Friday, November 9, 2012

1 Year Blog Anniversary & Giveaway

I cannot believe that it has been a year already since I took the plunge and started this humble little blog. Wow time sure has flown by. It seems like it was just yesterday when I discovered the online quilt blogging world, found the Wanta Be A Quilter campaign over at Sew We Quilt and became addicted to all things quilt blogging is about. This addiction made me want to share too and so this blog was born.

Along the way I have "met" so many fabulous quilty friends. I have learned more in this past year from others that I'm in inspiration overload. I have more ideas in my head than I have time to execute. I even have a few of my own quilt and block patterns in the design stages that I hope come to fruition in the coming year.

For those of you that follow my antics and to celebrate this momentous occasion, of course I'm hosting a little giveaway. I found this really sweet charm pack of Victoria by Nikki Russell to offer you.
Plus this book The Scrap Savers Solution Book that I thought could be very helpful to any quilter.
Both prizes can be yours if you are lucky enough to have Mr. Random pull your name from the hat. You have 3 chances to enter.

1) Leave me a comment and tell me....if you had to pick just one very favorite fabric designer, who would that be? Not a fabric company that produces the fabric, just the designer.
2) Be a follower, new or old, and let me know.
3) Post about this on Facebook and/or Twitter and let me know, one entry only for this option.

Remember that if you are a No Reply Blogger, either fix that problem (instructions can be found here) or leave me your email address so that I can contact you. Those that leave me no way to get in touch will be removed from the giveaway drawing.

My house guests will be leaving sometime late morning/early afternoon on Monday so you have until then to enter. Once they pull out of the driveway, the entries will close and I'll announce the winner sometime later that day.

I will warn everyone up front that for this giveaway, I won't be able to respond to each and every comment. The kids are home from school today, I have 2 teacher conferences to attend, my daughter has a follow up appointment with the doctor after that and I have a bunch of company coming this weekend so lots of prep to get done. I do read all of the comments but sometimes like now, replying to all of them just isn't possible. Just know that I do honestly appreciate all that you write.

Have a great weekend! I know that I will.




87 of you added your own colorful comments:

sunny said...

I'm a follower!

sunny said...

Congrats on your first year. It's a wonderful community to be a part of. Unlike most quilt bloggers, I'm not an expert on designers. I just buy what I like. The only designer I can think of right this minute is Bunny Hill, Anne Sutton. So she's my favorite at the moment.

JLVerde said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary.

Since I sew from mystery fat quarter bundles, remnants, and scraps, I can't really say who my favorite designer is.

JLVerde said...

I follow your blog.

JLVerde said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/UgFab/status/266880391460294656

Mommarock said...

I can't pick a favorite designer, because I never know them. I just look at the pretty ones and go by that.

Mommarock said...

I am a follower

Gill said...

Congratulations!
I like Kate Spain's designs!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Lisa Marie said...

Kate Spain for her gorgeous designs and fabulous colors.

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog.

Linda said...

Hi Michele! Congrats on a year of blogging. My fav designer is Kaffe Fassett. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

Linda said...

I am a very happy follower.

Courtneysews said...

I really love the Quilted Fish designs! Also love Kate Spain! Thanks for the chance to win!

Courtneysews said...

I am a follower!

Joyce Carter said...

Good Morning, Michele.Congratulations on your one year anniversary! It is hard to choose just one designer, but I guess I would say Kate Spain. Most of the time, I just buy fabric because I like the colors or the patterns and I don't necessiarly notice the designer.But I do like Kates' Fabrics very much.Thanks so much for the giveaway.

Joyce Carter said...

I am an old follower of your blog.

Needled Mom said...

Happy blogaversary!!! Isn't it a great world? I think I would have to choose Lori Holt as a designer. She has such fun fabrics.

Needled Mom said...

I am a happy follower.

Laura said...

I have only recently found your blog, but I am a follower!!

Laura said...

I think Kate Spain is one of my very favorite designers. I seem to like everything she designs.

Anonymous said...

I am a follower and congrats on your anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Right now..I love Henry Alexander's designs!

Lisa Cox said...

Hmmm, I think Sweetwater would be my favorite.

Lisa Cox said...

I am a happy follower

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am a scrap quilter - so it is all lovely to pet! If I picked a favorite, I would leave so many others out - and I would cry.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am a follower

Sallie said...

Congratulations! I like Barbara Brackman.

Sallie said...

I'm a follower.

Anonymous said...

