Friday, January 23, 2015

GROW YOUR BLOG

This is me--Julie, and Minnie, one of the Doxie Girls.

Today is a very special blog post. 
I've joined with Grow Your Blog 2015 along with hundreds of other bloggers. 
Our host is Vicki at 2 Bags Full, and may I say thank you, first of all. 
There are some rules to abide by, so allow me to follow them to a "T",
and then we'll get on to our Linky Party and a Giveaway!

I'm Julie--a Modern Quilter.
I love modern fabric, intense pattern, and improvisational piecing.
I'm all about machine quilting, but occasionally quilt one by hand. 
I would pick a scrap quilt as my favorite 8 days of the week.

 I Dream in Color.

I blog at Pink Doxies because--
My 'old life' as a homeschooling mother was ending,
and I was inspired to reCreate ME!
A long time sewist and wanna-be artist,
I use the color therapy to battle Ohio's dark winters.
I'm famous for infecting people with the Quilt Bug,
and believe no one should have to sew alone.

Come sew with ME and the Doxie Girls!

If you like my style here, Follow Me. 
You can click on the Bloglovin' Button,
or by email.
How about Twitter--I'm just new there,
or Instagram under PINKDOXIES?

Let me show You what makes me Smile.

I love all kinds of bags.
Tiny ones.


Medium sized





Bigger


 Jumbo size to carry several big quilts





Quilted Messenger Bags



Do we have to be SO Serious?


Lots of WIPs! My improv quilt "Daydream".


Joyful Colors!


I believe our blogs should show people the physical process in our studios, 
and explain the mental process in our heads.



Zombies for the Zombie Hater


My second round at FMQ.






"Plus One"-my first official pattern soon to be a PDF



My people! I sew and quilt with friends. There's a common thread here.


I make one-of-a-kind dog beds, 
and will have them on Etsy soon.











I think we can Quilt Bomb anything!


Wall hangings
My personal reminder of 100 posts.







Pillows


Did I mention the barn?






And once in a while, it has nothing to do with a needle and thread.




In honor of GROW YOUR BLOG, I'm having a Giveaway. 
This is open to Everyone Everywhere. 
No requirements, and you don't have to be a GYB participant!

This selvage bag is a new favorite of mine, and could be yours!


Finished today-- just in time, it measures 10"x11".


To Enter the drawing leave a comment at the bottom of the page telling us, 
1.What was your favorite color as a child?
2. What is your favorite now?
3. Is there a color (or colors) you DON'T like?

These comments will remain open through February 14th, 
and be decided by a random number generator here.
I'll announce the winner February 15th.
Please be sure your contact information is available. 
If you are a No Reply commenter, you must provide your 
email so I can contact you.

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It's Saturday here on Pink Doxies, 
and That means it's time for The Pet Project Show Linky Party.
Won't you please link up with us?


 Rules
Do we have to have rules? 
No worries! It's EASY.


1. Use the blue 'Add Your Link' button (below left) to upload a picture of something you've created in the past week. Any kind of handiwork--share it now! It can be a work in progress, finally finished, or even your fab new fabric. Whatever it is that inspired you to create this week, we'd like to see it here. 

2. Please link to a specific post, and not just your blog address. It makes it easier for someone following your link to find your project.

3. Provide a backlink to Pink Doxies with a link in your post, or pick up our Pet Project Show button below. Copy and paste into the 'Add Image by HTML' box to create the Pet Show widget on your page.

-OR-
1. You can link up to your Instagram. Click on the Instagram icon at the bottom of the link up screen. The URL of your Instagram feed will be your link. Please hashtag #pinkdoxiespetproject


Either way you link up, remember it's a party here, so schmooze with the crowd! Visit others who've linked up. Leave a comment so they know what you like about their work. The people to either side of your link would work, or their neighbors, too.


Don't miss a post! Follow me on Bloglovin' or by email. 

The Linky Party starts now, and runs until Monday, January 26 at midnight. 
Spread the word, and tell all your stitchy friends.








