There’s been a lot of action here at From Bolt to Beauty lately—different readers leaving comments, bunches of new Bloglovin’ followers, the quilt-loving hordes reading my tutorials. In general, I have no idea how you found me, but I want to extend a hearty welcome! (Specifically, like 3,400 of you stopped by on April 28th and read the post on my Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt. How. Did. You. Get. Here?!)
If you’re one of the newbies, let me tell you what you’ll find at FBTB ... Four or five times a month, I publish posts that highlight quilt finishes or address the nitty-gritty details of my process and current projects. I’m less than 30 quilts into my quilting career, so I’m still trying to figure things out. Maybe you’re in the same boat!
You’ll quickly learn that I love fabric, especially lines designed by Denyse Schmidt, Lizzy House, Amy Butler, Bonnie and Camille, and Basic Grey. It’s my passion for Basic Grey that instigated today’s giveaway ...
In this giveaway I’m offering selections from Basic Grey’s most recent line: Mon Ami. This lot includes 2 half-yards and 10 fat quarters. The giveaway is open to anyone anywhere in the world.
|Here’s the fabric: 2 half-yards and 10 fats!|
|The giveaway includes some beautiful florals.|
Here’s mine: When I was four years old, one of the kids in my neighborhood told me that if I went outside, a man flying in the sky would pour hot gravy on me. My mother claims that I spent that whole summer inside and, boy, was she pissed. (Fun fact #2: Decades later, I still refuse to eat gravy. Coincidence? I think not.)
|I can’t have a Basic Grey giveaway without some Grunge in the mix.|
How to Leave a Comment
If you’re new to commenting on blogs and don’t have an account that you can use to log in (check out the pull-down menu labeled “Comment as” under the comment field), I suggest going to Gmail, creating a new account, and using it to comment on blogs. (For me to respond to comments, you’ll need to ensure that you’re not a no-reply blogger. See the next section.)
If you’re not into that idea, I’ve enabled anonymous commenting, so you can still enter the giveaway. But anonymous commenters need to include their email address in their comment so I can contact them if they win. I know, it defeats the idea of anonymity, but on future non-giveaway posts you can comment anonymously to your heart’s content.
How to Fix Your No-Reply Blogger Status
Readers who use Gmail/Google to leave comments: In general, I get a lot of comments from no-reply bloggers. Maybe some people are NRBs on purpose—that’s cool. But I think many NRBs are unaware of their NRB status. (If you have a Gmail account and have never received a response from me about comments you’ve left, this is likely your situation.) To allow me (and other bloggers) access to your email address, see this tutorial from On the Windy Side.
I’m by no means an expert on all this commenting-on-blogs business, but I hope that clears up questions some of you may have!
By the way, before starting From Bolt to Beauty, I spent years reading blogs without commenting. Participating in the conversation was a game changer for me. I got much more out of the blogs I read once I started to share my thoughts with the authors and other readers.