Instagram, meet Blog

26 Nov

I’ve spoken many time of my love for Instagram, and you are more likely to find me there these days. It fits the pace of my life at the moment. Instead of sitting down at a computer and writing a post that needs to include photos from a real camera, edited and converted to JPEGs, and hopefully some intelligent thought, I can just snap a photo with my phone and post it instantly.

I was feeling so appreciative of my little community on Instagram that I decided to have a giveaway when I hit 200 followers (or was it 250?), that was back in June. No catch, just post a comment I would make a mini for the winner. Holly at Holly’s Red Bike won and I was very pleased to make her a mini! I was lucky enough to visit her in her Vancouver home in late June and see her quilts. Then she took me on a wonderful tour of the city. I finished up this mini for her in July based on her space and getting to know her a little better!

I decided to combine Holly’s love of books and Lizzy House to make her one fun, colourful mini! I used the pattern from Patchwork Please (Books for Baby) but I made them smaller and after a few failed attempts with the pattern I winged it. Here are the results!

For Holly

For Holly-2

For Holly-3

For Holly-4

It just occurred to me now I didn’t make a personalized label! Next time I visit Vancouver I’ll bring one along to stitch on 😉

PS: I just hit 500 followers on the weekend so I’m hosting another mini giveaway. Come see me on IG (@jaclynb) for the details.

3 Responses to “Instagram, meet Blog”

  1. Carla November 27, 2014 at 7:44 AM #

    It’s very sweet. I’m sure she loves it. I miss people blogging. I enjoy reading about the process : )

  2. Holly November 27, 2014 at 8:25 AM #

    I love my custom mini so much, Jaclyn! I brought it to a talk at a local quilt guild so I could tell them about the fun times I’ve had making. friends online. It worked out so well that you could come for a visit just after I won your giveaway! I’ll be looking forward to next time you’re out on the coast.

  3. Katy(LethargicLass) November 27, 2014 at 8:51 AM #

    I love the mini!

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