Thursday, January 6, 2011

It's My Blogiversary!

On January 4th, this blog turned one year old. I can't believe how quickly the year went.

When I started blogging, it was just a means to journal my 2010 resolution to quilt at least 20 minutes a day. Little did I know how it would change my life, and not just from a quilting perspective.

I've already gushed about meeting new friends, discovering new fabrics and an entirely new (to me) global community of quilters, so I won't do it again (even though I said I would).

What I will do, however, is invite you to celebrate with me by hosting a giveaway. One lucky person will win a Fat* Quarter of each of these lovely fabrics. Our home is pet- and smoke-free.

Giveaway Fabrics

*the purple fabric has those stripes printed on the bias and it would make a terrific binding. I could make it a regular quarter-metre cut for you.

How would a person go about entering to win the giveaway? A comment on this post is all that's needed - one per person. You can just say hi! Or if you're feeling chatty, you can make a suggestion for what block to choose for the bed quilt I'm planning to ask my Bee members to help me make. The fabric is Spa by Rosemarie Lavin, with a little bit of Hope Valley Foursquare in Pine thrown in for good measure.


The giveaway is open until Sunday, January 9th at 9pm Pacific Time. I'll choose a winning comment randomly, and please make sure I can contact you if your name is chosen. Comments closed!

Good luck and thank you for making my first year of blogging such a wonderful experience. Here's to many more!

52 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the anniversary! What a wonderfull fabrics you are giving away :) I would gladly advice you which block to choose but I'm not a real quilt expert ^.-
    So I will just wish you many wonderfull blogging years :)
    Best regards
    Kirie

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  2. Congratulations on making a year Felicity!! It's been lovely to get to know you a little better using this forum. Oh Lala - beautiful new blog header & fabric. It would be welcome to come hang out at my home!! :D

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway. I enjoy your blog. I would recommend doing a dresden plate quilt block - I've been seeing them all over and they look so pretty.

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  4. Yay for anniversaries! Time really flies when you're having fun.

    I'm so glad that I've found so many wonderful quilt blogs to follow...including yours! Can't wait to see what everyone does in this new year! =)

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  5. Congratulations Felicity - you are a true inspiration! I admire your commitment to your craft - and in awe of your beautiful creations. I loved the flannel nap quilt you made for James for Christmas - so comfy yet so 'manly' at the same time.

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  6. Happy Blogiversary to you!! I adore your blog, I'm so happy for you. As for a good bee block, what about a wonky log cabin? I'm a real big fan of those right now. Or a spiderweb block? Good luck! :)

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  7. Sweet one year mark! And you've obviously made it successfully to this point.

    May you have MANY more anniversaries...I've enjoyed reading your blog.

    Thanks

    Marilyn W
    marilynjw1971@gmail.com

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  8. Congrats on the blogiversary! I tagged you on my blog today!
    http://harriethomemakerstrikesagain.blogspot.com/2011/01/little-love.html
    Come see why!

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  9. Congrats on your anniversary! I am so, so glad that I found your blog last year! I have really enjoyed getting to "know" you through your projects! As for bee block suggestions, I wouldn't be able to come up with anything better than you can. I do love your fabric choices by the way!

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  10. Yay for blogiversaries and giveaways! I love the fabrics.

    Hmm, bee block suggestions - there are just so many good ones out there. Have you looked at the Quilting Bee Blocks group on flickr? Lots of good choices there!

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  11. Congratulations on your first year! I have signed up to follow you and can already see that I will be much inspired - your creations are awesome!! Thanks for the chance to win this terrific giveaway - love all those colours!

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  12. Happy blogiversary!

    I'm here via AJ, and pleased to meet (and follow) you! You have some beautiful projects--I will be excited to peruse your blog...

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  13. I love the color combo of those fabrics. Happy Blogiversary!

