Sunday, January 25, 2015

Grow Your Blog

Welcome to my installment of "Grow Your Blog!!! 2015."  This is hosted by Vicki of 2 Bags Full and she was sweet enough to include me. Thank you Vicki!

2 Bags Full

I started this blog in April of 2014 to chronicle a quilting habit that was ignited in November of 2012. You can read a rather long post about me that I wrote for an Around the World Blog Hop HERE.

Just in case you do not want to read my mega "About Me" post, I'll include a little bit here.

I'm Gayle and I reside in Georgia. I have a husband and two twenty-something sons. Son #1 lives in Alabama and is engaged to be married in March. Son #2 lives at home with his super-shedder White German Shepherd Dog. We also have an adorable Jack Russell Terrier and an outside only calico cat.

I started quilting heavily because I had more time and energy to devote to a hobby once I was finished home schooling my two boys. I also work about 3/4 time at our commercial general contracting firm.

I consider myself a Modern Quilter but I love all kinds of quilting styles. I have been a member of a traditional guild for one year and I love the fellowship. I attended my first quilting retreat last weekend with this group. I have been a member of a modern guild since September 2014.

I blog for several reasons:
1. To keep a personal quilting journal.
2. To share my journey with family and friends far and wide. Besides Hubs and Son #2 all my family is far and wide.
3. To encourage newish quilters like myself. I became a voracious quilt blog reader before I jumped in and I am fascinated by what each level has to offer.
4. To participate in the blog and IG events that looked so fun when I was just a reader.
5. And once I picked up a couple of Bloglovin followers and got a few comments I became a bit hooked on cultivating my blog for readership. Who, honestly, doesn't like the occasional ego stroke?

Here is a sample of things I have made:

Here is a sample of the Pedals I push:

Thanks for Visiting.


  1. I found you through GYB. I like your quilts and color choices. I added your blog to my blogroll, so I can follow all your progress!

  2. Nice to "meet" you Gayle! I'm just visiting from GYB.

  3. Hello Gayle. First time visitor via GYB. Love your beautiful quilts. Love, love, love the last picture. That's my kind of pedal ;^)

  4. stopped by from GYB! i love the colors you've used in the quilts shown.
    your pedal collection is fantastic as well :)

  5. Hi i am a Georgia quilter , come over from Vicki's and am now following u

  6. Beautiful quilts and love the cross motif.. welcome to the party!!! Congrats!!!

  7. My eyeballs thank you for posting large, gorgeous photos of your work!!! :-) I enjoyed how you styled your shots, too. Beautiful work, and fun pedals!

  8. Your quilts are lovely. I like the quilting on the second picture down.

  9. Popped in from GYB, but I'm already a follower. Love your style!


  10. Hi i love you quilts and I always follow!

  11. Hello Gayle, visiting you from the NSW, Australian Central Coast via the GYB party. And I didn't pedal over to visit LOL. Would you believe that I can't ride a bike? I had a boyfriend once who tried to teach me, but seems he didn't do too well.
    Enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. You have a good eye for placing your quilts to advantage when you photograph them.

  12. Visiting via GYB from St. John's, NL Canada. Beautiful quilts. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Your quilt with the humming bird is my favorite! Great blog you've got here. Happy hopping!!

  14. Very envious of your vintage sewing machine and so much enjoyed seeing your colourful quilts. Thank you so much for inviting us over for a visit!

  15. Hi, visiting from the GYB hop. I'm a new follower

  16. Oooh I love your quilts colours - very nice and bright! Love all those pedals you push too! I am visiting via GYB - I am in section 27.