Saturday, March 16, 2013

1 year Blogiversary and Echino giveaway

I'm not sure how my One Year Blogiversary happens to fall on National Quilting Day but it did and it is TODAY!

When I wrote my first post "Let the blogging begin" on Friday March 16th 2012 little did I know that I'd hit 140 posts twelve short months later - so much for slow going.   I guess I shouldn't be surprised since it's really just virtual talking about quilts and fabric and I do like to do plenty of that !

I also think it's super sweet that the comments from that first post are from friends that I still connect with on a regular basis - thanks guys.   For me blogging has never been about how many followers or page counts I get although I'll admit I do love it when someone takes the time to say hi.  It is a way for me share inspiration and excitement about projects I'm working on or have seen others make.
My virtual cake:"From a Patchwork of Friends"
There are a ton of giveaways out there because of National Quilting Day but I felt compelled to toss one more into the mix as celebration of MY special day.  I'm a big fan of Echino (and aqua and peacocks....) so I'm giving away one yard of this fabulous linen/cotton fabric from a collection by etsuko furuya for Kokka.
One Yard for One Year Blogiversary Giveaway 
To enter, just leave me a comment letting me know one of the reasons why you started blogging.  If you don't blog then share a reason why you quilt.  Leave a second comment letting me know you are a follower for a bonus entry. International entries welcome. I'll choose a winner on Wednesday March 20th so be sure that I have an email address to contact you.

One last note about the cake picture above: years ago my friends surprised me with a quilt themed party "From a Patchwork of Friends"and I chose this photo as an entry to the PlayCraft's palette builder fabric bundle contest and giveaway at Intrepid Thread. Now it just makes me want to run to Gayle's and buy a real Princess Cake, don't you think?

64 comments:

  1. Yay Happy everything!! I started blogging because I was reading them and thought I would like to show what I was making too!! Great giveaway - yay!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am definitey a follower and love your blog :) Keep up the good work!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I started my blog as way to share my creation, though I find I'm more on Flickr than on my blog. Love the giveaway!! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I start ed blogging to connect with other quilters since my friends do not quilt. Through blogging I have made real connect ions with other quilters.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm your newest follower as well. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I started blogging to keep in touch with family and friends when we moved across the country. It gradually morphed more into quilting as I found other quilt blogs and enjoyed sharing all of our fabric and sewing love :-)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'm also a follower, and wanted to say thanks for the chance to win :-).

    ReplyDelete
  9. I quilt to feel creative and add beauty to my life!

    ReplyDelete
  10. well I guess I have a blog haha, I just don't do much on it at this point, I'm not sure why I'm not motiviated to keep it up maybe I think I don't have much to say that anyone would like to read...I need a new mine set.

    mcsweeney.erinatgmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. I started to blog more as a personal journal...but it has helped me connect with lots of amazing folks!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I don't blog, but I make quilts because it's like giving away a hug. :) That's cheesy, but it's true.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Well Howdidoo Karen! With your creativity and joyful nature I am tickled to see you blog!! Didn't know you had one till today. I blog, also just over a year myself, so I keep track of things I've created and express feelings and family adventures in it!! I love my quilting, as you well know!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Congrats on your blogoversary. I started blogging because I thought it would be a fun thing to do. I too still have friendships from my early blogging days which is fantastic. I was cross stitching back then. Now I am quilting, it has turned more into a quilting blog.

    Love your entry into the Intrepid Thread contest.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am following you now!!Can't wait to catch up on your posts!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I started blogging to share what I was doing and get others to "Correct" My poor quilting as I am self taught. I love to share what I work on and I love to read what others are doing.

    Richard and Tanya Quilts
    Richard and Tanya Quilts on Etsy

    ReplyDelete
  17. Happy birthblogday! :D I love your palette, as always and love that you're such a wonderful supporter of our tool!

    I started blogging because I wanted a place to share the stuff I'd been working on to a group of people that cared about quilting (so not facebook) and have a chance to talk more about it than you can on flickr. :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Oh, and of course I'm a follower! Pshaw!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Happy Blogiversary! I started quilting as a way to give unique gifts to friends and family!

    ReplyDelete
  20. And I'm a follower on Bloglovin'! :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. to keep me quilting, you need some thing to keep nose to the grindstone . if you blog about quilting then you have to quilt , right?