Grab your button here. 








Thanks for visiting Pink Doxies today!
and linking up with crazy mom quilts today!
Amazing maker of everything adorable!

51 comments:

  1. Hi, Julie! As a child, my favorite color was purple - isn't that every little girl's favorite? But now, it is orange. That may change though, because I have a love affair with color - any color!! Great giveaway, by the way - love your little selvage bag!

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  2. My favorite color was pink. Pink, pink, pink. Now it is varieties of pinks/reds. Hasn't changed much, just a little more sophisticated with age! Nice to meet you. I'm doing the Grow Your Blog, too, and will have my post ready later tonight. See you around!

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  3. My favorite color was green as a child. Now I love every color and like scrappy rainbow quilts.

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  4. My favorite color as a child was blue, still is blue. I don't like muddy browns. ( I think your Charley Harper dog bed is too nice for a dog, though.)

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  5. As a child I loved blue, now I think I prefer orange. I think purple is my least favourite colour.

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  6. I loved yellow as a child but now I love all the girly colors, pink especially! I used to wear black and browns all the time so now these are my two least favorite colors. I'm a new quilter, so the brighter the better I say! Thanks for the giveaway, I love your style and colors, just awesome!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  7. My favorite color as a child was blue. Now I think I like red. The color I generally avoid is brown. It just doesn't sing for me!

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  8. My favourite colour as a child was blue because it was my mum's favourite. Now I love red, and I love putting blue & green next to each other, because I was always told they shouldn't be put together! I don't hate any colours. I just love colour, the brighter, the better!

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  9. Hi Julie! I'm visiting on behalf of Vicki at http://vicki-2bagsfull.blogspot.com/. Thanks for taking part in the Grow Your Blog Hop. I made a quilt for my son using that zombie fabric; love your pillow!

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  10. My favorite color as a child was green. Now, my favorite color is turquoise/aqua--I blame Bonnie and Camille for my obsession with this color. There really is not a color I dislike as a quilter, I know they all can look great depending on how they are used. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. So nice to meet you! I too was a homeschooling mom to my own guys. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. As a child my favourite colour was purple. As an adult my favourite colours are warm autumn colours. today, I really do not like pink or purple anymore.

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  12. Hi Julie!! As a child I loved red. Still love red with blaack and white. And I agree with Tanya, who doesn't love color as a quilter!!! I added your blog to my blogroll so not to miss a post and your linky button to my linky party page. SMILES! Glad we met. V:)

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  13. My favorite color as a child was purple and it is still purple. I go through stages where one color appeals to me more, but nothing more than purple. I don't have any color that I don't like, but I tend to like brighter colors and less the drab ones.

    Thanks for the chance.

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  14. following on bloglovin, visiting from Vicki's

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  15. my favorite colors when i was younger were pink & purple, but now they're blue, green & teals.
    i'm not sure there are colors i don't like, but i can't say i do much of anything with oranges & browns without them being used in very minor amounts.

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  16. I'm now an email follower. Love what you have posted today. My favorite color as a child was green and now it's red, but if polka dots can be considered a color then they are my favorite.

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  17. ♥ your little bags! You have great talents. Your little pooch is adorable too.
    My fav colours are blue and orange. My least fav is pink which was probably my most as a child since my entire bedroom was pink. Blue has always been in the top two.

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  18. Hi Julie! Nice to meet a fellow scrappy quilter, though the patterns I choose are much more traditional, I think. As a child, my favorite color was blue, as a teen it was black, now, I love pink! My least favorite color is yellow, especially chartreusey/neony hues.

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  19. Your bags are eclectic and wide-ranging. I've only made one bag and I love it. We had doxies when I was young. They are just too adorable! My favorite color as a child was pink, for most of my adult life it was blue which has expanded to a great love of turquoise. I really don't have a color I don't like for quilts. I wouldn't be seen wearing anything in bright orange or lime!

    I am one of the volunteers with GYB to help Vicki in checking blog. She wants you to know how much she appreciates your participation in this years "hop!"

