2018 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop…

This year I signed up for this new and exciting challenge – 2018 new quilt bloggers, in the hope it will help me improve my blogging skills,

And it starts today – 16th April – Introductory Post about myself and I’m one of the 8 bloggers to post during this first week…


Do I know what I’m doing? not so much!… so please bare with me

I do know I’m with 8 other bloggers in a hive called ‘Quilt, Blog, Repeat’ Here is our button


Here are the members of our hive:

Jen – dizzyquilter.com
Michelle (that’s me!) –  creativeblonde.co.uk
Roseanne – homesewnbyus.com
Jan – cocoaquilts.com
Tara – quiltdistrict.com
Nicole – handwroughtquilts.wordpress.com
Karen – thequiltrambler.com/blog/
Becca – prettypiney.com
Sarah – 9658textiles.blogspot.ca

So lets get to the introductory bit…

My name is Michelle AKA creative blonde, my name came from a my dads love of The Beatles. oh wait, you guys meant my blogger name, well… this was chosen by my husband, who decided this was ‘awesome and catchy’ after a lengthy chat with each other about how i though i was never really ‘clever’, i just loved creating things and i have also been know to have many ‘blonde’ moments… So along came creative blonde (my husband designed and created my logo too)

creativeblonde logo (2)

I added a few of my favorite quilts/makes below, i love to work with blues, and my favourite stitch, is machine blanket stitch

I thoroughly enjoy taking photos, not just of the finished item, but the fabrics, and the process along the way. My Instagram page reflects this …

I got into quilting a few years ago, as my children (4 boys) started needing me less  – sob… I took a City & Guild Diploma in Quilting & Patchwork, I’ve always been a ‘stay at home’ mum, and wouldn’t have it any other way, i’m so very proud of my boys, even though everyday brings new challenges, and stresses, so this worked out perfectly. I can still be around for my boys, but focus on something to keep me sane. I guess quilting, sewing, embroidery, cross stitch and crocheting is my stress relief. I get a real buzz when i finish a project, and i’m always so excited to share my new pattern/ design here on my blog. I love to show photos on Instagram and Facebook of new fabrics, projects and challenges i’m involved in too

My best bit so far, is meeting all the lovely people on social media, everyday someone makes me smile or laugh, by a comment or photo

My Quilting Tip:

Accurate cutting is key…

And whenever you think ‘oh that will do, or as my husband says when doing DIY  – ‘get away with that’, always go back, unpick and re-do, because it will take a few minutes and look so much better, or you will be forever seeing the mistake in the finished item, and wish ‘why didn’t i go back and re-do that bit’

Whats your best Quilting Tip? i would love to hear from you…

Huge thanks for reading my post today, please hop around all the lovely bloggers in this blog hop, up this week with myself are and who knows you might pick up a tip or two

Gail      http://quiltinggail.wordpress.com

Rachel         http://rachelrossi.design/blog

Tracie H   http://www.ricefordstreams.com

Wendy T     http://www.piecefulthoughts.com

Jan                            http://cocoaquilts.com

Michelle (that’s me!) http://www.creativeblonde.co.uk

Terry   http://tlcquiltsblog.wordpress.com

April               http://jandabendquilts.com/blog

Happy Sewing

x creativeblonde x




86 thoughts on “2018 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop…

  1. Hi Michelle! Nice to meet you! Accuracy is so key to a well-made quilt! And I too think “pick and redo” is the way to go. Glad to find your blog!

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  2. Hi Michelle, glad to get to know you a bit. Wow, 4 boys…I stopped at two! If you are looking into getting into free motion quilting, I always suggest spending just 10-15 min a day, every day to help improve your skills.

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  3. Hi Michelle, great tip for quilting and life in general…. things are usually easiest to fix right there and then. I’m glad to have met you through the new quilt bloggers forum and look forward to watching you grow your blog.


  4. Michelle, I enjoy following and reading about the projects you share in your blog. Learning that you are participating in this group makes me smile because I think your blog is already awesome. I can only imagine how much more stunning you can make it. 😊

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  5. You seem so open to learning! I love that you wanted to know a tip from everyone. I think everyone said it all. Love the journey you’re on. We have four children also who would not stop growing. Now we have 13 grandchildren who are also insistent on growing up too fast. It never ends. So love all the adventures!

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  6. That quilt with the bunny on it is just adorable! In fact, all the projects you’ve shown are downright pretty. Thanks for sharing them. I think you’re spot on with your advice to fix mistakes, as long as you don’t go crazy and put holes in your fabric doing it. Love your photos!

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  7. Loved this post Michelle and your logo is fantastic! Accurate cutting is my Achilles heel but a friend told me a tip of cutting with the line of the ruler just inside the edge of the fabric and I’ve used that ever since with much better results!

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  8. Hi, Michelle! I enjoyed reading your introduction. I agree that hobbies relieve the stress of parenting. I’m glad you were able to connect with a group in the UK for Hands to Help with Sarah. It’s nice to use a hobby we enjoy to bless others.

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  9. You’re completely right: I was sewing just last night and thought “it’ll do”, and kept on sewing. 2 hours later, I realised that it would not do and I had to unpick all that extra work to fix it.
    E xx


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