    ReplyDelete
  22. I started blogging to keep a record of my quilting process, as I was new at it! Thanks for a great giveaway. I love Echino too!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I follow you on Bloglovin' and by e-mail! Happy 1st anniversary.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Happy Anniversary!! I started blogging after my daughter was born... I started sewing for her (after a LONG sewing break) and wanted to keep a record of what I was making.

    ReplyDelete
  25. And of course I'm a follower :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. I started blogging to get more involved in the online quilting community!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I am a happy follower! Congrats, Karen!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Happy blogaversary. You should be the one getting presents! Thanks for the giveaway. I quilt because its a great way to share warmth and love with family and friends. And the fabric is wonderful eye candy!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Happy blogaversary. I started blogging because I thought it would motivate me to quilt more. I believe it has worked. Added benefits are the friends I have made through my blog.

    ReplyDelete
  30. I have been a follower for awhile. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Congrats on your blogaversary! I started blogging because I had no one in my real life to share any of my quilty/crafty life with, I was reaching out to find my people, and I'm so glad I did.

    ReplyDelete
  32. I am a follower! Thanks for the generous giveaway - Echino is so very hard to part with!

    ReplyDelete
  33. I don't blog, but I quilt because it's my way of "creating". I give almost everything away, but I love making quilts. I've been following your blog since I "met" you in a 3x6 bee. I really like your style!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Congratulations on A Lovely Year of Blogging! Gorgeous fabric, that Echino, and you're so kind to offer it as a giveaway!

    I don't blog, but I do love to quilt. There are times, though, where I'm not "quilting" so much as "collecting fabric" -- which means I have a nice stash available for when I *do* get to quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  35. I am just now a follower, although I've been reading your blog for a while.

    (Also, really looking forward to seeing you at the BAM retreat in May!)

    ReplyDelete
  36. I don't blog because I don't have the time or patience. Plus, I enjoy reading other peoples blogs & learning from them.

    thelady at hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. I'm a follower.
    thelady at hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  38. How fun that your blogiversary is Nat'l Quilting Day! I started blogging to let my family see what I'm up to, and I thoroughly enjoy having new readers! (ahem, that is, when I manage to post something in my highly undependable fashion.)

    ReplyDelete
  39. No blog yet. Have been quite inspired by the blogs I read, so maybe one day I'll jump in and try it myself. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

    ReplyDelete
  40. I started blogging to connect with my quilty friends, like you! Many congratulations on your blogiversary!

    ReplyDelete
  41. I started blogging to have a place to keep record of the projects I completed :)

    ReplyDelete
  42. Congratulations on your anniversary - I bet that year went quickly, but lovely that you have a record to go back and look over. I started my blog (am a VERY slow blogger) as a way to meet fellow quilters and connect with fellow fabric addicts. I am heading back to my roots of fabric design once my little boy is old enough to be at pre-school so I have more time to devote to it, so a blog will help with that too and my lofty aspirations! Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful fabric! :)

    ReplyDelete
  43. I quilt because I'm addicted to it, as of Fall last year. I love seeing a finished & ironed quilt top, and the thrill of "I MADE THAT!" :)

    ReplyDelete
  44. Congrats! Wow, a year already? That's wonderful.

    Uhm, blogging and I have been on and off for years. I'm trying to get back to it (still tinkering with design, thoughts while building a goat yard) so hopefully I can say I'm back. Gulp.

    Why I blog...no clue, maybe to share my zany humor, my chaotic crazy life, and my writing/crafting/dust bunny stories. :D

    Happy blogiversary to you!

    ReplyDelete
  45. I like to blog to keep track of what I have made.

    ReplyDelete
  46. And I started blogging to share my creations and join the on-line quilting/sewing world.

    ReplyDelete
  47. I started blogging just so I could talk about my sewing, lol! I knew I couldn't ramble on about it to my husband and family all the time, so every once in a while, I ramble on my blog.

    ReplyDelete
  48. I am also a follower of your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  49. that photo makes me want a quilt in that palette AND a huge piece of cake while cuddled under it! (;

    ReplyDelete

Let me know that you stopped by - leave a comment and make my day!