Blog Anniversary and Birthday Giveaway

>> Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Seven Years!

hw 1904 quilt minus left column

According to my blog posts, I've been working on this quilt for almost that long too!!!
I started this blog on my birthday 7 years ago - with a mention that I had started cutting fabrics for this quilt!

I quilted this top as two twin size pieces this month! Then I sewed the tops together and hand-stitched the backing together.

hw quilt being quilted

It was enjoyable to quilt the twin size pieces with the Pfaff Creative 4.5 that I'm reviewing for the QUILTsocial blog. You can find my review here.
It's been a bit of a challenge to keep spreading the quilt out behind the machine though!

hw 1904 quilt with column to add

I still have to add the left column.(and label and bind!) The column I quilted each block then sewed them together individually. This was my original intent with the whole quilt and I'm glad I changed my mind! So much time has passed already and the idea of so many seams to hand-stitch really made it feel like I would never finish. With the larger throat space of the Pfaff machine I felt confident that I could manage quilting the twin size pieces.

I was hoping for a finish today but I'll be happy with the 29th!

What's a Birthday without Cake? And a Giveaway!

storage container stack

Well I don't really eat cake anymore (preferring instead whole food and plant based delights) but this one will do nicely!

I bought myself some more of these scrapbooking boxes because they fit 12 1/2 inch blocks perfectly. They're not empty anymore except one!
The top box - well I bought new runners and realized they came in one of the orange shoeboxes that I store my selvages in. Bonus!

And the icing on my cake?

quilt on cover

A quilt I made on the cover of a Canadian magazine! JOY!

joyful blooms outside

The quilt is called Joyful Blooms.
The magazine is beautiful and full of tempting pretty projects.
You can preview a sample of the issue over at the magazine's website:
A Needle Pulling Thread.
You can also subscribe or purchase a digital copy - or both!

Leave a comment on this post 
to win a copy of the magazine from me!

***IF you subscribe to my newsletter - leave a second comment  for a second chance.
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PLEASE leave the comment *directly* on this post - if you're reading from email, please click to visit the blog - thanks! It makes things much prettier and easier on my end to pick a winner!

I'll leave the giveaway open until Tuesday, March 1st;)

Good Luck and Thanks for Reading!

With JOY,

Sarah V


Shirley February 23, 2016 at 7:56 PM  

Congratulations on your anniversary! Beautiful quilts! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

Michele T February 23, 2016 at 8:56 PM  

Congrats on celebrating 7 years blogging!!! How time flies!

Michele T February 23, 2016 at 8:57 PM  

I am now signed up for your emails!!

Unknown February 24, 2016 at 8:54 AM  

love your orange quilt. orange is my colour too.

Lori Smanski February 24, 2016 at 9:56 AM  

happy blogaversary and happy birthday. your orange quilt is wonderful. i love your brown quilt. it is so very happy.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Lori Smanski February 24, 2016 at 9:57 AM  

I follow you on email
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net
congrats on being in the magazine

Edna Kidd February 24, 2016 at 1:07 PM  

Congrats on being in the magazine...I love the quilt and would love to make one like it..Thanks, Edna

Beth February 27, 2016 at 10:54 PM  

Happy Blogiversary! You have lots to celebrate, and we'll celebrate with you.

Beth February 27, 2016 at 10:55 PM  

I receive your newsletter (wordygirl at earthlink dot net).

Unknown February 28, 2016 at 5:41 AM  

Oh your blog has been a joy to read and love the quilts. Thanks so much for sharing yourself with us...Happy blogversary! Sharon sgriff57(at)comcast(dot)net

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