Love the quilt Donna. I love vintage sheets and am using them in my daughters wedding.

craftytammie said...

i started a blog to make myself accountable for finishing projects. i kept blogging because i made friends and it truly inspires me to think through my process! plus, if a recipe or project is a success, i want to share it! my best advice is to interact with others online, i love getting an email response to a comment i've made :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I really started my blog as a journal about my quilting. That was three years ago, and I'm still writing :-) I love all the wonderfully creative people that I've met via blogging. Just jump in there and give it a try. I can't say that I've had many challenges blogging. Not being very computer savvy, I have to depend on my son when it comes to computer issues. Blogspot has worked well for me. Hope to see Donna sharing her beautiful work soon :-)

Indianna said...

I started blogging because I was reading so many others ... And leaving comments, so I felt these people would like to see what I have created. I like to leave links to good patterns and I have made some good friends in less than a year.
I don't feel the need to blog often- just when I have finished something. I'm also not a good writer and so it is mainly pictures too.
Give blogging a go Donna- you'll soon be addicted!

Julie B. said...

I just started blogging to keep track of my projects and progress. I think it will be so much fun to look back at what I did over the years...and if anyone else wants to check out my blog - great! It's a wonderful community to be part of. Love the quilt! You have a really nice collection of vs!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I started to keep track of my things and also as a means of getting off my butt and getting things done!
I have met some of the nicest people and have learned a lot.
I also use it as a type of diary. The best part is all skill levels and all types of quilts are in the blog world. Don't be afraid, comment on the blogs you like and before you know it you will have followers too. Go for it!