Sunday, 27 January 2013

Over Two Years

Have you ever forgotten your birthday?  No, I haven't either.  However, it appears I have forgotten my blogiversary, which in blogging terms is forgetting your birthday. Clearly I was too busy entertaining a 4 year old on his holidays and making quilts.  It was on January 20 apparently.  Yep - one week ago marked two years since I started my little blog.  My witterings.

I have also been hovering around the 400 follower mark for a while now.  So together with my blogiversary I think that calls for another giveway.  I shall get back to you on that one very shortly.  I have a cunning plan.

Today, I assembled the blocks for my second Care Circle quilt top. Last October, I asked the circle to make bright blocks using Elizabeth's Patchwork Wheel block.  You can find the super easy tutorial here.


I still can't get over the fact that these blocks were made with lots of different stashes - they just go so beautifully together.

This won't be a very big quilt - it will be 48" square. Once made, the quilt will be donated to Project Linus UK and give comfort to a young sick child.  I'm hoping to make the back, get it basted and start quilting it tomorrow or Tuesday and perhaps there might be one last finish for January.


I'm not promising as I have some important bee blocks to attend to including a paper pieced one.  Have I paper pieced before?  No.  What am I paper piecing?  A Union Jack from the book, Modern Blocks. Off to find my seam ripper...

Linking up for the first time with Plum and June and the Let's Get Acquainted Monday Link Up!

Plum and June

50 comments:

heart of charnwood said...

Congratulations on the blogiversary. The colours are fabulous on the quilt and the size is just right for a little one to wrap themselves up in, like you said, I can't believe they came from different stashes, they match perfectly. Good Luck with paper piecing, there are some great You Tube tutorials if you're struggling! : )

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dutchcomfort said...

Congratulations on 2 years blogging!!

This quilt is another beauty and isn’t it wonderful that so many stashes of fabrics fit together?!

linda said...

that is ome lovely quilt top and the colours are beautiful together ...

Gill said...

Wonderful colours!
Congratulations on your missed blogaversary!

Diane-crewe said...

it is so bright and cheerful .. I am sure a child will LOVE it xx

Heather D. said...

Beeeeautiful!

Maybe you won't need your seam ripper. Just go slow, place your pieces carefully, and use a SMALL stitch length. Very important!

Canadian Abroad said...

Stunning colours in that quilt top. Absolutely gorgeous. And happy anniversary. Hard to believe that we have 'known' each other almost two years then. So glad we have now met in person. Makes it even better.

Little Island Quilting said...

Another lovely happy scrappy quilt.

Flying Blind... said...

Only 2 years - feels like forever!

Love that quilt top; guessing the sunshine in the picture helps too, beautiful xxx

Speech Not Recognised said...

I love the vibrant cheerful colors of your quilt - brilliant! I'm visiting from the Plum & June Monday Get Acquainted Linky. I'm #7 on the link up.

Cheers!
Deborah
pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

Beth said...

Happy Blogiversary! Glad you joined the link up - that quilt top is beautiful!

Kelly said...

Woo hoo on your 2 bloggy years and I LOVE that quilt!

Teje said...

Hi! That is really beautiful quilt and looks like you have carefully chosen all the fabrics and colours! I think your friends love same colours as you! x Teje

Charlotte said...

Happy happy blogiversary!

Catherine said...

2 years. Mine is on Tuesday. Love the quilt top, the colours look amazing

Danny Heyen said...

Congrats on the two years! And I love how bright and clean that quilt top is. So pretty!

Books_Bound said...

Beautiful quilt! It will certainly make any child very happy.

Just found your blog from Plum and June--love reading about Morocco! Wow!

Lori said...

happy blogaversary!! i love the quilt, thanks for sharing where you got it.

Sheila said...

Congrats on your blogiversary and that quilt top is fab.

Foster said...

Pretty cool. I love it when the stashes go together. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sasha said...

Congratulations, here is to the next two years!! and many more after that!

Trudi said...

Yayyy for Blogiversarys! I've missed mine too! Ooops! Love your little quilt, very pretty!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Congrats on your blogiversary!!! Love the quilt top...thanks for the link :o)

Leanne said...

Happy blog birthday!! I really like this quilt, the pattern and the fabrics are so cheerful. You are right about how nicely it all goes together.

Katy Cameron said...

Belated Happy Bloggiversary! Love the top, it all goes together beautifully :o)

Good luck with the paper piecing, I've still got the FPPFTT up on my blog on a page all together if that helps

E Wix said...

Happy blog birthday!

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Yon Quilting Wife said...

Congretulations on your 2 years.
And 400 followers, I am green with envey, I have 4 !!!!
I love your stash quilt. It is so bright and cheery.

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Quilting In The Cold said...

Wow you are on a roll, another fabulous quilt top.

Nicky said...

Happy blog birthday! And long may it continue Annabella. That quilt top is gorgeous sparkling in the sunshine!

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

Happy blogiversary!
That quilt top is just so beautiful!

Sarah said...

The care circle quilt top is gorgeous! The fabrics do go together so nicely, which is incredible being from different people. Congratulations on 2 years blogging. I'm still holding back from starting. I would love to, but feel I don't have time to learn the process, and update regularly. What are your thoughts on the time it takes? And difficulty of the program?

Ansell said...

Congratulations and another stunning quilt to celebrate it. xx

Archie the wonder dog said...

Happy belated bloggy birthday! The quilt top is marvellous and it's bound to bring comfort to a sick little one. Good luck with the paper piecing!

Caryn said...

Congrats on you blogversary! I love your quilt top and you're right, it does look like it came from the same stash!

diane said...

Happy Blogiversary. 404 followers is a lot. That small quilt packs a big punch. It is so bright and fresh looking. It will bring great comfort to a child.

Kelli said...

I almost chose this block when it was my turn in November. Funny. It looks great and congrats on the blogiversary. :)

p.s. Paper piecing is great! Once you get used to it...

giddy99 said...

Happy Blogiversary! Love the quilt!!!

elsy said...

is that sunshine and blue sky? lovely quilt top.....happy blogiversary

Cindy said...

I can not even tell you how much I love this quilt top. Spectacular!

Scrapatches said...

Very pretty and colorful! Thanks for sharing on the Monday Link Up ... :) Pat

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Ellie said...

Congratulations on reaching your 2nd blog anniversary. Where does the time go eh!!! :)
Wow you have got 400 followers - that's quite a lot, well done!!!
I love that quilt - it is so bright and cheery looking. I am sure the recipient will truly love it.
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Congratulations on your blog adversary and 400 followers. Those colors look beautiful and the quilt is wonderful.