FOLLOWING YOU ON BLOG LOVIN'!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

HI! I'M A TRADITIONAL QUILTER,SO I WOULD CHOOSE JO MORTON'S DESIGNS! THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

LIKED+SHARED ON FB!
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1711336606

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Sandy D said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Sandy D said...

Congrats on 100.I know you said one but I like Joanna Figueroa, and Bonnie and Camille.

Chris Dodsley @made by ChrissieD said...

I'm a follower and congrats on 1 year of blogging :)

Diane-crewe said...

wow ! so much in only one year... already a follower... and joined in a couple of Round-Robins... may there be many more xx

Pippa Parsons said...

im a follower already, can't believe you've only been blogging a year, congrats :)

Pippa Parsons said...

i've shared the giveaway on FB

Pippa Parsons said...

I like me and my sisters designs, twirl was gorgeous :)

Julianne said...

I like more than one designer..Kate Spain, Bonnie & Camille, Riley Blake..Kona!!

Julianne said...

I am a faithful follower and friend! Love ya Michelle!

Maria Kievit said...

Am a follower, and I don't really follow any designer. Whatever appeals to me in the store is what I start off with, and I make sure that I have at least 2-3 pieces that go with it, to be able to make at least a wallhanging out of it. I don't usually take whole series. too equal looking. Like the versatility of all kinds of different motives and designs in my quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

Phyllis said...

My most favorite designer is Aneela Hooey..love her fabrics!

Phyllis said...

I am already a follower!

Chiska said...

I'm a follower. Congrats!

Chiska said...

My favorite designer is Deb Strain.

Phyllis said...

I shared on Twitter!
https://twitter.com/xsgail

Rebeckah Austin said...

I follow you!

Karen said...

My all time favourite designer has to be Amy Butler.

JustPam said...

Kate Spain is my current favorite fabric designer.

JustPam said...

I am a follower.

JustPam said...

I tweeted your giveaway.

Michele T said...

I love quite a few designers but it just seems that everytime Kate Spain has a new fabric line out I want to get a bundle!!

Michele T said...

I am a follower - thanks for another chance!

Michele T said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/mimistarquilter/status/267013440772640768

barbara woods said...

i am a follower

barbara woods said...

love kate spain

lefuntz said...

I am a follower.

Lynn M said...

probably riley blake

Lynn M said...

I'm a follower

Lynn M said...

I shared on fb.

Kathy MacKie said...

I'm a follower!

Kathy MacKie said...

I really like Edyta Sitar as a designer.

Judy1522 said...

My favorite designer is Jacquelynne Steves.

Judy1522 said...

I am a follower

Vicki said...

Hi Michelle I am a dedicated follower but you know that

Vicki said...

My current favorite designer is Riley Blake

Vicki said...

I "never" facebook But I did mention your blog and giveaway today

Donna Joy said...

I follow you. That book definatley is a quilters delight. Thanks

Donna Joy said...

I have so many favorite designers, Deb Strain, Pat Sloan.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Of course I follow you ;)

sew.darn.quilt said...

My absolute favourite designer is Riley Blake!! :)

sew.darn.quilt said...

I managed to figure out how to tweet!
https://twitter.com/CarolynRoss3/status/267277705421139968
Thank you for the chance
Happy Anniversary, hon! :)

Cheryl said...

Happy Anniversary. My favorite designer is Bonnie and Camille (who designs for Moda)

Cheryl said...

I follow your wonderful blog

HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n said...

I'm a very satisfied follower with a story similar to yours :)

HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n said...

My very favorite designer is Bonnie & Camille. I love the feel and flexibility and femininity of their designs.

Meg said...

i follow your blog thru google reader and love it!

Meg said...

i have many favorite fabric designers, ANY BATIKS, fig tree, sandy gervais, bonnie and camille, riley blake, kaffe, amy butler...
but lately, i've really been enjoying kate spain. i don't think there's a fabric she has that i don't just love.

Kira said...

I follow.

Kira said...

Kate Spain is my favorite designer. Everything I've seen from her, I have loved.

Carla G said...

Parson Gray would be one of my favorite designer. It is great to have whole fabric lines dedicated to guys - and I have a family of all guys... Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Carla G said...

I'm already a follower! :)

Carla G said...

Tweeted...
https://twitter.com/CGeates/status/267709187084152832

Kathy said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!!! You have accomplished a lot in one year!!! I don't seem to be a one designer woman but I seem to be drawn to a lot of Robert Kauffman. Congrats again to a year of many successes.

Kathy said...

Happy to follow you

Rachell said...

Happy Anniversary!
Oh no, did I miss my chance?
I follow your blog!
And I hope my fix for my "no reply" has become a "reply"!