Like many quilters, I like to read quilty blogs to see what other sewests are up to.
There are a few things about blogs of any variety that attract me to them.
My favorite blogs are ones that meet my aestectic, have useful info, update regularly (at least 4 -5 times a week), and give me a glimpse into the lives of the author and most of all are inspirational to me in some way. I also favor blogs whose posts are not novels. Mostly short and sweet, easy to read and interesting, and picture heavy, are my favorite types of posts.
I read my blogs from my desktop's "reading list". I have a weird rule about this; If a blog doesn't update in 30 days, I delete it off my reading list. Now, of course there are exceptions to this rule. There are some blogs I love that rarely update, but I always check in to see if maybe today is the day! Blogs who fall into the once a month or less category are rare on my reading list. They have to be really special!
Even more blogs that I read are somewhere in between, updating a few times a week, or even just once a week.
In Part 1 of my round up, I'm highlighting my all time favorite quilty blogs that follow the highest standards of my requirements.
1 - Kathy's Quilts
I love this blog. One of the first I found when starting to quilt and read quilt blogs, Kathy's Quilts is just so nice!! Her posts highlight her quilting life and how that fits in with the rest of her life. I like that! She posts about techniques, life, and various hand crafts, and of course Slow Sunday Stitching.
2 - KatyQuilts
Katy is one of the most prolific quilters I follow. Her out put is incredible. KatyQuilts seems to quilt in any free moment. She also discusses travel, family and her hunt for vintage quilts to restore and finish.
3 - Stitched in Color
Rachel makes mixing life and quilts look easy, even when it's not. I love her earnest talk about how quilting puzzle pieces with her kids, her husband, and her ideals. I love her bright color palate, her tutorials, and themed contests. Her work is some of my favorite in blogland.
Bonus none quilting blog:
Reading My Tea Leaves
This is by far my favorite non quilting blog. I've learned many useful things from Erin's blog and take a lot of inspiration from it. It sometimes makes me miss Brooklyn, but that's ok.
Leave your favorite quilt blogs in the comments! I'm always looking for more quilty reading.