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  20. My favorite color was pink as a child. I still love it now, but have branched out to red. I used to hate orange, but have been won over, either by my orange loving sweetheart or (more likely, sadly) by popular culture and the saturation of seeing it everywhere.

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  21. Wow, what a talented quilter you are, I loved seeing all the beautiful things you've created. Thanks for visiting Normandy Life yesterday, Vicki's GYB party is always great fun, but exhausting !

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  22. Hi! thanks for dropping by and thanks for becoming a follower! I'm in awe of your creativity. Great photos - hope to read more of your posts soon. cheers Wendy

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  23. Your bags and quilts are beautiful!! As a child I yearned for pink, which my mother wouldn't let me wear because my hair was flaming red. My sister always got pink and I was so envious. Now, when I could have all the pink I want, I tend to favor the blues and greens that my mother insisted on, lol. I don't think there is a color I can't abide, they all have a place to shine. :) It's been lovely meeting you!

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  24. You've made some really lovely things. I looooove the colourful wonky logcabin! My favourite colour when I was little was mauve now its purple. So not that far off.

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  25. My favorite color as a child was yellow. Now it's orange. Love your bags and quilts - what a wonderful sense of color you have! I especially like the photo of your gray back with the FMQ - you're a natural. Your artistry shines. I'm having a giveaway, also - you're welcome to come and see. I'll be following you via Bloglovin'.

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  26. When I was a kid, I liked green, because all the other kids thought it was gross and I wanted to be different. Now I like blue mostly, but I actually like all colors. I don't think a single color is offensive, but combinations of colors are more offputting

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  27. What a great collection of art! You should be proud. I've always loved purple; both as a child and now as an adult. When I was little I was all about the lavenders and now prefer darker plums and royals. I used to have lots of colors on my uglies list but I've learned to appreciate all of them. Mustard is one that I hated but was perfect in one of my projects. www.quiltartbymegan.com

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  28. For a while I loved pink, and then yellow became my favourite. Eventually blue took over, and now I think it is a combination of colours rather than a single one. (Orange, purple, and green!) There isn't anything I actively dislike, but I don't love anything too wishy washy. Nice work, and cute barn animals!

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  29. I am going to enjoy following your blog. You have a lot of beautiful quilts and projects. I loved red as a child and it is still my favorite color. I don't dislike any color combination and have grown to like colors that were not my favorite by seeing how other people have used them.

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  30. Hi, i am following now! As a girl it was purple at 50, Aqua, but really I love all the colors. I am colored challenged - what goes by what which brought me to the internet to learn more about mixing different colors into quilt!

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  31. Your bags are lovely. I like all bright colours but blues and greens are my favorites. I don't like brown / tans only in the natural world. Following via bloglovin. Thanks for the giveaway. I have one too, on my blog.

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  32. Hello dear, thanks for visiting me, it will be nice to be your follower. All the bags are lovely. I like all the nice, warm autumn colors, although it is very difficult to make a copy of the autumn. I'm going to be your follower. Loredana.

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  33. I have always liked ALL the colors. Preferably all together.

    (I like your quilts a lot!)

    alexis @ cobcottagecraft.com

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  34. Hi I love, love EVERYTHING on your blog and enjoyed reading about you.Cute pup! I'm going to try the circle log cabin layout soon! My favorite color as a younger person was green, now my favorite is RED! However, I love ALL color!! I hope I win the bag! Thanks for the chance to win! Following via Bloglovin!

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  35. I love seeing all your projects lined up like that. Great work. One day I'll have to make a bag..yours are awesome. Thank you for sharing it on KISMIF and come back sometime. I'd love to see your projects!--Shannon

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  36. What fun to see all your colourful quilts and also your furry friends too! To answer your questions - 1 & 2 are the same - blue (it's always been blue!) and 3 would have to be baby pink. I like purple and burgundy too, but blue is hands down my favourite. Thank you so much for inviting us to visit with you!

