It's my Happy One Hundredth Blog Post! How time flies. Last summer my first blog post was a very self conscious affair. I'm very English you see, not keen on being a show off, I was worried it was a bit 'look at me'-ish? But quilt blogging has opened up an amazing world of shared inspiration, supportive encouragement and lots of fun. I have loved watching the weather change in the backgrounds of fellow bloggers shots in both hemispheres ( yep, that English weather obsession). I have loved hearing the stories behind quilts, loved watching ideas and quilt crazes spread, watching quilts grow. You see at it's nub, my obsession with quilting is based on a love of the meanings sewn into each and every quilt. Quilts are a unique item, they are incredibly durable so they carry their stories sometimes opaquely through the generations. They hide mysteries and they celebrate love, and families, and bonds. Every quilt is a story from the inspiration behind the colours, the meanings within the patterns chosen, the fabrics each tell their own story, and so history is woven as a quilt is passed and gifted through families and friends. I Love Quilts.
Thank you for sharing your stories.
To celebrate my Blogcentenary, and as a thankyou to you all, I am giving away a second set of my colour wheel fabrics to make your own colour wheel quilt, please leave a comment and join as a follower, it would be lovely to see you all! The fabrics are 4" squares. They are cut from my stash and include Amy Butler, Denyse Schmidt, Moma, Tanya Wheelan, Liberty for Quilts 1700-2010 and Jessica Levitt Timber. For the circle size I drew around an Ikea kids plastic beaker ( a pretty universal template?), but any mug or glass that fits inside a 4" square will do. Of course you could use the squares for a squarer design too, I just happen to love circles. I hand appliqued the circles to the backing ( Kona Cotton Ash) using freezer paper templates. (p.s If you win and you want proper instructions do ask!)
I will draw a winner on Sunday, and will send the fabrics internationally so please enter for a chance to win. My Small People have asked to draw the winner from a hat ( so proper and more ceremonial than a random generator, don't you think?). To enter leave a message and join as a follower (if you do both that's two chances to win!). Good Luck!