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Monday, July 21, 2014

Of Eagles and Blog Buttons

Audrey from Quilty Folk and I recently started an eagle quilt challenge/QAL to motivate ourselves and others to make that eagle quilt that's been on our quilting bucket list forever.  Quilt Like an Eagle was started over the July 4th holiday after a week of being inspired by patriotic quilts throughout Blogland.

Every good QAL needs a blog button to spread the word about the project of desire, so I dug through my collection of Victorian trade cards to find something worthy of button making.  I found a great illustration from a Davis sewing machine booklet.

After I edited the picture a little, I was ready to deal with the blog button code.  I had made one blog button before, but I didn't remember anything about the process other than it was a pain in the neck. 

Fortunately, Google search came to my rescue!  I found a website, The Willingham Enterprise, with simple instructions on how to create a blog button.  The best part of the instructions was the link to a free blog button code generator!  Once the code was created, it was a simple matter of copying the HTML for the blog button and pasting it in Bogger's HTML gadget.
 I was so impressed with the ease of the whole operation I wanted to share the information in case any of you find yourselves in need of a blog button.  The finished product is easy to install on your blog and easy for friends and followers to "grab" and post to their blogs.  I give it a big thumbs up!


  1. very cool. I've bookmarked this for future use. You make it sound so easy.

  2. I should make a blog button for my blog sometime.

  3. Thanks for the info since I don't have a button ( never thought I needed one unless I would host a link party but this is good to know! :)

  4. Too cool!!! What a great resource to know about! Love the look of your new button :) I wish I could join in but I simply CANNOT start anything else until I get some of the clutter tamed in my sewing studio LOL!!! I can't wait to see your Eagle quilt :)