Monday, November 5, 2012

One-year Blogiversary and Giveaway!

My goodness, how time flies when you're having fun!  And it flies even faster the older you get, too, but that's an entirely different story.

A couple of weeks ago I was updating my blog and noticed that I began blogging at the end of October 2011.  I couldn't believe it had been a year already, but there it was, in black and white. One year.

It's been such a fun year. I've met many wonderful women and a few good men who share my love of quilting.  The ideas for cutting up fabric and stitching it back together are endless! Reading through other quilters' blogs is fascinating, inspirational, a bit overwhelming at times, but always keeps me coming back for more.  I certainly would not be at the same level of quilting ability if I had not had so many tutorials to learn from.  Heck, I remember when I was starting out, I back-stitched every seam, not knowing that you could just sew right on through without securing the seam. Who would have guessed?

I'm afraid to admit that I am not a very consistent blogger. I'm very sporadic due to my Day Job and travel. I find that when I'm sewing or quilting a project, I just can't take time to stop and take photos. But that's okay. That's not my goal. I don't have sponsors. I just write because I like to write and share common interests. That's me, pure and simple.

You have all been a part of my Quilty Journey.  I've have more than 100 followers, and I've learned so much from you.  To celebrate, I'd like to offer a Giveaway!


Before fall is completely over, I've got this great charm pack from Moda called Phenomenal Fall. Would you like a chance to win?  It's easy.

Just leave a comment and let me know your favorite thing to make with a charm pack.  If you have a pattern or link to share with us, all the better. You don't need to be a follower, but the more the merrier!

This is a short and sweet contest because I have to be out of town on business next week. I'll leave comments open until Friday Nov. 9.  If you're a No Reply Blogger, be sure to leave your email address in your comment.

I'm so looking forward to my second year and all the great quilting projects that await. Thanks for being a part of my journey!

Barb

19 comments:

  1. congrats on your blogaversary! I love to make bags out of charm packs... thank you for the chance to win

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  2. Yay! To your one year blogiversary :)...thanks for posting when you can and being a fun bloggy friend ;) Can't wait for you to share what you get into next year! As for charm pack projects, I enjoyed playing with the twister ruler with them in this last year. I also am trying to work my way into this...http://www.flickr.com/groups/thelongweekend/

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  3. Congrats on your one year anniversary. My favorite thing to make with charm packs are baby quilts. I actually just launched my first pattern on etsy under the shop MeadowMistDesigns that highlights charm squares with plus signs.

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  4. Congrats on your blogiversary! I love patchy quilts so the charms make it easy to do half square triangles.

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  5. Congrats! I like to make disappearing 9 patch blocks with charm packs

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  6. Congratulations! My goodness...charm packs are so versatile! I've made a lot of Table Runners with them, but probably more quilted totes & bags.

    Thanks for the giveaway...love Moda!

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  7. Congrats on 1 year!!! I have made half square triangles using a charm pack - they work a treat!!! Thanks for the chance.

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  8. Wow a whole year! It took me longer than that to figure out how to add a picture, ha. I'd love that charm pack it's got such pretty colors in it. I follow already and enjoy being a follower of your blog.

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  9. That charm pack would be perfect for my Fall Charmer Table Runner Pattern! I must say, table runners are my favorite charm pack patterns...

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  10. Congrats on your anniversay! I have enjoyed the journey with you! I make a lot of patchwork items such as tote bags and messenger bags and charm packs are great for that. Here's to another wonderful year for you! :)

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  11. I like to make pixel-y things with charms!

    Happy anniversary!

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  12. Congratulations on your anniversary! :-) My favorite thing to make with charm packs? Definitely cute little wall quilts!

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  13. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary. My favorite thing to make with charm packs is a 3-D pinwheel table runner. It is easy, looks hard, and I get lots of compliments on them.
    Thanks for the give away.
    Mary
    gr8sew@dmbroadbanddotcom

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  14. Happy anniversary! I would make a table runner. I love charm packs.

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  15. There have been a few Blogs that for-what-ever reason I seemed to have connected with. And You Are One Of Those! It has been joy getting to know and speak with you over the past 12 months and look forward to knowing you more in the future. We seem to evolve together (OK you more than me!). My favorite thing to do with charms packs is make the VERY EASY HST'S into a table runner. Congratulations My Friend!

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  16. Have a few charm packs here at home that are just begging to be cut into triangles, messed up in an orderly fashion, and just see what comes out of it. Happy blogaversary.

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  17. Yes, time goes by faster each year. Congratulations on your Blogiversary. I have never used a charm pack (sorry to say) but would absolutely love to. That would save lots of cutting. I'd probably make a lap quilt or baby quilt.

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  18. Congrats on your Anniversary. I am a new Follower from QQQ team (I am one of the team leaders).
    I like to make Table Runners with Charm Packs. No real pattern- just whatever comes along.

    Am off to read the rest of your blog.....

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