Wednesday, 18 May 2011

So much to do - so little time

So, I'd been reading crafty-quilty blogs for about 6 months, having discovered them when looking for online advice about finishing a quilt that was started in a class (I'd been reading food blogs for, like, forever, but that's another story). Here's the quilt in question:


Boy was I bowled over by the amount of good stuff out  there here, and inspired as never before! All of a sudden I was carried along on a wave of creativity (mostly other people's to be fair), and the list of projects I just had to make just grew and grew.


So the idea for this blog started out as a way of keeping all my unfinished projects in check, and a way of putting gentle pressure onto myself to finish things, at least sometimes.


I also wanted to use it to keep a track of the projects, snippets of inspiration, and ideas I'd bookmarked for later, the electronic magazine and newspaper clippings, as you might say.

I never thought people - real live people - other than my close friends and family of course - would want to read my ramblings, or look at my half finished attempts at making beautiful things. But it turns out a few people are interested.  And for that I am immensely grateful.....it's really nice to have company.

So here's the current - very varied - list. It's in chronological order - first posted is first on the list - maybe you'll also find some inspiration amongst my 'clippings'.


Sherbet Pips Snowball Quilt at Lucy & Norman 









Fabulous blocky quilting at Handmade by Alissa












Rug Mug Tutorial at I'm Just a Guy Who Quilts
(already tested out with my niece with fab results) 







Ferris Wheel at Twin Fibers









Tension vs Speed advice for FMQ at The Free Motion Quilting Project









Scooter Tray at Noodlehead









Felt Ball Trivets at The Purl Bee













Marimekko Spring Collection (oh, how I love Marimekko) at Scandi Home










Beautiful Quilting at Blue Elephant Stitches











Birthday Party Inspiration at Creature Comforts













Mitred Corners Tutorial at No Big Dill










Tokyo Subway Map at Oh, Fransson!









Kaleidoscope Pillow at Fussy Cut












Wrap It Up Bag at Noodlehead













Nicey Jane Baby Quilt at Greenleaf Goods












Spring Bird at While She Naps













Silver Fox Cowl at One Flew Over










Jersey Knit Bracelet at V and Co









Animal Note Sheets at Creature Comforts













Single Girl Pillow by Nova at I'm a Ginger Monkey













Sprocket Pillows at Cluck Cluck Sew











Sunburst Pillow at Noodlehead











Circle Playmat at Quiltstory










Photo Scavenger Hunt at I am Momma - Hear me Roar









Personalised Pins at No Big Dill











Makeup Roll at Stitched in Color





















Everything's Coming Up Roses Skirt at Smashed Peas and Carrots













Crochet Coasters at This Domestic Life













Woodland Clock at Stitched in Color










Patchwork Scarf at One Flew Over













Taygete Shawl at Red Pepper Quilts











Sunday Brunch Skirt at Fake It While You Make It









16 comments:

  1. Wow that is a large and attractive list. Go you! I started my blog for the same reason as you did. No doubt you will start inspiring people as others have inspired you - its a beautiful thing!

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  2. I love all the links...isn't that subway map quilt AMAZING??

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  3. aaaaahhhhh AWESOME LINK OVERLOAD!!!! THis is SO GOOD!! yes, im excited by this little find! I'll follow along and will def be visiting back here for inspiration! thankyou!

    xo em

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  4. Some beautiful projects you've highlighted there! I get so much inspiration from the amazing blogs out there - and find having my own blog really helps motivate me to get things done. It is nice to find people who you can 'show and tell' your work too!! Have fun crafting and sharing!!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  5. Love the lion fabric and your quilt is stunning!!!

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  6. What a gorgeous list Ruth! That subway one caught my eye too! Blogging really enriches our lives through the inspiration, the people we meet, and the encouragement it gives us to learn and grow (and finish projects!!!). Love it! xo

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  7. oh some nice new links there, thanks - pinterest is also a good way to book mark great links! You can sort into folders - DIY etc..

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  8. That is quite a list of inspiring projects! I love the little bird and the nicey jane baby quilt.

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  9. Great round-up and thanks so much for the mention! Unfortunately I haven't been able to update Scandi Home at all. Hopefully I'll get back to it one day!

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  10. Thanks for including my Pips quilt on your list!

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  11. You are going to be having a lot of fun doing those! You quilt looks very lovely on the sofa!

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  12. Hello! Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and thank you so much for these lovely links!
    See you around!

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  13. What an amazing collection of links. A lot of those are on my to do list also :)

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  14. Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}, Ruth!!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  15. And I followed your link. I take it you are Canadian too by your comment - or did I get that wrong? Love the post and all the things that inspire you/are on your want to make list. Some of them are on mine but I have a rather scattered mental list that doesn't work as well as yours! I shall come back and read more later.

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  16. Thanks everyone for youtr lovely comments!

    Susan - sorry no, I'm not Canadian. I am just amazed by the amount of blogging quilters here in the UK - for a long time I thought there were hardly any of us.

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