Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Online Quilter's Meet & Greet


Hello and welcome to the Online Quilter's Meet & Greet hosted by Benita of Victoriana Quilt Designs.

For those who haven't visited my blog before, my name is Julie and I have been blogging here at JulieLou since 2013.

Originally I started my blog as a way for  my mum and sister who don't live  near me to see my quilting  and other craftwork, both progress and finished projects.  I now blog about the things that make me happy: quilting, EPP, embroidery and applique, my garden, cooking, hiking, reading and my latest foray into making clothes.

I don't think I have a definitive quilting style.  I'm definitely not scared to use colour, and if anything,  I seem to have a phobia about using white in my quilts.  Low volume is fine, white just doesn't seem to happen. Grey is probably my go to neutral. Scrappy quilts of some description are probably my favourite to make.

Scrappy Sampler Quilt

My favourite fabric designer is Anna Maria Horner - I adore her brightly coloured bohemian styled fabrics.  My latest quilt finish and current favourite was made from her fabrics that I had been hoarding in my stash.

AMH Trellis Garden Quilt

Liberty fabrics are also a favourite and have been used in lots of little items like pin cushions and needle cases, as well as a quilt.

Liberty Needlebook
Last year I discovered the joy of wool felt applique and embroidery, Bird Dance was my first project using these materials and I enjoyed it so much I have recently finished Solstice Dream another wool applique hanging.

Bird Dance

I enjoy EPP too, my WIP (which I haven't touched since January) is my Ice Cream Soda Blossoms quilt, which I am still hoping to turn into a finished quilt this year.  I think hexis are my favourite shape to play with though.


There are still lots of quilts I'd like to make, and I have lots of fabric to be used, so there will always be something being created with fabric and thread here at JulieLou.  For stories and pictures on all the quilts I've made, check out my Quilt Gallery here.


To meet some other  inspiring online quilters, click the link below this image

Meet & Greet Here

and if you'd like the chance to win some fabulous prizes click the link below this image.

Enter Here

Thanks for joining me here today.










36 comments:

  1. Beautifully colorful quilts!

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  2. You know I love your blog and the quilts you create. Thanks for being a member of the hop!
    xx, Carol

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  3. Your Garden Trellis is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I'm already following you on Bloglovin' but it is nice to meet you again. You create lovely things - I especially like your scrappy sampler.

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  5. I love your Bird Dance! I'm taking a Sue Spargo workshop this morning around the birds! Looking forward to it! :)

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  6. So good my friend! Great to read more about you.

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  7. Hi Julie, lovely to re-visit some of your beauties!

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  8. Your AMH Garden Trellis Quilt is a delight! The EPP Liberty Needlebook is SEW sweet. I've only ever made one thing from Liberty fabrics, but have been saving scraps to make something else. Happy quilting!

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  9. Bird Dance is a super fun quilt!! I really love your quilts!

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  10. The Trellis Garden is such a spectacular celebration of color and joy. It was my favorite till I saw the dancing birds. Now I am so torn. OK, Bird Dance wins. It belongs in a Quilt Show complete with the winning ribbon. You know that, don't you? It is lovely to meet you, Julie.

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  11. Such a wonderful array of color! I've been hoarding a fabric line (Lida Enche) and the design you used for your AHM quilt may be just the way to use them. It's nice to meet other quilting bloggers in the M&G hop.

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  12. Those are all great - but the bird dance!! LOVE it!! your color palette is quite pretty!

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  13. Its been nice to meet you. I love your blog. Your quilts are so vibrant.

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  14. A lovely selection of your work Julie! The 'bird dance' is delightful, makes me smile every time I see it!

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  15. So good to see your beautiful bright works of art.

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  16. Gorgeous selection of work and I really enjoyed seeing so mych lovely colour in your variety of projects.

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  17. Nice to meet you! I love your wool appliqué, and your bright quilts!

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  18. Your use of colour is so wonderful!
    The Garden Trellis quilt is my fave of the ones you shared...though your Bird Dance is definitely a close second.
    Thanks for being part of the Quilters Meet & Greet! <3

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  19. Lovely quilts. I, too, love EPP. I'm working on a Patchwork of the Crosses currently. I have not caught the wool bug - probably a good thing since I have too many UFOs. :)

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  20. Great projects, love your fabrics. AMH is my favorite also, just finished three quilts with her fabric!

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  21. Another from NZ here, this is wonderful, and your felted birds, they are beautiful.

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  22. Thank you for sharing! I love your Trellis Garden quilt and your EPP blocks are lovely.

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  23. Such beautiful variety! I love them all. The scrappy sampler is gorgeous.

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  24. Nice to meet you on the Quilter's Meet and Greet! We share some interests. It is fun to find another quilter who enjoys wool applique.

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  25. Beautiful quilts. Love your variety. I need to learn EPP.

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  26. Love your use of colour! Will definitely be checking out the rest of your blog for more beautifully inspiring eye candy :)

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  27. I love your bird quilts! Also, the garden trellis is great. Well, they all are, but those are my favorites.

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  28. Beautiful projects! I started following you via Bloglovin'. Thanks for participating in the Meet and Greet.

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  29. Bird Dance and Trellis Garden made me smile - I love color too! Enjoyed my visit here with you - thank you for inviting us.

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  30. You do know how to get our attention with your bold use of colors. I really need to look into working with gray. You've done some amazing things!

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  31. What beautiful quilts and colors! Your Bird Dance looks like a Sue Spargo design. I love wool applique too.

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  32. It's lovely to see all your projects. Thank you for sharing

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  33. Nice to meet you Julie. I love your variety in projects. Thanks for sharing some of your favorites. :)

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  34. Wow! Love the colors in your post.

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