Hi everyone, and welcome to "Let's Get Acquainted" for this week!
Before we begin, let me start with a quick PSA. Blogger is gone as of tomorrow! If you haven't found an alternative way to follow blogs (Bloglovin', Feedly, email, etc.) DO IT NOW. How upset would you be if you woke up tomorrow without the constant stream of lovely photos and inspiration you've worked so hard to cultivate?!?!
|Favorite recent finish - "Bubbles" by Dana Boylard in Modern Baby|
So a little bit about me for those stopping by for the first time. I'm a 30-something living in DC with my husband and work in health policy. When I'm not sewing I love to travel (that's me in Rome last year). I learned so sew from my mom growing up, but have been quilting for about two and a half years. What was a simple hobby turned quickly into a passion when blogs tuned me in to modern quilting and modern fabrics. I don't consider most of my quilts to be uber modern (perhaps modern traditional?); all I know is that I love pretty fabrics, and I love cutting them up and sewing them back together.
|City Sampler Blocks 11-15|
I was a little timid and slow to jump in to the social aspect of the online quilting community, but I did eventually start this blog and have participated in several Flickr swaps and it's all been wonderful. I don't know what I was waiting for!
In addition, I'm a big sucker for quilt alongs and sew alongs, as evidenced by the pictures in this post - I'm working on the City Sampler which has an active sew along here and over the weekend made the Cafe Apron from Patchwork, Please! as part of the Zakka 2.0 Sew Along.
I'm also lucky to have an excellent in-person sewing community in the DC area where I live and am a member of the DC Modern Quilt Guild (along with Beth!). We have sewing days every couple months and recently had a retreat at a local frat house!
Well, that's enough boring chat for this week. Let's get on to the good stuff! Here are the guidelines to participate in the link-up:
1. Link up and recent sewing/quilting post.
2. In your post, or somewhere on your blog, include a link or button letting people know about the link-up and how they can join in the fun!
3. Visit at least two blogs that link up before yours, and everyone who visits you.
4. When the linky tool asks for your name list your favorite summer treat (mine is strawberry shortcake).