Thursday, November 7, 2013

Why Blog

I have given much thought to starting a blog over the last year since I discovered the beauties of quilting and crafts blogs. I first discovered blogs a year ago from a link at someone's profile. (I know, I am way behind the times.) That link was to Amanda Jean's blog at crazy mom quilts. Her linky on Fridays soon opened up a whole world of blogs just when I needed it.

I was going through postpartum depression without realizing how bad it was. (I was functioning, but had a very difficult time leaving the house.) I really enjoyed looking at all the blogs.  However, when I saw the Richard Scarry quilt made by Jennie of Porch Swing Quilts, I knew I had to make one.

I first checked online to see if the fabric was still available, and it was! Then I called a few of my local quilt shops (yes I am spoiled that way) and found one who had it. I made that quilt in a record two weeks and bought fabric for four more quilts when I went to buy the backing. (I hadn't bought fabric for anything other than baby projects for years!) My awesome hubby was so supportive.

This started my blog reading and quilting therapy. I have spent the past year finishing so many projects--old projects, new projects, big projects, little projects...(including those four quilts I bought the fabric for last November). How wonderful it feels to finish things!

I have received so much inspiration and help from the blogging community that I am excited to be joining it. My hope is that I may be able to help and inspire others, and that I may have a place to look to see how far I have come.

As I am a logical, methodical, symmetrical, chronological kind of person, I hope the quilting (and blogging) police don't mind if I start off sharing my quilting journey in order.  For a sneak peek at upcoming posts, check out the My Quilts page. 



  1. And I get to be the first comment! Welcome to the fold, Jasmine! The online quilting community is amazing, and we're lucky to have you. Quilting got me through more than just one bout of PPD, so I can completely relate. You are so lucky to have a supportive husband, and several quilt shops to choose from. I'm happy for you, and I hope you can make many friends as you share your projects. Love your Richard Scarry quilt! It's just so perfect for little boys, isn't it?

  2. Beautiful quilt! I love the colors against the white - they pop so nicely!

  3. Hi Jasmine, welcome aboard! Your quilt is adorable. I'm a loyal follower of Jennie's (she's great, hey?) and just wanted to say hello. Have fun :)

  4. Welcome to the online quilting community! I think you will like it here. I am glad that quilting got you through a tough time in your life, it has done the same for me. I adore the Richard Scarry quilt, I see many more awesome quilts in your future!

  5. FIrst of all, I forgot all about RIchard of my childhood favorites! I enjoyed getting to know you even a little bit more through reading your first post Jasmine. Quilting certainly is therapeutic isn't it. You are a natural blogger...I mean look how much you've accomplished in such a short time!!! So glad to call myself a follower!! V:)

  6. What a lovely first quilt! And a great first post! Checking it out from Val's 1st post linky party.

  7. Your quilt is adorable...I love the setting...all those colorful 2" squares. Checking out your 1st post thru Val's linky.

  8. Awesome first post, Jasmine! Quilting is amazing therapy and here is a big two thumbs up to supportive husbands!! :D


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