Hello blogging community!

After having jumped right into blogging with the 2016 Q3 FAL, I think I should also introduce myself a bit more.

I started sewing in 2013 - mostly to sew my own pants, skirts and dresses. I very soon became attracted to patchwork featured in a Burda Style magazine: It was a hexie pillow case. So a hexie pillow case was the first thing I tried to patchwork in 2013. Looking back I wasn't very successful at it (even though I was really fond of it back then), so I'll spare you the picture. But I learned that it'll be quite some journey until I can finally piece a hexie pillow case properly.

So after that followed some smaller (patchwork) projects, like table sets, coasters, table runners, laptop cases and some fun/decorative stuff:

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Until in November 2015 the idea of a large patchwork quilt got stuck in my mind.... The quilt top is one of my planned finishes for Q3.  Let's see how that works out 😉

Whilst piecing this new large project, I started reading a lot more about patchworking and quilting (yes, after I started piecing...) and started stumbling over so many, so wonderful blogs out there. So who'd have thought (not me....) - I am following several blogs and reading so many wonderful and inspirational posts every day. This really gave me a huge motivational kick! And I'm kind of hoping I can bring some of this inspiration to Germany, where the patchworking and quilting community is either not so large, or not so represented online. At least this is my impression at the moment - but then again, maybe I just need to dig a bit further. But I am planning on making this a bilingual blog at some point in time. Maybe not for all blog posts but at least for some...

I think that's pretty much it for starters...A huge THANK YOU to all who have welcomed me already in the quilting and blogging community! You folks are quick!

See you around,


3 thoughts on “Hello blogging community!

  1. Paula Budinger

    Welcome to quilt blogging, Vanni. I found your name on Kate's blog, Smiles with Kate. She has become a good friend and help to me with her blogging tutorials. I've been blogging for over two years now and have lots of gaps in my technical knowledge. But it's so much fun meeting dear folks from all over the world. By the way, where do you live and what is FAL? I live in Wisconsin. I love taking part in Rainbow Scrap Challenge at superscrappy.blogspot.com on Saturday. We work on projects in a different color each month. Everyone does something different, so you get to see beginners to professionals, all having fun. Please check out my blog. Paula B Quilts on Google will get you there. I like doing charity quilts for sick children, one of many worthy projects. Most of all, have fun!

    1. vanni

      Hi Paula,
      thanks for your comment. I'm from Germany and really thankful for all you bloggers with so many tutorials you put online! It seems to me that quilting and patchworking is much more common in English speaking countries than over here, but then again I'm totally new and hope to be surprised.
      FAL stands for Finish A - Long, a quarterly link up where you post a list of proposed finishes for each quarter and at the end of the quarter link up your finishes. If you click on the picture you'll be directed to one of the hosts explanatory pages. For me this seems to be a good time frame to manage my projects a bit.
      Scrappy quilts and rainbow colors sound great! I'll drop by your blog 🙂

  2. Jennifer @ Inquiring Quilter

    Hi Vanni, and welcome. Followed a link from Smiles from Kate. She's lovely! Anyway, I remember when I first started it seemed that I was writing in a vacuum. Very lonely, but I didn't let that stop me. Not that I have many followers even now , but I no longer feel alone thanks to the New Quilt Bloggers blog hop. Be sure to check that out next year. If you jump to my blog at http://www.inquiringquilter.com, you'll find a button in my sidebar that explains it. I'm in the FAL too, so we can share the joy of finishing and the pain of not.


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