Tuesday, May 14, 2013

House Update and Blog Anniversary

Here are my latest houses.  I have 20 done now but am thinking I will make another 10 so I can set them 5 x 6.  Besides, I am having fun making them and don’t want to stop yet.

Also, I just realized that I am starting my 8th year of blogging.  My first post was on May 13, 2007 and this is post #1953.  I decided I should do a little giveaway to celebrate!  At Quilt Market last November I got caught up in a buying frenzy at Sample Spree and have never figured out what to do with this fat quarter pack. There are 20 fat quarters in the stack. I am going to give it away to one of my readers.

All you have to do is comment on this post and tell me what your all time favorite quilt pattern is.  Do you love log cabins, churn dash, string quilts??  I love all kinds of house quilts, no matter what pattern is used.  I am loving this variation of Bonnie Hunter’s Happy Scrappy Houses, using my 2 1/2 inch strips instead of 2 inch like she did.

You have until Friday evening.  I will pick a winner around 9 pm here in Georgia which is on EDT.  Please make sure I have a way to reach you if you are a no-reply blogger.

Melinda

26 comments:

  1. well I guess overall I love log cabins - I think I have made at least 5 of them over the years! great give away - thanks for the chance

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  2. I love nine-patch quilts. There are so many different things you can do with them.
    Congratulations on the blog-iversary! I would love to win that group of fabrics.

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  3. I love stars- traditional stars, modern stars, wonky stars...just love me some stars!

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  4. Did you get my email Melinda?

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  5. I love Dresden Plates. I'm working on my first one today and I love how it looks. Happy Blogaversary! Thanks for sharing. I love your houses, they are so bright and cheerful.

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  6. I think I really have two favorites. Pinwheels and also Grandmothers Flower Garden. I can think of lots of fun things to do with the group of fabrics. They are beautiful.

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  7. Happy blogoversary! 8 years - WOW!

    I think I would have to say that my favorite pattern is Tennessee Waltz. I love the illusion of curves and the beautiful space for quilting.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. I never get tired of log cabins! So many setting options! My latest is a "curved"log cabin. Half pieced solid blocks, half pieced prints.

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  9. I love any quilt with an Irish Chain. The crisp, orderly pattern is so soothing. Happy blog anniversary! Keep writing!

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  10. I love the curviness of the drunkards path. It's such a versatile block! Thanks for the awesome giveaway and the wonderful eyecandy houses!

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  11. My favorite patterns are appliques of all kinds. And the patchwork I like best is Dresden plates. Of course I am still enjoying your houses.

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  12. I really enjoy making Turning Twenty quilts.

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  13. Melinda,
    My SIL and I met you two years ago at the ECGQ show. Unfortunately we are not going to be able to make it this year. My favorite quilt is a string quilt. My grandmother had some in her house, my Mom made them, and I have made a few of them too. Thanks for blogging!

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  14. What beautiful fabric! I love star quilts, any star! I have made many, many versions of stars over the years and still love them.

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  15. I love churn dash and stars thanks for the giveaway

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  16. oh, oh, oh, I am working on a quilt that would be perfect with this fabric! PERFECT!!!! My fav all time is saw tooth star. love that star. I have made several. I love to embroider in the center or a 9 patch or pinwheel in the center. thanks for the chance.

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  17. I love 9patch and anything with a triangle!!! (maybe that is because I am a math teacher!!!) You began your blog on a great day....May 13 is my birthday :)
    Thanks for the give-a-way!!!

    patti.ann13@yahoo.com

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  18. I love string quilts. When I retired from many years of working in a hospital lab, I took all my colorful scrubs and cut them in 2.5 in strips and made a big string quilt out of them. I pieced the batting from old scraps, and quilted it myself. It was the least expensive quilt I have ever made, and one of my favorite!!

    Marsha Mullins

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  19. Since my all time favorites seem to change. Ths week it would be Stars. Congradulations on your 8 year anniversery!

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  20. Congratulations on your eighth anniversary. My favourite type of quilt would be appliqued. However, I am wanting to try the disappearing 4-patch and 9-patch. Love the colours of your giveaway fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Janet

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  21. I think 9 patches are my favorite blocks... I just love them in everything!

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  22. The first quilt block I made was a 'weathervane" - and I have always loved it. I so enjoy your
    blog. It is the only blog that I absolutely read every day. I think I may make some Kaffe Fassett houses too. Congratulations.

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  23. For the last 6 months or so I have really been focused in on paper pieced Stars. I just love the way they go together and the geometry of the paper piecing.

    thelady at hotmail.com

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  24. my favorite quilt pattern is probably Shakespeare in the park, but I love so many different scrappy quilts, it is hard to choose just one patten. Love the neutral fat quarters. Hope I win!

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  25. Happy Blog Anniversary! I think my favorite is the 9 patch! Have a great week!

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  26. Happy Blogiversary. I like anything that is scrappy! (If it only uses squares - even better!)

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