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A few weeks ago, I signed up for the 2015 New Quilters Blog Hop; it seems as if it was just a few days ago!  We were divided up into groups (hives) and then into smaller groups within our hives.  Each of these small groups was assigned a Monday on which to blog.  And so this is my turn, right along with Geraldine @ Living Water Quilter, Andrea @ The Sewing Fools and Martha @ Once a Wingnut….Always a Wingnut.

Our host/moderator/instructor/advisor/resident shrink is Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl and our hive is called the Quantum Quilters.  I have learned a tremendous amount from everyone, started participating in another Quilt-Along, gotten some great ideas for my blog and now it is my turn to write an introduction of sorts.  I will NOT give you my bio here – you can read that in the About Me section.  I will tell you a bit about my quilting however.

I started quilting about 4 years ago; I created some fairly traditional lap quilts with modern fabrics for almost my entire family that year.  Here is an example:

In short order, I was bitten by the bug – I have not stopped quilting since.  I discovered Paper Piecing, which pretty soon became my favorite technique.  The leap from here to designing my own patterns was an easy one!

Below are a couple of my designs:

I designed a series of tools (this will become a quilt for Best-Husband-Ever), a series of silhouettes of all 50 states and also several veterans/military themed patterns.  My favorite quilt/favorite design is always the one currently percolating in my head!

Well, if you haven’t done so already, please visit my hive mates (listed above) and also the blogs of our hosts/mentors (listed below) – there may also be giveaways there, I might have heard!

Quantum Quilters hosted by Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
New Bees hosted by Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs
Sew Fabulous Hive hosted by Stephanie @Late Night Quilter
Sewcial Swarm hosted by Terri Ann @Childlike Fascination