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  37. Hi so glad you found me from the party-loving on your pretty colors in your quilts-very nice. Love your giveaway bag-have not sewn anything with the selvages-I think is always so neat looking.
    I think my favorite color for years and years has been blue-I am open to most colors now-but my favorites are still earthy colors not brights

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  38. Great to meet you - I love your projects , especially your bags and pouches! I'm now following!
    Blue has always been my favourite colour and I don't like brown!!

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  39. Hi Julie! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I have had a good look around yours and I am loving all the colorful projects that you have done and look forward to following you to see more. My favorite color as a child was green until my cousin told me I couldn't have the same favorite color as her so I chose blue and it's still blue. The color I use least in my home decor would be yellow so I guess that would be my least favorite though I do use it in my projects. Glad to meet you!

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  40. Hello Julie! Visiting from GYB - thank you for visiting my blog (ofartandotherthings.com)!

    So thrilled to find your blog as I love to sew but don’t find much time amidst the homeschooling - I was thrilled to read you used to home educate! I am in my 6th year with two boys and blog about that too. So fun!

    Your sewing is amazing!!! Love the bags, the pouches, the pillows - especially the zombie fabric!!! Ha so awesome! Love it all!!

    Love your giveaway too and I hope to offer one this year once I have enough artwork done:

    Favourite colour as a child: chartreuse green
    Favourite colour now: red, purple, and still chartreuse!
    Do not like pink, except in small quantities! ;)

    Definitely following your blog!

    And are those llama? or alpaca? We have a friend with alpaca and their poop is great for our veggie garden! The boys even help scoop it up!



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  41. Thank you for the introduction to yourself. I very much enjoyed reading through your blog! The colours and variety are fabulous! Red, red and I love all colours!

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  42. Hi great to find you on GYB and read your interesting story. I liked the colour mauve as a child and now I just love any colour. I would go for brights over subdued colours.

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  43. Greetings from the Pacific Northwest! I loved the color blue as a child and still do. I don't dislike any colors. I loved visiting your blog. Your quilts are awesome!

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  44. I am trying this again. You know everything you make is so creative; You come up with the best ideas! My favorite color as a child was blue. I still like blue but now it is all shades from Aqua to turquoise. There isn't any color I do not like as long as it catches my eye!

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  45. Yellow - Blue - Orange. I love the variety in your work. My m-i-l quilts, but not me. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  46. Love all the colors in your pics, Julie!! My favorite childhood color was yellow and now it's blue. The color I like the least is purple though I use it when necessary! Love the Charley Harper piece -- my studio walls are lined with some of the posters he did for parks during his lifetime!

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  47. Wow, what a great giveaway! Hello from NYC! Your bags are amazing.
    - afistfuloflemons @ gmail.

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  48. LOVE it! Favorite color - as a kid purple, now red. Not much I don't like except drab colors.

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  49. My fave color as a child was blue and it's still blue... God created the sky and water blue, how could I not love blue? I like all colors except beige and brown. Applefarmer5@icloud.com

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  50. My favorite color as a child and now is green... though in the past few months I have been more and more finding myself attracted to certain shades of vibrant blue. There aren't really any colors that I don't like so much as certain shades of a color. I don't like colors that are muddy or dull looking. I prefer bright and bold. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

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  51. I have a lot of blue in my closet which is the only way I know I like blue best. but I do have other colors as well and I think yellow must be my lest favorite because I have very little in my stash. I am always surprised when I go looking for yellow and am going to make an effort to buy more! yessewingisfun@yahoo.com

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Thank you for sharing your ideas and comments. It's always enlightening to hear what you think, or if you have a suggestions. Some of you really make my day with your wit! I admit I struggle to keep up with replies during busy times, but it's because I'm working on new things to share with you. Give me a shout with anything urgent at julie@pinkdoxies.com, and I'll try to get right back with you.

If you want to be certain of a personal reply, leave your email or email me privately. Many people are not even aware when they have become a no-reply blogger. Yes, I know it's frustrating for us all.

Julie