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  14. Happy Blogiversary! :D

    I love the Square in a Square block design. :)

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  15. So, I slid in the snow this morning (in my car) and hit a curb. Totally bent a rim. Grrr. Winning a sweet giveaway would totally repair my day. Wish it could repair the car, lolz. :)

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  16. I love your new header! Congrats on your one-year mark. Here's to many more!

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  17. Happy Anniversary!! Wonderful how time flies when you are having so much fun! Cheers to another amazing year!

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  18. congratulations Felicity! Here's to more fun and excitement in the years to come! Great new look!

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  19. Happy Blogaversary! I can't wait to see your projects to come this year!
    Thanks for the opportunity and hopefully I will see you at the next guild meeting!

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  20. Congratulations on your first blogiversary!

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  21. Congrats! How about a wonky bento box??

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  22. A complicated star block is always a nice challenge to make. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  23. Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for the chance to win such pretty fabric!

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  24. SO pretty, who doesn't love a rainbow?? Happy Blogaversary!

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  25. Congrats on your anniversary! Love the fabric.

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  26. I love blogiversaries and giveaways....but most of all your blog! yippee to new friendships and creative inspiration. More to come in 2011!

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  27. Happy Blogiversary Felicity! I've enjoyed watching your skills grow the beautiful quilts you have created. You're one of my all time favs!

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  28. I like your banner very much. Sure hope I win the fabric.

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  29. Congratulations! The fabric is lovely, and the purple is my favorite!

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway - I could always do with a bit more fabric! And congratulations on your blogaversary. What about doing a Bearpaw block for your bee (hee hee!)?

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  31. congrats on the milestone! I loved seeing your 2010 quilt mosaic, keep it up in 2011!
    (here from DQS) and I added your link to the weekly post at http://quiltygiveaways.blogspot.com

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  32. I love that something that was almost a chore (to record your quilting) has turned into something wonderful and life-changing :)

    caitlindevlin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. I just came here from Quilty Giveaways :D
    Congrats on your blogiversary and thanks for the Lovely giveaway!

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  34. Happy Anniversary! And thank you for the giveaway chance!

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  35. Gorgeous colors! So vibrant. Happy Blogiversary to you. And thanks for sharing iwth us.

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  36. I'm celebrating one year of blogging as well, so I can relate to how nice it is to meet people in blogland who share an interest in handcrafts with me. I don't know which block to suggest to you because I love traditional blocks but know that some quilters enjoy doing their own designs or like to follow a more modern approach to quilting. Congratulations and Best Wishes on your anniversary.

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  37. Happy Blogiverary Felicity! How about a wonky New York beauty block - challenging but fun and it can be nice and bright. Thank you for the giveaway - love the colours!!

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  38. Congratulations! I'm coming up on one year next month -- will have to do something fun to celebrate! I'm loving the orange fabric in particular -- beautiful!

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  39. Hey beautiful - Happy anniversary! If I get randomly picked, I'll walk over and pick the pretty fabric up. Maybe I need to get my sewing machine out.... Lisa

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  40. Happy Blogiversary. Love that word.

    Billie in TX

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  41. Love those fabrics. I just began getting comfortable with binding my quilts so have even more appreciation for those stripes ;) Congrats on one year. I love that you were able to quilt 20min/day. What an inspiration.

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  42. Congrats Felicity on the one year anniversary. I have enjoyed reading your blog. Here's looking forward to 2011.

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  43. Congratulations on your blog anniversary... Love all the quilty ones, I learn so much in blog land.

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  44. Lovely fabrics! Thanks for the chance and ccongratulations on your blog anniversary!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  45. Congrats! Those fabrics are lovely!

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  46. Ooh, lovely! Found you hunting for new quilty blogs and adding to Google Reader as we speak!

    Sarah

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  47. Congratulations on your anniversary. Block suggestion: some type of variation on a churn dash - soft modern fabrics with a traditional block - lots flexibility for each bee partner to interpret the block. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  48. Congrats on your anniversary! The square in square sounds good... : )

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  49. Thanks for the generous giveaway! I love the color palette that you chose for the fabrics for your project! I love those blues and greens.

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