Grow Your Blog and Blogiversary Giveaway

Hello! If you're here for the first time, I'm Sarah. I just celebrated my first blogiversary, I love quilting and I'm totally drawn to bright, bold colors. This blog began as a way for me to share my projects, both quilty and otherwise, and has morphed into a primarily quilting and sewing blog. Cookie decorating and other posts are pretty rare now. Here are some of my favorite quilt finishes.

Candy Shoppe - I'm SO in love with this one. Okay, so it took me ELEVEN years to finish it, but look at all that wonderful color. Go ahead, click through for some awesome closeups that show the details!

Schnitzel & Boo Mini Swap - This was the second quilt I paper-pieced, cause aren't those envelopes so fun!? I plan on making many more for myself. And for others. (Maybe for my next giveaway!)

The Purple Quilt - Purple is certainly my favorite color. This quilt was the result of a purple fabric swap (how could I pass that up!?) I participated in years ago. It just makes me smile to see it around the house and I love that my kids enjoy using it as a dance floor.

Frieda - While this one isn't actually one of my favorite quilts, the story of why I named a quilt Frieda is still hilarious to me.

You can see (almost) all of my finished quilts in my gallery.

In honor of Grow Your Blog and my One-Year Blogiversary, I'm holding my first giveaway. Please comment below for your chance to win this Blogiversary Scrap Attack mini quilt. Anyone may enter (limit of one comment per person). The winner will be selected randomly on February 15th. The quilt is a 12" by 12" mini quilt, suitable for wall hanging, decorating a table top, or using as a mug rug (think giant coaster or small placemat, just big enough for a little snack and your tea or coffee). The pattern is Scrap Attack by Diane Bohn at From Blank Pages. Please note, I always reply to blog comments, but due to the nature of the giveaway, I won't be able to reply to everyone. Please feel free to email me at sarah@goer.org. :-)

Update: The giveaway has ended.

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51 thoughts on “Grow Your Blog and Blogiversary Giveaway

  1. Bo

    Beautiful quilts...I love your Candy Shoppe quilt as well!! It is so happy!! And since purple is my favorite color, I so enjoy your purple quilt. Looks great on your floor with the kids dancing on it!! The Scrap Attack quilt is so colorful!! Love that one too!! Always look forward to see what you will come up with next!! Again, congrats on your 1st blogiversary!!

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  2. Michelle Eacret

    I just found your Blog a few weeks ago and immediately subscribed to it. I really love it!! Of the quilts you've shown in this blog, I really love the purple one, as it is my favorite color too. But I do love the cute paper-pieced envelopes too. Congrats on the anniversary too!

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  3. Hello! I am a helper from Vickie's Grow Your Blog. Just wanted you to know that a helper came by and peeked at your blog! So glad you wanted to be part of this fun Blog Hop! Thanks for posting and enjoy the hop!
    I love finding this blog as I am a novice quilter and it is so inspirational to see your lovely quilts! Thanks for posting the Mini quilt giveaway!

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  4. Hi, Sarah, nice to meet you. I'm here via the GYB party. Your quilts are amazing. The purple one really caught my eye. Oh, how I'd love to win your giveaway!!! Best wishes

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  5. Happy Blogiversary Sarah! I have been following your blog for a while now and I find it to be very inspirational. Last year was my most productive quilt finishing year, too! I finished 10 and gave most of them away. I hope you will have another productive quilt year! :)

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  6. Roberta Pabst

    Really enjoyed seeing this adorable quilt at the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association monthly meeting this morning. Thanks for sharing. Enjoying your blog, too. As soon as I can I am going to use your enthusiasm to motivate me to work on my WIPs, too!!

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  7. Sarah

    I love that little envelope quilt, and the giveaway quilt is just stunning! :) I signed up to follow you with bloglovin.

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  8. Kathy h

    Very pretty quilts, glad to see the kids like your quilt too. The candy shoppe quilt is very pretty. I have a few quilts that took me a few years too.

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  9. Gill

    Lovely to meet you - your quilts are fabulous (i love the envelopes!!)
    Congratulations on your blogiversary and thanks for a great giveaway!

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  10. I love colour too (which is why I like crazy quilting so much). Your purple quilt is wonderful because it's one of my favourite colours. If I happened to be lucky enough to win your giveaway there would be no possible way it would ever be used near food or drink because I'm a notorious slop!! Thank you for having us over to visit with you.

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  11. Jennifer B

    I commented on your lovely planets, thinking I was on the post with the envelopes! Again, I think the envelopes are a great way to showcase fabric that gets a little creepy when you have a lot of it staring you down in the night.

    :)

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    1. sarah

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      Thanks, Jennifer. Now I just keep seeing more and more things that I just want a 5" square of to feature in an envelope block.

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  12. Hi Sarah, I just had my first blogiversary too! Your quilts are lovely, and that purple quilt is wonderful on your header. Visiting from GYB, it is taking a while to get around to all the wondeful blogs. Thanks for being a part of this hop.

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you for visiting. The purple quilt is one of my favorites. My 2-year-old likes to steal it for her room. :-)

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  13. Sangeetha Sampath Kumar

    Sarah,
    I just love your blog and adore your children. I think passing on your passion to your children is so gratifying. Keep up with the good work and can't wait to see the children's' finished quilts.

    Cheers,
    Sangeetha

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  14. Mary Elizabeth Tait

    Sarah,
    It has been a pleasure to follow your blog this past year. I'm not a quilter but I appreciate the design work, the beautiful fabrics and your eye for blending color. Congratulations on year #1, and here's to many more.

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    1. sarah

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      Thanks, Jennifer. That is one that I'll be showing at my guild quilt show next month. It was a long time coming, but I'm really enjoying that one being done. Thanks for visiting!

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  15. Peri B

    I love that you're doing a giveaway! I love that you're teaching your son to quilt! My sincere apologies for encouraging the giggle king, yesterday!!!

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  16. Erin

    I just love looking at what you create. A winner winner chicken dinner mini quilt would look awesome on my gallery wall.

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