One year anniversary and a give away

It was my one year anniversary of this blog on the 26th.  So, in celebration

of that milestone, I am giving away a snowman pattern.

Pattern give away

Pattern give away

It is really cute and so fitting for this time of the year.

You must leave a comment concerning 1 thing  you like about quilting

blogs and 1 thing you dislike about quilting blogs. For example, I really

like the pictures of quilts, great eye candy.  However, I dislike a post that

goes on forever-short and sweet for me, please.

These past 2 weeks, I have been working on Lynn’s Woodland Creatures.

What a beautiful applique quilt!

Woodland creatures

Woodland creatures

The animals were great and Lynn did a great job with her applique.

She has alot of patience-I don’t think that I would want to take on

such a huge  project.  It is stunning!!

Frog jumping off his lily pad

Frog jumping off his lily pad

I did have fun adding a few interesting items to the top-

the lily pad, for instance. And I added a spider’s web to

match one on  the other side of the outer border.

A stitched spider's web

A stitched spider’s web

Those were the fun parts.  I did a mixed bag of free motion

quilting for the outer border.

Outer border fill

Outer border fill

It consisted of swirls, feathers, pebbles and eyes.  I carried the

same fill on the inside of the border too.  Around all the animals,

I did meandering-to break up the background areas a little.

Meandering fill around the squirrel

Meandering fill around the squirrel

And, of course, I had to add some feathers somewhere on the


Feathers on the vine

Feathers on the vine

This quilt measured in at a whopping 80″x 102″.

I think that is correct-Lynn will let me know if I am wrong.

Blue polyester thread was used for the top and backing.

The total number of hours is approximately between 30-40 hours.

Now, that this baby is finished, I am working on my Trend Tex


Modern theme-Trend Tex Challenge

Modern theme-Trend Tex Challenge

Hoping to have it all quilted up and ready to post by next week.

Besides that, I have the itch to try something different so I am

thinking about painting a quilt top.  Yeah, it sounds crazy to me too

but I think I am up for a change.

Oh, please remember to leave an email address so I can contact you

if you win the pattern.  I am planning on making the draw on Friday,

Jan 31.  Good luck!!

Don’t forget to head over to Freshly Pieced for some more eye

candy as well.

14 thoughts on “One year anniversary and a give away

  1. Kathy S. says:

    I love the quilting blogs that share the source of the pattern that they did (if there is one). I don’t like quilt blogs that have pictures that take too long to download. Lots of pictures are great if they show up within a minute. Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Maxine says:

    Happy anniversary. The snowman quilt pattern is right up my alley. It would take me over a year to finish it as I don’t quilt much anymore. I love to follow blogs that have detailed pictures of the quilting. I don’t like to see a bunch of secrets and sneak peaks because I don’t always go back to those blogs every day. I love following Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday.

  3. sherry says:

    congrats on your first year…love your appilique quilt…love photos on quilt blogs…i live in a rural area and it is a distance to see what others are doing…the blog world brings us together and i love photos

  4. Kate says:

    Your quilting is just lovely. I love all the new ideas I get on quilting blogs. What I dislike is the fact that there are not enough hours in the day to try the new ideas I get from quilting blogs!
    Congrats on your first anniversary!

  5. Jackie says:

    Congratulations on one year!! I love see all the quilts people are making as it inspires me to get into my sewing room, the one thing I don’t like is there isn’t enough time in the day to get all the quilts made I see and like.

  6. Régina says:

    Congrats on your blog anniversary! That Woodland quilt is just lovely, and the modern quilt looks good too. As for what I like about quilting blogs: eye candy! And what I dislike: eye-candy! it can get frustrating to see so many great patterns and ideas and knowing one will never have the time to make even a fraction of them ……

    • ruthq2013 says:

      HI Regina,

      I understand what you mean. I just bought a book about longarm quilting and the pictures are gorgeous. It is truly an inspiration to me yet, I spent the rest of the day in a grump because I realize that I may never be that good. I know, I have serious problems-ha!


  7. d says:

    What a cute snowman pattern. I love looking at the quilts people are making – and tutorials are always nice. What I don’t like about quilt blogs are those that don’t post often. If there is a long time between posts (continually) I will unfollow.

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